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monitor doesn't detect DVI/can't run native resolution in VGA


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#1 normlabe

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:36 PM

Pretty much exactly what it says in the title. this monitor has never detected DVI. It's a Samsung 225BW, a 22inch widescreen with 1680x1050 native resolution. In VGA mode, with a DVI-VGA adapter, I am offered a maximum of 1024x768. I uninstalled both the video card and monitor drivers then reinstalled from their respective websites. Didn't do anything.

Edit: Sorry, I should include more information. Vista 64 bit, home premium, eVGA 8800 GTS.

Edited by normlabe, 12 January 2009 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:04 PM

Swap DVI cables, try both DVI outputs on the card. No way to really test without playing "swap" with parts. Hook monitor to another card etc.

There was a page of troubleshooting help here (I always tend to missplace owner's manuals for my stuff):

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/...0520D-03Eng.pdf

Edited by dpunisher, 12 January 2009 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

Using adapters/gender-changers for video is a crap-shoot at best. I've had a couple that wouldn't work, got the proper cable for the connection on either end and voila
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