wrong, ATI has the issue as well, its just less people have ATI.
the problem is within the Displays EDID/DDC detection, if you can turn that off then you can force the refresh you want. Easiest method, since you use a CRT is to pull pin 15 of the monitor cable. this will force the display to only make use of the refresh modes set in the inf file.
Well, I'll try my parents' ATi card and find out for myself.
It's something nVidia's drivers did after 182.50, so it's obviously the drivers, so it'll be interesting to see why ATi's would have it too. nVidia changed behavior of something in it's post 182.50 drivers that is making it interpolate some (not all) CRTs at lower than their "native" resolution, almost as though they were an LCD. It may be related to EDID (in fact, I do believe that it is part of the equation), but the fact is, it's nVidia's fault/cause. This is a bug, no doubt, but it happened because of the changes they made between the two versions it was introduced in. If ATi hardware/drivers don't exhibit this problem, and nVidia doesn't fix the problem, as much as I don't want to admit it, it will likely drive me away to an ATi GPU.
I did read other people say something about removing a pin for something, but I'd rather not alter/damage my hardware to work around nVidia's or Microsoft's issues. The cable, however, isn't connected to my monitor permanently, though, so I'd be damaging a $10-$15 cable at least. I don't know, this may be something I might try, but only as a last resort.
attempting to even compare xp to vista/windows 7 is retarded, plain and simple. xp is old as dirt now, and needs to be shown the door imho.
since installing vista i rarely touch xp and i will get 7 when released. also unless using latest version of 7, its not wise to claim it has a particular bug unless its also reported in the final release build :/.
Ughm, woah there.
1. This isn't a comparison of operating systems, so get out. I've seen how those debates go here, and I don't want this thread becoming any of that.
2. This is about my experiences, and they are what they are. That's the end of it.
3. I know what behavior (bugs) I am experiencing, and for you to sit there and claim otherwise is ignorant and rude.