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Windows 7: Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

27 May 2011   #280
zende

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm in serious need of help!

First of all - thanks for the amazing tutorial and the great amount of time you must have put into it.

Now, to my question; I have followed the whole tutorial perfectly, but something's not working. When I am to update my drivers with the .inf-file I created, it cant find it. It just isn't there. Doesn't matter where on the computer I place it, it just cant find any .inf files.

I saw another guy have this problem and he fixed it by changing the directories of the .inf file. Doesn't help me at all.

I'm in desperate need of help!

Thanks alot!!!


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27 May 2011   #281
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zende View Post
I'm in serious need of help!

First of all - thanks for the amazing tutorial and the great amount of time you must have put into it.

Now, to my question; I have followed the whole tutorial perfectly, but something's not working. When I am to update my drivers with the .inf-file I created, it cant find it. It just isn't there. Doesn't matter where on the computer I place it, it just cant find any .inf files.

I saw another guy have this problem and he fixed it by changing the directories of the .inf file. Doesn't help me at all.

I'm in desperate need of help!

Thanks alot!!!
12) Select Create INF... from the file menu and save it to the working folder.

Were there any error messages when you did this? Where did you save it? I almost always use the desktop. If you try it again and watch carefully this step, save to the desktop and then look there do you see the INF file?
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28 May 2011   #282
zende

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zende View Post
I'm in serious need of help!

First of all - thanks for the amazing tutorial and the great amount of time you must have put into it.

Now, to my question; I have followed the whole tutorial perfectly, but something's not working. When I am to update my drivers with the .inf-file I created, it cant find it. It just isn't there. Doesn't matter where on the computer I place it, it just cant find any .inf files.

I saw another guy have this problem and he fixed it by changing the directories of the .inf file. Doesn't help me at all.

I'm in desperate need of help!

Thanks alot!!!
12) Select Create INF... from the file menu and save it to the working folder.

Were there any error messages when you did this? Where did you save it? I almost always use the desktop. If you try it again and watch carefully this step, save to the desktop and then look there do you see the INF file?
Thanks for the answer!

The thing that fixed it though, was formatting my computer with another cd and it all worked - must've been something wrong with the cd or the likes of that.

Now to my NEW problem, I can finally get 100hz in 800x600 which I use for gaming. Problem is that I feel like my hz drops, all the time - when I start up it's at 100hz, then it drops down to what feels like 60-70 for a couple of seconds, then it goes up again. I can't hold a stable hz for over 10 seconds which is REALLY annoying.

Have you ever heard of a problem like this?

I am using a CRT with a VGA connector, connected to a DVI adapter (that's the name of it, right?) which is then plugged into my computer. I am willing to try chopping of different pins, thing is I don't know which. Does it make any change if I chop off the two pins in the VGA that people talk about, will that make a difference when I use an adapter? Or should I take a pin off of the DVI adapter? Whatever you tell me I'll try!

Thanks alot and thanks for the answer again!!
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20 Jun 2011   #283
Sephyr

Windows 7 64Bit.
 
 

Alright so.. I had the problem of somehow the computer making my monitor realise it's a Generic non-PnP monitor when it actually isn't. I scoured the internet until I found this tutorial.
I've done everything as stated, and it's managed to get my resolution back to 1920x1080, but now the screen constantly flickers. For the life of me I just can't figure it out? I thought maybe it was a refresh rates problem, so I went into the .INF file and change the refresh rates manually next to the string of preferred/max settings for the monitor. It still doesn't work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated .

Regards,
Sephyr.
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21 Jun 2011   #284
Jonsmith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello, all.

Excellent guide. Much googling led me to this site and it seems to be the only one with a clear picture of how to over-ride your EDID and custom-build your monitor timings with 7.

I joined to ask a question: other than guesswork and repeated reboot/blank screen/registry cleans, is there any efficient way to force my 3007WFP to see a lower-than-normal max resolution?

Every timing profile I've built so far has simply caused the monitor to go blank. I have yet to try breaking pin 7, but the monitor is definitely accepting the EDID overrides, as when the new inf is installed and system rebooted, the monitor goes blank.

I'm attempting to force my 3007WFP to see -only- 1920x1080@60hz resolution, in the hopes that AMD Eyefinity will not override it, stretching the 1920 res across my 30 inch monitor with an accompanying fuzziness of text and imagery.
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28 Jun 2011   #285
thong

vista
 
 

this is for radeon ati cards

thinking outside the box

I noticed that all monitor modes (including 100hz etc) are available with drivers 9.x

update to 10.x or 11.x and they disappear (back to max 85hz)

is it possible to isolate the "monitor" driver part of 9.x

then after installing 10.x or 11.x, paste this 9.x "monitor driver" to the system

Does this make sense ?
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02 Aug 2011   #286
livram79

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hello.
My netbook is Samsung NP-148 Plus. Unfortunately the Intel driver doesn't provide any screen resolution with 75Hz refresh rate, all options are 60Hz only. But when I used Linux I could set it even to 96Hz and it worked perfectly. My problem is I don't know how to create an .INF file with these modelines:

#1024x600 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.02 kHz; pclk: 63.20 MHz
Modeline "1024x600_75.00" 63.20 1024 1080 1184 1344 600 601 604 627 -HSync +Vsync



# 1024x600 74.82 Hz (CVT) hsync: 47.06 kHz; pclk: 62.50 MHz
Modeline "1024x600_75.00" 62.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 600 603 613 629 -hsync +vsync


Can somebody create an .INF file for me with these modelines?
Thank you.
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20 Sep 2011   #287
john357

 

Hi,

I am having trouble running the phoenix.exe file.
When I click on the registry icon on the toolbar I am getting the following error:

Microsoft Visual C++ Library
"Buffer overrun detected!"

Anyone with similar problem?

Thanks!
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01 Dec 2011   #288
tal12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

tnx
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02 Dec 2011   #289
jrenjoi

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

First off much thanks to Baarod for this cool tutorial.
After much reading (all 29 pages) and messing with the Edid creator I have still not solved my issue, probably due to my lack of computer intelligence lol. Here is some background on my current setup:
Windows 7 64 bit
ATI Radeon 5770 Crossfire
Samsung LN-S1951W monitor (here lies my problem) Get Downloads, Firmware, Manuals and Software for Samsung LN-S1951W
Connected to video card via DVI to HDMI (dvi port is on monitor)

This monitor does not support PC DVI even though it has the port (samsung told me this), the pc support is suppose to come from VGA port but that defeats my whole HD ambition. When I initially plug in the monitor (DVI to HDMI) the computer recognizes it as generic plug n play, but I only get one very low resolution. I followed the tutorial trying to set up a EDID for 1440x900 and several other high resolutions to no avail. When I try to switch to them I get a black screen "DVI cannot support" and revert. I uploaded the current .inf I am using and for some reason I was able to load the 1600x900 resolution but only at 30hz interlaced, can we say flicker? lol. Anyways I am hoping someone knows how to edit or create an .inf that I could use (or maybe force a higher refresh rate for the 1600x900, already tried powerstrip etc...). Dont really have an ideal resolution in mind just something greater than 1280x? and with a decent refresh rate 50+?.
Thanks for your time.


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