Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Modifying monitor drivers HELP! :(


05 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Modifying monitor drivers HELP! :(

Hey, im a gamer and i must have my 120 hz on my crt but im bottle necked by this annoying 85 hz... I have a DELL M992 monitor and my drivers are outdated for 32bit and im on a 64bit windows 7, i read a guide where you can modify your .inf file so it reads it. The inf was 32 bit but i think im doing it wrong can anyone help me out... This is the link to my drivers (multiple files) Drivers and Downloads

Heres the .inf file:



;================================
;M992.INF 03/27/02 Ver. 1.0 PCC
;Copyright 1996-2002 Dell Computer Corporation
;
;This is a setupfile for M992
;
;================================
;
;------------------------------------------------
[Version]
signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Monitor
ClassGuid={4D36E96E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Provider=%Dell%
CatalogFile=M992.cat
DriverVer=03/27/2002, 1.0

;-------------------------------------------------
[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect.nt=Monitor\DEL300E

[DestinationDirs]
DefaultDestDir=11
M992.CopyFiles=23

[SourceDisksNames]
1=%DISK%,,,

[SourceDisksFiles]
M992.icm=1


; Manufacturers
;-------------------------------------------------
[Manufacturer]
%DELL%=DELL,NTx86,NTAMD64

; Manufacturer sections
;-------------------------------------------------
[DELL.NTamd64]
%M992%=M992.Install.NTamd64, Monitor\DEL300E

; Install Sections
;-------------------------------------------------

[M992.Install]
DelReg=DEL_CURRENT_REG
AddReg=M992.AddReg, 1600, DPMS
CopyFiles=M992.CopyFiles


; AddReg & DelReg sections
;-------------------------------------------------

[DEL_CURRENT_REG]
HKR,MODES
HKR,,MaxResolution
HKR,,DPMS
HKR,,ICMProfile



[1600]
HKR,,MaxResolution,,"1600,1200"

[DPMS]
HKR,,DPMS,,1

; AddReg sections
;----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[M992.AddReg]
HKR,"MODES\1600,1200",Mode1,,"30.0-96.0,50.0-160.0,+,+"
HKR,"MODES\800,600",Mode1,,"30-96,100-160,+,+"
HKR,,ICMProfile,0,"M992.icm"


;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[M992.CopyFiles]
M992.icm


;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Strings]
DISK="Dell Computer Corp. Monitor Installation Disk"
Dell="Dell Computer Corp."
M992="Dell M992"


What i changed

[Manufacturer]
%DELL%=DELL,NTx86,NTAMD64

; Manufacturer sections
;-------------------------------------------------
[DELL.NTamd64]
%M992%=M992.Install.NTamd64, Monitor\DEL300E

And i also added

HKR,"MODES\800,600",Mode1,,"30-96,100-160,+,+"


Is there something i am missing out on that needs to be there?? and also since im having the hardest time installing these drivers, does anyone know of a way i can get past the bottle neck 85 hz for my monitor i want to be able to run at 120hz ingames.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

In my personal opinion, gamer to gamer.
Unless you ant to destroy 1 or more of three things, The os, video card or the monitor itself.
I wouldn't play with drivers. Leave it to the pros. You may be able to find a third party driver that would work though
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

But I will point this one thing out
Source: Documentation
Quote:
Resolution

Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 96 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range 50 Hz to 160 Hz (automatic)
Optimal preset resolution 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz
Highest preset resolution 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz
Highest addressable resolution
Dell does not guarantee image performance on non-preset video modes. 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz

Dell guarantees image size and centering for all preset modes listed in the following table.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

See the thing is i play cs 1.6 at 800 x 600 with 120 hz, and this worked fine and dandy for 4 years on windows xp and now on windows 7 in bottle necked at 85hz for all my resolutions which is very annoying especially for gaming at 800 x 600. Hence the line i incorporated

HKR,"MODES\800,600",Mode1,,"30-96,100-160,+,+"

which is for 800 x 600

Please help...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

This may seem a little text book but have you contacted dell, or ran win updates?

On the other hand what kind of video card do you have?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

No i have not, but i believe its windows 7 because i googled this up and literally everyone who uses a CRT and it doesn't matter what brand has been having the annoying bottle neck. I have a gtx 275.

Some people said to mod the wire while others said mod the drivers. So before i have to modify a wire im asking for help on the topic of those who managed to fix this problem on how to fix the drivers...

and lastly you didnt answer my first question, how do i modify my 32 bit drivers to be read in 64 bit because right now my monitor is read as a p2p driver....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Modifying the driver inf file will not work since the driver itself is an x86 driver. Or at least thats what im pulling from my research on the topic. I remember trying to modify the zune software to run on xp x64 in a similar fashion. It didnt end very pretty ... But there is a program called riva tuner It allows you to force resolutions and refresh rates and do some low level over clockings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

wouldnt work wont let me go past 85 hz with that program and might i add i've tried reforce, powerstrip and nvidia control panel to add a custom resolution and no luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I honestly have to ask, IF you pull 60 fps in Cs. And your monitor refreshes at 85Mhz which is 85 times a second. Is there really a difference? I havent used a crt in years, but is it really that noticeable? Im sorry I couldnt be more help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

What made you assume im running cs at 60 fps??

im on a q6600 3.0 ghz, 1000mhz 4 gb ram, and a gtx 275.
i have 2 monitors, my 1080p for movies, and this crt for gaming. I assure you i can run cs 1.6 at well over 250 fps. And i can clearly see a terrible game performance when im at 85hz as apposed to 120hz...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Modifying monitor drivers HELP! :(




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Modifying monitor drivers HELP! :(
Thread Forum
Need help modifying ShellStyle.dll General Discussion
Solved None of my drivers are updating! Not even my new monitor! Drivers
Need some help with Modifying Win 7's UI General Discussion
modifying ei.cfg General Discussion
Samsung T260HD Monitor Drivers Hardware & Devices
Display and Monitor Drivers PROBLEM!! Drivers
Monitor Drivers - Are they needed for Win7? Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33