Planning to replace an older ATI Radeon 7500 w/ an AGP card w/ 1gb memory. When odd-colored pixels started showing random patterns, I decided to try the DVI-I connector (on the video card) to see if it would fix the prob. After much reading about DVI cable connections, purchased a good quality DVI-D to DVI-D male/male cable. No luck when connecting to the DVI-D receptacle on my Princeton flat-panel monitor. One article I read talked about disabling pnp on the computer's BIOS, but my Sony Vaio PCV-RX580 doesn't have that on its BIOS. Since I'm not attempting to connect dual monitors, this should be relatively simple. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?
DVI-I-to-DVI-D should ‘just work’. Some monitors will switch inputs automatically, others will have to be told to change source.
I don't think you'll avoid the corruption by switching to DVI though. Bad pixel patterns are generally a sign of hardware messed up at the digital end (typically in the memory) rather than in the d2a converter stage.