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Will a DVI-A to VGA converter work with a DVI-I or DVI-D output?

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October 6, 2013 2:57:16 PM

I recently got a new monitor and it only supports VGA. My graphics card only has a DVI-D, DVI-I, and HDMI output. I was wondering if a DVI-A male to VGA female converter would work with either of these outputs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

GFX Card: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100355...

Converter: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&...

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October 6, 2013 3:11:23 PM
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An adapter like that will only work with DVI-I (which carries both an analog and digital output), not DVI-D (which carries only a digital output).

If you got your card new, it should have come with an adapter, negating the need for you to get a new one.

If you are already using your DVI-I port for another analog monitor output, you could get a DisplayPort to VGA adapter (such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).
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October 6, 2013 4:25:19 PM

722C said:
An adapter like that will only work with DVI-I (which carries both an analog and digital output), not DVI-D (which carries only a digital output).

If you got your card new, it should have come with an adapter, negating the need for you to get a new one.

If you are already using your DVI-I port for another analog monitor output, you could get a DisplayPort to VGA adapter (such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).


Thanks for the response. Currently, I'm using my DVI-I port (With the included adapter) for my main monitor, I was going to try to use this as a second one. Would this still be possible with a DisplayPort? I'm not too familiar with that output however, I think I've seen it as an output on my card though.
October 6, 2013 4:29:29 PM

PrimePhoenix said:
722C said:
An adapter like that will only work with DVI-I (which carries both an analog and digital output), not DVI-D (which carries only a digital output).

If you got your card new, it should have come with an adapter, negating the need for you to get a new one.

If you are already using your DVI-I port for another analog monitor output, you could get a DisplayPort to VGA adapter (such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).


Thanks for the response. Currently, I'm using my DVI-I port (With the included adapter) for my main monitor, I was going to try to use this as a second one. Would this still be possible with a DisplayPort? I'm not too familiar with that output however, I think I've seen it as an output on my card though.



Welcome.

Using a DisplayPort to VGA adapter for a second monitor would definitely work.
October 6, 2013 4:34:38 PM

722C said:
PrimePhoenix said:
722C said:
An adapter like that will only work with DVI-I (which carries both an analog and digital output), not DVI-D (which carries only a digital output).

If you got your card new, it should have come with an adapter, negating the need for you to get a new one.

If you are already using your DVI-I port for another analog monitor output, you could get a DisplayPort to VGA adapter (such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).


Thanks for the response. Currently, I'm using my DVI-I port (With the included adapter) for my main monitor, I was going to try to use this as a second one. Would this still be possible with a DisplayPort? I'm not too familiar with that output however, I think I've seen it as an output on my card though.



Welcome.

Using a DisplayPort to VGA adapter for a second monitor would definitely work.

Ok, gotcha. Thanks again for your help!
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