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  1. blacksta

    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    My current monitor connection is via a VGA cable and would like to add another monitor ( vga socket). My motherboard has has an extra hdmi and DVI slot and no graphics card. Please advise of a reliable connection mode.

    1. Is there anythng like a Hdmi to vga cable
    2. or DVI to vga cable
    3 Would i need to buy a graphics card

    Thanks
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    1. Is there anythng like a Hdmi to vga cable - nope - won't work
    2. or DVI to vga cable - Yes you can get an adaptor
    3 Would i need to buy a graphics card - what is your motherboard and CPU?
     
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    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the quick info -

    MB - Asus p8z77-v lx
    cpu - intel i5 3570k
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    The 3570k can support up to three displays. Just buy a DVI-VGA adaptor. Should cost about £1
     
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    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    thanks - will do ,
    can you recommend any - seen some on amazon
     
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    This one will be fine. £1.07.
     
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    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    Forgot to mention. It is a dvi-d slot and not a normal dvi - will the above recommendation still work
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Why not?
     
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    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    Could it because it is digital signal. Are all lcd monitors digital ?
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    DVI->D-SUB adapters takes the DVI-A signals and convert them from DVI connector to D-SUB connector without any modifications. DVI-D doesn't have DVI-A connected, so you cannot use that adapter. You need DVI-A or DVI-I (which is DVI-A + DVI-D) for DVI->D-SUB adapters.

    In other words :
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/DVI_pinout.svg

    DVI->D-SUB adapter needs the red pins, but DVI-D has only the non-red pins connected - take a look :
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/DVI_Connector_Types.svg

    @OP: What is the reason for not buying a LCD with DVI/HDMI port ? It's not like there is insane price difference between the lowend D-SUB only and lowend D-SUB+DVI displays.
     
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    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for breakdown. No particular reason , i was only trying to make use of the spare vga port lcd monitor i have at home and i thought i could somehow convert the dvi-d signal to vga signal
     
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