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I have a 26" Fujitsu-Siemens monitor (Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo SL 3260W), that can do 1920x1200@60Hz. However at 1280x1024, it can do 75Hz, so I would like to use this resolution and refresh rate in game, and using the native resolution while on desktop. My graphic card is by NVidia (GTX460).

I ran into all kinds of problems, when I tried to play with these settings.

-I changed the desktop and ingame resolution to 1280x1024, and according to the OSD, it ran at 75Hz. However it was extremely choppy. According to the game, I had my usual 126 FPS without any drop, but it felt like 20 FPS.

-Changing the Scaling Settings haven't worked either. Switching between the options of performing the scaling on the GPU and the display was a mess too, I only got the desired effect (black stripes on the side) when selecting the GPU option, but that one ran on 60Hz and it was choppy.

The only game I play is a Quake 3 based game, so it is using OpenGL. I tried changing the refresh rate ingame to 75Hz, but it was still on 60Hz.
My display's OSD apparently don't have any option for scaling, it just automatically stretches everything to fullscreen.

tl;dr: I want 1920x1200@60Hz on desktop and 1280x1024@75Hz in game.

Thank you in advance for any help!
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i would think the 1920x1200@60Hz resolution would be better than the 1280x1024@75Hz
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yeh rather play at 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz since your monitor is a 26 inch monitor that supports 1080p.

i personally think 60Hz with vsync on to smooth out stuff is better play than a smaller resolution @75Hz
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OK, so some more information: I play competitively AND the game looks horrible anyways. If I could turn off the textures, I would do it.
VSync is the most evil thing that you can do in a fast paced game like Quake (especially that a few things are linked to FPS).
If I would have the money, I would buy a 120Hz monitor, but since I got this monitor as a replacement of my older faulty one, I have to stick with this now.
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