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How To: Create Custom FPS Limits in Inspector

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So I just found out that you can make custom FPS limits in nvidia inspector, and I thought I would save some of you the hassle of searching around, and just put a tut on here. I know, framerate limiting is already a feature in nvinspector; this is just how to make custom limits.

Now, this isn't going to manipulate your refreshrate -- just your framerate, and I know you can do this via software, but I (and presumably some of you) think it's cleaner to have the driver be in charge of these types of things.

Requirements:

-nvidia card
-nvidia inspector

First:
-Decide what framerate you want to be limited to. lets use 100fps as an example. We need to convert our normal human number into crazy-driver-language-numbers (hexadecimal).

-Open calculator - click "view" - select "programmer"

-select "Dec" (decimal), and type in what framerate you want (100 in this case)


Now select "Hex". You're left with what inspector will read as 100 -- in this case, "64"



Now:
-Go to the directory nvidia inspector is installed to, and open "CustomSettingNames_en-EN" in notepad.

- ctrl+f for "frame rate limiter". Find a FPS limit your never going to use (or you could copy and past the code to create a new value, if you really want to), and replace the last two digits with what we converted in calculator

(You should probably change the name too, so it's easy to find)


Last:
-open nvidia inspector, and select your FPS limit



Hopefully I saved the one person actually trying to do this some time. thumb.gif
Edited by FlighterPilot - 3/8/13 at 6:26pm
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It works! Thank you!
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It works! Thank you!

Glad to hear it thumb.gif
Edited by FlighterPilot - 3/24/13 at 7:32pm
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Very useful. Thanks thumb.gif
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This is really great, but I don't understand why you need to edit the config file first. I just downloaded the program and Frame Rate Limiter has a bunch of options to choose from. I selected 65 FPS from the list, as my monitor is 60 Hz and it worked when I tested it in Counter Strike Go, as I was getting almost 200 FPS which was just pointless.

Is there any disadvantage to using this feature? Will regular videos be affected for example? I won't be back around my PC until next Thursday to check.

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Originally Posted by Desolator4u View Post


Is there any disadvantage to using this feature? Will regular videos be affected for example? I won't be back around my PC until next Thursday to check.

With FPS limit to 60 or about and on 60 Hz monitors, you will be able to see horizontal lines during gameplay in most games. Only V-sync or higher limit will fix this.

Why use FPS limiter instead of Vsync? I can't use Vsync cause of input lag (I have 60 Hz monitors) and FPS limiter is useful for removing unnecessary load on system (CPU, GPU and PSU). E.g. in Dead Space 3 in some moments each of my graphic cards consume from PSU 300+ (at least at 1150 MHz and 1,212V) watts (so it's minimum 900 watts from PSU only for GPUs). And I don't need 350 FPS.

But many games that have smooth frame rate etc., have it about at 62 FPS.
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I have it locked to 59FPS and now all the Source based games I play runs perfectly smooth with V-Sync enabled, which is insane. Before they were completely unplayable even though I can easily maintain that frame rate. Nvidia Inspector does not work for all my games for some reason, and the FPS Limit resets after each reboot, so I just use MSI Afterburner instead.
    
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Anyone still around who can tell me how to write 12c (300) in 0xF000000 ? NVinspector accepts 12c but my Game doesnt - ingame fps uncapped and 12c in NVinspector does nothing. HELP - with dxtory game accepts "300" (videofps)

please help its urgent!
Code:
<CustomSettingValue>
          <UserfriendlyName>xxxx</UserfriendlyName>
          <HexValue>0xF00000??</HexValue>
        </CustomSettingValue>

last two ?? change right? ;_;

i am actually crying right now but i saw its 5am for the forum so illbe patient
Edited by hex2dex - 2/25/16 at 4:33am
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sorry *bump* urgent!
post #10 of 12
Thanks for the guide! Even now, 3 years later, this helped me out! I kind of needed a way to limit my FPS below my 144Hz monitor so that G-Sync would always be in effect. Much appreciated!

And to not make this necro too bad, and, if he still needs help:
Quote:
Originally Posted by hex2dex View Post

Anyone still around who can tell me how to write 12c (300) in 0xF000000 ? NVinspector accepts 12c but my Game doesnt - ingame fps uncapped and 12c in NVinspector does nothing. HELP - with dxtory game accepts "300" (videofps)

please help its urgent!
Code:
<CustomSettingValue>
          <UserfriendlyName>xxxx</UserfriendlyName>
          <HexValue>0xF00000??</HexValue>
        </CustomSettingValue>

last two ?? change right? ;_;

i am actually crying right now but i saw its 5am for the forum so illbe patient

In your case you need to change the last 3 since your hex value is 12C.
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