Message Edited by PeterSwiss on 02-23-2006 04:11 PM
Message Edited by lambdapro on 02-21-2006 04:25 PM
I'm having trouble understanding the problem. All types of DVI connectors will mate with all the others provided they are the correct plug to jack combination. I haven't seen this particular ati card, but the cards I have seen have DVI-I female connections. This means they will take any of the three types of cable. This is done so you can still connect to an analog monitor that has only the 15 pin VGA connector. The video card often comes with an adapter to adapt the DVI-I connection to a VGA fitting. If you have a DVI-D fitting, you can plug this into the video card provided you first remove the VGA adapter. It should work as the DVI-I connection on the card has both digital and analog output.
Do you think you could describe the problem a bit better?
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All types of DVI connectors will mate with all the others provided they are the correct plug to jack combination. Provided it is correct it will mate, that's obvious, and always was. But DVI connectors to not mate, see the drawing at
(in german, but scroll to the drawings low on the page).
If you have a DVI-D fitting, you can plug this into the video card provided you first remove the VGA adapter. This does not work. There is no VGA adapter, DVI-D does not have analog signals anyway, and does not plug into the VGA plug.
Do you think you could describe the problem a bit better? Not really, but I can repeat it.
The DVI-D connector of the cable does not plug into the DVI-I plug of the graphics card, because the horizontal prong of the DVI-D connector is blocked from the DVI plug of the graphics card. The DVI-I plug has a vertical "female" receiptable at the position where the DVI-D connector has is horizontal prong. See link
I hope for better solution.
That DVI-I in the link is not what the DVI-I looks like on my ATI Radeon X600 256 Mb PCIEx16 card. The DVI-I link should have the horizontal bar plus the four "dots". Here is a real link to a definition showing the real DVI-I:
Again, a piece of cake to hook up. Almost idiot-proof. The advantage of the DVI-I on the video card (LIKE YOU HAVE) is that you can put on an adapter and run the 15 pin VGA from it also.
The Dell 1905FP (and I assume the 1907FP) monitors come with two cables, VGA and DVI-D, so one would not need an adapter to fit the DVI-D cable into a DVI-I connector on the X600 card. Which it has.
Message above Edited by PeterSwiss on 02-21-2006 05:27 PM
I consider the thought of a defective graphics card, i.e. built to defective specifications. But I'll check again with glasses and very good light. Perhaps more force is needed to apply the plug.
Message Edited by PeterSwiss on 02-21-2006 05:48 PM