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Radeon RX 5500

Before I spend another $100+ on a Radeon card, I'd like to find out the following:

Background:
My system is a Dell XPS Core Duo with PCi Express 1.0 slot. I had an old Radeon HD card that worked fine until the latest Windows 10 Pro update. After that, I still get a display, but everything is just wide and Windows recognizes it as a basic card. I bought an NVIDIA GT 1030, but the DVI adapter that came with my Syncmaster monitor won't fit in it. Long story short, I bought another monitor (BenQ HDMI monitor), HDMI cable and plugged it into that card and the system (or the card) won't recognize it. It eeps saying that a cable is not plugged in.

I know that it's not the slot because I plugged in the old card and my syncmaster recognizes it and displays a picture.

So now my question is this. Should I bother buying the Radeon RX5500? WIll it work? Should I buy a DVI cable, hoping that it will work or should I just give up and buy a new PC?

Thanks.
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    stephen0118 said:
    Before I spend another $100+ on a Radeon card, I'd like to find out the following:

    Background:
    My system is a Dell XPS Core Duo with PCi Express 1.0 slot. I had an old Radeon HD card that worked fine until the latest Windows 10 Pro update. After that, I still get a display, but everything is just wide and Windows recognizes it as a basic card. I bought an NVIDIA GT 1030, but the DVI adapter that came with my Syncmaster monitor won't fit in it. Long story short, I bought another monitor (BenQ HDMI monitor), HDMI cable and plugged it into that card and the system (or the card) won't recognize it. It eeps saying that a cable is not plugged in.

    I know that it's not the slot because I plugged in the old card and my syncmaster recognizes it and displays a picture.

    So now my question is this. Should I bother buying the Radeon RX5500? WIll it work? Should I buy a DVI cable, hoping that it will work or should I just give up and buy a new PC?

    Thanks.


    I'd first try using another cable to connect to the monitor to see if it works in the first place. In this case your other option is DVI-D,

    Most likely the reason as to why the adapter didn't fit is because the GT 1030 does not support analog signal, VGA connections don't work anymore and it only supports DVI-D which is a different type of DVI.

    Search for a DVI-D cable and try again.

    A DVI-D cable should have the following pin arrangement:



    It has a gap in the middle.
    Reply to miggtt699
  2. Thanks. I'll try that. I'm still wondering, though, why it won't recognize the HDMI cable.
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  3. stephen0118 said:
    Thanks. I'll try that. I'm still wondering, though, why it won't recognize the HDMI cable.


    I'm not sure, but at this point, probing everything would be the best option to make sure nothing is left behind.
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  4. I would remove the HDMI cable from the card, then reconnect it. Do the same for the monitor. It's possible you simply haven't fully seated them. Both items are new and sometimes because of that cables won't easily slip into the connectors.
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  5. Thanks, dontlistentome and miggtt699. I did do the card part (especially because I put the original card back). I ordered the dvi-d cable (though it's an hdmi to dvi-d cable) and I hope that works. really don't have the money right now to buy a new PC.
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  6. Thank you so much guys. I got the DVI-D cable and then plugged it in, set the output on my monitor and it works like a champ.
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