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My dell 540s is running fine connected to an lcd tv via a hdmi cable, but i can't get it to run with a VGA cable instead.

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This happened to myself as well

in the box it might have came with a DVI-D to vGA Adaptor (White made bvy tyco) and also a DVI-D cable use on of these and it should work

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