Journal #6887

Posted 9 years ago2010-11-22 22:09:19 UTC
I'm a little pissed at ATI, I bought their new Radeon 6870 the other day to move away from Nvidia and upgrade from my 8800 (had to cook it once a month)

The 6870 doesn't detect my second monitor, at all. This is annoying. I spent literally a full day wondering why, both my monitors are exactly the same and have the same adaptors (VGA to DVI) yet only the top port on the card works.

Anyway! After countless hours of googling and stuff, I managed to find out that one port on the card is a DVI-I and the other is a DVI-D, the DVI-D doesn't support VGA. What.

Why the fuck would you do that. Now I have to sell one of my perfectly working monitors and replace it for another which is DVI. The thing which is worrying me though is that I was using a DVI adapter and it still wasn't detecting it, so I might waste my money buying a new monitor, and I can't find the receipt for the card...

So I'm back to using 1 monitor until christmas, or if that fucks up, forever probably.


Commented 9 years ago2010-11-22 22:27:00 UTC Comment #54133
Should be using DVI anyway, VGA is rubbish.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-22 22:31:52 UTC Comment #54148
You're blaming ati because you don't have a modern monitor?
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-22 23:05:42 UTC Comment #54144
No, because it made only one port compatible instead of both. Suckers, what's the point?
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 00:22:47 UTC Comment #54149
Uh, give me a half-modern PCI-E card that DOESN'T have one vga and one dvi port, really.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 05:22:21 UTC Comment #54135
The x1950 had two DVI ports. That was ATI's last card before they launched the HD line years ago. My 9800GT has 2 DVI ports. My brothers 8800 has 2 DVI ports.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 05:24:26 UTC Comment #54139
I tried telling him that VGA is older than time itself, but he wouldn't listen to me :P
I mean it's bloody analogue.
It's the equivalent of complaining that your brand new DVD player doesn't play VHS tapes.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 05:39:54 UTC Comment #54136
Wait, you mean I shouldn't have thrown out my old VHS player when I moved to DVDs? SHIT!

I have every episode of Saved by the Bell on tape. Now they're totally worthless...
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 09:07:02 UTC Comment #54143
Crollo most modern and half-modern graphics cards doesn't have a VGA port.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 10:38:19 UTC Comment #54146
I have a Geforce 9400 GT but the card is 9600 I think... I have 2 DVI ports and I use a HP1940 monitor Mut I dont use a second monitor(I have 4 spares now)(to messy table) I have a problem to... vhen I use s-vid to a tv not all of my tv's work...
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 10:55:49 UTC Comment #54138
"Saved by the Bell"

I thought I buried that deep inside me. DAMN YOU STRIDER!

Oh and my monitor is a VGA but I have to use a DVI adapter just to plug it in :P
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 10:58:07 UTC Comment #54137
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 11:04:53 UTC Comment #54140
I listened to you Archie, I know VGA is behind the times, the point I'm making is what DiscoStu said, why would you only make one port support VGA.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 14:05:51 UTC Comment #54147
get 2 DVI Cables, 2 Good monitors(or atleast DVI adapters for old moni's)
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 16:33:15 UTC Comment #54145
He's complaining that he already did that and it doesn't work.
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 17:57:59 UTC Comment #54142
Guys, blame while you can because starting from 2011 the brand "ATI" will be a just a good memory.

ATI Radeon will be rebranded as "AMD Radeon".
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 19:07:36 UTC Comment #54134
Commented 9 years ago2010-11-23 19:29:57 UTC Comment #54141
Yeah, basically DiscoStu is the only person who is even remotely close to understanding what I mean.

Commented 9 years ago2010-11-24 03:35:25 UTC Comment #54150
My ati radeon HD 4650 has 1 vga and 1 dvi port, for the sake of compatibility, and those brand new multimillionaire graphics cards come with a dvi-to-vga adapter anyways so it's [not technically speaking] the same thing.

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