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Windows 7: Nvidia Driver Problem Affecting Gameplay

18 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Nvidia Driver Problem Affecting Gameplay

Basically when installing nividia drivers on my monitor i have to manually insert the edid data to get a clear and crisp display and I then have to set a custom resolution to 1366*768 rather than 1360*765, which is fine and I had to do this with my HD4670 too, minus edid bit.
Now because, i assume, i have put edid data into the install data for the driver windows wont show any res above 1360*765 unless manually added. Even when manually added games do not always pick this up and sometimes forces me to use the 1360*765 res. I cannot change this even by adding lines to the shortcut to force the res, for example in fallout new vegas it says my display does not support this res and left 4 dead automatically goes back to the lowest res it can.
Other games, like bad company 2 pick up the custom res and allow me to play on it with ease.
The problem with 1360*765 is that the left edge of my screen ends early and is a few pixels too short, the pixels after this, the few there are, are refracted when anyting moves on them.
How do i either sort out the 1360*765 res so it does not have this issue or add in the 1366*768 res so games pick it up, is there anything i can tweak in windows or in the drivers themselves, or would i need to write new EDID data and input that into the nv_disp.inf?
I have added the custom res using nvidia cp and powerstrip.
I had this problem setting customer res on my HD4670 but windows detected my screen can go to 1920*1080 and all games would allow me to set to res to 1366*768 in game or force it using a command.
Any help would be great.

I am running windows 7 64 bit btw

Running a GTX 260 btw

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19 Aug 2011   #2

Ubuntu 12.10

Please fill in your system specs. What monitor are you using?
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20 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I have a hdtv as my monitor, poloriod flu2632. Connected via dvi to hdmi

Motherboard: ASUS M4N75TD
CPU: Athlon II X3 445 @ 3.1Ghz
Graphics: Evga GTX 260 core 216
RAM: PNY Optima DDR3 4GB 1333Mhz
HDD: 500 GB samsung
PSU: Antec Neo Power 650w
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20 Aug 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10

What do you mean by connected via DVI to HDMI? Are you using an adapter? Bad resolution for a 26-inch display, that's a laptop resolution... Anyways, try the following. First, completely uninstall all NVIDIA drivers, ect. Then, download and install Driver Sweeper - Driver Sweeper. Boot up Windows 7 in Safe Mode, launch Driver Sweeper, and use it to clean all NVIDIA - Graphics files that have been left over. Reboot to Windows 7 again. Your desktop will now be running in a crappy small resolution, 800 x 600. To get it back to max resolution, download and install the latest NVIDIA drivers again. It should detect everything and work. If this doesn't work, reply back.

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21 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Yeah i should have said i have done that, tried drivers from 197 up from a fresh install of windows, This is the resolution my tv looks best, it can go up to 1080i but it doesnt look that good on it, it is slightly beeter on 1366*768 than at 720p, the instruction manual actually recommends it when connected to computer.
This problem is only a problem when playing dx9 games I have found, dx10 finds the 1366*768 res fine where as dx9 only goes up to 1360*765.
Yes i am conencted via an adapter, used two separate ones as a matter of fact.
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21 Aug 2011   #6

Ubuntu 12.10

1366 x 768 actually is your max resolution, after doing some research on your monitor... I really doubt you can take it to 1080i.

Have you updated DirectX? Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - DirectX End-User Runtime
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21 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

DX is updated, this TV can go up to 1080i, i used to use on my HD4670 when I needed more desktop space and I also use it for a time on ps3 before i missed the higher refresh rate on 720p.

it can handle 1080i, other words 1920*1080@ max of 30hz, 1366*768 is at 60hz, another reason why I prefer it.

I am pretty sure it is because I have to manually insert the edid data into the nividia driver before it installs and i think the edid data is slightly off, which it can be in some flat screens, I did not have to do this on my HD4670 hence why I had no problem.

Apparently this is a very common driver problem with nividia which they refuse to recognise, this is the guide i followed to get the colours and text correct:

Colors are washed out/fuzzy with nVidia driver - NVIDIA Forums - Page 2

Basically I think I am looking for some kind registry tweak to allow it to report the correct resolution so I dont have to manually add it in using ps or nvidia cp or i need to write my own EDID data and input it into the nv_disp file, and that could take a while for a problem that only causes issues in dx9 games and is only noticeable you look real close
This appears to be a relatively unique problem but I like challenges, most people either just wouldn't care or prob wont notice it during gameplay.
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21 Aug 2011   #8

Ubuntu 12.10

Look, I'm really sorry, but I can't continue to help you. You seem to know more in tweaking the NVIDIA drivers than I do. I'm sorry but I can't help you any further. I will tell some friends to come assist you promptly.

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21 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

No need to be sorry mate, posted this in several forums and your the only one who responded, I appreciate your efforts.
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22 Aug 2011   #10

Ubuntu 12.10

Thanks . Can I ask you though what is an EDID? Also, when browsing the web and doing non-gaming stuff, can you use the 1366 x 768 resolution?
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