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Windows 7: Will the GPU work if i dont connect my monitor to it ?

04 May 2014   #1
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Will the GPU work if i dont connect my monitor to it ?

hi , as in my specs have shown , im using a 1.33 monitor , it uses VGA port only .... my future GPU that will be installed on my PC tomorrow is a Gigabyte GTX 750 ti windforce , there wont be no VGA I/O . so the question is , on my motherboard there is a VGA I/O , after i install the GPU , will it work if i still have my monitor plugged there ? or it must be plugged to the GPU ?


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04 May 2014   #2
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It must be connected to the GPU to function as the on board graphics will be disabled. Is this GPU one your installing yourself? Look in the box it came in there should be an adapter from DVI to VGA in it like the one pictured. If not you will need one or a monitor with dvi on it.


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04 May 2014   #3
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

... i have looked at it but ... there was no adapter .... well i guess i'll just buy the HDMI to VGA cable , ty
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04 May 2014   #4
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Usually Gigabyte puts them in the package, They must be slipping. The VGA to DVI cable is a decent compromise for the moment. It seems kind of a waste to use such a vid card on a vga monitor. Are you planning on upgrading the monitor any time soon? I personally would get a decent 22" to 26" inch one with HDMI.

If there is no further questions would you please mark this thread as solved? Thank you.
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04 May 2014   #5
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

of course i do , but well im not gonna waste my current monitor anyway though , im thinking about expanding my 100x70cm desk first , to atleast 200x70 , and then in afew months i can buy 2 external monitor ...
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04 May 2014   #6
zap9x

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

oh and i actually made some researches and in all the reviews i have seen , they always say that the GPU doesnt come with any accessory other than the power cable
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04 May 2014   #7
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Huh... Having purchased many Gigabyte graphics cards in the recent past as we are Gigabyte partners I have several dozens of those adapters laying around. No biggie maybe that model doesn't or they are cutting costs. Last one we purchased about 3 weeks ago had 2 adapters in the box
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