Solved Issue with new PC monitor

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PK33

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I'm not very hardware savvy so I'll try to explain this as best as I can.

I have an old monitor that I use with my desktop PC. I was using a VGA cable, with a DVI adapter, to plug the monitor into my onboard graphics card (the horizontal DVI slot). Today I bought a new monitor. It has both a VGA and HDMI slot. When I try to connect the new monitor in the same way (VGA with DVI adapter) I get the "Check Signal Cable" (analog) message bouncing all over my screen. I can hear the PC starting, but all I see is this message. I tried with the HDMI cable too, but got the same result. On the flipside, when I plug the VGA cable into the vertical VGA slot the monitor works fine, as in I can watch videos and browse the net without issues, but I cannot get any video games to work.
I figured it may be an issue with the monitor itself so I plugged my old monitor again just to test things out, and now even that won't work. The VGA with DVI adapter method gets me the same "Check Signal Cable" message.

It's worth mentioning my OS is Windows 7 (64 bit), and my graphics card is Intel Core i5-2400. Also, the monitor came with a CD so I installed a driver for it off of that. I've check to see if my graphics drivers are up to date and they seem to be.

I hope I explained this well. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
 

phillpower2

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Please provide information about your computer, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the CPU, MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable folk to better assist you.

Can we also have the brand and model name or number of both monitors.
 

PK33

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Thank you for your response, phillpower2.

The issue has now been resolved. It turned out the graphics card needed to be reseated.
 

phillpower2

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You are welcome PK33, glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting the solution for the benefit of others (y)
 
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