I just recieved my new pc and unfortunately its not working very well.
System specs(made from components which I chose and I hope everything is compatible):
Mobo: Asrock 970 Extreme3
CPU: Phenom x4 Phenom 965 BE
GPU: Asus HD 6870 DirectCU
RAM: Patriot 4gb 1333mhz
HDD: WD Cavier Blue 500gb Sata3, 16mb
PSU: Seasonic S12II-520w Bronze
I`m using a old CRT Monitor 17'' so I had to use the dvi>vga adaptor.
While installing Windows7 Ultimate 64 and after it finished my screen resolution was very low and the colors were burnt.
My screen resolution is stuck on 640x480. Here a few pictures with what I`m dealing with.
I tried to install the latest ati drivers
from their official site but because my screen resolution is so low I can`t hit Next.
( I can`t move the window up because it bounces back and keys don`t work)
Also I tried the driver
with which the video card came. The installion went fine but after I restarted the system for the settings to be activated after the Windows 7 logo the screen just stays black.
What could be the problem?
-drivers? I can`t get them right...are there drivers for monitors? I never had to install any on my old configuration. I remember I have somewhere a cd from the monitor but I never used it and I doubt it will work with Windows 7.
-my monitor or the dvi vga adaptor
-malfunctioning video card
-motherboard bios ( should I make an update?, I checked their update site and all were for cpu)
-New video card+Windows 7= overkill for my 17'' crt monitor?
Can I provide with more info?
P.S: I also tried a old windows xp sp2 32bit and the results are the same.
The CRT monitor is working fine on a sistem with vga output on the video card.
Thank you for taking your time to read this wall of text!