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02-06-2012 09:15 PM - edited 02-06-2012 09:16 PM
You don't have a DVI connection on your monitor? It must either be an old LCD or a CRT.
Check to see if you have a DVI port if it is an LCD monitor.
You can get a DVI cable cheap, or if you don't have a DVI connection, you can get a DVI to VGA adapter.
DVI to VGA adapter:
02-07-2012 07:59 AM
Thanks for the reply. Yes, there are DVI sockets on the monitors - I've never used them and forgot they were there. The card works fine - no crashing zooming in and out with Google Earth. The Experience index for Graphics went up from 2.0 to 6.8 and the overall base score from 2.0 to 5.9 - a big difference.
No problems with audio, this model must be closer to your 8200 Elite than the dc7800 in this respect. The system downloaded drivers and all I had to do is reboot. The CD that came with the card was not needed. I've a bit more respect for Windows 7 now, prior experience with drivers involved searching for them.
Again, thanks for your help.
02-07-2012 08:16 AM
You're very welcome, Doug.
Glad you didn't have to mess with any BIOS settings. The overall WEI on my 8200 Elite is also 5.9--the weak link now being the hard drive.
11-29-2013 11:05 AM
Sir i am facing a problem in my DC 7900 that when i plug the grafix card i have, and the model is HIS Radeon 5670. The problem is that after pluging that, neither sound work nor the driver driver installs.
i mean that why why sound card does not work after pluging the grafix card.? Is this a problem of my Card's Model are a problem of my DC 7900's mother board. Please help as soon as possible. i am searching for the solution from 3 days and became tired. Please help.
11-29-2013 12:14 PM - edited 11-29-2013 12:16 PM
Sorry you have been working so hard to get the sound working on your dc7900 after installing a new video card.
The solution is to to into the BIOS>Advanced menu>Onboard Devices menu.
You will see an onboard audio setting there, and it will be set to Disabled.
Change the audio setting to Enabled. Save the setting there by pressing the F10 key and then save the settings again when you exit the BIOS.
Upon reboot and when you go into Windows, you will have the onboard PC audio back.
Why did this happen, you ask?
Because your PC is relatively old--technology wise, and it is a business PC, there was no BIOS programming on those machines to differentiate between a person installing an audio card and a video card that has an HDMI audio chip on the circuit board.
In order for the HDMI out port to work correctly on your HD 5670, it has to have an onboard sound chip, as do all video cards with HDMI out ports.
So, when you installed the card, the PC thought that not only did you add a video card, but it also thought you installed an audio card too.
So, it disabled the onboard video and it disabled the onboard audio.
11-29-2013 01:22 PM
i am extreamly thankful to you, i am going to apply the procedure because i have unplug that video card, should i plug again.
I am asking becuase this is the first time, i involve with the team of HP, and i am narvous, should i plug again?
Thank You Sir
11-29-2013 01:25 PM - edited 11-29-2013 01:26 PM
You're very welcome.
Yes, you have to install your new video card because there is no onboard audio setting in the BIOS until you install the card.
After you install the card, the onboard audio setting will appear in that menu in the BIOS.
Change the setting from Disabled to Enabled and make sure you press the F10 key in that menu or the change will not be saved.
11-29-2013 01:31 PM
Please post back and let me know if that gets your audio to work with your new graphics card.
I had to do the same thing with my dc7800 CMT and Radeon HD 6570 graphics card.
11-29-2013 01:52 PM
Sir i applied the procedure recommended by you, i pluged then switched on my PC, on displaying disktop a massege appared "the audio driver did not load".
Then i have checked there in bios about the advance manu>on board divices. These option were there but there was not "On board audio sitting", simply i saw only one option "Serial Port A-3f8-3ff irq-4. Please reply to this post.