Solved Adapter for monitor dvi to hdmi?

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June 14, 2012 at 07:00:59
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Hi i scored a slimline tv which also works with pc's as a monitor. It is a Samsung and has a vga plus hdmi outs. vga being not as nice pic wise i thought i would try an adapter from the video card. Does this sort of thing work. I see they are very cheep on ebay to get an adapter. I also would have to get a hdmi cable too. My video card has a hdmi and vga out. Thanks appreciate the advice :0) Oh i also found this on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A08-HDMI...
Would that do the job?

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June 14, 2012 at 10:34:51
On the TV HDMI is input not output........

Yes the DVi to HDMI Cable you linked to will suffice........go for it !

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....



#1
June 14, 2012 at 08:09:47
You don't need an adapter, just get a HDMI cable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-CABLE-...

Or use the existing VGA cable.
If your computer just has VGA then

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-GOLD-M...

The one you chose is DVI (white plastic instead of VGA blue and DVI is longer and uses a digital signal and a analogue signal).


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#2
June 14, 2012 at 08:18:41
Oops i mean to say my video card has vga and dvi not hdmi....silly me sorry....thats why i needed an adapter but there is the cable sold on ebay that is dvi to hdmi...do you think that works?

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#3
June 14, 2012 at 08:44:06
(When I started making this post response 2 was not here.)

"Hi i scored a slimline tv which also works with pc's as a monitor.It is a Samsung and has a vga plus hdmi outs. vga being not as nice pic wise i thought i would try an adapter from the video card."

Good for you ! Samsung is an excellent brand !

Modern TVs have video INPUT ports, NOT output ports.

"My video card has a hdmi and vga out."

The term CARD is frequently mis-used. If the video adapter is built into the mboard, it's NOT a video CARD. A video CARD plugs into a slot on the mboard and is removable.

A HDMI connection = a DVI-D connection plus audio, DVI-D being digital video. .

When the TV has a HDMI port,,,,

You can use a cable with HDMI connectors on both ends for the DVI-D video, however there is a limit to how long the cable can be without you having problems on the display on the other end of the cable, if the cable is longer than, say, 15 feet / 5 meters. For connections further apart than that you will probably need to use something other than just a HDMI cable.

There is no such thing as a gender adapter that will covert the output of the VGA port on the video adapter to a HDMI connection or a DVI connection. there are not enough connections in the VGA port circuits for that to work

When your video adapter has a HDMI port, you can also use a HDMI to DVI-D gender adapter, or a HDMI to DVI cable, so you can connect it to a DVI port on a TV, or to a monitor that has a DVI port or DVI cable, but the sound is not provided via that connection, of course.


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#4
June 14, 2012 at 09:08:22
Thanks Tubes yes someone gave this to me to be a tv but the video rca port is damaged so can't be used with a set top box. These tvs don't have inbuilt hd tuners :0) So since i use my windows machine with the tv tuner dongle thing might as well have a bigger screen/monitor to view on eh!
The shuttle pc has a video card pci...doesn't have onboard video ;0)

So are you saying that the link i posted is not usuable in my case? I only need a metre of the cable to do the job as the windows pc is sitting less than a metre away on the cabinet. Ah yeah the link i posted has the cable i think your talking about

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#5
June 14, 2012 at 09:12:57
DVI = digital
HDMI = digital + audio

All you need is one of these: http://www.konecable.com/ZenCart/im...

or this: http://computerjunkiesonline.com/pr...

or this: http://www.coolgear.com/images/DVI-...

...and a separate audio cable.


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#6
June 14, 2012 at 09:24:14
You can still use VGA, you just need to buy a wire for what ever speakers you gonna use.
In my experience HDMI can sometimes be a hassle setting the resolution and in some cases can be worse than VGA.

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#7
June 14, 2012 at 09:35:02
"In my experience HDMI can sometimes be a hassle setting the resolution and in some cases can be worse than VGA"

Yeah, I had a major hassle trying to get my HDTV configured when using HDMI. Resolution was OK but I couldn't get the colors adjusted properly. I switched to VGA & a separate audio cable & all is well. I may be losing out slightly in picture quality, but at least the colors are right.


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#8
June 14, 2012 at 09:52:13
Oh ok yeah those are the sorts of things i wanted to know. Thanks ...i have the tv/monitor working via a vga cable right now as i had one spare and the video card has a vga port. I had to take the resolution down to make it work. Since the cable is cheap on ebay i might give it a go :0) Thanks everyone :0)

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#9
June 14, 2012 at 10:09:10
"I had to take the resolution down to make it work"

Why? The TV has a native resolution, that is what you should be using. It has nothing to do with VGA vs HDMI. Anything other than the native resolution is going to look like crap.


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#10
June 14, 2012 at 10:34:51
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On the TV HDMI is input not output........

Yes the DVi to HDMI Cable you linked to will suffice........go for it !

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#11
June 14, 2012 at 10:43:31
Wait a min, misread, damn.
VGA just displays whats exactly on your screen without modifying it because it uses a analogue signal.

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#12
June 14, 2012 at 13:40:43
jay you are confusing the issue....... The OP just needs a cable, he is not interested in how Video Signals work ! As I posted in ยง10

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#13
June 14, 2012 at 14:12:57
Yep, all i could think off, cables can be fun, sending a picture though metal or fibre optics......
By the way he might of been interested???

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#14
June 14, 2012 at 22:33:33
"VGA just displays whats exactly on your screen without modifying it because it uses a analogue signal."

VGA is the only standard that does modify the signal: by converting the digital signal from the GPU to analog! The monitor then has to convert that analog signal back to digital. DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort all transmit digital signals--no conversion necessary.

To those of you having trouble with HDMI:

-Make sure Overscan is turned off in the TV's menu as well as in the display driver. If you're running through an AV receiver, it may be applying overscan as well.
-In the display driver software, try switching the color format from RGB to YCbCr444. For some reason, this only affects HDMI connections.

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#15
June 14, 2012 at 22:46:47
"Oops i mean to say my video card has vga and dvi not hdmi...."

The cable you provided the link to in your first post will work fine.

In that case, you can also use a standard DVI (male) to VGA (female) gender adapter for a VGA connection to the DVI-I port on the video adapter.


"..the video rca port is damaged so can't be used with a set top box."

If you mean the yellow RCA jack, that's for legacy composite video.
That would look relatively crappy on the TV when used for a computer display in comparison to VGA or DVI video.
That can only be connected to a TV Out connection on the video adapter - via an RCA jack, or a S-Video to RCA jack gender adapter in a "S-Video" port on the video adapter, or a S-Video to RCA plug cable.


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#16
June 15, 2012 at 05:27:31
Well it didn't fully boot with the resolution i had set with the previous monitor. I googled the Samsung one and it told me to take the thing down to whatever it is and then i was able to boot. I had to do this with the previous monitor attached to the computer then i could swap over...thats exactly what happened.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#17
June 15, 2012 at 05:28:08
Thanks will get that cable soon :0)

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#18
June 15, 2012 at 05:30:02
Thanks will look again at this and do what i need to when i get the cable :0)

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#19
June 15, 2012 at 05:35:05
Hi Tubes why would i bother with the VGA part as the reolution is lower than the port i suggested using.

Yeah the video composite rca port...physically damaged and when i tried using it when i first got this there was nothing showing up in the menu of the tv...so the tv is not seeing what is plugged in.
Um s-video...i never understood what they are for. Anyway i am using the monitor with the computer that is running the tv tuner usb dongle(leadtek)

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#20
June 15, 2012 at 12:56:07
"Well it didn't fully boot with the resolution i had set with the previous monitor."

Whether the computer itself boots has nothing to do with the resolution setting in Windows.
If the hard drive has a bootable partition on it - a partition an operating system was installed on - that the bios detects, that operating system will load if there's nothing wrong with it.
However, you may get no video or bad looking video in Windows if the Resolution is set wrong in Windows.

I have probably told you this before in your previous topics.....

All LCD, Plasma, and LED LCD displays have an "optimal" or "native" resolution - if you use that resolution, what's displayed on the screen looks the best it can be.

If you choose other resolutions, what's displayed on the screen WILL NOT look as good, the most noticeable thing being the Windows fonts / type WILL NOT be as clear. The cheaper your model of TV or computer monitor is, the more likely other resolutions will look a lot worse.
.........

In some cases, if you choose the wrong resolution, the displayed video may be stretched out of proportion horizonatally or vertically, or there may be black areas where no video is displayed at the edges on both sides or on the top and bottom or both on the displayed video

If you choose a resolution the LCD, Plasma, or LED LCD display cannot display, you get no video at all in Windows.
......

If you don't know what the "optimal" or "native" resolution is for the Samsung TV is, tell us which specific model it is - that's usually on a label on the back of the TV, or printed on the back of the TV.

If the display is on a TV, you get no display on the TV unless the right input source has been selected on the TV, via it's remote control, or via selecting it on the TV itself.
E.g. PC, or Computer, or VGA, or DVI, or S-Video, or Composite video, or Video1, Video2, etc.
.......

If you are using both an external computer monitor (or the computer's built in display) and an external display connected to a video adapter on a computer,
- XP enables only one display by default on a desktop computer. You must enable the external display in Display Properties - Settings in Windows, when the external display is connected to the computer properly.
There is an icon that looks like a monitor for each display there. If you hold your cursor over the icon for the external display , you see Not Active. RIGHT click k on that icon to enable the external display in Windows.
(Windows will retain the second display as long as it is still connected to the computer when Windows is loading, but it will be disabled automatically if it isn't connected then. )
When you go there the settings for the primary monitor are shown by default - when you are using both a computer monitor and an external display, that's usually the external computer monitor (or the built in display on a laptop or a netbook or an all-in-one desktop computer).
To set the resolution for the external display, you have to click on the icon for it, e.g. to set the resolution for the external display.

"Hi Tubes why would i bother with the VGA part as the resolution is lower than the port i suggested using."

Personally, I have a very hard time telling the difference between a digital display / resolution, and a VGA display / resolution. To me, it's one of those things where the actual result is not anywhere near an improvement as what it is in theory.
You often have more resolution choices to choose from for a VGA connection rather than a DVI connection.

I mentioned a DVI to VGA gender adapter, or a DVI to VGA cable, in case you might want to connect a VGA display to the DVI port - when it's a DVI port on a video card installed in a mboard slot, the DVI port always supports the DVI-I standards because it's been wired up that way on the video card - both digital and analogue video are available from the DVI port.
........

"The shuttle pc has a video card pci...doesn't have onboard video ;0)"

Is that the same Shuttle XPC "barebones" computer and the same "Graphics is a Radeon 9600 se 128mb" PCI-E X16 card as in this previous topic of yours ? :
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

If yes....
You never mentioned what brand and model it is.
It probably has a "S-Video" port on it.
"S-Video port" = as in, it's not called that on a video adapter, but the port is compatible with using a legacy 4 pin S-Video cable with it for a legacy S-Video connection to a TV or VCR, or with using a legacy S-Video to RCA jack adapter for a composite video connection to the yellow RCA jack on a TV or VCR.

In either case, the video output is TV Out video that is processed through a chip on the video adapter to make it conform to relatively ancient legacy TV standards - it looks relatively crappy on the TV because of that in comparison to a VGA, DVI, or HDMI display on the TV.

If you provide the make and model of the video card, if you want to know more about those types of connections, I may be able to find a manual for you to examine that may have that info in it.

Since your video adapter has a relatively old video chipset, a problem you MAY have is you MAY NOT be able to select a resolution in Windows for the display on the TV that is the SAME as what the "native" or "optimal" resolution for the TV is supposed to be set to.

In that case,

- if you can, choose a resolution that has the same aspect ratio as the "native" or "optimal" resolution for the TV - the ratio of the width of the physical display to the height of the display, expressed in whole numbers.
E.g. 16:9, or = 1.777 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number.

- Turn on Clear Type in Windows XP (or Vista or Windows 7) - makes type/fonts on LCD (and LED LCD, and Plasma) screens look clearer.
http://www.microsoft.com/typography...


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#21
June 15, 2012 at 21:38:33
OK will explain fully...i just get tired and can't explain. Any what i meant by not fully booting is exactly that no more or less. I get the windows logo and nothing more...when i plug the old monitor back in and change it...the system allows a boot. I know what your saying tubes but it simply is not what happens in this case. I googled and found out that this is common with this samsung monitor tv when connected to a pc and they suggested lowering the resultion to whatever i lowered it to...can't remember what it is now. I know it sound crazy to me too but simply that is what happened

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#22
June 16, 2012 at 10:05:30
"Any what i meant by not fully booting is exactly that no more or less. I get the windows logo and nothing more..."

The computer itself HAS booted fine and the hard drive HAS been found to have a bootable operating system partition by the bios when you get those symptoms, so it has NOTHING to do with the computer or Windows not booting or not fully booting.
In your case, Windows WAS working fine, other than you had no video in it.

That no video ONLY after the initial Windows graphics problem can happen
- whenever the display cannot display the resolution Windows has already been set to in Display Properties,

- or - when some other setting such as the vertical refresh rate is not supported by the display, (e.g. Later CRT monitors can use higher vertical refresh rates than LCD, LED LCD. or Plasma displays can.)

- or - sometimes when you install specific drivers for your video adapter, after you Restart the computer you may have the same problem if the specific video drivers are not detecting your external computer monitor or other display properly.

When you connect to a TV, it's even more likely you'll initially have the problem when it's the only display connected to the computer.

That problem can always be cured by loading Windows in Enable VGA mode (without having to connect a monitor that does display in Windows when you load it normally), and loading either Plug-n-Play monitor drivers, which will set the resolution and other settings to defaults that any display can display, or by loading specific monitor drivers for the external computer monitor or for the TV.

Major qualiity brands of TVs including Samsung often have monitor drivers on the disk that came with them, or they are available in the downloads for the TV model. El-cheapo brands of external computer monitors or TVs may have no specific monitor drivers available for them and in that case you use Plug-n-Play monitor drivers.


For 2000 or XP...
See response 9 here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

starting at....
Boot into Enable VGA mode.

Note - that's missing this...

Remove any bootable CDs or DVDs you have in drives.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting, don't hold down the key, starting very early in the boot.
When the Windows "Advanced..." menu appears, choose Enable VGA mode.
.....

Other than that, you must set the LCD or LED LCD external computer monitor or built in display, or the LCD or LED LCD or Plasma TV to it's "native" or "optimal" resolution in Windows in order to get the best looking result on the monitor's or built in display's or TV's display, or if you can't do that, set it to a resolution that has the same aspect ratio, the same ratio of width to height, if you can, and use Microsoft's ClearType. .
.......

By the way, if you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update web page on the Microsoft web site and do a Custom search for updates rather than an Express search, if you look at the optional Hardware updates it finds, the drivers for your external computer monitor model, or for your TV model, may be listed. If they are, if you select that and have them installed, they will be installed in Windows AND Display Properties will be set to use them.



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#23
June 16, 2012 at 11:38:11
Yes your right windows booted but no video. I googled the model of monitor/tv and thats where i got the info on the resultion i needed so i set accordingly and it worked :0) ok will look at that link tomorrow

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#24
June 17, 2012 at 02:29:54
OK trying to get through the rest now but the path is very different so its taking me time to get to where i can update the driver. The samsung site is not showing that there is any driver available. The model is a series 4 22 inch la22a450c1xxy. OK the specific manual does have instructions that the resolution can be set back up to 1680 x 1550 so i have done that but there is a gap on the left and the right side is outside the monitors range...if you know what i mean. I have now rebooted as i got some windows updates at the same time. So yeah that googled info was wrong.
I am going into the video card properties...i think it is ATI catalyst to get a driver update for it as well...see if that moves the screen over to the left...from what i remember i always have to do that sort of thing with linux anyway and especially if i use a nvidia card :0) anyway off on adventures to see what tech toys i can find ont he street :0)

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#25
June 17, 2012 at 07:46:22
"The model is a series 4 22 inch la22a450c1xxy...."

Samsung Australia
la22a450c1 series (home support page)
http://www.samsung.com/au/function/...

There are no monitor drivers listed.

Tech Specs
http://www.samsung.com/au/support/m...

Resolution 1,680 x 1,050

"the resolution can be set back up to 1680 x 1550"

You mis-read that.

It's 1680 x 1050, NOT 1680 x 1550

It has a 16:10 or 8:5 aspect ratio.

When you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number, it should be 1.6 ( to 1 ).

Also in the Tech Specs,,,,,,

HD Ready - Analogue (does not support 1080p HD video)

Input&Output (Back)

RF input - 1 (coax connector input)
Component (Y/Pb/Pr) - 2 (inputs - 3 RCA jacks, Red, Blue, Green, 2 sets of them.)
(supports HDTV Out a.k.a HD composite video from a source - e.g. a DVD player, )
S-Video - 1 (legacy S-Video input for TV Out from a source; relatively crappy display)
Headphone - 1 (1/8" stereo plug - output only)
composite (AV) - 1 (legacy composite video for TV Out from a source - yellow RCA jack; relatively crappy display)
HDMI - 1 (input - some models may have a DVI port rather than a HDMI port)
PC In (D-sub) - 1 (VGA input)
Video Monitor out, L/R - No (No audio output jacks, other than the headphones jack)


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#26
June 17, 2012 at 08:02:34
Ooops i was in a rush when i was typing the above...your right.

Haven't been able to figure out yet how to get the screen to move over to the left. There is a space there and on the right i can't use the mouse to grab and pull down or scroll down with the bar thingy...i honestly don't know what its called...anything on the right that you use to scroll down py putting the mouse on it. Could be within a browser, word or whatever.

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#27
June 17, 2012 at 08:29:54
You don't need to get the the screen to move over to the left.

Choose the 1680 x 1050 resolution,

- or - if that isn't there, choose another resolution that has the same aspect ratio, if you can, 1.6 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number

-or - if you can't do that, choose a resolution the has an aspect ratio that is closer to 1.6 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number than it is to ther legacy 4:3 aspect ratio display, 1.33 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution. by the second number .
E.g. you may be able to select a 16:9 aspect ratio resolution, 1.77 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number .


If you use anything other than 1680 x 1050
- Turn on Clear Type in Windows XP (or Vista or Windows 7) - makes type/fonts on LCD (and LED LCD, and Plasma) screens look clearer.
http://www.microsoft.com/typography...



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#28
June 17, 2012 at 08:36:27
Yes i did that and after that iit happened...ok will do the clear type thing...it looks clear anyway now

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#29
June 17, 2012 at 08:49:24
OK can't seem to find your instructions on this clear type thing but i think i stumble upon it in the control panel, appearance, effects andin the second drop down i chose 'clear type'

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#30
June 17, 2012 at 09:16:02
If you're still using the Radeon 9600 video card on the Shuttle XPC system,

- you may not be able to select 1680 x 1050, or any other resolution that has the same aspect ratio.

- that's a relatively old video chipset, and the drivers for it MAY have been built into XP - in that case there is no Catalyst software included with those.

Look in Device Manager under Display Adapters. RIGHT click on Radeon 9600 or similar, click on Properties (or double click on Radeon 9600 or similar)

Click on the Drivers tab.
What does it say beside Driver Provider ?

If the drivers were provided by Microsoft, it will say that - they are built into XP.

If the drivers were provided by ATI , it will say that; the Catalyst software may or may not have been installed in that case.

If the Catalyst software has been installed, when you go to Display Properties - Settings and click on the Advanced button, there is a tab for Catalyst there. .
.......

On the AMD web site....

Drivers Radeon 9600 series.
Only a Legacy version is available that is no longer being updated
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...

It's NOT likely that installing those that will yield you being able to select
1680 x 1050, or any other resolution that has the same aspect ratio, 1.6 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number, if the drivers you already have don't have that, but you could try loading them anyway.
....

If Device Manager shows the drivers were provided by Microsoft,

- you could install the ATI / AMD drivers to get the Catayst software and the newest possible display drivers. Catalyst is especially useful when you have more than one display connected to the video card.

- you MUST un-install the specific Microsoft drivers that have already been installed by RIGHT clicking on on Radeon 9600 or similar in Device Manager, choose Uninstall, DO NOT Restart the computer, run the ATI drivers installation you downloaded, THEN Restart the computer.
....

If Device Manager shows the Drivers were provided by ATI....

- go to Add or Remove Programs
Uninstall everything for the 9600 card.
If there is a "master" listing for uninstalling ATI software, use that.
If not, uninstall the ATI display drivers, and the Catalyst drivers if they were listed

- Restart the computer - DO NOT install drivers when Found New Harware pops up. CANCEL that.

- run the drivers download you got from the AMD web site

- Restart the computer
...................


If you cannot choose ANY resolution that fills the screen even when the newest drivers have been installed....

- If Catalyst has been installed, you MAY be able to find a setting in it that will stretch what is displayed horizonatally or verticaly so that the screen is filled.

- if you can't do that, the only way you can fill the screen is by installing a newer video card that DOES support the 1680 x 1050 resolution, or any other resolution that has the same aspect ratio.

Since your XPC has a small wattage capacity, 250 watts, your choices of which PCI-E X16 video cards you can install without having problems is very limited , to cards with video chipsets that have a smaller recommended power supply wattage capacity for the system, unless you're willing to buy a clone power supply that will fit in the case that has a higher wattage caopacity, which may cost you ~ $100.

E.g.
Radeon HD 2400
Radeon XL1950 ? series
NVidia Geforce FX 5200 series
NVidia Geforce 7200 GS


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#31
June 17, 2012 at 09:24:23
It says ATI technologies. I installed the driver and whatever when i installed windows. After installing windows i got all the drivers for everything. Can't remember if i had to get the driver from another website...probably!

More than one display?

Not sure why you want me to uninstall

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#32
June 17, 2012 at 09:54:44
Go to Display Properties - Settings - Advanced
Do you have a Catalyst tab there ?

See response 27.

Are you able to select ....

- the 1680 x 1050 resolution, or any other resolution that has the same aspect ratio

- or - a resolution the has an aspect ratio that is closer to 1.6 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number than it is to the legacy 4:3 aspect ratio display, 1.33 (to 1)

Since you already have ATI drivers installed....

- they may be the same ones as on the AMD web site
Look in Device Manager under Display Adapters. RIGHT click on Radeon 9600 or similar, click on Properties (or double click on Radeon 9600 or similar)

Click on the Drivers tab.
What does it say beside Driver Version ?

Click on the Driver Details button.
Some of the drivers have a stated File version - pick one, copy down the name of the file and the file version.

(I have one computer that has a Radeon 9700 or 9800 card installed in XP that I can compare the driver info to.)


- if the ones on the AMD web site are newer, you could try loading them (follow the directions in response 30) but if you can't already select the 1680 x 1050 resolution, or any other resolution that has the same aspect ratio, loading those probably will NOT change that situation.


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#33
June 17, 2012 at 10:21:02
Nope there is no Catalyst tab there.

Yes as i said i changed the resolution to whatever i said...16..... sorry all that maths stuff...i am not in a frame of mind to calculate...sorry.
I did a update driver with the catalst or ati whatever software...i mentioned that somewhere above....anyway bedtime :0)

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#34
June 17, 2012 at 10:25:52
Oh wait i went further...the advanced button at the bottom of the settings...in there there is a catalyst tab and that tacks me to what i was looking at before...catallyst control centre with the ATI logo. i looked at lots in there and couldn't sort out what to use...anyway will look again tomorrow as it is late :0)

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#35
August 9, 2012 at 23:52:13
Hi I scored one of those dvi/hdmi cables but go no picture on the screen at all. Couldn't even access the setting or menu to change the source. Can anyone advise me on this.
Also for audio from the pc to the monitor. I tried to use a cable for that but not sure from where to where i should plug. Whatever i tried didn't work so back to using pc speakers from the pc.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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