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Windows 7: CRT Monitor locked at 60hz.

06 Sep 2011   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Right click the inf file it should have an Install choice. You can also open it to see what it is doing.

Jim


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06 Sep 2011   #12
SAGAAN

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Right click the inf file it should have an Install choice. You can also open it to see what it is doing.

Jim
It didn't work!

The right-click-install gave an error message. However I was able to choose the INF file manually using the Monitor's "Update Driver" button in Device Manager (a solution I got from sevenforums ), thus displaying all available drivers in the INF file. Strangely the V57 model wasn't there. but the V77 was there and the only difference between them is the size (V57 15in, V77 17in). So I chose the V77 anyway making the monitor identified as "Display device on:VGA" instead of "Generic Non-PnP Monitor". Same 60hz

I also found the option to install the monitor as "Generic PnP Monitor". This added many "interlaced" modes with refresh rates between 25hz and 30hz.
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09 Sep 2011   #13
SAGAAN

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hmm. 2 days and no reply. Now I officially lost hope. However after some searching It's probably the video card driver. Something with Windows not letting the driver overriding the EDID settings, and manufacturers not doing anything about it. Could someone at least verify this?
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09 Sep 2011   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SAGAAN View Post
Hmm. 2 days and no reply. Now I officially lost hope. However after some searching It's probably the video card driver. Something with Windows not letting the driver overriding the EDID settings, and manufacturers not doing anything about it. Could someone at least verify this?
If the video card is identified correctly and the monitor isnt... I'd say (educated guess) that it is an unsupported Win7 monitor.

After all. most of us dumped CRT's years ago... and sorry, but ADI isnt a name that comes to mind when I think monitors!

If you have access to another video card, certainly try it... but I highly doubt anything will change! Honestly, I'd look for a more modern monitor first! If $ is tight... look to eBay or Craigs list!
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10 Sep 2011   #15
SAGAAN

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SAGAAN View Post
Hmm. 2 days and no reply. Now I officially lost hope. However after some searching It's probably the video card driver. Something with Windows not letting the driver overriding the EDID settings, and manufacturers not doing anything about it. Could someone at least verify this?
If the video card is identified correctly and the monitor isnt... I'd say (educated guess) that it is an unsupported Win7 monitor.

After all. most of us dumped CRT's years ago... and sorry, but ADI isnt a name that comes to mind when I think monitors!

If you have access to another video card, certainly try it... but I highly doubt anything will change! Honestly, I'd look for a more modern monitor first! If $ is tight... look to eBay or Craigs list!
Thanks for the help everyone. I know the monitor is ancient but I noticed that a lot of people are intentionally using CRT for gaming because of the higher refresh rates (I'm a gaming ). But since mine is stuck at 60hz I'm better off getting a modern one anyway. I just need the green light from the $ .
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12 Sep 2011   #16
SAGAAN

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Solved!!! Finally

I was toying with Catalyst Control Center and I found a little setting under the My VGA Displays tab -> Properties (VGA Displays) called "Use Extended Identification Data (EDID) or driver defaults", I unchecked it and I was able to set the maximum resolution and refresh rate manually, thus overriding the Windows settings. It was hiding in plain site!. I must've been blind. I was always looking in the Desktop Management tab -> Desktop Properties in CCC. Wow. Just wow.

Thanks again everyone.

Solved.
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