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17 Oct 2012  

Windows 7 64 Bit
New GFX Card w/ DVI-I - VGA Adapter -> No Monitor Signal

I honestly have no clue what to do, I been googling forever and none of them seem to be for me, so I decided to post here.

Ok so I bought a new GFX Card : EVGA GTX 560 EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1460-KR: Computers & Accessories

A new PSU to go with it

SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-650HT 650W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS1...

And I have a old ass DELL monitor that uses a VGA plug, like 10 years+ old.

My specs I think is

  • Phenom II X4 955(3.2GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (1 GB)(Replaced)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

SO My problem is I seated the graphics card, connected the PSU, bought StarTech DVI to VGA Cable Adapter, M/F (DVIVGAMF): Electronics

(StarTech DVI to VGA Cable Adapter, M/F (DVIVGAMF)

and plugged that into the DVI port of my GTX 560, plugged in the 2 6-Pins, and plugged in my VGA Cable after the DVI adapter. Everything turns on fine but the monitor recieves no signal. I tried another VGA Monitor and it also said it couldn't detect a signal.

Reseating the GFX multiple times
The old GFX Card & Monitor works fine
Replugging cables of Monitor, PSU and outlet
Using my brothers VGA Monitor and Adapter
Both DVI Ports

Please help! I would prefer not having to buy a new monitor and just use my old VGA monitor.

Thanks for reading.

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