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Hi All, A couple of days ago i updated Windows 2000 Prof to XP Prof and ever since then the frame rate on my games has went from as high as 60 FPS to 3 FPS. It was working fine before i updated to XP (NOTE: I cannot downgrade to 2000 Prof again). Does anyone know how to get the frame rate of my games back up? Extra- My Graphics Card is a GeForce 2

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Two probs with that:

1. I thought Win XP Prof update had done that because the driver shows in the System/Hardware Browser.

2. I started looking for that disc just incase but i never found any graphics card driver disc that came with this computer.

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Two things i remember reading about on the web, someone will hopefully elaborate or it will help you google.

1.something about being locked at 60fps
2.need to set application to use 'windows2000 compatibility mode'

As a generality after an OS upgrade, its good to update all your drivers, especially your motherboard (chipset,agp gart,hd controller) and video card drivers. Updating/reinstalling directx is also a good idea. There used to be a prefered order in which to install things, IIRC motherboard drivers, then directx, then videocard drivers, and finally all other drivers.

You might also want to check if you have multiple instances of the same device or devices with exclamation or question marks next to them in devices manager. If you do its a good idea to fix it before installing drivers, since fixing it might require you to install drivers again.

As always if you don't know what you're doing (or sometimes even when you do) its a good idea to do the simpler things first. Less messing with things means less chance of more things going wrong.

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Being locked at 60FPS is just the result of having vertical sync enabled. You can turn this off with your display control panel, or in code as well.

~Graham

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Quote:
Original post by gwihlidal
Being locked at 60FPS is just the result of having vertical sync enabled.


only if you have masochistic tendencies or a tft and really run your screen at 60hz, else there is this annoying little thing called 60hz bug and about a dozen workarounds.

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