Problem with monitor - driver

  1. I recently bought a new cpu - a core 2 Duo E6550 @2.33Ghz. The board model is Intel Desktop Board DG33FB. But I kept my old monitor, a Samsung Samtron 45Bn, bought way back in 1999. The monitor does not work with the new system with software drivers installed. I have to use it otherherwise, without software driver support as a plug and play device. As a result I cannot take complete advantage of the system, ie cannot play 3d games or watch dvd quality movies.
    Please help.
     
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  3. chroot

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    You should not need drivers of any sort to run a normal VGA-compliant monitor. When you plug the monitor into the computer, and turn both on, what exactly happens? Does anything show up on the screen at all?

    If you can see things on the screen, but your game performance is bad, then it's your graphics card, not your monitor, that needs to be investigated.

    - Warren
     
  4. True. You may also need more memory in your computer. That happened to me, and with more memory, it all worked out perfectly.
     
  5. robphy

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  6. @chroot: I do see things on my monitor when i turn on my computer but when i install the drivers that came with the motherboard the screen turns blank as soon as windows loads. i can hear the startup sound of windows. Then if i uninstall the drivers ( by going in safe mode first), the monitor works fine but without nice graphics.
    I have plenty of memory to play games because i plugged my machine to a newer monitor and everythings fine. So no question of less memory. Also, i do not have a seperate graphics card, its on board.

    @Dst: i meant the CPU, The board and everthing that comes with the board (including the case), next time i'll be careful
     
  7. chroot

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    Again, your monitor has nothing to do with this problem. It's something to do with your graphics card. Can you tell us more about what card you're using, and what drivers you're using?

    - Warren
     
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