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Windows 7: Screen Refresh Rate - Custom for NVIDIA Brand

13 Feb 2010   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Woundman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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09 Mar 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Thank you, Brink. This method worked for me with no problems.
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09 Mar 2010   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Carl. Thank you for the feedback.
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04 Apr 2010   #23

Windows 7 64

I can not get this to work. I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT on my msi laptop. I have all the recent drivers for the graphics card. It is stuck at 59hz and i need it to be able to get to 60hz. Battlefield doesn't allow the game to work if a monitor is at 59hz. Is there a way to over ride the 59 to get it to be 60? thanks
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04 Apr 2010   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Netprints, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please try again and double check to make sure that a mistake may have been made before. If you are seeing something different than in the tutorial, then please take and post back a screenshot of it with what step it is for. This will help determine what may be wrong.
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04 Apr 2010   #25

Windows 7 64

Thanks for the welcome. I did everything you said to do. Here is where it fails.
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04 Apr 2010   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


It appears that your monitor does not support it. Do you have the latest monitor driver installed, if available for Windows 7 for your particular monitor model #? Sometimes a newer version may add support.
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29 Sep 2010   #27
Charles King

Windows XP Professional

Found this nVidia "workaround" after trying all day to fix the information file as described in another section of this forum. The change to a degraded 60 Hz from 85 came about after changing from the original Matrox 64 mb card in this business machine to a Nvidia FX5500 with 250 mb and all the attendant whoope capabilities and the latest driver. On paper the nVidia card is much more capable but after the change the Planar PX212M monior whose information found within the Standard Monitor's inf file (among four others) was separated out and saved as as a separate inf file but is not accepted by "update driver" routine in hardware settings for the monitor ("cannot find a better driver" when directed to the new inf file). Now, attempting to fix it within the nVida control panel by the means described for "custom resolutions," the test of the 85 Hz resolution does not pass and thus cannot be saved. When the original card is put back in it retains the max 60 Hz res and can't be fixed either. When the monitor is tried on another machine intended for gaming with a nVidia card of even higher capabilities, the 85 Hz resolution is allowed and the monitor and my eyes hum along just fine. There is something missing from this tutorial with regard to a special case (mine) which I cannot identify. Prior to the "upgrade" to the nVidia card, I'm ninety percent certain the monitor was identified within the inf file (probably the same as it is now) and in the hardware device manager as OTHER THAN a "standard plug and play" monitor and more accurately as the PX212M flat panel that it is.
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06 Jan 2013   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
At 75Hz

First of all big thanks for this tutorial!
I could manage to boost my refresh rate to 75Hz on my TV (that I am using as a Monitor)
I have an LG 32LM669s with 400Hz refresh rate. Graphics card is a GTX570

Question is, how can I get to at least 120Hz. Cause normally I could not even get to 75Hz but I added with your tutorial all Hz numbers from 61 to 77 step by step, so I could reach 77Hz. By 78Hz it says no signal...
Is there a way to get higher?

Sorry for my english.. it is not the best...
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06 Jan 2013   #29

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bela, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For that TV, that's most likely the highest refresh rate supported at that screen resolution. I wouldn't recommend pushing it any higher to not risk burning out your TV.
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