Monitor doesn't detect graphics card

Gigabyte Nvidia gtx260 ddr3-896mb
April 9, 2010 at 00:19:40
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i5 2.67GHz - 4GB Kingston RAM
Okay, so I just installed this new graphics
card (nVidia GTX260 - DDR3) and my monitor
does not display at all...I'm pretty sure I
installed it correctly and that it is in a good
condition, I can't figure out why it doesn't
display! It may also be my monitor, of course,
but i've only had this problem since I installed
the new gfx card...I am using a DVI to VGA
adaptor, which I wasn't before. Before I was
using VGA to VGA. I also thought that the gfx
card may be incompatible with my
motherboard, but im not sure...
My motherboard is the intel p55.
my monitor is the LG W2286L
Hope someone can help me

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April 9, 2010 at 05:40:50
My bet would be the VGA-DVI adaptor is causing the problem.
You either need a monitor with a DVI input or a graphics card with a VGA output, so you don't need to use an adaptor.

It's the monitor and graphics card which aren't compatible (connectivity-wise),

In any case, being forced to use a VGA-DVI adaptor rather defeats the purpose of using a DVI output in the first place.

Too bad you didn't buy a card which had both VGA & DVI outputs instead of dual-DVI. DVI may be superior, but not when your monitor doesn't have it.
You made a bad choice for the monitor you currently own.

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April 9, 2010 at 08:32:24
Hey, thanks for the reply. And yes, at first I was considering
that the monitor may be the problem. However, I tried a DVI to
DVI cable (My monitor does actually support DVI) after I found
it, but I still have the same problem. Also, I have recently
learnt that you are not supposed to use this graphics card
with a power supply adapter. I was using a 2x 4pin to 6pin
power adapter, as my graphics card only supports 6pin, and
my power supply has no 6pin cables. I read that you are not
supposed to use 4pin to 6pin or 6pin to 8pin adapters for this
card, and you must have a power supply with direct 6 pin or 8
pin cables. So I think this is the problem.
I have decided to buy a new power supply, with 2x 6pin pci-e
power cables. I believe this will solve the problem.
If you have any extra support, please respond. Thank you very
much :)

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