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Hey guys,

I just bought a new monitor Asus VG236HE 120Hz and a pair of HD5870's 2GB. Now, the problem that I have is that I cannot set the monitor in the CCC to 120 Hz. The only refresh rate that I am able to set is 60Hz.

I know that this monitor is 3D Vision compatible and it is exclusive for nVidia cards, but I am not interested in utilizing the 3D Vision at all. What I need is to have this monitor run at 120hz.

Is 5870 supporting 120hz monitors?
Is Asus VG236HE 120hz in 3D Vision only for nVidia cards?

Please help me out!
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Have you downloaded and installed the proper monitor drivers from asus (i know samsung provides them but not sure about asus)....... after doing that try to change to 120Hz from within the windows display properties...... right click desktop... screen res...advanced.
    
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You have to use a dual link DVI cable.

Are you sure you are using one ATM?
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Have you downloaded and installed the proper monitor drivers from asus (i know samsung provides them but not sure about asus)....... after doing that try to change to 120Hz from within the windows display properties...... right click desktop... screen res...advanced.
You know, as stupid as it is, Asus Does NOT make any drivers for their monitor. Only ones they make is only if you want to use the 3D Vision Glasses.

Other than that, they rely on Windows Generic PnP Monitor. So, in advanced properties all I see is Generic PnP Monitor with a driver back from 2006.
All I have is 60hz refresh rate as an option.
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You have to use a dual link DVI cable.

Are you sure you are using one ATM?
Yes, I am using a DVI-D Dual Link cable at the moment.
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Check this ***** out!

I took both HD5870's out of my PC and plugged the good old 4870 back in. I hooked up the monitor to the DVI port on the back of the 4870 and it DETECTS the monitor at 120Hz!

So the damn problem is the design of the new 5870's with these 6 universal mini ports which use different connectors to hook up to the different types of hardware.

I returned the 5870's and went for GTX570 SLI. At least they use straight up DVI ports on their cards just like the good old 4xxx series.

Problem solved!

Thanks for trying to help me out!
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