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August 5, 2014 12:23:48 PM

So currently I have 2 monitors, one is using a strait DVI connection from my graphics card, the other Is using an HDMI to DVI-D connection from the graphics card. I'm thinking about getting 2 BenQ monitors because the 2 I'm using are fairly old, but each BenQ monitor only has 1 DVI and 1 D-Sub, and my graphics card only has 1 DVI. How might I set it up to where I can plug both into my graphics card?

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August 5, 2014 12:24:41 PM

Whoops I meant D-sub not D-link.
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August 5, 2014 12:34:08 PM

using an adapter to convert the D-Sub to HDMI, then you should be able to plug both in.
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August 5, 2014 12:51:42 PM

Ok, do you recommend any cables? Because I know D-sub is basically VGA, and VGA is analog vs HDMI is digital. I heard you need converters and other stuff to go with it and it doesn't seem to easy to do.
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August 5, 2014 12:54:48 PM

Phoenix6454 said:
Ok, do you recommend any cables? Because I know D-sub is basically VGA, and VGA is analog vs HDMI is digital. I heard you need converters and other stuff to go with it and it doesn't seem to easy to do.


doesn't matter what adapter you use, as long as its from the right connection to the right connection, it will convert it automatically.
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August 5, 2014 12:58:04 PM

Alright thanks. So all I need is just an HDMI to VGA adapter and then plug the cables into that?
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August 5, 2014 12:59:58 PM

Phoenix6454 said:
Alright thanks. So all I need is just an HDMI to VGA adapter and then plug the cables into that?


you connect one monitor directly to the DVI on your video card, then you need a DVI to HDMI adapter, and you plug that in your DVI monitor, and into your HDMI videocard port.
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August 5, 2014 1:04:36 PM

Alright gotcha. Thanks for the help!
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