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DVI-I output to DVI-D input

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by slorlkuk, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. slorlkuk

    slorlkuk Thread Starter

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    I was wondering how I would be able to do something like this. I have a 8800 GTS that have DVI-I outputs and I wanted to pick up a monitor that has a DVI-D input. I know the difference between the DVI-D and the DVI-I is that the DVI-I has 4 pins surrounding the flat blade (28 pins compared to 24 pins).

    DVI-D
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    DVI-I
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    Is there anyway I can get them to connect with each other or is this totally incompatible? Special cable, etc?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The extra pins contain the analog signal, which is not used by the DVI-D monitor.

    Just because the video card has the pins avaiable does not mean they have to be used, when the monitor only needs the digital signal.
     
  3. slorlkuk

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  4. kiwiguy

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    The cable should be fine.
     
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