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Windows 7: Screen Refresh Rate - Custom for NVIDIA Brand

01 Nov 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Saytr, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

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06 Nov 2009   #11


I cannot set a custom res. It says I already have it.

Custom Resolution Test
Duplicate resolution. 

Custom resolution 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz (32-bit) already exists in HD, SD section.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Paft, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to select and use that resolution option in the location in stated instead?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #13


Hey, thanks for the welcome.

The res under "HD, SD" is 1080i @ 30Hz. Under "PC" is 1920 x 1080 (native) @ 59 Hz.

It is strange. When I first open up NVIDIA's 'Change resoloutuion' window my native res says it is @ 59Hz, but If I just single click on 1080i and then go back and single click on the native res it now shows as 60Hz..
It still reverts back to 59Hz when I hit apply.

Also, my LCD monitors OSD menu says it is in "1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz"... but Windows and Nvidia say it is at 59Hz

Is it important to be at 60Hz? Because my monitors instructions states to do so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Nov 2009   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Changing from 59Hz to 60Hz with this is more of a cosmetic change since there is very little difference between them. If you are not experiencing any resolution or refresh rate issues, then I would not worry about it.
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01 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7 64 bit Build 7600 RTM

Hei this is amazing pal!!
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06 Dec 2009   #16

Windows 7

That fixed helped me sooooooooooo much. Your ace's in my book !!!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #17

Win 7 Prof 64bit

hey there!

nice work this forum!

i still cant find a fix for my problem.
i need a refreshrate of 75hz. both in 800x600 and 640x480 resolution fullscreen.
i added the custom resolution following your tutorial.
there is no Custom section when i pass all OK's in the overview of all my resolutions. only sections "HD,SD" and "PC". In your screen there is a "Custom" section as well.
the 800resolution appears by default. now when i check it, its still set to 60hz but on 16bit. if i switch to 32bit it shows 75hz. but it does not change anything.
the 640resolution does not appear at all! i dont know why.

the next problem is, that when i start my game (Counter-Strike 1.6 for example) and i have those custom resolutions checked, that i can not choose any of these customized resolutions. they simply are not listed in the game any more. if i delete the custom resolutions. i can choose all resolutions but they will play on 60hz instead of 75hz.

i use the Samsung SyncMasterp2250 with drivers installed and it supports up to 75hz. especially in those small resolutions. and on windowsXP i had no problems with 75hz in any game i played.

any help?

best regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7 and MAC

KOOL Man good definition... Thanks buddy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Tutorials like this are exactly why I come here. Thank you!
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