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Windows 7: 59Hz

31 Oct 2009   #251
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Vertigo,

Umm, ok. Could you post some screenshots of what you are seeing instead to help determine what may have happened?


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01 Nov 2009   #252
Vertigo1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sure, what is it that you want screenshots of exactly, my failed attempt to set the custom refresh rate?
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01 Nov 2009   #253
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just anything that shows different than in the tutorial, or anything that you are not sure about.
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01 Nov 2009   #254
Vertigo1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well I could post screenshots but I'll just describe it tbh. Followed the guide all the way through without issues, only problem is when I get to step 10, in the list the original resolution (with recommended) next to it remains selected in the list with the new custom one above it. The refresh rate shows as 59Hz still. If I select the new custom resolution at the top of the list then the refresh rate changes to 60Hz but then I click Apply and I get the prompt whether to keep this change and, when I click Yes, it reverts back to the original, recommended res, with 59Hz.

I've found a utility that lets me force the refresh rate to 60Hz which seems to work, although I'd obviously have to use it every time I boot plus probably also when I come out of a full screen game or similar but will use it to check if this 59Hz issue is the cause of my Media Center stuttering issues
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01 Nov 2009   #255
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Vertigo,

If you click on the Add resolutions button, what do you have shown as checked in the screenshot from step 9?

It's really not a big deal though unless it helps with your Media Center. The rounded down to 59Hz used in Windows 7 is practically the same as 60Hz.
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01 Nov 2009   #256
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Vertigo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try the steps in this tutorial below instead. It should work for you.

Screen Refresh Rate - Custom for NVIDIA Brand

Hope this helps,
Shawn


OMG. Finally. I just tried it and it works! The .001 value must have done the trick.

Thanks!
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01 Nov 2009   #257
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Fillup.
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06 Nov 2009   #258
fbasseto

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi everybody! Good to see that this have solved this freaking problem for so many!

Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. No matter how I tried, I'm still having issues because of that eerie refresh rate.

It was so difficult to put my monitor in its native resolution (1680x1050) in the desktop enviroment, but at least it was feasible. Nevertheless, in some games, that resolution simply doesn't apear in the options. To name a few:

- Call of Duty Modern Warfare
- Anyone using Source engine from Valve

The strangest one is Stalker - Shadow of Chernobil, that simply goes blank (though I still can hear it, that music theme on the menu).

Anyway, I've tried both methods described here, tried switching my DVI cable for a VGA one, no go. In time, I'm really pissed off, since I'm from Brazil, and here this OS costs us so much (I've paid equivalent to 400 dollars for the Ultimate version, box)...

Anyway, if anyone knows something worth a try, just let me know. I was following this thread for some time, and since there are no more replies for a couple of days, I found a good idea don't let it vanish...

Thanks so much everybody.

BassÍ.
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06 Nov 2009   #259
Vertigo1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Vertigo,

If you click on the Add resolutions button, what do you have shown as checked in the screenshot from step 9?

It's really not a big deal though unless it helps with your Media Center. The reounded down to 59Hz used in Windows 7 is practically the same as 60Hz.
Hiya, sorry for the delay in replying.

I've given up on this for two reasons.

Firstly, the NVidia control panel is useless. As I said before, it won't keep my settings and keeps reverting to the original "recommended" resolution rather than the custom one I've added. I've just tried to do it again to confirm what happens at step 9 for you but I now can't even delete the custom resolution I've added - it prompts me to delete it, I answer Yes and it just ignores me.

Secondly, I'm now thinking that this 59Hz issue isn't the problem at all when it comes to my Media Center issue. Reasons for this are that the monitors are both reporting 60Hz so I suspect it's actually supplying something like 59.99Hz which is close enough to make no difference. What is causing the issue is Aero! If I turn off the Aero interface then I get no stuttering issues with Media Center at all. Turn it back on and they appear immediately.

As I can't believe this would be a general Windows 7 issue, I can only deduce that it's NVidia's drivers. So not only is their control panel hopeless, their drivers can't even manage the Aero interface without problems. Utterly useless and I'll shall be going with ATI next time I think.

Thanks for all the help anyway
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11 Nov 2009   #260
fbasseto

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi everybody! Not sure if it is posted somewhere else, but since I searched so hard and didn't find it, guess I'll just share here what finally solved thar f***ing problem for me.

I was unable to sucessfully modify that refresh rate using custom resolutions. That method just didn't work for me. Nevertheless, I was pretty sure that the symptoms I was experiencing were due problems with the way W7 was recognizing my monitor.

So I tried Powerstrip, made a custom DRIVE (not a single resolution), save it, installed it manually and voilŠ! Now every games work fine, with my native resolution showing in the options the way it was supposed to be! The only exception is STALKER Shadow of Chernobil, but since I have the Steam version I bet it's something localized, since all other Steam games work fine (CoD4, HL2 and episodes, Portal, Company of Heroes, all Steam working fine).

Anyway, this forum was very useful for it teached me much about this problem, so I could look for a proper answer on the net! Cheers!

BassÍ.
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