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Hey

I recently received a 7870XT, which came with a HDMI -> DVI-D converter.

I have two monitors, and one of them is VGA, but I only have a DVI-I to VGA adapter.



So I need a DVI-D -> VGA

The cheapest converter I found is this: http://nl.farnell.com/jsp/displayProduct.jsp?sku=1889737&CMP=e-2072-00001000&gross_price=true

But its listed as DVI-A...

Would it work?
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 3/21/13 at 12:37pm
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Hey


Would it work?

Don't know if it would work but shouldn't you consider selling the game coupon you got with the card and use the cash to upgrade that monitor at some point? 7870XT delivering frames to a 900p through VGA is a bit of a waste.


21" 1080p monitor
can be had for about $120 right now and would be a upgrade from your 20" 900p.
Edited by sherlock - 3/21/13 at 12:43pm
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You already have the adapter you need... I think. What exactly are you trying to set up?

Seeing as how you have two monitors...

DVI-I port -> DVI->VGA adapter -> monitor (IBM L170)
HDMI -> DVI -> SyncMaster P2050
Edited by kevinsbane - 3/21/13 at 12:42pm
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Don't know if it would work but shouldn't you consider selling the game coupon you got with the card and use the cash to upgrade that monitor at some point?

I didn't get any coupons, they were out of stock frown.gif
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You already have the adapter you need... I think. What exactly are you trying to set up?

The two pins on the DVI-I cable mean I can't plug it into my DVI-D adapter.


Also, I just plugged it into the VGA port on my motherboard, and it just works fine. Maybe I won't need an adapter after all, I'll just run the secondary display on the IGP. Any downside to doing this?
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Assuming that the connector on the card looks like the bottom one on this picture, the adapter you'd need would be a DVI-I to VGA adapter.
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Assuming that the connector on the card looks like the bottom one on this picture, the adapter you'd need would be a DVI-I to VGA adapter.

That one is already in use by my primary monitor, I'm was looking to use the HDMI to DVI-D adapter for the second monitor.
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I didn't get any coupons, they were out of stock frown.gif
The two pins on the DVI-I cable mean I can't plug it into my DVI-D adapter.

You plug your DVI-VGA adapter directly into your video card, and use that to drive your IBM L170. Even if the DVI-I to VGA adapter fit in the HDMI->DVI-D, it wouldn't work as HDMI can't drive a VGA monitor.
Then, you plug your HDMI->DVI adapter into the video card, and then use that to drive your Samsung monitor. So your Samsung is running off HDMI, not the DVI port.

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Also, I just plugged it into the VGA port on my motherboard, and it just works fine. Maybe I won't need an adapter after all, I'll just run the secondary display on the IGP. Any downside to doing this?
Not much. Increased power use? Possible performance issues?
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That one is already in use by my primary monitor, I'm was looking to use the HDMI to DVI-D adapter for the second monitor.

Ah. Going from HDMI/DVI-D to VGA isn't nearly as easy. I think you'd need a convertor box to change the digital signal to analog.

EDIT: Your Z75 Pro3 motherboard has Lucid Virtu Universal MVP, so plugging the 2nd monitor into the motherboard's video output shouldn't be a problem.
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Ah I just searched my big bin of cables, and discovered I have a HDMI -> VGA cable...

How useful, thanks for the help guys, but it turns out I do have the right cable after all.
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Ah I just searched my big bin of cables, and discovered I have a HDMI -> VGA cable...

How useful, thanks for the help guys, but it turns out I do have the right cable after all.
You have an HDMI - VGA cable??? Are you serious?
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