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Windows 7: 5M long VGA Cable giving low resolutions

25 Apr 2012   #1
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
5M long VGA Cable giving low resolutions

The cable is only giving me a resolution of 1680x1050 and it is ghosting they are also only giving off a generic monitor rather then recognizing the model of the monitor. The standard VGA cables you receive when you buy work fine.

Doing research ive read that the longer the cable the lower the quality?

The graphic cards are lower end AMD cards but are new.

All drivers on graphic cards and monitors have been updated to the latest yet it hasn't had any effect.


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25 Apr 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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25 Apr 2012   #3
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i did see these although i was thinking you would need one after you go past the 10M mark.

should i believe this review?
obviously im not looking for better quality then what the monitors default res is
Careful, can't be returned

Made no perceptible difference in video quality; unfortunately is not returnable
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25 Apr 2012   #4
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

https://www.google.com/search?q=vga+...w=1680&bih=959
Do some legwork here. A VGA signal booster IS what you need to correct this issue. Read reviews and specs.
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25 Apr 2012   #5
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ill see if my local parts shop has one. I've never built a computer with 6 screens before so i never had to deal with this problem before.

thanks for the info
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25 Apr 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The cable length won't effect your resolution, sharpness, maybe.
If it "is giving off a generic monitor" something is wrong with your drivers, try rolling back.
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25 Apr 2012   #7
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i thought it may be drivers yet only when im using that cable it shows the generic monitor, and when i use the vga cable that came with the monitor it works fine.

I tried the cable on the other monitors and they would also get the generic monitor with the highest res of 1600. Yet they were fine with the standard vga cable?
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25 Apr 2012   #8
blueyedsamurai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

would it be better to just use a long HDMI cable? i was having that 1inch black bar issue but did some reseach on how to fix the issue so i might just use the HDMI slot
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26 Apr 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It is quite possible you have a bad cable, have you tried others in the same confiuration? HDMI is sensitive to length though, but I think a 5M one would be Okay.
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26 Apr 2012   #10
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The fact that the Monitor is showing as "Generic" is proof that the cable and or cable length is the issue. Since the monitor is showing as "Generic", the correct resolutions will not be offered.

You can try a High quality VGA Cable, such as this one Newegg.com - Monster Cable Model 122093 16 ft. Digital Life High Performance VGA Monitor Cables - High Speed M-M
or the frequency booster, which I have already shown you.
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