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HELP. 2 VGA Monitors, One 660ti

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December 19, 2013 7:10:56 AM

Hi, I have bought 2 monitors and 1 Geforce GTX 660ti, I have one dvi-I to vga adapter to plug one monitor in, How would i go about plugging the other monitor in, if that is possible? thanks

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December 19, 2013 7:12:53 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-Black-Adapter-Converter-...

You could use an adapter like this one
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December 19, 2013 7:20:03 AM

^^^ I doubt that would work. ^^^
But I guess its worth a try at 7$.

Anyway OP. Modern GPUs ONLY have 1 analog(VGA) compatible output, the other ones are ALL digital outputs.

So at least one monitor NEEDS to be digital. If you can, return one monitor and swap it for one with a DVI or HDMI input.
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December 19, 2013 7:24:22 AM

Novuake said:
^^^ I doubt that would work. ^^^
But I guess its worth a try at 7$.

Anyway OP. Modern GPUs ONLY have 1 analog(VGA) compatible output, the other ones are ALL digital outputs.

So at least one monitor NEEDS to be digital. If you can, return one monitor and swap it for one with a DVI or HDMI input.


Why would that not work?
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December 19, 2013 7:34:15 AM

Willdobbo said:

Why would that not work?


As said above. HDMI has a native DIGITAL output, a VGA only monitor only has ANALOG input support, a VGA monitor will not even know what to do with the digital data from a HDMI port unless the signal is converted BEFORE it reaches the monitor.

For that you would need a converter that actively converts digital signal to analog. Those are not just 6$. They cost close to 50$.
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December 19, 2013 7:43:58 AM

Willdobbo said:
Then how come you can purchase something like this? http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Grade-Textured-Cable-Produ...


Because some monitors have both a digital AND analog capability, in which case they are often capable of decoding and displaying either a digital or analog input that runs into the HDMI or VGA port.

Right at the bottom on that page : "Please consult your VGA card's user manual to ensure that your video card supports digital signal output through your VGA port."

You like arguing with the veterans? :) 
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December 19, 2013 7:47:16 AM

No, im just curious :)  I don't know too much about display adapters and just wanted an explanation :p 
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December 19, 2013 7:49:44 AM

Willdobbo said:
No, im just curious :)  I don't know too much about display adapters and just wanted an explanation :p 


Good on you. :) 
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