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WINDOWS 8 64 HZ FRAME CAP!!!!!!!!

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April 27, 2012 12:45:13 AM

hey everyone!!! I got this copy straight from the Microsoft website (the consumer preview). and I have a valid key and all but in the resolution settings I am able to have it at max res (1280x1024) my monitor is a 75 HZ monitor but it is caped at 64 HZ and I cant change it...I have the standard "Microsoft video controller" driver installed...


if anyone could help me work around this problem that would be awesome!!!!!!!!

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a b * Windows 8
April 27, 2012 6:15:27 AM

You need the manufacturer provided video drivers. Find out who makes your video chip and download the drivers from their site. If there are no Windows 8 specific drivers, install the Windows 7 one instead.
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April 27, 2012 8:34:50 AM

zathador114 said:
hey everyone!!! I got this copy straight from the Microsoft website (the consumer preview). and I have a valid key and all but in the resolution settings I am able to have it at max res (1280x1024) my monitor is a 75 HZ monitor but it is caped at 64 HZ and I cant change it...I have the standard "Microsoft video controller" driver installed...


if anyone could help me work around this problem that would be awesome!!!!!!!!


When Windows does not have drivers built in for a video card it will use the Microsoft video controller drivers. But those drivers will set the resolution and refresh rate to "safe settings" witch is why you cant change them. What is the make and model of your graphics card?
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April 27, 2012 8:51:19 AM

Agreed, though it's likely using 60Hz, not 64Hz regardless of what it says.

NVidia and AMD both have pretty good driver support for W8.
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April 27, 2012 6:11:54 PM

bryonhowley said:
When Windows does not have drivers built in for a video card it will use the Microsoft video controller drivers. But those drivers will set the resolution and refresh rate to "safe settings" witch is why you cant change them. What is the make and model of your graphics card?



well its a pretty old...I think its a ati x1900 pro...I have looked for the drivers and I think the card is too old to have drivers anymore...but I am getting a new video card (gtx 550 ti 1 GB) do think that this will fix it?



also win 8 is only seeing 256 mb of my 3 GB card is that a driver problem too?
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April 27, 2012 6:34:26 PM

What is a 3 GB card, certainly you don't mean the x1900 pro.
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April 27, 2012 6:34:29 PM

The GTX 550 will fix the problem and that card is to old I do not belive AMD has drivers that would support it any more.
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April 29, 2012 5:47:24 AM

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