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Changing from VGA to DVI

(Topic created: 07-26-2021 01:01 AM)
userx0Ieaac3ov
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I have a Synmaster 220WM monitor, and I've been using it in VGA hooked up to an AMD Radeon HD 6570 card.  I've just installed a DVI-D cable and would like to know if I need to change any settings or drivers to get it to operate in DVI mode.  The monitor now shows Digital in the upper left corner when I turn it on.  But I can't see much difference on the screen... I have it set to 1024 x 768 with DPI setting at large size (120 dpi).  The refresh rate is set at 75 hertz.

Is there anything I need to do, or is the Digital in the upper left corner all I need to know?  And will it be more apparent if I switch to a higher resolution?

 

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Diaboyos
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VGA is analog only with a max resolution of 640 x 480 at 60Hz. While DVI is both analog and digital at 1920 x 1200 in single-link or 2560 x 1600 in dual-link at up to 144Hz. So you should definitely see a difference between VGA and DVI. However that monitor only supports 1680 x 1050 at 75 Hz so you're not going to get the full effect.
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