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Any options to connect the monitor??

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April 28, 2011 5:52:34 PM

Hi guys! I have a question regarding a connection from my video card to my monitors. My specs are the following:

Sapphire 5850 Xtreme (DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort)
Acer X183H monitor (VGA)
Hannspree ST289MUB (VGA)

So basically I am trying to connect my pc to both monitors. Since I only have one DVI output on the video card I would like to know what my options are to connect the second monitor. I've read that there aren't affordable ways to convert HDMI or DisplayPort to VGA.

Do I really need a second monitor? No. But I definently want it! Any suggestions are appreciated!!
April 28, 2011 6:01:21 PM

I really have no idea if this would work but I know you can get a HDMI to DVI adapter for pretty cheap, and then a DVI to VGA adapter....could probably give that a try for about $10, but I have a feeling it won't work. I know DVI had analog pins as well as digital, and I'm guessing HDMI is only digital. Anyone else back me up on this one?
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April 28, 2011 6:07:59 PM

There's passive Displayport to VGA adapaters.

By the way, don't do a double conversion as suggested above, it'll screw up the signal.

Use this, costs $25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 29, 2011 3:00:54 AM

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April 29, 2011 3:03:39 AM

Thanks guys!
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April 29, 2011 11:51:37 AM

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