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Windows 7: refresh rate problem on 7 : (

12 Oct 2009   #1
Gilly

 
refresh rate problem on 7 : (

Im having problem setting my refresh rate to 60hz,it lets me change to that option but doen't fix my problem.
my problem is with a game pro evolution soccer 2010 demo, if the refresh rate is not set to 60hz it blacks out the vsync option for some reason in the game settings, anyway ,so vsync is disabled and i get terrible graphic tearing (i think it's called that) ..but ive found a solution by using the program "Powerstrip" which lets me set the refresh rate of my tv to 60hz properly,and the game runs fine when powerstrip is running. Now surely there must be a way to fix this without having to open up this program every time i want to play pes demo

help much appreciated......:conf used:


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12 Oct 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

There is a whole thread on the subject here...search for 59hz. But to summarize it. Your screen is really 59.94hz, Windows 7 is displaying the correct value without doing any rounding, the display box however doesn't display decimal points.
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12 Oct 2009   #3
Gilly

 

well if powerstrip can make it 60hz and xp can, then clearly its os fault then
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12 Oct 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
well if powerstrip can make it 60hz and xp can, then clearly its os fault then
PowerStrip is merely fudging the EDID, and Windows XP is rounding the number up.
Download Monitor Asset Manager and copy the "Modeline" under "Timing characteristics"
EnTech Taiwan | Utilities | Monitor Asset Manager

We can use the modeline to find out if your screen is reporting 60 hz. As an example here is my modeline: (and my screen is 60hz)
Code:
Modeline: "1920x1200" 162.000
        1920 1968 2000 2160
        1200 1201 1204 1250
        -hsync -vsync
Now for the math: 162,000,000 / ( 2160 * 1250 ) = 60
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12 Oct 2009   #5
Gilly

 

i know my tv supports it,, looking round the internet lots of other people are having problems with hdtv's low refresh rate with vista and 7 ,,i was just asking is there a way too force that setting ,what powerstrip seems capable of ,,but a permant fix, like a reg tweak or something .or an alternative to powerstrip that doesnt have to be opened for refresh rate to be corrected

also if xp is rounding the number up why the hell doesnt 7 ,or darent we speak a negative word against the super dooper os
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13 Oct 2009   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
i know my tv supports it...
Clearly it doesn't. Regardless of what it says on the box, the screen is telling Windows its refresh rate is 59.9xhz. It really shouldn't matter weather Windows rounds up or down, the fact that some applications are breaking because of it means those applications are in themselves broken. You should take the problem up with the game's creator. There game should not be depended on the refresh rate value.

VESA clearly states when computing the refresh rate from the modeline, when its required as an interger, you round down.
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25 Oct 2009   #7
MrSqUeEzY

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I had the same problem - force Vsync on with nVidia or Catalyst

Works fine now

Although the refresh problem seems to be v. common

After some messing with nVidia - (forcing resolution & advanced settings on windows 7) My monitor now thinks its refreshing at 60hz but for some reason windows 7 thinks its only operating at 59hz
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25 Oct 2009   #8
MrSqUeEzY

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Worked fine - Played tonight, came back after about 10 mins of playing
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25 Oct 2009   #9
Gilly

 

all good now once i set the settings to 60hz using powerstrip its stayed like that permantly without having to open it up all the ti
me
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