Check signal cable w/ dvi, no signal w/ vga

December 30, 2009 at 16:08:07
Specs: Windows 7
I'm perplexed; I started having this problem ten
days ago or so. When I have my monitor
plugged into my video card with a DVI cable,
I'm told to check my signal cable. When I use
an adaptor to connect to the monitor with a
VGA cable, the screen just stays in power
saving mode when I try to boot the system.

I'm able to get video through the motherboard's
onboard graphics though--the system is
booting properly, but for some reason I can't
get a signal from my graphics card to the
monitor.

Here's the kicker: right when I first started
having this problem, I went to micro center and
had them exchange my old card for a new one
of the same make and model. This card
should be working properly; it's brand new.
Any ideas?


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#1
December 30, 2009 at 16:20:30
You may need to go into BIOS and alter the Video Adaptor settings to enable the plug-in card.

There is usually a setting to give priority to VGA/PCIe/PCI and if not present automatically reverts to onboard.

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#2
December 30, 2009 at 19:07:24
Had a good feeling about that one...but it didn't work. Any other
ideas? Thanks.

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