dontaskme. Yes it seems to give the refresh rate only 60 hertz.
I was able to up mine to 85 hertz with a 5 year old 17" philips monitor.
All I had to do was right click the desktop, pick settings and then advanced. I then picked the monitor tab and then increased the screen refresh rate a bit at a time. When it reached 85hertz. I stopped.
It did give me the option to go to 120hertz, but I don't want to push my luck. lol
You can alter the refresh rate VIA desktop properties but as soon as you load a game, the refresh rate will drop back down to the defualt 60 Hertz. If you play a lot of games for long periods, you will soon get the ocassional headaches and sore eyes.
I use a program called Refresh Force which will keep the refresh rate at specified rates. click here