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Recently upgraded graphics cards, faulty ports?

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January 20, 2013 12:12:22 AM

Hi,
I recently upgraded to a NVIDIA geforce GTX 650 Ti (windows 7), which doesn't have VGA ports it has 2 DVI. When I first got it I didn't even have an adapter for it then I bought one (which is the correct one 110% sure) but when I plugged it in the No Signal notification went away, but nothing displays. So I have a black screen. Naturally I tested to make sure the monitor works, it does. I switched the monitors around and I get the same problem with the other monitor which made me think it was a setting of some sort. It has all the correct settings(that I know of), Extended display, 60 Hertz. It's making me think there's a hardware problem but I wanted to see if there was any other option before I go and get a new graphics card (again). Thanks in advance.
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January 20, 2013 12:32:18 AM

Okay, so I'm a little confused so you used your computer on a different display device and it worked but with this card you have that you had to buy a dvi to vga adapter for it wasn't working correct? Also, both displays are working I take it then its just the extended display issue?
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January 20, 2013 1:11:03 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Okay, so I'm a little confused so you used your computer on a different display device and it worked but with this card you have that you had to buy a dvi to vga adapter for it wasn't working correct? Also, both displays are working I take it then its just the extended display issue?


Umm, my old graphics card ran both monitors fine, but after I upgraded I got the problem. When I use different styles of dual display it only shows on 1 monitor
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January 20, 2013 1:14:39 AM

Hmm so you aren't able to extend the monitors hmm. Maybe there is a compatibility issue with your connections. What connections does your monitor support?
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January 20, 2013 1:25:23 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Hmm so you aren't able to extend the monitors hmm. Maybe there is a compatibility issue with your connections. What connections does your monitor support?


How would I check?
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January 20, 2013 1:26:46 AM

In the back of your monitor? There is also HDMI, and Display Port which the Image does not show.

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January 20, 2013 1:30:53 AM

Hmm, yea I see if you are using a adapter it should work I would think with an adapter but if it doesn't maybe its time to think about maybe getting a new monitor. VGA is a rather old standard.
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January 20, 2013 1:33:11 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Hmm, yea I see if you are using a adapter it should work I would think with an adapter but if it doesn't maybe its time to think about maybe getting a new monitor. VGA is a rather old standard.

Well, I had the some problem on my other monitor... But it's possible that it's just as old. And my computer is recognizing it, and I can move my cursor across the screens, I just can't see it when it gets there
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January 20, 2013 1:37:27 AM

Yea I would say honestly upgrade your monitor at this point. Now I don't know what your budget is at the moment or how much you are wanting to spend but I would say you could get a excellent monitor in the 100-150 dollar mark and be just fine. I feel your experience would be better and that the picture would be far superior then a VGA connection which I just about completely phased out of any graphic cards and monitors. There are some that still come with them. Mine does but mine is a freak it has everything HDMI, DVI, VGA, and Display Port pretty crazy stuff.
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January 20, 2013 1:39:15 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea I would say honestly upgrade your monitor at this point. Now I don't know what your budget is at the moment or how much you are wanting to spend but I would say you could get a excellent monitor in the 100-150 dollar mark and be just fine. I feel your experience would be better and that the picture would be far superior then a VGA connection which I just about completely phased out of any graphic cards and monitors. There are some that still come with them. Mine does but mine is a freak it has everything HDMI, DVI, VGA, and Display Port pretty crazy stuff.


What kind would you recommend?
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January 20, 2013 1:43:53 AM

Well I would recommend ASUS monitors. They have been putting out amazing monitors for a while now. I would of recommended Dell prior to seeing how there customer service was but lately ASUS all the way them and Samsung (which are a bit more expensive). I will find a few monitors for comparison for you in different ranges. I have only really suggested 1080p screens because at this point anything less is really not worth the money.

This is a great monitor at the 150 dollar range you may consider
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is what I use. I like it because it has a stand. Which enables me to adjust height and I can rotate it as well which would come in use if you were to use more then one screen in portrait.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would say at the 100 dollar range that Acer makes amazing monitors. Here is one that you may find a good find as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 20, 2013 1:51:21 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Well I would recommend ASUS monitors. They have been putting out amazing monitors for a while now. I would of recommended Dell prior to seeing how there customer service was but lately ASUS all the way them and Samsung (which are a bit more expensive). I will find a few monitors for comparison for you in different ranges. I have only really suggested 1080p screens because at this point anything less is really not worth the money.

This is a great monitor at the 150 dollar range you may consider
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is what I use. I like it because it has a stand. Which enables me to adjust height and I can rotate it as well which would come in use if you were to use more then one screen in portrait.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would say at the 100 dollar range that Acer makes amazing monitors. Here is one that you may find a good find as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Alright, thanks a lot. I'll save them for next month and see what I can do then.
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January 20, 2013 1:52:51 AM

Yea, I just think it may be time to treat your eyes a little more :p  Also, just a suggestion but you can return the 650 now and wait till you get a new monitor and then purchase your card then it may be cheaper :) 
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January 20, 2013 2:50:23 AM

Most modern GPUs come with one DVI-I port and one DVI-D port, and only provide ONE analog signal. DVI-D Ports do not have pins to pass the analog signal. Adapters ONLY work on the DVI-I port and you can only run ONE VGA monitor, unless you buy a card specifically designed to run more

If you have a display port connection you should be able to use an active display port to VGA adapter to drive the second.
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January 20, 2013 3:32:24 AM

With the 650Ti's I don't see one with a display port adapter but I had forgotten they work off the same connection vga and display port. In your opinion though unskol would you advise him into a new monitor as a good future investment especially with a modern graphics card.
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