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I have a question which I know it's been posted somewhere but can't seem to find it...
How do you verify that the screen is actually running at 120Hz? There was some sort of a motion test I think.

Also is there anything extra I need to do to make games run at 120Hz? I'm running 7970's in CF.

Reason I ask is because I don't seem to notice any difference when gaming... the mouse cursor is smoother though.
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Originally Posted by Jboss View Post

Just curious but what hz did you get on stock cable?

I got 115 stable with automatic timings, at 120Hz I had to use manual timings 2704/1446 (with one or 2 lines on black background web pages). 121+ had scan lines all over the screen as if the screen had went on a acid trip. This new cable is way over built, its of high quality.


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Originally Posted by slh28 View Post

I have a question which I know it's been posted somewhere but can't seem to find it...
How do you verify that the screen is actually running at 120Hz? There was some sort of a motion test I think.

Also is there anything extra I need to do to make games run at 120Hz? I'm running 7970's in CF.

Reason I ask is because I don't seem to notice any difference when gaming... the mouse cursor is smoother though.

Move your browser window to the left and right quickly, If you see smooth motion than you'll know your at 120Hz.
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I have a question which I know it's been posted somewhere but can't seem to find it...
How do you verify that the screen is actually running at 120Hz? There was some sort of a motion test I think.

Also is there anything extra I need to do to make games run at 120Hz? I'm running 7970's in CF.

Reason I ask is because I don't seem to notice any difference when gaming... the mouse cursor is smoother though.

Your games will have to be running at a steady for 120fps for you to notice it I believe.

The main test for me is to put my monitor on a black background and swirl the mouse around. Count the points the mouse makes on the circles you're drawing, then move the mouse to a diff monitor that is 60hz if you have one and do the same thing. Or you could switch the resolution to a lower hertz if you have 1 monitor.
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I got 115 stable with automatic timings, at 120Hz I had to use manual timings 2704/1446 (with one or 2 lines on black background web pages). 121+ had scan lines all over the screen as if the screen had went on a acid trip. This new cable is way over built, its of high quality.
Move your browser window to the left and right quickly, If you see smooth motion than you'll know your at 120Hz.

I know, for any one running windows 8, if you scroll through the metro apps, theres a huge difference.
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Your games will have to be running at a steady for 120fps for you to notice it I believe.
My games do run at 120+ fps in the MSI Afterburner log with vsync disabled. Somehow I don't really notice any increase in smoothness. Maybe it's the microstutter?
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Move your browser window to the left and right quickly, If you see smooth motion than you'll know your at 120Hz.
Yeah the desktop is definitely running at 120Hz. That's a good test actually, more noticeable than just looking at the mouse cursor.
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In other news, I can run @ 120Hz if I use the EVGA pixel clock OC utility, but I have a feeling once I reboot the login screen won't show up again. It seems that whatever video mode Windows uses between the loading logo and the login screen is causing an issue. I also am able to turn the monitor off and then back on while already logged in and running 120hz and it has no problem displaying properly then. Anybody have ideas? I'm getting tired of reinstalling the graphics drivers.

The workaround I'm using for now is that I just keep the monitor at 96Hz on the desktop, but the EVGA tool seems to have added a custom res for me in NVCP for 120Hz. I used Nvidia Inspector to set the option for games to prefer the maximum refresh rate of the display. This should mean that games run @120Hz, and I'm still able to reboot cleanly (verified.)
post #1477 of 25862
Okay, if anyone can help me that would be great. I've done the tape mod on both of my monitors, but one monitor has in the bottom of the bezel in the lower left portion is a bad bit of backlight bleed that looks like a flashlight cone. How can I get rid of that or at least minimize it?

I'll try to get you guys a picture tonight if I can. Otherwise, these monitors are fantastic. No dead pixels on either, one monitor I was able to minimize backlight bleed to nearly zero. The other monitor is the one with that one little section of backlight bleed.
post #1478 of 25862
This came up in teh overclocking thread for PLS displays and i thought it might be a good idea to add to our members list.


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Messed around with settings a lot, found a low pixel clock one and believe I'm at my max now.

Occasional green lines max: 118hz
No green lines/perfect picture max: 108hz

Thinking strongly about upgrading to an Nvidia card to hit 120hz cleanly, as I've read Nvidia is superior to AMD for hertz overclocking.

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Yeah...I don't know about that dude. Can't say I have heard the same. I sure as hell would not buy another card if based on that hearsay alone. Though I do have a GTX 480 I don't need... biggrin.gif

I think people with nvidia have been seeing a bit better results since i have been keeping tabs over the PLS club since it started. I think a good addition that would help this distinction would be to add a video card type to the members list chart. I will go over there and suggest it for you guys thumb.gif
post #1479 of 25862
Does anyone know if these will work with a DVI-D to mini-DP adaptor? I have seen it asked multiple times but haven't seen an answer. I am also at the beach so I can't check the OP to see anything there. On mobile. I want a second monitor and need to know if I have to save for a new card first, Haha.
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I don't know I want to try as I have two ports and adapters at work too but I keep forgetting to bring one home.
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