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connecting a new graphics card to an old TV

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May 17, 2013 10:44:41 AM

Hello,
I would like to replace my EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ card with a GTX570 card. My not-so-new PC has a P43Twins1600 motherboard.
I have an old CRT TV connected to my PC via an S-VIDEO cable. For audio, I use the PC's speakers since there's no audio hookup.
The current card has an S-VIDEO TV-out port, the TV has S-VIDEO and RCA (L+R+video ports).
The new card does not have S-VIDEO. It has HDMI, DVI, etc.
Would it be possible to connect the new card with the TV, just with the right cables and adapters, without an actual converter (I can live with the audio coming from the PC)?

(Please don't tell me to buy a new TV)
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May 17, 2013 11:50:33 PM

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May 18, 2013 6:14:47 AM

Cables and adapters, by themselves, are unable to convert the digital signal from your DVI/HDMI port to an analog S-Video signal that your TV will recognize. If you're unwilling to purchase a converter, then your next best option is probably to purchase a secondary PCI-Ex1 graphics card that still has a TV Out port, such as this Jaton Geforce 8400GS.

I've never run a system with multiple graphic cards installed, so I can't tell you how to set it up, but I've heard it can be done.

-Wolf sends
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May 18, 2013 11:52:04 AM

Can't the DVI port, using an appropriate adapter (passive), output RGB component signal?
Can't this component signal, using an appropriate adapter (passive), be converted to composite signal?
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May 18, 2013 1:52:28 PM

You can give it a shot. I don't know how well it will work (or even IF it will work). I think the hard part is getting the resolution down to something your old style TV can recognize.

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