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VGA screen to a DVI graph card???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Aussie_Dundee, Oct 29, 2007.

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  1. Aussie_Dundee

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    Is it possible to buy an adapter to hook up my tft or crt monitor which has vga connection to a graphic card that has only 2xDVI outputs??
     
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    A simple adapter cable will not work if outputs are specifically described as DVI-D, which only has digital video.
     
  4. 00trav

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    it depends on the video card, but most video cards will work with the adapter
    in fact a lot of video cards come with them.

    hell for 2 bucks, go to radio shack and just see if it works.

    but you are correct certain cards will not support it.
     
  5. Aussie_Dundee

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    True. the adapter is cheap aenough to throw away if it doesnt work. But the graph card that i intended to buy might be a larger waste of money if in case it doesnt work. My monitor has a vga connection.

    So if i see that the graph card is DVI-D then i need to stay clear of it... anything else to stay clear of? or more specifically what am i looking for to make sure that dvi output is able to be converted with an adapter to a vga screen?
     
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    if you are buying a new card, just buy a card that comes with an adapter, it should list it in the specs
     
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    A video controller with a DVI-I output has both analog and digital video outputs. The VGA adapter just picks off the analog video plus the digital Horizontal and Vertical Sync lines.

    Try a Google image search for DVI-I and you should be able to find pictures that show the differences between DVI-D and DVI-I output connectors.
     
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