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Hi, my friend just bought a 7850, however, he now has a problem connecting the screens to his new GPU, one of the screens will be connected via DVI, however what about the other screen? The screen got three different inputs (VGA, DVI, Displayport) however the GPU only got one DVI, a HDMI port, and two mini Displayports. So what would be the best way to connect the second screen? The minidisplayport to displayport cables are absolutely overpriced here in Denmark, so are there any other way?


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Edited by LTC - 4/2/12 at 3:19am
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If you don't want to go with a DP adapter then your only other option is to do VGA to HDMI.. at least that's what I'm seeing here.
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Hi Jacob,

If your friend has a DVI to HDMI adapter, he could use that on the screens DVI input and use a regular HDMI cable.
If he hasn't got one, it is way cheaper than any mini-diplayport adapter or cables in the DK thumb.gif

P.s. Nice to see a fellow Dane here on OCN smile.gif

/NwP
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Well, what else could he do? The monitors only got Displayport, VGA and DVI, and his GPU got HDMI, DVI and two mini displayports... The DVI port is being used my monitor 1, so monitor 2 now only has HDMI or the mini displayports to choose from, what would be the best way to connect monitor 2?
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Hi Jacob,
If your friend has a DVI to HDMI adapter, he could use that on the screens DVI input and use a regular HDMI cable.
If he hasn't got one, it is way cheaper than any mini-diplayport adapter or cables in the DK thumb.gif
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/NwP

Thanks! Could you give an example? I'm having trouble finding one, do you mean an converter like this?
http://www.avxperten.dk/hdmi--dvi-kabler/hdmi-og-dvi-adaptere/home-cinema-dvi-til-hdmi-adapter,-guld.asp

EDIT: or rather this, as it is cheaper: http://www.avxperten.dk/hdmi--dvi-kabler/hdmi-og-dvi-adaptere/dvi-til-hdmi-adapter.asp
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Best bet is to just get a DVI - HDMI converter like you already found and a cheap HDMI cable.
Edited by konoii - 4/2/12 at 3:47am
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Best bet is to just get a DVI - HDMI converter like you already found and a cheap HDMI cable.

Why won't the cable you suggested before you edited work?
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Thanks! Could you give an example? I'm having trouble finding one, do you mean an converter like this?
http://www.avxperten.dk/hdmi--dvi-kabler/hdmi-og-dvi-adaptere/home-cinema-dvi-til-hdmi-adapter,-guld.asp
EDIT: or rather this, as it is cheaper: http://www.avxperten.dk/hdmi--dvi-kabler/hdmi-og-dvi-adaptere/dvi-til-hdmi-adapter.asp

My thought was to go: DVI to DVI for the first monitor,
then: HDMI cable to female HDMI to DVI adapter for the second monitor.

You could also use a DVI to HDMI cable, but if you already have an adapter or a HDMI cable, I would think it would be cheaper with the above example.

/NwP
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My thought was to go: DVI to DVI for the first monitor,
then: HDMI cable to female HDMI to DVI adapter for the second monitor.
You could also use a DVI to HDMI cable, but if you already have an adapter or a HDMI cable, I would think it would be cheaper with the above example.
/NwP

We do not have a HDMI cable, however would this work?

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