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Gigabyte GT220 1GB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 19, 2011 8:55:45 PM

I have a Phillips monitor which has a DVI-I (Single link) plug and an LG analogue 9-pin D plug. I want to run both on this card. Does the digital socket on this card match my digital plug. (I have just returned a Saphire card which had a DVI-D socket (I didn't know there was such a variety of DVI plugs and sockets) and they are not compatible.
August 21, 2011 8:10:41 PM

I run two monitors on the one computer so need one analogue on the 9-pin D type analogue, the other must run on the DVI socket. My Phillips DVI-I plug will not mate with any of the other DVI sockets.
August 22, 2011 8:55:59 PM

Exactly, and the Saphire DVI socket does not have the two pairs of pins above and below the spade connector of the DVI plug my monitor comes fitted with.
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August 24, 2011 6:18:18 PM

Yes, the Phillips monitor has the DVI-I single link plug, the Sapphire card has the DVI-D single link socket. The two are incompatible. Looking at the pictures of cards on sellers web pages you cannot tell which socket is on a card. It is possible that most modern monitors are truly digital. I believe this Phillips monitor, though fitted with a DVI digital plug converts the signal back to analogue.
August 26, 2011 10:48:11 PM

Monitor is a Phillips 700P.
I have now changed the Sapphire card for a Gigabyte GT220 which has a DVI-I (dual link) socket, so the problem is solved for me.
Thanks for your advice.