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Hey All,While it is impossible to figure out who came up with this first (credit is flying everywhere of course), someone did the sensible deed and opened up the new Nvidia Detonator Driver control panel in a resource viewer. Looks like there's more than a few hidden gems in there, a few for NForce users only.But, for everyone, theres an EXCELLENT new feature thats been needed from Nvidia forever: a built in Direct3D refresh rate fixer. While works great and should probably continue to be used by the majority, this may be a better solution for some since it comes directly from Nvidia:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d7043c05201c1d7.gifThe "CoolBits" registry entry is what enables this, but it has been changed in the latest drivers. Once enabled, you gain access to the above by viewing the Direct3D settings in the standard Nvidia driver, then click the More Direct3D button. CoolBits also enables the all important VSync option in DirectX as usual:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d7043c95227cf2e.gifAs well as the overclocking options in the control panel:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d7043d7523cbf70.gifThere is a new registry entry that enables AGP tweaks, but it only works on some boards (most likely NForce only... This needs to be tested further to verify):http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d7043d05235197f.gifHere are the registry entries to enable all of the above:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARENVIDIA CorporationGlobalNVTweak"CoolBits"=dword:ffffffff"NvCplEnableHardwarePage"=dword:00000001"NvCplEnableAGPSettingsPage"=dword:00000001"NvCplAllowForceTVDetection"=dword:00000001Notice the CoolBits entry has changed from dword:00000003 to whats shown above... This is what enables the refresh rate page. The NvCplEnableAGP is what enables the AGP tweak page of course. The other two are NForce specific and allow tweaking of NForce specific features.Here are zip files that contains two .reg files: One to enable these features and a second to disable them. If you don't like manually messing around in Registry Editor, these are for you. Once downloaded and unzipped, simply double-click to enable or disable these Nvidia Control Panel features:For Windows 9x (including WinME):[link:members.rogers.com/eelvish/Nvidia Detonator 40 Control Panel Addons 9x.zip|Nvidia Detonator 40 Control Panel Addons 9x.zip] (693 Bytes)For Windows XP (including Win2000):[link:members.rogers.com/eelvish/Nvidia Detonator 40 Control Panel Addons XP.zip|Nvidia Detonator 40 Control Panel Addons XP.zip] (857 Bytes)Good luck,Elrond[link:www.boycott-riaa.com]http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/Boycott-RIAA.gif]"A musician without the RIAA, is like a fish without a bicycle."[/font

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Cheers. Don't think I'll use those options but they might come in handy some day.

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Hi Elrond,do you know how you make the hardwarepage work?Are there plug-ins for different chipsets?I would relly like to be able to change the aperture size frm windows. I know you can do it with WPCREdit but that is kind of nto very elegant.As you seem to always know everything :-) I thought I would just fire away.Thx,Alex

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Would like to know if this 4.0 driver is for XP/2000 only or if I can use it for 98SE, running TI 4600, Athlon 1.4, 512 DDR

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Hi Alex,Unfortunately, the hardware page is for Nforce chipsets only. Seems to be the same for the AGP page. Too bad too, because both of them are extremely useful. Hopefully Nvidia will have them working on all chipsets when the 40's come out of beta.As for changing the aperture size from windows, here's a chance to prove that I don't know everything :-)... Beyond the BIOS, I'm not aware of any safe way to change the aperture from windows. While WPCR can indeed do it, it most assuredly is not a safe program for the vast majority of users. Sorry couldn't help further...Elrondhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/Boycott-RIAA.gif]"A musician without the RIAA, is like a fish without a bicycle."[/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font

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I believe its because I had already changed 800x600 to a refresh rate that Nvidia's tool doesn't support (170Hz) using Refresh Force. I use such a high refresh rate at 800x600 for Stereo viewing. Normally, it should see 800x600 just fine I believe.Take care,Elrondhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/Boycott-RIAA.gif]"A musician without the RIAA, is like a fish without a bicycle."[/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font

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Elrond, That's what I thought. No Problem. Am running Coolbits, and the 30 drivers and everthing is working well. Thanks for the info. BSS_Mad_Max

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It doesn't give me the option to change 800x600 either. I don't run any programs in 800x600, but the menu in FS runs in that res.

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