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My 6870 is currently connected to my monitor via a DVI to HDMI cable because the monitor is 1080p but it only has VGA.

I think the cable is bad though because the monitor will go black (Not a monitor black but like there is no signal) for a couple seconds and sometimes there will be small blue lines going horizontal across the screen.

I tried hooking up a HDMI to HDMI from my 6870 to the monitor and everything looks messed up, it doesn't let me change the resolution and I tried other things but no dice, so guys. Is there a way to fix this, do I need a new DVI to HDMI? And is it my cable or my graphics card that is messing up?

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Do you have another monitor to test the cables? Also, you say that your monitor only has vga but you connected an hdmi cable. Are you using some sort of adapter?
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i think he means it only has hdmi and vga
    
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I have my PS3 and my 360 hooked up to my monitor and they have no problems what so ever, I have 2 HDMI ports and a VGA port on my monitor. It's an Acer P244w
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Now the monitor blacks out once every twenty seconds it's really bad and I can't play any games or do anything productive with this please help.
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Do you notice any unusual graphical behavior when your computer is booting up, or if you boot into Safe Mode? Give those a try. Maybe hit F8 once a second as soon as you turn on the comptuer so you get to the boot menu and let it sit for a minute. If nothing happens there or in safe mode, try removing and reinstalling your drivers for giggles.

Otherwise, without another monitor or computer to test with it'll be difficult to determine whether it's the cable or the card at fault. (Ordering a replacement cable online though is pretty cheap, even just to test with.. cheaper than buying a new card)

Though HDMI to HDMI acting spaztastic is curious; could be driver, card, or cable (unless it's the same cable you use with your consoles).
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