How to use an hdmi cable to connect my pc to my monitor
August 3, 2013 6:13 PM Subscribe
So I am currently using a VGA cable but would like to use an hdmi cable instead since I figure it would result in better quality. But apparently you can't just plug and play the hdmi cable as with the VGA cable???
posted by iliketothinknu to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I thought I would just connect my hdmi cable from my casing to my monitor and that would be it. But when I remove my VGA cable my monitor shows "Check signal ..." and when I plug in the hdmi it's still the same.
1. So I did some research and apparently you need to be on 60Hz and not on 59Hz for hdmi? Is that true? So I tried to change that in my windows 8 by right clicking desktop -> screen resolution -> advanced settings -> monitor -> changed to 60Hz then click apply. But it keeps returning to 59???
But when I go into Catalyst Control Center it says that I am at 60Hz??? (And when I change it to 59 Hz in CCC it goes back to 60...) And then when I use Piriform's Speccy it says that I am at 59Hz? So I don't even know at what frequency I am.
2. Also there are 2 hdmi ports in my PC: the one from my motherboard and the one from my graphics card, I tried both, no success. And which one should I use if I manage to make it work?
Any ideas? Thanks!
PS: The problem is not the cable since I have used it to connect to my TV and it works fine.