I have just bought a Dell Optiplex 3010 SFF Refurb, but having issue with the display.
My old PC had a DVI-D port, as does my monitor, and I get a crisp display. I only use my PC for work, not for gaming, so I only want the best results in terms of less eye strain.
The 3010 does not have a DVI-D port. It just has VGA and HDMI.
My Monitor only has VGA and DVI-D.
VGA looks terrible and blurry, so I bought a HDMI to DVI-D cable. When I boot the 3010 up I get the Dell logo, then the Windows logo, but then a blank screen, and my monitor says No Signal Detected.
Anyone know what the issue is likely to be?
So what are my options to get a better display than VGA?
The Monitor is a benQ VW2245z.
Is buying a new monitor that has HDMI the only option to get away from this awful VGA display, or do I need a graphics card upgrade?
HDMI to DVI-D is a passive cable.
You just plug HDMI Female to DVI Male on the monitor and use an HDMI cable.
Or you get a cable that has the plugs on each end.
first off NO OS stated,
how long are those cables short or 30 meters.? length matter if not using the one that cam with the monitor.
but if windows 10 , is there, as most refurbs are.
then load the correct VIDEO driver next. (the dell support page for you PC has this driver ) or at MS,. or at intel.com
that monitor does 1920;1080 , even in VGA works great DVI-D too.
then on the screen click right click the desktop and pick "display settings" and pick 1920;1080
if you can not reach that high RESO? then THE driver is wrong or not supporting that high of resolution.
I guess you are saying this PC has no VGA card? in a PCIe x16 slot. as are options on all desktops made.
what you have it those slot s are not stated. (if using that card, then what card is it of 1000s made?)