help [Cinema Display refresh rate & Windows drivers]

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by JasonBourne, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. JasonBourne macrumors newbie

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    I just bought the Apple Cinema 23-inch display and have it hooked up to my awesome Alienware P4.

    Don't worry, I'm a MacHead too... I have a G4 Titanium laptop... but that's not the topic of this post.

    I have had some interesting results dealing with the fact that Apple has ignored the fact that people might want to also drive this beauty on a PC.

    The main problem, which really isn't even a problem unless you're a hardcore gamer, is that you can't adjust the refresh rates of the monitor. It sits a bottom-scraping 60hz and that's it.

    I'm wondering if there are any hopes that Apple might release either a system utility for the PC to use, or at least a simple *.inf file so that we could recognize this thing.

    If not, I'm wondering if there's any way to deceive my PC into seeing this monitor by using a similar monitor profile (*.inf file).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    ok delta, or cain, or webb, whatever, how about being more descriptive in the title fo the thread? or did the monk tell you not to?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    LCD panels have a fixed refresh rate (and in some ways don't really have a refresh rate). You cannot run them at higher or lower rates. 60Hz will not flicker on an LCD. Unfortunatly you tend to get a lot of smear on LCDs in fast games.
     
  4. goon macrumors newbie

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    Same thing...

    Yep I also purchased this 2000.00 dollar monitor and I have a pc. My first video card I had with it ( ATI 9800XT) wouldn't even show the post-screen. In fact it didn't even work in DOS. So I found out that nvidias cards could let you see the post-screen and would work in DOS. So I went out and got a NVIDIA 5950 ULTRA and yep it worked fine, I could see the post-screen and DOS.

    And yes refresh rate does matter with this display, because I had my resolution set to 1280x1024 and my desktop looked all sketchy look en. So I upend the refresh rate to 80 and it looked smooth. Then I updated my video card drivers to the most current ones and it want let me choose my refresh rate, because I don't have the drivers or an inf file.

    I think it is stupid that APPLE makes a Product and only makes it work half way for windows. They made the ADC convert so it could work with Windows, but the peeps COULDN'T FINISH THE JOB AND MAKE A 8k INF file.

    So if anybody could make me a inf file that works with windows i would pay $$$$$$$
     

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