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Ge3 Ti200 & 4*.**+ drivers

By Steg
Jan 5, 2003
  1. Ever since i have upgraded to the 4*.**+ drivers on both 98 and 2k i set the refresh to 100hz and it refuses to draw higher than 75hz, i have a Iiyama VMPro 410 (17in) which worked fine at 100hz under 30.82 but now it just wont go higher - the setting says 100 the moniter says 75....
    anyone got any ideas?
    Cheers

    Steg
     
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    The Detonator's above 40 certainly aren't optimized for the GF3's. I would reccomend you lowering down to the 30's.

    Try reverting back to the old Detonators. The 30's. Can it go above 75Hz? If so than there's your problem.

    And also make sure your monitor drivers are correctly installed & you don't have another utility, maybe from nVIDIA, that may alter the refresh rate.
     
  3. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 269

    but the 40+ boost performance quite alot (6000 to 6500 in 3dmark2k1) so i dont no wot 2 do.....and i like that extra performance quite alot.....

    Steg
     
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Well from my point of view, its one or the other.:blackeye:
     
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I doubt you'll notice the difference between 75Hz and 100Hz anyway. Below 60Hz is noticeable.

    I'm running 75Hz @ 1600x1200 on my NEC and it doesn't look any different than 165Hz @ 640x480.

    So I'd say keep the 40 drivers!
     
  6. NeoION

    NeoION TS Rookie

    I can easily notice the difference between 75 and say 100, the image is far more stable and of course there is less visual tearing in ut2k3 whne the fps goes above the hz.
     
  7. Nick

    Nick TS Rookie Posts: 185

    mmmm 1024x768@60 hz on a 19" a90f+ viewsonic monitor :)
     
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Why not play with vsync on? That will elliminate that tearing...


    And Nick, how can you play at 60Hz? Don't you get a headache after a short while, or have trouble focusing due to the scanlines?
     
  9. Nick

    Nick TS Rookie Posts: 185

    ive never gotten a scan line... i think it is because i have vsync disabled... since i made that post ive uped the refresh rate to 85 however i dont notice a difference ;/
     
  10. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 269

    Yeh i run vsync in all games - games arnt really the problem its more things like word or Pro/DESKTOP that are the problem where the difference is odvious - the white backgrounds flicker quite badly

    Steg
     
  11. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Eerrmm... Can i butt in?

    Just a quick question...What actually is vsync and what does it do??
     
  12. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Vsync is the virtual cyber world counterpart of Nsync only they look like max head room.:D

    ok actually it stands for vertical sync and has to to with the refresh rate. dont remember the rest but I am sure one of the whiz's around here do.
     
  13. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I think it tries to match the vertical FPS and the refresh rate...hence 'sync'. But heck, what do I know?
     
  14. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    You got that one correctly :)

    It forces the card to synchronize it's output with your screen refresh...
    People use it to get rid of tearing which happens when the refresh and fps doesn't match...
     
  15. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    LOL Cyber Nsync... Nice ISS :haha:

    A reasonable explanation Veh but I don't believe there are Vertical and Horizontal frames being rendered ;)

    I found a quite detailed "What is Vsync?" here
     
  16. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Ahh - Now i understand...

    Thanks everyone for awnsering...
     
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