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Can a GTX960 not handle 2 monitors @ 144hz? Specs inside

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AMDIguess

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Feb 15, 2015
So here's my issue.
I upgraded from 2 60hz to 2 144hz (Monitors: http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2411Z-...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00 )

When connected to my GTX960, my primary works great, 144hz, beautiful (DVI connected). This leaves me with 3 display ports and an hdmi port on the graphics card.

As the monitors do not support displayports, I went with a brand new hdmi cable from Amazon, just to be sure, was super cheap anyways, and I didn't feel like unplugging one from a TV set anyway.

Plugged it in, but the 2nd monitor is locked at 60hz, even when going into the Nvidia control panel and forcing to 144hz, the screen goes black, and it does not want to go over 60hz. I even had an HDMI > DVI cable I was using before on another setup, but that was locked to 60hz as well.

So, as my GPU doesn't have any other options, am I out of luck in getting both to 144hz?
Would a displayport to DVI work @ getting 144hz? like.. http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraA...2&keywords=bizlink+active+displayport+adaptor ?

Thanks
 
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bob4933

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Jan 3, 2014
Are you sure you are running a dual link dvi cable???

edit: ok, no you cant use converters for analog to digital, nor use a converter for 144hz. You must use a dual link cable, hdmi 2.0, or DP 1.3
 
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sobe

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Jun 22, 2005
So here's my issue.
I upgraded from 2 60hz to 2 144hz (Monitors: http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2411Z-...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00 )

When connected to my GTX960, my primary works great, 144hz, beautiful (DVI connected). This leaves me with 3 display ports and an hdmi port on the graphics card.

As the monitors do not support displayports, I went with a brand new hdmi cable from Amazon, just to be sure, was super cheap anyways, and I didn't feel like unplugging one from a TV set anyway.

Plugged it in, but the 2nd monitor is locked at 60hz, even when going into the Nvidia control panel and forcing to 144hz, the screen goes black, and it does not want to go over 60hz. I even had an HDMI > DVI cable I was using before on another setup, but that was locked to 60hz as well.

So, as my GPU doesn't have any other options, am I out of luck in getting both to 144hz?
Would a displayport to DVI work @ getting 144hz? like.. http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraA...2&keywords=bizlink+active+displayport+adaptor ?

Thanks

As wingman stated, HDMI will not get you to 144Hz.... This is very generalized and there are some exception, but just remember as of right now HDMI = 60Hz, DVI = 60HZ, DVI DL = 60Hz+, DisplayPort = 60Hz+. 2 categories, 60Hz and under is HDMI and DVI, 60Hz and higher is DVI Dual Link and DisplayPort.