New Dual DVI PC monitor and HDMI conflict
I just bought a 27" PLS 1440p (Dual DVI) monitor to replace my 1080p LED TV for the home theater gaming computer. However, I'm having some kind of a conflict between the GPU's D-DVI and HDMI. I'm having issues connecting my stereo to my PC, while I connect the QX2710 via DVI-D. Is there a reason why I can't connect both, the AVR via HDMI and the QX2710 monitor via D-DVI to my GPU (ATI 7950)?
When I attempt to connect the monitor while having the stereo connected (via HDMI) I get zero access to the desktop. All I see is the desktop background picture. I get sound coming from the stereo. And I can hear Windows booting up through the stereo. And if I disconnect the HDMi connection from the GPU all of the icons pop up instantly and I have full access... so there's some kind of a conflict between the GPU's D-DVI and the HDMi.
My original setup was purely HDMI. I go from the 7950 to the AVR, and from the AVR to the LED TV all through HDMI. Initially I thought I may have corrupted the ATI HDMI drivers after I patched it to overclock the refresh rate on the monitor... but I can still connect tot he LED TV without any issues. My problem only comes when I try to get video out to the monitor. And I do get video, but for some weird reason nothing else is visible. I don't see any of the icons, etc. Just the background picture. And as I stated, as soon as I disconnect the HDMi from the receiver... everything pops up again; the desktop, icons, etc, etc.
So how can I connect the stereo to the PC and get video out to the DVI-D monitor? Is there a hardware limitation to using the GPu's DVI-D while trying to send out audio via HDMi. As I understand, computer treat AVR's connected via HDMi as a video display device as well.
I'd really appreciate some help on this,
Last edited by Cayenn; 07-18-2014 at 01:42 PM.