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Windows 7: HDMI not recognised by monitor.

26 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
HDMI not recognised by monitor.

Sorry if this appears really stupid but I dont know much about graphic cards.

I installed a new graphics card EVGA Nvidia Ge Force 610. It has 3 ports DVI. HDMI & VGA.
I have 2 monitors. One is VGA only, and the main monitor is new and supports DVI. HDMI & VGA.

I though probably stupidly, that I could connect my main monitor to the HDMI port and the 2nd monitor to the VGA port and all would work fine.

After installation I decided to try just the main monitor first. I connected to the VGA port, installed the drivers and all is ok. I then changed the settings on the monitor to HDMI, plugged in the HDMI cable but just get a blue screen with a "No HDMI " box showing.

Please could someone tell me how to get the HDMI working.

Also Is this I though probably stupidly, that I could connect my main monitor to the HDMI port and the 2nd monitor to the VGA port and all would work fine.just stupid. Will I still need to use the DVI port with splitter cables to use dual monitors with extended display, as was my current setup.

Is there any way to make use of the HDMI and still have dual monitors. Thank you.

My HDMI cable works OK from laptop to TV. Its a BABZ HC007 BZ10714C high speed HDMItm cable with ethernet E321484

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26 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Did you remember to disconnect the VGA cable before switching to HDMI?

I have a feeling what you are running into is a hardware limitation of the card in that it can use either the DVI and HDMI or VGA port at the same time, but not the VGA and HDMI port at the same time. If that is the case the easiest solution is to pick up a DVI cable and you should be good to go. And no if that works you don't need a splitter of any kind to run dual monitors.
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27 Sep 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Hi Stormy, Thanks for your reply. Yes I disconnected the VGA cables from monitor & PC. Cant get a signal even using only the HDMI so I suspect my old PC just isnt up to it. Its 2009, HP Compaq CQ 5226 and originally came with a Intel G41 chipset. Is this likely or is HDMI dependent only on the graphic card as opposed to PC components & graphic card.

As I cant get the monitor to run on HDMI I have connected the main Asus 21.5" monitor to the DVI port using a DVI to VGA adaptor, and the 2nd 19" monitor to the VGA port and the dual setup works fine.

I know the the HDMI ports and cables work ok because they are ok on the laptop.

I have email Dabs where I bought the card from and if its possible to get HDMI perhaps they will advise.

Again many help for your help. cheers margaret
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