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Integrated Graphics and DVI Adapters

by jdo3 / May 10, 2012 6:01 AM PDT

So I just got a motherboard to work with, and I need some help with its graphics.

It is a Socket 775 Motherboard, with a Pentium D, 3.4 GHz.

First of all, its a 24-pin power supply slot in the motherboard, but I only have a 20-pin power supply connected. I've read that that shouldn't be a problem as long as I don't use any PCI cards, thus I haven't used any. However...

Everything is hooked up as it should be, and it powers on and everything, but my monitor remains in standby mode. I tried to turn it off, and turn it back on, and that didn't work. I have no clue why the integrated graphics aren't working. Does anyone else know?

So after this all happened, I put in a graphics card. However, the graphics slot is PCIe x16, and the only card that I have that will fit is a dual-DVI-E. No problem, I just bought a DVI to VGA converter. So I put that in, plug it all in, and it still doesn't work! This is driving me crazy, and I need to come up with a solution quick because this is my dads main computer.

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If the DVD is digital, no VGA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2012 6:10 AM PDT

It's a shame the make and model of the video card was not supplied. Some will never drive a VGA display.

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by jdo3 / May 10, 2012 9:32 AM PDT

My bad. I tried it with a Radeon HD2600Pro, 256MB DDR3. If that won't drive a VGA display, thats fine, but I still am wondering about how to get the integrated graphics to work.


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Typo on my part. I meant DVI !
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2012 3:46 PM PDT

There are too many cards that fit your description but DVI does not mean and adapter will work. Try a DVI or HDMI display next.

For me to check further, I'll need MAKE and MODEL NUMBER on that "Radeon HD2600Pro, 256MB DDR3".

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Got it.
by jdo3 / May 11, 2012 11:17 PM PDT

I found the problem - two of my RAM sticks were ECC, and I didn't know it. As far as the adapter goes, I'm happy to believe that the graphics card couldn't support VGA. Thanks all!

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