Originally Posted by ToastyX
Reading back on this thread has me frustrated. Why don't people read or follow instructions? Why do people use my software and then ignore the information on the download pages?
On top of that, I'm tired of dealing with driver bugs, especially NVIDIA. The vast majority of people having problems with refresh rates have NVIDIA cards and didn't follow the instructions to work around the problems. NVIDIA has two ways to overclock, and people are managing to screw up both methods.
Even worse, the OP linked to my overclocking guide
but ignored the information in it and wrote incomplete and incorrect instructions.
Why does the OP say it is not necessary to do any patch for NVIDIA when it says to use CRU? If you use CRU, you MUST patch the driver even with a single GPU. If you have GeForce Experience installed, you MUST follow the workaround mentioned on the CRU download page. People keep skipping these steps and assuming CRU doesn't work when it's NVIDIA's driver that's causing these problems.
If you have a 400/500-series GPU or if you have an SLI setup, you MUST use the full patch to get 110/120 Hz even if you're using the NVIDIA control panel instead of CRU. The Titan and the GTX 780 might not need the full patch for SLI, but I'm not able to verify that myself.
If you use the NVIDIA control panel instead of CRU, you MUST install the .inf file or some games won't use the custom refresh rate. This is mentioned in the overclocking guide, but so many people are skipping this step because the OP didn't include this important information. You can use qnix.zip
for the QNIX. If you're using Windows 8 or 8.1, you also have to disable driver signature enforcement before you can install it.
If you have an AMD/ATI card, you don't have to worry about all that nonsense. Just patch the driver and use CRU to add the refresh rate. The only issue is video acceleration won't work, but all you have to do is disable hardware acceleration in Flash and any decoders you're using.
Your screen shots show you have GeForce Experience installed but didn't follow the workaround:
If you choose to use the NVIDIA control panel instead of CRU, you need to install the .inf file.
TF2 uses the desktop refresh rate. You should not be having problems with TF2 if you set everything up correctly.
You need to disable hardware acceleration in the Flash player settings. This is mentioned on the download page for the patcher.