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Enable old NVIDIA Control Panel in new ForceWare drivers (>95 series?)


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  • 4 weeks later...
Well, I just tried with the latest drivers (169.21.) It worked at first, giving me the original control panel with all of the original options it used to have including custom resolutions and etc. However, it only works one time. The moment I close the control panel it switches back to the original. From then on, I can't get back to the old control panel even if I try reloading the registry key. I really want the old version back because I miss features such as actually being able to see what temperature my GPU and ambient are for the video card (they force you to use nTune now, but I find that nTune can't even always see my GPU temperature and never can see my video card's ambient temperature -- having just recently replaced a video card where the memory had issues, I really like to keep an eye on this too though...) In fact, I haven't actually seen any features in the new version yet that I need.

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Please can someone help enable the old control panel with driver version 169.21!

Please help!

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Well, seems to be the same as the XP version...

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Guest OgBrog

Ok i downloaded this for my friend who is using driver version 169.21 with a 8600gt

so he could use the detect optimal frequencies option and also have it apply the settings at startup, the problem is when i click

the detect optimal frequencies button it pops up like 14 error screens saying that "a error ocurred durring the clock frequency test, please restart your computer".

Does this happen with everyone? if so is it fixable or just something i will have to deal with?

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You must go via Control Panel, Display Settings as the shortcut for NVidia Control Panel is missing.

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Ok i downloaded this for my friend who is using driver version 169.21 with a 8600gt

so he could use the detect optimal frequencies option and also have it apply the settings at startup, the problem is when i click

the detect optimal frequencies button it pops up like 14 error screens saying that "a error ocurred durring the clock frequency test, please restart your computer".

Does this happen with everyone? if so is it fixable or just something i will have to deal with?

i know how to fix this problem, contact me on AIM: jeshwha, or email: jeshuascully@gmail.com

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Guest LarryRocketPants

I had a problem with using a converter box to get s-video to an OLD TV that had only Coaxial input. The new drivers could not auto-detect the signal type or format, and I could not manually set it to what I needed. The registry change and resulting old style control panel fixed that problem right up. Thanks a billion, I have been pulling my hair out trying to find mods, drivers etc. to fix this problem.

Windows XP SP3 32 bit

nvidia GeForce 8600GT

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Nice to see that years old tweaks still have some use - and do work at least somehow.

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is there a way to make that working with the new drivers ? (doesn't seems to work for me with 185.20)

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They probably have at last stripped the old CP - was promised to happen years ago.

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Do you know which version is the last to work with this trick ?

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No, I think about 6 months ago was the last time I tried and it worked then.

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I've switched back to 174.31 XP WHQL which support the old panel...

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Guest Koravar

Thanks your a life saver!

I've been working on getting it to dectect my tv on svideo for 4 hours! but with the old control panel I was able to select svideo instead of auto detect and it worked!!!!

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Probably have to sporadically test if it works with new drivers.

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Guest rmmaniac

Yeah, they bring back the classic control panel but it still only has the 3 basic options the enw contral panel does :)

I need screen adjustment :)

sdsa

try this

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak]

"NvCplExposeWin2kDualView"=dword:00000000

"NvCplTvLocaleAutoDetect"=dword:00000000

"NvCplAllowForceTVDetection"=dword:00000000

"NvCplEnableActiveApp"=dword:00000001

"DisableApplyColorsAtStartup"=dword:00000000

"NoMenus"=dword:00000000

"OverlayPageState"=dword:00000001

"CinematicPageState"=dword:000000ff

"NvCplThermalSettings"=dword:00000020

"NvCplEnableAppProfilePage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnableScreenMenuPage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplCustomResConfig"=dword:00000000

"NvCplEnableAdditionalInfoPage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplDisablePerfQualPage"=hex:00,00,00,00

"NvCplEnableAGPSettingsPage"=dword:00000001

"CoolBits"=dword:ffffffff

"NvCplEnableOverlaySpanControl"=dword:00000001

"TwinViewCapsOverride"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnableDesktopOverlapPage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnableTroubleshootingPage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplDisableRefreshRatePage"=dword:00000000

"NvCplDisableRotateAngles"=dword:00000000

"NoPages"=dword:00000000

"NvCplEnableClearViewPage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnableFanControl"=dword:00000003

"NvCplEnableFrameSyncPage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnableHardwarePage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnablenForcePage"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnablePwrMzrOnDesktopMenu"=dword:00000001

"NvCplEnableRotationColorSettings"=dword:00000001

"NvCplNvThermPage"=dword:00000001

"PowermizerPreferences"=dword:00000000

"QTwkEnableModeChangeWarning"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\OpenGL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\OpenGL\Debug]

"ShaderObjects"=dword:00000001

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