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I'm pretty sure I'm answering a question I know the answer to, but oh well. Does it fix the refresh rate/resolution display mode issues? I'm still stuck on 182.50 for that reason. Is that even anything in the works for nVidia?
 

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you mean the one that only you and a few others seem to get :\
it looks like its entirely limited to a few monitors.
 

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:p Psyman's been working on his own monitor issues the past few days :p
 

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you mean the one that only you and a few others seem to get :\
it looks like its entirely limited to a few monitors.
Oh yes, let's downplay the issue. That solves it.

While I'm not qualified to say exactly what is wrong or where the blame is, considering it didn't exist in 182.50 and prior (or in Windows XP at all), is it too much to hope that it's something that can be fixed, perhaps easily if it's such a concentrated bug, through the drivers? Apparently, it seems so.
This kind of limitations can be easily fixed by installing a customized monitor driver. Just google it :p
I've tried custom monitor drivers (did nothing), third party applications like ReForce, Riva Tuner, etc. (did nothing), and even physically altering the monitor cable (did little and overall made it worse). I had to revert back to older driver versions, and even though the interpolation issues are fixed, and the refresh rate can go over 85Hz (now locked at 100Hz though), I'm stuck on older nVidia drivers, and many things still default to 75Hz. What if I want to get a new nVidia card (and I would want to when I do) that needs newer drivers in order to operate? Basically put, I can't, or I have to suffer this side effect. Nothing's worked, so if this is "easily fixable", I'd like to know how!
 

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or.... he could find out if his monitor has a reprogrammable edid chip, and upgrade it to a version that works properly with the new drivers.
 

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@Lord Zedeck
I don't know exactly what your problem is, but it looks to me like a refresh rate related one.

Maybe those 2 tricks are able to help:
1. enabes the "classic" control panel int nvidia drivers (important for 2.)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NvCplApi\Policies]
"SedonaDisable"=dword:00000002

2. enables "force refresh rate overide" panel
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak]
"NvCplDisableRefreshRatePage"=dword:00000000

additionaly attached as 2 seperate .reg files
 

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Win7 drivers only have sedona, the old cpl is removed.
 

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My guess, its a leaked review kit :p

however...... 1 or 2 people have mentioned being able to run a few games in 10.1 mode on their Dx10 hardware.......
 

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yeah :(
the classic cp in xp even crashes when you hit apply >.>
 

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yeah :(
the classic cp in xp even crashes when you hit apply >.>
Oh, very good to know!

I am still running XP SP3 with the 186 drivers
...where the above mentioned tricks still work with just a little flaw:
after using "Properties>>Settings" from the Desktop to change resolution you have to reselect the classic view in the control panel again. But all refresh rate overrides are kept all the time. So, really nothing of big concern.

Seems that I will stay with the 186er then until I will purchase my new setup.
Because I really need the overrides for playing emulators fullscreen with pleasing refresh rates (I never considered 60Hz pleasing).
 

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i never liked using anything other then nvidia's overrides,... but with LCD theres not much point.
 

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ReForce worked perfectly in Windows XP for me. It'll autodetect the maximum frequency for each mode, so sometimes it's even quicker and easier than nVidia's control panel.
@Lord Zedeck
I don't know exactly what your problem is, but it looks to me like a refresh rate related one.
That's one of the problems, yes.

The other is, if you have a higher-end/size CRT, for all that is good, stay away from the Windows 7/nVidia combination. Your CRT will interpolate, yes interpolate like an LCD, at anything lower than what Windows 7 decides is your monitors "native" resolution (even though CRTs don't have a native resolution). The result is a very blurry mess, which might even look worse than an LCD interpolating. I have confirmed this by setting 1280x960 or 1024x768 and checking my monitor's OSD to see it was still drawing a [email protected] mode...

Anyway, that second problem can be overcome by using 182.50 drivers or prior, but that won't work with newer hardware.

Getting all of the modes working right how they were in Windows XP is still something I've only half overcome at best.
 

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Oh damn it.
I am one of those CRT lovers, too.
Won't give away my 19" Iiyama VisionMaster. One of the best 19" CRTs ever made.
Until today there is no TFT which is able to please me like my IIyama does everyday.

Seems to be really big trouble for me too then, because I wanted to change to Win7 together with my new setup.
 
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