Refresh Rate in Windows Vista doesnt hold in games? HL2 CS:S no wo

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by brinkk, Sep 3, 2007.

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    brinkk Guest

    CPU Specs:
    Core 2 Duo 2.4 ghz
    2 Gig DDR2 RAM
    Geforce 8600 GTS with latest nvidia drivers
    Windows Vista Home Premium

    I can't override refresh rates in Vista for playing games (I.E.
    Counter-Strike, Rainbow Six, etc). They need to be ran at a 100hertz refresh
    rate inside the game, but vista is making them stick to 60hertz (unless the
    game is like battlefield 2 where you pick your refresh rate within the game).

    Refresh Lock doesnt work with vista
    Refresh Force doesnt work with vista

    Is there a fix for this?

    Also, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and CS:Source both wont launch when i click
    them through steam, the error is.. NOTE: Half-Life 2 single player works..

    "hl2.exe has stopped working"

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: hl2.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 4445c334
    Fault Module Name: shaderapidx9.dll
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 46427727
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 0002e59a
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: f708
    Additional Information 2: 2d645f9807c58f9e6bcea951e3ac2c9c
    Additional Information 3: 17f5
    Additional Information 4: 20b2f30032978b4dfa858317ad3ba934
    brinkk, Sep 3, 2007
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    grubertm Guest

    Here's my exchange with nvidia tech support :

    I am not looking for per-application settings. Just a general DirectX
    override would be useful. In the past there were 3rd party tools
    available for nvidia cards to force refresh rates, and an appropriate
    setting is available for ATI's cards. Does nvidia not support DirectX
    rate overrides at all ?
    I'm sorry but NVIDIA does not provide user defined settings for
    DirectX or OpenGL refresh rate overrides at all.

    Best regards,
    grubertm, Sep 6, 2007
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    brinkk Guest

    wow thats pretty shitty..

    brinkk, Sep 6, 2007
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    Peter Lawton Guest

    You don't say what screen you have, this matters a lot as regards achievable
    refresh rates. If you've got an LCD screen it'll probably only work at 60Hz
    refresh. I've never personally seen an LCD that will run at 100Hz.

    If you have a CRT monitor it should work at various refresh rates though

    Peter Lawton
    Peter Lawton, Sep 6, 2007
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    brinkk Guest

    I have a ViewSonic P95f+ 19" flat CRT.

    My monitor worked fine on Windows XP as far as refresh rates, it would hold
    the desktop's refresh rate when i entered the game.

    Now the only way to achieve a higher refresh rate in a game, is if the game
    has an option. (ex. Battlefield 2 i run 1600x1200 @ 85hz.) Older games dont
    have a in-game option so i need a program like "Refresh Force" that works
    with windows vista..
    brinkk, Sep 6, 2007
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    Juarez Guest

    LCD's with 100hz refresh rate are coming soon.
    Juarez, Sep 7, 2007
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