seems that ever since Windows 2000 arrived gamers with a Nvidia
based card were stuck at low 60Hz refresh rates at all resolutions.
For windows 2000 there have been several non Nvidia fixes such
as the "Windows 2000 Refresh Rate Fix" by Sten
Uusvali, and even the popular powerstrip offered gamers
the much needed fix. However, things have changed as with Windows
XP RC1, these fixes namely Sten's very popular one have become
almost useless as they would not run (unless in compatibility
mode) on Windows XP.
there is still hope and we don't need to wait for Sten or even
Nvidia to fix this problem as we can fix it ourselves. There
is a small setting deep within the Windows XP registry that
can fix this problem quickly and easily, that is if you know
where to find it. This fix can be used with *almost* any version
of Nvidia's drivers that you are having problems with, and any
model of graphics card.
so what do I do?
remember that we are not responsible for any damage that you
cause to your computer and that you should always keep a backup
of your registry before proceeding. First once you have the
Nvidia drivers installed (preferably the newest version 12.41).
Second you will need to launch regedit which can be accomplished
by going to Start > Run > then typing regedit. This fix
is for OpenGL, an extremely simple fix for Direct 3D would be
to enter the DirectX diagnostic tool > choose the "More
Help" tab > override > then enter your desired minimum
now that we're in regedit you will need to navigate to certain
keys by following these steps:
Double click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
2. Open the "system" folder
3. Open the "CurrentControlSet" folder
4. Open the "Services" folder
5. Open the "nv4" folder
6. Open the "Device0" folder