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I just received a (refurbished) Pavilion Elite m9350f. During setup, I attempted to connect my old VGA monitor. It would only be recognized by using the adapter for the one DVI port. When it was hooked up to the VGA port, the screen remained black. When it was hooked up (through the DVI port)the image quality would be OK for a couple of minutes, then it a digital pattern formed over the screen. Once that happened, the computer became inoperable after an additional minute. How can I connect properly and get everything running properly?

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Plug monitor into VGA port, start machine, go into the bios settings and load optimised defaults press F10 then reboot, if the problem persists its your graphics card or monitor

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU ]

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