Leadtek A340 tdh fx5200 dvi problem

By sodium1 ยท 12 replies
May 5, 2008
  1. Fistly i wiuld like to say hi to everyone on this forum:wave: Secondly i would like to se if anyone can help me with my problem. I have just purchased a 24" monitor. It has DVi input, so i would like to utilize this option. My graphics card is a leadtek winfast a340 tdh geforce fx 5200 256mb with DVI and vga outputs. I am really struggling to get the DVI to work :confused: I have had the monitor checked on next doors pc, and works perfectly, also the lead has been tested and proved to be ok. I have updated the drivers from Nvidia and leadtek's websites. Also i have tried different settings on the card, but still no luck :mad: I think it's just a case of changing a setting but i cannot locate it and i have lost my picture twice which meant i had to reinstall everthing again. Can anyone possibly help me sort this out ?
    kindest regards sodium1
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    What i have

    I have a 22 " LCD with DVI connection.
    I have an ATI x1650/512 with a DVI connection.
    You need the right cable that probably wasn't included with either.
    I had to buy one.$ 30.00
    But your Video card must have a DVI connection,and
    your motherboard a PCIx slot.
    I have an asus P5K-VM and an ATI PCIx Video card.

    This has nothing to do with lost files.
  3. sodium1

    sodium1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi zipperman, Thanks for the reply. i have tried the lead what my neighbour used to test the monitor, and still no picture. I have 2 different types of DVI leads available, and both do not work. All i keep getting is a message on the screen what states "no input signal"
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Theres only 1 type

    You need DVI-D connection cable at both monitor and video card,
    What are the names and models of both,i'll check them out.
    Does the monitor have 2 choices ?
  5. sodium1

    sodium1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a DGM 24" monitor. This forum will not allow me to post piccys or links to websites until i have made 5 posts, very strange. Anyway i purchased it from overclockers.co.uk, its their cheapest 24" monitor they have
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Check this first

    But don't you know the names of your harware ? Is it an LCD monitor wide screen ?
    Go to Device Manager.for video card.
    Thats if you want High Definition monitor.It also depend on the Motherboard

    Attached Files:

  7. sodium1

    sodium1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The monitor is a 24" widescreen LCD, there is one VGA & DVI socket on it. My graphics card is a Leadtek A340 TDH, Nvidea Ge-Force Fx5200 8X AGP. The DVI socket types you showed me in the attached picture is exacly the same as i have here..
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7


    An AGP is the wrong one for High definition . It can't have a DVI-I connection.
    I don't think you planned this very well and understand the way i post
    for the best monitor picture.Not with X AGP,you need PCIx video card.
    with a DVI-I connection.Your wasteing the cost of buying a LCD monitor.
    Now you need a PCIx motherboard and Video card.Not X AGP.
    Thats about all the help i can be with what i know.:wave:
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Try is on your other video port. Its not showing up maybe cuz of the dual monitor..

    Sounds like your box is fine,,gl,
  10. sodium1

    sodium1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so basically, even though i have a graphics card with a DVI socket on it, it will not support my monitor ? Why is there a DVI socket on the graphics card then ? What is it intended for ? The mind Boggles lol
  11. sodium1

    sodium1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have just spoke to my neighbour, he has got a pc running with a AGP graphics card with DVI connected to a 37" screen on his wall. I am even more confused :suspiciou
    This is card that he has borrowed me to try, this is a AGP card with a DVI socket...strange
  12. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

  13. sodium1

    sodium1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    problem solved

    After a couple of days messing around and trying out advise offered by different people i have finally sorted the problem out. Both of my DVI leads are ok, they were also tested on a known working set up. My monitor was also tested by my neighbour when he connected it to his home cinema system. Also the very latest drivers were downloaded from Leadtek & Nvidia. Today i was passing PC World and decided to get another opinion. We decided that the DVI output on my card was faulty, and has probably been faulty from new as i could not get it working when i purhased it approx 3 years ago ! I have purhased a new card http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/pr...Graphics+Cards/PNY/B-G77300GABE50YPB-G/786568....... I have installed this card tonight, and it works a dream !!:D I have just loaded company of heroes and going to give the card a good test...many thanks to eveyone who offered their help and knowledge
    regards sodium1: wave:
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