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Windows 7: Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

10 Dec 2009   #130
Luwie

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NortproN View Post
First of all thanks lewie, but i think i still need a tiny bit of help. I went to the original guide and followed steps 14-17, i don't really know if theres anything i need to edit in it if as long as i get 100hz in 640x480. After installing it by disc and locating the file 100% manually and clicking "next" it sais that it found the driver but there was a problem installing it.

MS EDID Override.

This file was not found.
Please help i ctrl+f browsed for MS EDID most of this thread but i didn't find anything.
What should i do / am i doing the right thing in the first place ?
(i tried renaming the file so it wouldn't have spaces)
I made you a version 2
I'm sorry if i was not very clear the first time.
After you installed the inf file you should be able to readout your EDID from the registry.




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10 Dec 2009   #131
NortproN

w7
 
 

This time when i do the same steps as last time i'm getting a different error, saying something like that it's not a proper driver and i should make sure that it works with x64 windows... btw that docx file, should i just follow those steps and should i do it before / after i manage to get the driver to lead properly or what.. I'm not good at this sorta stuff really
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10 Dec 2009   #132
Luwie

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NortproN View Post
This time when i do the same steps as last time i'm getting a different error, saying something like that it's not a proper driver and i should make sure that it works with x64 windows... btw that docx file, should i just follow those steps and should i do it before / after i manage to get the driver to lead properly or what.. I'm not good at this sorta stuff really
Maybe this driver doesn't work for windows x64?
I used the docx file to alter the inf file "how to use inf to override EDID"
You first change the inf file according to the word doc.
Then you try to install, and if that succeeds then you can load it into phoenix.
With this method i managed to get from 60 to 85 refresh rate, but not to 100 just yet.
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11 Dec 2009   #133
NortproN

w7
 
 

I don't wanna start trying to edit the .inf until i get it to load.. could there be a bug in the second one you gave me ? because the first one gets "a step further" when installing
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11 Dec 2009   #134
Luwie

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NortproN View Post
I don't wanna start trying to edit the .inf until i get it to load.. could there be a bug in the second one you gave me ? because the first one gets "a step further" when installing
I have here a version 3.
If it still doesn't work i would try to take the old driver (G900f.old.bak), rename it to G900f.inf and see if that works.
Click on details to see what the error message is in detail an report back from those 2.


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11 Dec 2009   #135
NortproN

w7
 
 

okay, yay, it managed to load for the first time, but i got 75hz instead of 85hz now, in all resolutions.. is this a good thing (i just have to edit the inf file now) or a bad thing (you already did so i would get 100hz, so somethings gone wrong)?
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12 Dec 2009   #136
Luwie

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NortproN View Post
okay, yay, it managed to load for the first time, but i got 75hz instead of 85hz now, in all resolutions.. is this a good thing (i just have to edit the inf file now) or a bad thing (you already did so i would get 85hz, so somethings gone wrong)?
1) Load your EDID into phoenix, edit it and save as .dat file (click on readout registry edid button)
2) Follow the guide from here
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12 Dec 2009   #137
NortproN

w7
 
 

Thank you so much Lewie, runnin 100hz now, I can't really express how thankful I am. I really apprechiate the help and once more has the evils of Microsoft been overcome!
/huge virtual hug and akward rubbing on the back
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14 Dec 2009   #138
Bacon21

Series 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
?????

Luwie, you seem to know your way around. I've followed all the instructions and found various ways to set a custom resolution. Nothing works. The custom resolutions stick and can be used, 1366x768 on Hisense 32" HD ready LCD tv over VGA-Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Nvidia geforce driver 191.07, but according to the tv thats not what it's displaying(also doesn't look right). I'm 100% sure that the set supports 1366x768. On the xbox 360 it displays full 1080p no problem and the same on ps3. Ps Tried in Vista, Xp and Ubunthu, no luck.
Suggestions anyone?
Thankyou in advance.
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15 Dec 2009   #139
ESElrond

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Help requested with NEC Multisync FP2141 CRT monitor:

Hello all,

I just received a new ATI Radeon 5870 video card, and since installing it I've been unable to run my monitor at any 4:3 resolutions above 1600x1200, or refresh rate above 60 Hz.

Previously, I had been using an NVIDIA 9800 GTX video card, which allowed me to select my typical monitor setup (1600x1200 @ 85 Hz), but only through the NVIDIA control panel.

I never really worried too much about resolutions above 1600x1200 or higher refresh rates, but it might be nice to have access to them. Being limited to run everything at 60 Hz, though, is a deal-breaker.

Some searching on the web indicates that this issue was only addressed recently in the NVIDIA drivers, and may just not have been implemented yet in the ATI drivers. But I imagine that if I could get a properly updated INF file working so that Windows 7 allows the proper resolution/refresh combos by default, I could probably get it working with the ATI drivers too.


My monitor is an NEC Multisync FP2141 SB, from 2002. I've had it since 2003 or thereabouts; it is quite old, but still chugging along happily. Until now.

It supports the following resolutions, according to its manual (which can still be found at http://www.necdisplay.com/cms/docume...anual_0803.pdf):
640 x 480 @ 50 to 160 Hz

800 x 600 @ 50 to 160 Hz
1024 x 768 @ 50 to 160 Hz
1280 x 1024 @ 50 to 127 Hz
1600 x 1200 @ 50 to 109 Hz -- 85 Hz recommended
1800 x 1350 @ 50 to 98 Hz
1800 x 1440 @ 50 to 92 Hz
1856 x 1392 @ 50 to 95 Hz
1920 x 1440 @ 50 to 92 Hz
2048 x 1536 @ 50 to 86 Hz
Because of the age of the monitor, there are no updated Windows 7 (or Vista) drivers. I do have a Windows NT/XP INF file, which I've included in the attached zip file.

This monitor is NOT plug-and-play. When I attach the monitor, it shows up as a "Generic non-PnP Device", and I can update the driver via the included INF via the "have disk" method. I do not need to touch any pins for it to show up as a non-PnP device. The monitor itself only supports a VGA cable connector, which I have running (via a DVI adapter) to one of the DVI output ports on my new video card.


I've attempted to fillow the tutorial instructions, but I'm stopped almost immediately because my monitor does not seem to support EDID at all, and no option to read one appears in Phoenix. Nothing shows up in softMCSS, either, as far as I can tell.

I've tried reading through the linked Microsoft "How to Use an INF to Override the Monitor EDID" document, and unless I'm mistaken it, at least in theory, should be possible to just add some EDID override blocks to the INF I already have in order to make the other supported resolutions and refresh rates available.

But since the tutorials all seem to assume an existing, "bad" EDID is available and I do not have access to one, I'm out of luck regarding how exactly to set these parameters in order to get things to work properly.


Any help would be tremendously appreciated.


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