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DVI Downgrade?


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Rhionin

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So I recently added a GeForce FX 5200 video card to my computer to play higher-end games, and I started getting clock/phase problems with my display. After a short bit of research I came to the (possibly wrong) conclusion that upgrading to a DVI cable would fix this. So I bought a DVI-D Dual-Link to see the difference.

When I restarted the computer, the size of my desktop was less than it was on VGA. I went to the display settings to bump it back up, and got that crazy screen that says "this setting is so messed up. don't touch it."

Am I missing some important difference between VGA and DVI? I was very largely under the impression that my display would be better after switching. I'm getting quite the opposite.
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DVI is the better output but you need a card that can output in DVI and a monitor that can support it before you can use it. Simply buying a cable doesn't do anything. They're primarily designed for flatscreen/LCD/TFT technology - do you have a flatscreen monitor?
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Gateway® FPD2275W
22" Widescreen High Definition LCD monitor with quoted attributes such as...
"HD-ready"
"VGA, component, S-Video, and composite video inputs"
"DVI-D with HDCP input"
http://www.gateway.c...il/fpd2275w.php

The GeForce FX 5200 video card has a DVI-I slot and the monitor has a DVI-D slot. Therefore I am using a DVI-D cable
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bump. I'd like to know if there's any logic behind this and if it's fixable before I return it
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When your monitor powers up does it say DVI mode?
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yes.
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