Question No display from graphics card but I can remote desktop to it and play games ?

JohnMay2014

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Hi ,

My graphics card output is not producing a display on the monitor. I had the graphics card checked in another system and surprisingly it works in that system without any issues. Assuming it to be a monitor issue, when I connect the monitor directly to the motherboard VGA socket, it is able to display content. I reattached my card back to my system and there is still no display, but when I remote desktop into my system, I can see the graphics card is recognized in my sysytem, can play games,etc. What could be the reason that the graphics card does not produce a display to my monitor from my motherboard but works in another system? If it is a motherboard issue, then how is it that I can remote desktop into it and play games?
 

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Are you sure the adapter is an "active" one that converts digital HDMI (card ouput) to analog VGA (monitor input) ?

If it's a passive adapter (ie no conversion) the monitor won't work.

Link to the adapter you purchased would be useful.
This was the original adapter which I was using and which was working earlier before the issue developed: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00S0C76GQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Now I just bought one from local store and did not bother to check about it being an "Active" one :(
 

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"What could be the reason that the graphics card does not produce a display to my monitor from my motherboard but works in another system?"
Is the monitor connected to motherboard or the GPU? This is a separate GPU right? Not some onboard iGPU or APU?
 

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JohnMay2014

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Are you sure the adapter is an "active" one that converts digital HDMI (card ouput) to analog VGA (monitor input) ?

If it's a passive adapter (ie no conversion) the monitor won't work.

Link to the adapter you purchased would be useful.
My PC also has a direct hdmi output. So right now, I connected the hdmi to vga adapter to that PC hdmi socket and connected the vga end to the monitor and it works. So no problem in that.
 

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"What could be the reason that the graphics card does not produce a display to my monitor from my motherboard but works in another system?"
Is the monitor connected to motherboard or the GPU? This is a separate GPU right? Not some onboard iGPU or APU?
Yes , it is separate GPU, GT1030 on my old PC. Monitor is now connected to the motherboard vga socket as it was not producing a display on the GPU hdmi socket.
 

JohnMay2014

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My PSU is 450W. Could it be that the efficiency of the PSU reduced and cannot power the display to the monitor? Or could it be a problem of the graphic cards socket, but that doesnt explain how I can remote into it and play games
 

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What's the system specs the gt1030 is having trouble in?

Do you have a TV with Hdmi you could try?
Motherboard: DH67CL (10 years old)
Processor: i5-2400 CPU @3.10Ghz(10 years old)
Ram: 16GB
HDD: 250GB SSD,2TB SATA HDD
1 DVD writer
Windows 10 Pro
450W PSU (10 years old)
Graphics: GT 1030 2GB DDR5 (2 years old of which 1 year could not use due to this issue and was able to use it without any issues for previous 1 year)


Yes I do have a TV with hdmi. What should I try?
 

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All right, I have no explanation to this but it has started to work after lying idle for a year. Almost a year ago, I had tried multiple things and had also removed and inserted the card multiple times but still there was no display. After that I had removed the card and kept it aside. Now after a year, I inserted the card back and .................................................................there was no display ! Yes there was NO display :tearsofjoy: but I could remote desktop into it. I thought of trying out red dead redemption 2, so I installed it through remote desktop. The moment I tried to play it, I couldn't believe my eyes, the display started to work 😷. I had difficulty moving around as my jaw was dropping all the way to the ground and I had to sit for sometime to try and make sense of what was happening but I couldn't. Shocked, I played RDR2 directly on the PC without any issues, I even restarted it and the display still worked. I switched it off and switched it on again, and it works. Damn, I thought of upgrading to Ryzen 9 and GTX 3060, now I have to wait :ptdr:
 

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