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Will i be able to hook up a secondary monitor using a DVI to HDMI cable?

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December 25, 2013 10:27:38 AM

my graphic card is a nvidia gtx 760, it has one HDMI, one display port and 2 DVI.
i want to set up a secondary monitor, how will i go about doing so. currently i am using the HDMI port for my primary monitor.

will i be able to use a DVI to HDMI cable for the secondary monitor?

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December 25, 2013 10:30:47 AM

yes, HDMI and DVI are essentially the same thing, except HDMI has audio included and DVI is just the display. So it will work, but you wont get audio that way.
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December 25, 2013 10:31:42 AM

make sure when you look for adapters you know what you need. DVI, DVI-i DVI-d etc
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December 25, 2013 10:32:49 AM

Beezy said:
make sure when you look for adapters you know what you need. DVI, DVI-i DVI-d etc


How do i know what type of cables i need?
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December 25, 2013 10:33:54 AM

what is the exact model of your card (Asus MSI Sapphire Gigabye?)
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December 25, 2013 10:34:52 AM

MSI
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December 25, 2013 10:37:16 AM

Beezy said:
what is the exact model of your card (Asus MSI Sapphire Gigabye?)


MSI
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December 25, 2013 10:41:00 AM

you have two options, and what you need will depend on what is free. The one one the same row as the hdmi port is the DVI-i and the DVI-d is on a row by itself
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December 25, 2013 10:48:03 AM

Beezy said:
you have two options, and what you need will depend on what is free. The one one the same row as the hdmi port is the DVI-i and the DVI-d is on a row by itself


ok, well that seems very simple thanks for the help

just a quick check but will
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/8-dvi-to-hdmi-cable/9856884...
work?
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December 25, 2013 10:56:06 AM

yeah but screw bestbuy, thats way overpriced. something like this, assuming u have an hdmi cable laying around, is the best deal
http://www.meritline.com/male-dvi-i-to-female-hdmi-adap...

adapter and the cable are basically the same, they just give more options depending on what cables you have at home etc. Even if you want an adapter cable, like in the link u posted, you should be able to find a much better deal on amazon
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December 25, 2013 11:00:38 AM

alright thanks, you helped a lot
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