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First post, by brad86

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I recently purchased a new monitor for my main PC, with the intention of using the high refresh rates that it offers on my 98 build, too.

I did a quick test via VGA on an old XP based laptop and it sees the higher refresh rates without issue, or needing external drivers.

I went through multiple drivers that come with 98 SE but none open up the higher refresh.

Phil did a video on this a while back, and his seemed to be pretty much plug & play.

Help is much appreciated.

Reply 1 of 7, by zapbuzz

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It can depend if your GPU can handle higher rates vs screen resolution on 98se i use 1024x768 it allows more hertz such as 75, 85 and so on; higher screen resolutions lower hertz.
But LCD don't support more than 60hz FYI if your trying LCD (without overclocking)

Reply 2 of 7, by Dolenc

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Its not the monitor, its the gpu drivers.

Some higher values wont be visible on win98, but can be unlock either with reg tweaks or software. I use 1920x800 and win98 tips at 100hz, 120hz works fine if unlocked. And yea makes a difference even with mouse movement

Reply 3 of 7, by brad86

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Thanks, gents.

I'm running a Frankenstein build. LGA775, with a Celeron 420 / Radeon X800 GTO along with its last windows 98 drivers. I carefully chose this build to have the least amount of conflicts, without paying the price tag of failing Win 98 era components. It has been great so far.

Is there a guide on the reg tweaks, if this is the route I need to go down to get high refresh ?

Reply 5 of 7, by brad86

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I found the main official driver inf from AOC worked on 98, and all the refresh rates show up and are selectable. Sadly, it doesn't actually change, though. The monitors OSD read 60hz no matter what I change it to. I even edited the inf so the minimum refresh was higher.

I then tried HZtool and Powerstrip, from the thread you linked, but still no go.

Reply 6 of 7, by Dolenc

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Dunno whats happening, as far as I remember I had different refreshes on x850, but its for sure a gpu thing, default plugandplay driver for monitor should be more than enough.

If nothing works, switch to xp, card works better there anyway.

Reply 7 of 7, by brad86

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XP isn't an option here. This machine is strictly for 95/98 gaming in mind. The card if fully compatible with 98. I run XP era games on my main PC. I'd just stick with a locked 60hz if I must, but it would be nice to get the higher refresh working.

Just not sure why it dislikes this monitor. I tested a 100hz + CRT on this exact machine (same card, drivers, os) a few months ago and it worked fine.