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nvidia refresh rate workaround

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scotto46

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Mar 20, 2001
I had no problem using the nvrefreshratefix with my gf3, but no matter what drivers I tried, my new ti4600 wouldn’t get recognized.

I have a 21” triniton display and I have so many fine tuning adjustments I can’t afford to lose, plus not wanting 60hz.

My easy fix :

You need to know the refresh rates you like on the popular resolutions ( ie 640*480,800*600,1024*768,1280*1024,1600*1200,etc) . For my monitor these are 120hz up to 1024*768,100 for 1280*1024 and 85 for 1600*1200 .
Download the dets you want and extract them to a directory , ie \temp.
Open up the directory and locate the nv4_disp.inf file by right clicking it. This should open it in notepad. If not, choose notepad as the file to open with.
Go down to the bottom of the file and find the area where “modes” are listed. I chose the nv25 area , as I have a geforce 4. I assume you could choose any geforce by finding the appropriate area ( ie nv17,nv20,etc.)
Now, edit the modes and delete all the entries but the ones you want from the resolutions you want to control.
Here is my excerpt :

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "8 640 480 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 320 200 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 320 240 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 400 300 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 480 360 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 512 384 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 640 400 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 800 600 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1024 768 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1152 864 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1280 768 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1280 960 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1280 1024 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1600 900 60 70 72 75 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1600 1024 60 70 72 75 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1600 1200 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1920 1080 60 70 72 75 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1920 1200 60 70 72 75 85 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 1920 1440 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "8 2048 1536 60 0"



HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 640 480 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 320 200 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 320 240 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 400 300 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 480 360 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 512 384 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 640 400 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 800 600 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1024 768 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1152 864 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1280 768 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1280 960 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1280 1024 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1600 900 60 70 72 75 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1600 1024 60 70 72 75 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1600 1200 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1920 1080 60 70 72 75 85 100 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1920 1200 60 70 72 75 85 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 1920 1440 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "16 2048 1536 60 0"



HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 640 480 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 320 200 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 320 240 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 400 300 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 480 360 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 512 384 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 640 400 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 800 600 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1024 768 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1152 864 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1280 768 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1280 960 60 70 72 75 85 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1280 1024 100 120 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1600 900 60 70 72 75 85 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1600 1024 60 70 72 75 85 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1600 1200 85 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1920 1080 60 70 72 75 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1920 1200 60 70 0"

HKR,, NV25_Modes, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "32 1920 1440 60 0"



Notice the items where I made the lowest entry the one I want. Now, windows thinks the adapter’s lowest setting is yours, and will not try to set it otherwise.



It works perfectly ! You don’t need a proggy and you needn’t worry about new drivers working with said proggy.

Hope this helps as I was wasting a lot of time today till I thought of this !
 

Malakai

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post on how to do that, someone. i cant use vsync and im getting a 300$ 19in monitor that does 85hz at 1200x1024 and i wanna play cs at 85hz
-Malakai
 
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scotto46

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Mar 20, 2001
not sure about vsync

Don't worry about it messing up I've tried on 3 driver sets last night and it works.
Worste case is you'd have to boot into safe mode and install a non hacked driver.
I don't know about an automatic registry patch - don't have that knowledge.

As far as vsync you should be able to do that okay from the driver control panel.
 

Dissolved

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Jul 21, 2001
Location
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Re: not sure about vsync

scotto46 said:
Don't worry about it messing up I've tried on 3 driver sets last night and it works.
Worste case is you'd have to boot into safe mode and install a non hacked driver.
I don't know about an automatic registry patch - don't have that knowledge.

As far as vsync you should be able to do that okay from the driver control panel.

my my pos monitor doesnt have high refresh rates, so i guess this hack isnt worth it to me.