Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 motherboard

Hi everyone,
I'm new to the forum and looking for some advice about this mobo. It has an hdmi socket which I connected to the hdmi socket on my Akai HD Ready 1080p digital LCD TV by means of an hdmi cable, but I cannot get any display. However, I have no problem getting a display using the VGA connection. I don't understand why this is because it should according to the TV manual. Can anyone tell me if I need to amend a setting in the PC's Bios ?
I would also appreciate any advice on choosing a compatible HD graphics card to get the best out of the few games that I occasionally play. and F1 2012 in particular. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Check your BIOS in the Advanced BIOS Features, then look for Init Display First and make sure it is set to OnChip VGA. Double check the display settings in Windows to make sure you are using a supported resolution for the TV. 1920x1080 should work.

    For the graphics card, your budget range would help to narrow down a selection.
  2. Thanks for solving the problem in getting the HDTV connection to work using a HDMI cable.
    Regarding the graphics card, the price range is secondary to the ability of the card to allow F1 2012 to perform smoothly on the ultra high graphic settings.
    However, this does not mean that money is no object, but I am prepared to pay whatever is costs to be able to run the game in the highest mode. I am already aware that there are a plethora of good HD graphics cards available that could do the job, but I need to ensure that I choose one which is compatible with my system, and I don't want to pay more than is necessary in order to achieve my objective.
  3. Ok. Here are two cards that will run games on high settings.

    SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX-2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 (3 free games from newegg with purchase)

    EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

    Or, just look at these benchmarks of high end cards and choose.
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
  4. Thanks again. That is very useful info. I guess I'm spoilt for choice.
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