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Need help finding a DVI to VGA cable on Amazon.co.uk, (URGENT)

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August 30, 2013 4:50:20 AM

i recently got an old monitor from a friend, and its a DVI only monitor. I cannot connect it to my MSI 7870 because that has 2 outputs, the HDMI and the VGA. My 24'' Acer is using the HDMi and i was wondering if one of you could possibly find a cable connecting the DVI of the Dell e171fp to the VGA of my graphics card.

I do not understand the like Male and Female parts of the wiring, so some guidance would be fantastic, thanks in advance.
August 30, 2013 4:51:07 AM

On amazon.co.uk, or any other retailers that ship to the UK like really quickly. Thanks.
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August 30, 2013 5:01:19 AM

your msi 7870 should have a dvi port on it still, every graphics card tends to come with atleast one dvi port.

also you cannot use a vga to dvi cable, they do not work that way. you cant take a vga output and put it to a dvi input on a monitor.

you can only use a dvi to vga cable on a dvi-i port on a graphics card to a vga port on a monitor.

which msi 7870 do you own?
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August 30, 2013 5:16:41 AM

telling me my graphics card should come with a port doesn't help me in the slightest

i don't know
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August 30, 2013 5:32:35 AM

Relax man. This should do fine for you
And between a computer and monitor you need a male-male connection.

Male = it has spikes
Female = it has holes

As to why we are asking about your card is that none of the MSI 7870 cards have a VGA connector anymore, basically only HDMI, DVI ( 1 or 2 ) and 2 mini Displayport.

And by a short googling of the monitor it is the one that only has a VGA connector. But in any case the cable i linked should do it for you.
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August 30, 2013 5:41:03 AM

well that blue large connector IS a dvi port.
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August 30, 2013 5:41:25 AM

rvilkman said:
Relax man. This should do fine for you
And between a computer and monitor you need a male-male connection.

Male = it has spikes
Female = it has holes

As to why we are asking about your card is that none of the MSI 7870 cards have a VGA connector anymore, basically only HDMI, DVI ( 1 or 2 ) and 2 mini Displayport.

And by a short googling of the monitor it is the one that only has a VGA connector. But in any case the cable i linked should do it for you.




out of stock :( 
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August 30, 2013 5:42:41 AM

mauller07 said:
well that blue large connector IS a dvi port.




OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

wow i am an idiot

well my card doesn't have VGA and i have a VGA monitor.. derpp

thanks for all the help.

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August 30, 2013 5:45:38 AM

if you check in the box that came with the card it should have a DVI-I to vga adapter with it you can use on that port since it will pass throught a VGA signal.
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