DVi Monitor and Graphics card

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Taggert_LOA, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    my monitor and grapgics card both have DVi but how do i get to work from the card to the monitor?
     
  2. Sazar

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    just have to use the cable that has the dvi output from the monitor and plug it into the dvi input on the video card...

    thats it :)
     
  3. Taggert_LOA

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    well i tried that but for somereason it stays black
     
  4. Sazar

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    can you post system specs.. incl tft... video card... driver revisions ?

    will help us to better pinpoint the problem :)

    thanks..
     
  5. Taggert_LOA

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    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name
    System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
    System Model Dimension 8200
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1694 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A09, 9/13/2002
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)"
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    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 326.09 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 1.72 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.35 GB
     
  6. Taggert_LOA

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    Name NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
    PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0201&SUBSYS_88511462&REV_A3\4&6B9BF1C&0&0008
    Adapter Type GeForce3 Ti 200, NVIDIA compatible
    Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
    Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
    Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version 6.14.10.5216
    INF File oem20.inf (nv4 section)
    Color Planes 1
    Color Table Entries 4294967296
    Resolution 1024 x 768 x 60 hertz
    Bits/Pixel 32
    Memory Address 0xFC000000-0xFDFFFFFF
    Memory Address 0xF4000000-0xF7FFFFFF
    Memory Address 0xF3F80000-0xF3FFFFFF
    IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (6.14.10.5216, 1.48 MB (1,550,043 bytes), 10/6/2003 3:16 PM)
     
  7. Sazar

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    it should work..

    does the product work fine using the VGA adapter?

    if it does you may have a problem with either the adapter or or the cable... perhaps even the video cards dvi adapter...
     
  8. Taggert_LOA

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    vga works great just curious about the difference in picture quality
    is there a windows settin i need to change maybe?
     
  9. Sazar

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    not sure about the control panel for nvidia cards but you should be able to set an alternate frequency tab as checked ...

    there are differences in picture sharpness/clarity and it helps for gaming...

    if you have any friends with dvi cables or can actually bring their rigs over or you can take your monitor to them... you can eliminate differnet things like wther its the cable... the card... the adapter or whatever...
     
  10. Taurus

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    are you switching the cable while the comp is on? make sure you're doing it while it's off and don't leave the vga cable hooked up. just have the dvi cable in place and turn it on and it should work.
     
  11. Taggert_LOA

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    ok i will try that thanks
     
  12. Taggert_LOA

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    worked like a charm the picture quality is awesome. big thanks to taurus sending you a million dollar check, just don't cash it till 2035.
     
  13. Taggert_LOA

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    now when i play games the monitor goes on and then off over and over again, do i need to change the game setting?
     
  14. Sazar

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    there should be an option to alternate dvi frequency... it sometimes works to clear up some problems...

    is the monitor just going on and off or is it changing resolutions?
     
  15. Taggert_LOA

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    the light goes form green to amber back to green over and over again
     
  16. Sazar

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    have you tried alternating the dvi frequency? through the control panel...

    I am not sure if it will help but it is supposed to help with anomalies...
     
  17. Taurus

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    make sure you don't still have the old analog monitor drivers installed. there should be digital ones or at least make sure it says "plug and play monitor".

    next thing would be to set all your refresh rates to 60hz. this includes any in the directx portion of your video settings.
     
  18. Taggert_LOA

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    ok it says digital but i still have the problem. should i uninstall all the drivers and start from scratch?