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griego

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#1 14 years ago

Hi, I have my monitor set to 85mhz and everytime I play COD it drops it down to 60Mhz. 60Mhz is eyestraining. In setup I have selected to sync everyframe. Thinking that this it what syncs the game to my monitors refresh rate, but this doesn't help. I've heard that the game has it's default refresh rate set to 60mhz. Is there anyway around this. Also I've just setup a new OS. I was using windows 98. Now I'm using XP. It worked well with win98. Why won't it work with XP. Any Ideas will be helpful. Thanks




Lab Rat

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#2 14 years ago

if u right click your desktop, go to properties, setting then advanced. Now somehwere in there should be displays or something like that. Around there should be refresh rate overide or force refresh rate. this will force any fullscreen program to run at the rate you choose.




TEC_Leader

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#3 14 years ago

Hi griego. Windows XP blocks every games at 60Mhz refresh rate by default. To override the refresh rates, there are several things you can do, depending on the graphics card you are using...: NVIDIA BASED: Use a refresh rate fix like "NV Refresh Tool 2.1a", or "nVidia Refresh Rate Fix MKII 2.21". They are easy to use and work well. Then you go to your advanced display properties and set the monitor to the rate you want. ATI BASED: The override option is included in the Catalyst drivers (for Radeon series). In your advanced display properties, go to "display" tab, click on "monitor", untick "use DDC information" and set it to what you want. Close this tab, then go to monitor tab and set it to the same rate. It`s now fixed. Also, setting "sync every frame" to NO will help you get better frame rates... Hope this helps you mate... Cheers,




Sovetskeey

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#4 14 years ago

That's the most informative bit of information I've seen on these forums, Leader.

I vote for this thread to be stickied :D .