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BenQ XL2411T 120hz problem

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a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 10:44:50 AM

Hey I have the AMD Radeon 6900 graphics card and I recently bought a brand new benQ XL2411T monitor.

Unfortunately I can't manage to get it to 120hz whilst on 1920x1080, when I attempt to change it via the windows settings it's capped at 60hz and whenever I try to change it via the AMD Vision Engine control center it won't allow 120hz unless I'm at a resolution cap of 1024x768 or below.

I've attempted rivatuner but it quite simply won't allow the change, please help with any information you can... thanks!
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a b À AMD
December 25, 2012 10:49:27 AM

Are you using a dual-link DVI cable (which is connected to a dual-link port on the GPU) or Displayport cable? Those are the two mediums that have the bandwidth for 120hz 1080p.

That would be why I think.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 10:52:06 AM

I definitely have the dual-link DVI cable connected, it's the one which came with the monitor and I was precedingly cautious upon the matter. The graphics card mentioned only has one port, so that can't be the problem... ]:
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a b À AMD
December 25, 2012 10:59:55 AM

Which card is it? Exact model if possible.

hmm, not too sure actually. Kinda stumped on this I will admit.
a c 122 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
December 25, 2012 11:20:20 AM

Is this a laptop? Though I cant think of any reason why it wouldn't work, I don't know if it would.
That being said, I don't think that laptop graphics are even going to be able to take advantage of 120hz in gaming.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 11:32:24 AM

It's a desktop computer, here's a list of all the hardware:


Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
AMD FX-8120 25 °C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 710MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH 990FX (AM3r2) 42 °C
Graphics
BenQ XL2411T (1920x1080@60Hz)
AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
Hard Drives
932GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C
Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
ATAPI iHAS124 B ATA Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

a c 122 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
December 25, 2012 11:41:29 AM

So I'm guessing you have a Sapphire HD6950 or 6970, the link you gave above is a mobile card designed for laptops.
You sure that you have connected to the dual DVI cable connected o the right port?
http://www.itp.net/images/content/585837/article/10971-...
It should be on a port with the extra pins, as seen on the lighter colored port on this card.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 11:49:34 AM

Yeah it's definitely plugged in correctly >_<
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2012 1:03:51 PM

Here are some screenshots to possibly aid your help:

Not being able to go above 60hz - http://i.imgur.com/qbnkX.png
Being capped at 1024x768 when selecting 120hz in the control center - http://i.imgur.com/Vwmyt.png

Whenever I play any game with that horrendous resolution it tends to reset itself back to 60hz too.
January 23, 2013 10:05:33 AM

Hi,

I also have a 6900 card myself and it is an asus. On mine there is a switch on the graphics card which turns one display port of to switch the DVI from single link to dual link.

Both the DVI outputs are DVI-I but i think only one is truely DVI-I (dual link).

I have linked my specific graphics card and the picture that demonstrates where the switch is.

http://uk.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6950_DC...
http://uk.asus.com/websites/global/products/mMAaEwb08yx...

The switch is circled in red.

I made an account just to answer this question xD

EDIT: DVI-D (dual link) will run from DVI-I (dual link) no problem
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