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Windows 8 won't recognize my graphics card?

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-bit


    So basically I need a blue VGA port on the video card to connect my monitor to? And since I only have two white DVI ports I'll need to buy an adapter like in this picture? http://img.tomshardware.com/de/2005/...m/vga_dvi1.jpg

    Would this be the right item to get? Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE DVI to VGA adapter for Twin-View video cards Model DVI-2-VGA - Video Card Accessories

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Yes, and yes, if on of those DVI ports is a DVI-I that adapter will work. DVI-I is Integrated (analog and digital). A DVI-D (digital only) connector, won't have the analog VGA signal on it, and the adapter won't work on that type of interface. Most cards have one of each, and come with the adapter. If your card was an open box or refurbished unit the adapter could be missing, if it had one. I can't tell from the little information that Newegg listed if the adapter will work or not. Dows your monitor have a DVI or HDMI input?
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Going by this > http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/02G-P3-1568.pdf that adapter should work. It says it has 2 DVI-I connectors and comes with a DVI to VGA adapter.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-bit


    My monitor is actually a TV and has both VGA and HDMI inputs. It says it has a PC/DVI Audio input too, I'm not sure if that counts. I guess I can go ahead and get that adapter then. Thanks for all the help. I had one last question and that's why do I have to connect directly through the video card to the monitor? At least that's what seems is going on. I don't understand how connecting the adapter VGA from my computer video card to my monitor fixes the problem.
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Right now your monitor is connected to your motherboards built in ATI Radeon 3000 video card. Your GeForce GTX 560 Ti sends its video signal out of its own video connecters. It has no way to send its signal out of the motherboard connecter. To use the GTX 560 your monitor has to be connected to it. That is assuming it works. Normally the onboard video would be automatically disabled when a dedicated Video card is detected by BIOS. When that happens you would not get a signal from the motherboard connector. You're still getting a signal so something is still amiss. The GT 560 should show up in device manager too. Hopefully its just a BIOS setting that needs to be changed and not a dead video card. Did you plug in the extra power connecter(s) from the power supply to the video card? If your TV has a DVI or HDMI port I'd buy a DVI or HDMI cable instead of the VGA adapter. HDMI carries digital video and audio and would be my choice. Should be a better picture than VGA too. If you go DVI you'll have to run a separate audio cable to get sound to the TV/monitor.
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