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


17 Oct 2012   #1

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
Amazon.com: 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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227339

  • 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

Amazon.com: 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.

I HAVE TRIED:
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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17 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

drewcula welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you haven't yet try it on the other DVI port, as only one of them supports VGA via adapter; the other is DVI only.
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17 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for responding! No, for the EVGA on the backside of the GFX are both DVI, and I have tried multiple times on both, and I tried using my onboard VGA but none worked.
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17 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have tried different adapters (the card should have come with one) and cables and it still won't work, I would be inclined to contact EVGA and see what they say.
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17 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I asked on the EVGA forum, no response. And I don't know how to word it on google. I mean would that really happen? EVGA | Important Notice: HDMI Adapter must read! (*Please Note* Reimbursement has ended) | Important Notice: HDMI Adapter must read! (*Please Note* Reimbursement has ended) said they shipped out generic adapters for their products so I don't think that is it.
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