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ati 6970 lower dvi port dead !!!

by wigginro / August 10, 2012 8:05 PM PDT

hello! i have a problem with my radeon 6970 saphire since i bought it. my lower dvi port is dead. i use a single monitor and the upper dvi port & hdmi recognize it but the lower dvi just can't. i also have problems recognizign the monitor while installing windows 7. i must install it on hdmi cable and only after instalation switch to primary dvi port. if else i have no signal after windows loading file steps. it flashes on screen different collours (red, green, black, etc.) i don't know if the problem is the gpu or something else. thx for any answers that could help me with my problem. (i have an asrock extreme3gen3 as motherboard)

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Let's say it is dead.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2012 4:14 AM PDT

Did you try another one or another model?

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by wigginro / August 11, 2012 4:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Let's say it is dead.

i did some researches and i think the port is fine but simply can't recognize vga monitor. it can only detect digital. the port looks the same on exterior but has diffrent internal technology. no i did not try another model Sad

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DVI had FIVE flavors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2012 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

Some folk are surprised at that. Some don't support analog VGA.

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