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    why are my games refreshing at 60/75hz under win2k

    Hi Folks,
    I'm about ready to tear my eyes out because the eye strain is driving my insane.
    For some reason I can't make my monitor refresh (automatically) higher than 60hz whenever I run a lot of games. I thought it was some sort of direct3d prob but now i'm just f**king confused. Quake 3 ran at 60Hz (at any resolution) until I forced it to 100Hz in the config files. Simcity 3000 runs at 60Hz @ 800x600 and I just tried 1024x768 and it loaded at 75Hz. Test Drive 5 seems to run at 75Hz as well. I'm not sure because I uninstalled them but I think UT and Rune (using d3d) both were stuck at 60Hz.
    I tried overriding the refresh rate from the directX control panel but that had no effect. I'm using DX 8.0a and the 12.41 detonators on my Geforce2 and I'm using a compaq monitor that works like a dream at 100Hz for everything under windows 9x, is this just a problem with win2k or is there a fix or something i can do to make things work right?

    Peace Out,
    Silent Bob

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    Whoa, save the eyes buddy

    The low refresh rate is a bug in Win2000.

    Try 1 of these 2 fixes:
    http://hem.spray.se/doxx/
    http://www.planetquake.com/ztn/nvreffix/

    I have used them before when I used to run Win2k. Good luck



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    f**k M$ and their bugs, thanks Viking.

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