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HDMI to DVI-D converter not working properly?

by usaswim / September 6, 2008 12:17 PM PDT

I have an HP w2207h and a computer without VGA or HDMI. The monitor only has those two hookups and my computer only has DVI-D. I bought a DVI-D to HDMI converter and it doesn't really work sometimes. When I start the computer, the signal is inactive. I turn off my computer and try connecting to my previous monitor that had a DVI-D hookup. The signal is there. Then I hookup the conveter to the HP, and the signal is there.

What's up with this?

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by usaswim / September 10, 2008 12:26 PM PDT

Basically when I restart my computer or stand by for long periods, the monitor fails to communicate with my computer. My configuration is this:

Computer(GFX card w/ dual DVI-D ports) > DVI-D to HDMI converter > HDMI cable to monitor

Please help me solve this problem, thanks!
I'm thinking this could be a driver issue, or the hardware isn't right. Is there anything I could buy (<$50 if possible) other than a new graphics card or motherboard that can give my computer a VGA or HDMI input?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2008 10:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Help?

You don't want to replace any component or card let's look at the failure mode.

"Basically when I restart my computer or stand by for long periods, the monitor fails to communicate with my computer."

For now, don't restart or stand by until you get a proper card. Maybe its a driver but nothing suggests this is anything more than wishful thinking. Sometimes you find owners that insist "this should work" but there is no support to be found and the choices are clear.

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I think my GFX card is pretty good
by usaswim / September 11, 2008 7:56 AM PDT
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It's a XFX GeForce NVIDIA 8800GT, with dual DVI-D ports. I'll try updating the drivers.

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