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> this makes no sense.
> but i can only conclude that the DVI connector interface to my samsung
> and the DVI output (there are 2, with no VGA) on the video card ... are
> incompatible and should not get married.
> i did a search for "LCD monitor DVI connector problems" on the web and
> newsgroups and have been finding occasional similar reports.
> i'm surprised, it's not exactly like i was the first to jump on the DVI
> i have both a DVI cable and a VGA-DVI adapter.
> "if the computer's posting, the monitor's not even ghosting"
> the monitor's not doing NOTHING when it's attached to the system with
> the ATI card. Asus p5gd2, 3.6 p4, 300 GB maxtor. even got a zalman
> copper heat sink.
> i tried swapping out the power supply. the Mobo has a 24 pin, i had an
> antec 480, which has 20 pins, going through an adapter.
> i switched to an antec phantom 350, which has the 24 pin built-in,
> along with the 6 pin connector for the video card.
> i tried the system with a samsung 171V monitor, which has only VGA
> input, so i used an adapter. still no image on the video screen.
>>>>>> still no image on the video screen. <<<<< the basic problem.
> questions ...
> * does the ATI X850XT require a particular LCD monitor ?
> guess my next stop is, buy a cheap PCI-express card with both VGA and
> DVI, install the OS if that works.
> i would be installing XP but with no image on the monitor (which works
> fine with a 3 GHz p4 system) i'm about ready to take the system to a
> computer store to call in the cavalry.
I presume you tried both connectors. If so then I'd assume the board was
> help !
> thanks !
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