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Catleap/QNIX/Tempest/X-Star monitor .inf files
04-17-2017, 12:00 AM (This post was last modified: 01-14-2018 05:09 PM by ToastyX.)
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Catleap/QNIX/Tempest/X-Star monitor .inf files
These monitor .inf files are required for some games to recognize higher refresh rates when adding custom resolutions using the NVIDIA control panel. They are not required when using CRU or with AMD, but they can be installed anyway to change the monitor name listed in Device Manager. The files can also be edited with Notepad to set whatever name you want.

Catleap Q270:
QNIX QX2710:
Tempest X270OC:
X-Star DP2710:

The .inf files are not digitally signed and can only be installed with driver signature enforcement disabled: Start menu > Settings (cogwheel icon) > Update & security > Recovery (on the left) > Restart now (on the right under "Advanced startup") > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart > Press 7

Install using Device Manager: Monitors > Right-click "Generic PnP Monitor" > Update driver > Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer > Have Disk... > Browse for the .inf file > OK > Next > Install this driver software anyway

After installing, restart to enable driver signature enforcement again.

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