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January 4, 2011 9:16:35 AM

Hi

Just bought a new graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5770) and it has 2 DL-DVI ports but i have no DL-DVI cable. If i plug my monitor into my motherboard will the card still work?

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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 9:47:29 AM

No as that would be onboard graphics rather than the GPU, buy a DLDVI-VGA converter.
January 4, 2011 9:56:36 AM

Cheers :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
a c 204 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 4:02:44 PM

Wait. What type of monitor do you have? You may just need a DVI to DVI cable, not an adapter. Using a VGA cable will force you to use an analog connection. If you are using a CRT monitor, that is fine. If you are using a LCD monitor and it supports DVI, using VGA/analog would not deliver the best graphics performance.
January 4, 2011 4:52:41 PM

I have a DVI port on my monitor.
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 204 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 4:58:32 PM

Ok, then get a DVI to DVI cable and you'll be set. Unless it is a 30-inch monitor, you likely don't need the dual-link version. Just your basic DVI to DVI will do it.
January 4, 2011 5:00:04 PM

Thank you :) 
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