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I'm looking everywhere and I'm getting mixed information on this question. I was left an Acer AL1917 (vga monitor) and I'd like to throw it into the mix so I can have a second screen. Problem is that my VA2431wm already uses VGA and I'm using the DVI-I to VGA adapter that came with my gtx 760.

The 760 supports DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, Display-Port.

What should I do? redface.gif
Edited by MattGordon - 9/21/13 at 10:19am
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I believe your best bet would be to get an DVI to HDMI adapter and do what you are currently with your other monitor. HDMI to VGA cables do not work. I have first hand experience with this.
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Originally Posted by jameyscott View Post

I believe your best bet would be to get an DVI to HDMI adapter and do what you are currently with your other monitor. HDMI to VGA cables do not work. I have first hand experience with this.

So dvi-d to VGA will work?

An assistant product manager over at EVGA said this:
Quote:
You can't run DVI-D -> VGA.

You can go displayport or HDMI -> VGA.

thinking.gif so confused
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Originally Posted by MattGordon View Post

So dvi-d to VGA will work?

An assistant product manager over at EVGA said this:
thinking.gif so confused

I'm saying get a DVI-I to HDMI adapter and use a DVI-I to VGA adapter. I'm not positive that will work though

http://www.amazon.com/Unknown-HDMI-VGACONVERTER-Audio-HDMI-Converter/dp/B0015YWV1G

This will definitely work.

EDIT: Not specifically this one, just this type of adapter. Get one with good reviews.
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Thanks for the suggestion, plus rep for that.

But I think I found a solution. .. my Viewsonic has a dvi port, too. I can use a hdmi to dvi cable for the VS and move my current dvi to vga to the Acer. tongue.gif

Edit: that's what you told me to do. .. how embarrassing.
Edited by MattGordon - 9/21/13 at 12:00pm
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Thanks for the suggestion, plus rep for that.

But I think I found a solution. .. my Viewsonic has a dvi port, too. I can use a hdmi to dvi cable for the VS and move my current dvi to vga to the Acer. tongue.gif

Perfect! I use a DVI to HDMI cable for my Benq because I'm too cheap to buy a longer DVI cable and i had a 6 foot DVI to HDMI cable laying around.

http://www.amazon.com/DVI-HDMI-Cable-6ft-Male-Male/dp/B0002CZHN6/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379790155&sr=8-2&keywords=dvi+to+hdmi

This is the one I bought.
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That's the one I'm about to get tongue.gif
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