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  • #30827

    isdarit
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    Hey folks ,

    bit of a puzzle put my new bits together started up got a “no signal” message and monitor blank. Played about a bit to no avail. I have an adapter hdmi to dvi  wondering if that was the problem so installed a old ( real old) gpu in and hey presto it worked. Now wondering if it would be the adapter or setting for on board gpu ( I’d imagine that to not be the case but I’ve bever used onboard gpu before) or could it be the mobo is broken? Any advice please guys  sorry for being a pain’

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  • #30830

    Dave Rice
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    The onboard GPU shouldn’t be any different to use than a discrete card. Just plug the monitor in.

    What mobo & CPU did you end up getting?

    #30831

    isdarit
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    I3 8100 and gigabyte  z370 Dave.  I’m going order a new hdmi- dvi cable try that as the one I had I have no idea where I got it from  just hoping it’s that. Thanks for your reply

    #30834

    Ed P
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    It is very often some obscure button on the monitor that needs to be pushed to select the correct display mode. What does the mobo manual say about display modes?

    #30837

    dwynnehugh
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    Sometime ago, and I had a similar problem using an adapter on a mobo DVI to something or vice vice versa – the book with the mobo said that it would not operate with adapters only direct to the screen. Not sure if this is your problems here but might be worth a check.

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    #30838

    isdarit
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    Thanks guys going to read the mobo  manual  I’ve ordered the new lead ( just another to tick off)  I will have a play with it later let you know how I get on thanks for your time folks

    #30840

    Dave Rice
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    HDMI to DVI should be OK, it’s DVI to VGA that needs a DVI socket capable of anaglogue as well as digital.

    #30844

    isdarit
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    Thanks Dave ? gonna play with it later on try and get rid of edge /  cortana etc  and check how it runs.  Appreciate  your time gents thanks.

    John

    #30847

    Dave Rice
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    I’m not sure you can get rid of them, there’s no need to either.

    #30848

    Ed P
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    Edge – no you are stuck with it for a couple on months until M$ replaces it with the Chrome ram glutton. the worst of Cortana can be avoided by never signing on to it. Most of this is in the security section.

    #30851

    isdarit
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    Thanks guys, well I’ve  set it up as per my liking. Yes couldn’t get rid of edge but I’ve got it working the way I want.  Windows wouldn’t accept my key but gave me the option to let it know I had a hardware upgrade then no probs. See  come the end of the week when I’ve hopefully sorted the onboard vga out ( with your help like 🙂   ) I will have a little mess with it see how this mp2 thing performs. Seems quick to start but don’t all fresh installs?. Thanks for your advice so for guys

    John

    #30855

    Dave Rice
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    Amazingly it will keep that performance up. Every year there is a major upgrade which is somewhere between the old service packs and a new version of Windows 10. Also SSDs don’t suffer from the same slow downs as HDDs.

    #30856

    Alun Boden
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    I’ve just upgraded 2 computers in the house. Not brand new parts, except the cpu in one.

    H110m-s2h, G3930, Z270a prime I7 6700k, when setting up both had problems with onboard

    graphics, the z270 kept giving problems with my R9 390x. Both boards sorted by Bios battery

    removal. A proper bios reset. It might sound daft but this seems to be a regular thing with more

    modern boards nowadays.

    #30870

    Ed P
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    Alan, Bios updates are often as a result of the Spectre vulnerability or similar. The keep fixing it only for more holes to appear. Each fix makes your PC run a teensy bit slower. However if you do not like it tough, or choose to use a Raspberry Pi (no predictive branching in CPU)

    #30877

    isdarit
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    I hope it does keep the speed up Dave. I’ve just added my other ssd’s ( for storage) hopefully my lead will be here tomorrow so I can at least rule that out before I start delving deeper. Alun do you mean battery removal as in cmos reset ( sorry if I’ve misunderstood you)

    thanks John

    #30884

    Ed P
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    Lets just hope that Microsoft chooses something other than memory hog Chrome!

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