Is HDMI out enabled by default? I just put a system together and I haven't been able to get a signal from the card to try and configure the computer. I currently have it hooked up to my monitor through HDMI, but the monitor gets no signal. Do I need to go buy a VGA cable to hook up to it? The monitor has no DVI inputs, so that's out.
Also, if I get a VGA cable, and it works, will I lose any resolution or color depth versus using the HDMI?
No, but I'm about to go to the local Microcenter to pick something up. Just wanted to know exactly what I need before I leave. I don't want to get a VGA to DVI adapter if I don't need one. I have VGA inputs on the monitor, but not DVI. HDMI and VGA in only.
Actually, since I already have the HDMI cable, it would be more cost-efficient to just get a DVI to HDMI adapter. Would that work just as well, or should I go ahead and pony up for the DVI to VGA and a VGA cable?
You could try that first, but I've found that a HDMI port does not always work unless it senses a connection so you may need to have to establish a DVI/VGA connection with the HDMI cable connected as well at the same time.