I posted this inder the Graphics card section 1 gay ago.... thought I might get a reponse her quiker...
I have just purchase a system using a BioStar TF7050-M2 MoBo and a Samsung 216BW wide screen Monitor(DVI-D and DB-15 VGA inputs). And I don't know the first thing about Digital video, digital interfaces, an such. I am using the integrated GPU(GeForce 7050PV/630a), but have only been able to get the VGA to work, the MoBo also has an HDMI output port. I am using Windows 2000 Pro right now, but will be installing XP-64 Pro. I figured the BIOS should detect the HDMI connected to my monitor. I have also worked under the assumption that DVI-D or HDMI only works with the appropriate drivers and OS. The MoBo came with a HDMI to DVI-D adapter and I also have an HDMI to DVI-D cable. I have tried both the Adapter and Cable. My questions are mainly this:
Will the Digital output display the POST and/or Command Prompt when booting from Diskette(remember diskettes.?)....???
Will the digital output only work with certain Operating Systems..??
I have the most recent BIOS dated 7-16-2207, and it seems fine.
I also have a question about New DVD/CD burners/players. I have a Sony/NEC Optiarc AD-7170A DVD/CD burner. I under stand that with newer OSs, XP and later you don't need to connect the analog audio out or the digital audio out connectors to the MoBo/Sound Card. I am going to have a Dual boot system with W2K on one partition and XP-64 on the second partition. I know not many people are familiar with Dual Booting, but it is rather simple with NT based OSs. Right now I only have W2K installed and the analog audio out to the MoBo analog CD in header works fine, when playing CDs. I tried to connect the DVD/CD digital out connector to the S/PDIF input on the MoBo, but that did not work. Question:
Where do you connect the DVD/CD player Digital Out to..??
I have been searching the internet and forums for weeks and have found nothing that helps. Have also emailed the MoBo manufacturer.
Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated....
It doesn't look lkie the monitor supports HDMI and doesn't look like you mobo has a DVI connection so you can only connect to the VGA.
As for the DVD, I tried to pull up the mobo on line manual but no luck. I don't know if that board has a digital connector for the onboard sound but it will be in the manual. Often times the online manual is easier to read
You said, "It doesn't look lkie the monitor supports HDMI and doesn't look like your mobo has a DVI connection so you can only connect to the VGA."
But the LCD monitor does have a DVI-D input connector. The motherboard came with an HDMI to DVI-D adapter. So shouldn't the onboard vidio adapter(GeForce 7050PV/630a) support DVI-D output through the HDMI connector.????
I tried that already. Most articles/newsgroups/forums, at least the few I could find describing connecting DVI-D video cards that have VGA and DVI-D say to connect both connectord to your single monitor. Hell, I thought I would be able to set the monitor to Digital and see the POST. Unless, my onboard Digital video is bad, I was thinking maybe W2K does not support Digital video..?? I am about to instal Windows XP Pro, on a seperate Partition, and I am thinking that might give me some more clues..??
I guess I should have gone for a less advanced/new technology MoBo, as I have not kept up with all the latest stuff for the past 6 years or more.
Any more help/advice will be appreciated. ..... kenr77