Refresh Rate in Windows Vista- HL2? CS:S? HELP.

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

  1. brinkk

    brinkk Guest

    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.

    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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    brink Guest

    Hi Brinkk,

    Have you tried setting Vista's refresh rate to a higher rate already?

    Shawn Brink


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    brink, Sep 3, 2007
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    Hmm, all work in both V32 and V64 for me but all have appalling frame
    rates despite the machines getting high scores in that silly rating
    system Vista has. That's why for Steam games I use XP :)

    Have you looked in the Steam forums for any comment because this sounds
    like it might be an app related problem combined with drivers. Also try
    the Vista Games newsgroup on this server, your problem requires more
    specific knowledge than the usual stuff that appears here.

    If you ask elsewhere you might mention the driver / video card in use.
    Charlie Tame, Sep 3, 2007
  4. brinkk

    brinkk Guest

    Yes, but the refresh rate doesnt hold when i enter a different window (I.E. a
    game or something)

    brinkk, Sep 3, 2007
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