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Okay im not sure if this belongs here or on another post but I figured it would fit here. I dont have a monitor I have been using my TV but when I move I take my monster of a desktop everywhere with me. The only monitor I have available is an older model that has the VGA cable. I was going to get a dvi to vga adapter so I could play my games on this monitor. Ive heard of different types of dvi inputs though and Im not sure what to get. Should I get cables or could I get one of the adapters so I can save space? Or would it work at all?
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post #2 of 6
Your video card should have come with a dvi-vga adapter. Use that, if you can find it, or pick one up. I imagine they are cheap.
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Both cables and adapters work, they do exactly the same thing, take the analogue signal that is on the DVI socket and put it into the VGA socket on the other end.
The adapters are sold in most computer stores, some charge more for them than others.

You need DVI-I or DVI-A to VGA, if you look at a DVI plug, it has a wide horizontal pin with four normal sized pins around it. Those hold the analog(ue) signal. Just check the DVI plug side has those and you should be fine.
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post #4 of 6
Just get a dvi to vga adapter. They are like 5$. You can get one online and most stores carry them also, best buy etc.
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Radio shack has them..Thats where I bought mine at. Best buy does also.
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post #6 of 6
Go for adapter more flexibility.
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