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I disconnected my DVI cable yesterday because I wanted to connect my monitor to check out another PC I got my hands on.

After I connected the cables back to my PC... I get 'no signal'.
I connected my PC to my TV Monitor with a VGA cable and everything seems fine, which tells me it's not the video card.

My guess is that my DVI cable is bad. I need a new one. I have a DVI-D, but my video card has slots for a DVI-I... does that mean I need to be using a DVI-I cable?

What's the difference?
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No. DVI-I includes both DVI-D (digital) and DVI-A (analogue).

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig...sual_Interface
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So any DVI cable will work with my Video card?
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Originally Posted by GigaHertz View Post
So any DVI cable will work with my Video card?
Correct. However, your video card supports only DVI-A and Single Linked DVI-D. This basically means it is a single linked DVI-I port.
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Thanks Duckie
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