Solving HDMI Issues With the Dell Alienware Aurora ALX

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Dell Alienware Aurora ALX represents the leading product lines of Dell computers. Being equipped with a powerful processor and incredible style it is considered appropriate for gaming, special effects processing and video editing. This high-end system too can often develop complications arising from certain issues that happen time to time in the course of their use. HDMI (High-definition multimedia interface) is one such component of your computer that may develop certain problems.

HDMI: A multimedia interface that enriches digital quality

HDMI is a multimedia interface that acts as a compact interface for digital audio and video content exchanged through the Dell Alienware Aurora ALX. The HDMI interface helps your Dell computer to get connected to a variety of digital audio/video sources including camcorders, HDTV, AV receivers, blue ray disc players and computer monitors. The data exchanged through the HDMI interface is uncompressed and the rate of data transfer happens fast. Due to this interface, monitors can support HD data ranging up to 1080p. It enriches your viewing experience especially for games, videos and pictures.

Issues that you may face with HDMI

HDMI plays a significant role on your Dell Alenware Aurora ALX for exchanging digital video and audio data and even a minor error or problem is enough to disturb you. You can deal with the situation deftly if you are aware of the issues and their respective solutions.

In most of the occasions you face issues with the HDMI when it does not support UMA (integrated graphics model) even if you try to run the interface many times. This does happen because your computer functions only through the designated graphics card. Having a separate HDMI cable for the graphics card is an essential condition for the smooth functioning of the HDMI.

You may experience issues with your system display due to the inappropriate use of the cable that is meant for HDMI to DVI (digital video interface) conversion. However, you can prevent this problem by using a DVI-DVI cable, a RGB cable or HDMI-HDMI cable.

Tips to resolve HDMI issues

Most of the times the cable used with the HDMI is the main cause behind the HDMI issues with your computer. In case your computer fails to process the HD signal or sound to an external unit connected to your system then the first thing you need to look at is the cable. Also make sure that the equipment you have connected to the system is supporting the HD video and audio. Experts advise that these issues can be easily prevented by using HDMI-HDMI cable that enables good signal processing.

To prevent HDMI issues you need to ensure that you have connected the HDMI cable to the designated graphics card. Sometimes it happens that by mistake you connect the cable to the integrated graphics solution. This again gives rise to various HDMI issues. It is advisable to use only a HDMI 1.3B certified cable for your Dell Alienware Aurora ALC computer.

HDMI signal processing is again affected if you are using inappropriate wireless driver, graphics driver or chipset driver. They interfere with the smooth functioning and other associated problems of the HDMI. Thus to make HDMI function properly it is essential to use the right kind of device driver with your system.

The tips mentioned are of immense help to resolve HDMI issues but problems cannot be defined by only certain issues. If you fail to resolve the issue even after using these tips then the best way is to call a technician through experienced online tech support service providers.

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Sharon R Angela has 7 articles online

Sharon is an avid tech support engineer offering online tech support to global customers on behalf of, a professional computer support service provider. She carries profound experience in troubleshooting and fixing issues related to PCs, laptops, Mac, smartphone and other emerging technologies. She has widened her portfolio over the time with expert services like virus removal, data backup and recovery, system upgrade and more. Her inherent passion for learning and disseminating technology across the mass has made her to contribute through articles, blogs and other online documents. She intends to help users deal with tech issues without expert help.

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This article was published on 2012/03/29