Originally Posted by trumpet-205
OP said that he has a DVI-D port, meaning a DVI port that only
carries digital signal. A simple cable adapter will not
work when two signals are different (digital and analog).
You have a DVI-I port, meaning a DVI port that carries both analog and digital signal. As such a simple cable adapter will work since it has analog signal that VGA needed.
Thank you trumpet-205 for pointing out that the OP said DVI-D (must have skimmed past that detail
). In this case, I suppose trumpet-205's solution is the most appropriate for the OP's question. Still, I'm curious as to what graphics card millions1030 has (and possibly the specs on the rig). It might be more beneficial if millions1030 was to buy a graphics card that supported VGA connections through one of the card's ports. My recommendation would be putting that $30-45 towards a new graphics card, however, it all depends on millions1030's situation: whether it's an option to upgrade the graphics card/monitor or neither.
Originally Posted by millions1030
thanks cheapest solution ive seen yet. is there a option to say solved? or best answer?
I'm not sure if OP is still looking for possibilities, but if what trumpet-205 gave him was the best answer then I guess we can disregard my recent post.Edited by D-Dave - 6/12/12 at 12:27pm