Hey folks! I'd like to know if there is a simple adapter out there that allows me to use a DVI monitor on a VGA graphics card (integrated video). The adapter must be female for the DVI and male for the VGA. Here's the configuration I'm talking about:
VGA Motherboard video output > possible VGA to DVI-I adapter > DVI-I cord > DVI monitor
If there isn't, is it possible for me to use my primary system, connect it to another PC that doesn't have an OS installed, and use this system to view the progress of the OS installation? The OS I will be using for the new system is Windows Server 2003.
There's a third possibility. I use a windows install disk and install Server 2003 onto a new harddrive, install it into the server, and remotely control it with my machine. Is that a possibility?
Thank you so much in advance. And I'd hate to ask for too much, but I've been trying to get this system running for days. I would greatly beyond all perceivable measure appreciate any input at all that you could offer.
They tend to bundle those with video cards, but you can buy em.
Most of the adapters I've found are DVI to VGA, not the other way around.
I think you might be able to do this:
VGA cord > DVI - VGA adapter > monitor. I think that should work, if it makes sense.
I was looking to spend about twelve bucks max . Is it possible to install Server 03 onto a hard disk and then boot it in the new system, at which point I would set up remote desktop?
Picture quality doesn't matter to me, really. I'm just running the new machine as a server. It won't even have a monitor, disc drive, keyboard/mouse connected to it. It will simply be pure processing power, that's all I need it for. But I can't seem to find a VGA to DVI adapter. I had two adapters, one of which would have worked, but they seem to have disappeared.... It's really unfortunate. I can't really spend any amount of money (anything over like $15, as every cent has been put forth to the server itself.
The best solution would be for me to install Server 03 to a hard disk and hook it up inside the server, at which point I could do a remote desktop, and things would be smooth sailing from then on. Is that possible?
I do tons of server03 installs, but always with a local VGA monitor attached... You have to take care of several things during the install you need the monitor for, before you will be able to RDP or VNC into to finish setup.
You will want to perform the install on the pc that it will be permanantly on. I nstalling to a drive, then pulling the drive to put in the monitorless server will not work properly. HOWEVER, there are ways to do a "special server install" to a drive and then putting it into the computer... at which time it will confirgure for the new hardware. This is done by flashing a server image to the drive like a ghost kinda thing. I havent done it before, and it may be several processes... but it is possible.
Go buy a vga monitor real quick on your credit card, open box or something... then return it. Has worked for me before
HG, that link you posted from newegg will work fine. There is no cheap adaptor to go from DVI-D (digital) to VGA although there may be active adaptors that can work (never bothered looking). The only possibility is DVI-A or I to VGA (and vice versa). The devices are extremely simple, I wouldn't worry about the reviews (I've probably used 20-30 of the DVI to VGA adaptors with no issues ever). Basically you should verify that the monitor is not solely compatible with DVI-D. It is easy to verify.
THe six types of connections are linked here, ignore the red boxing as I did not create the image.
So a simple adapter would not function for this purpose? My LCD will work with analog signals. It's just going from a new model Asus motherboard with onboard video straight to my LCD. And, like I said, my monitor supports analog signals.