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Which DVI to VGA adapter for 4870 x2

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October 17, 2011 2:16:55 PM

Hello, i just received a new 4870 x2 recently and it didnt come with a DVI to VGA adapter. Went to my closest electronics store (best buy) and i seem to have gotten the wrong one (DVI-I). I cant seem to get a direct answer online anywhere, its driving me mad. So if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated

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October 17, 2011 2:36:37 PM

This looks exactly like the one i bought from best buy, no difference but it didnt fit into my graphics card. Its so strange
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October 17, 2011 2:37:09 PM

I'm assuming your 4870x2 has two DVI ports since as far as I know all 4870x2's came that way. It's possible that one port is a DVI-I port and the other is a DVI-D port. You have the right adapter as of the two only the DVI-I port/adapter can output/pass an analog signal that can be used via VGA. Have you tried the other DVI port?
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October 17, 2011 2:39:28 PM

Oh, it didn't fit? Then you may have gotten a VGA to DVI adapter.
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October 17, 2011 2:39:32 PM

gilgamex101 said:
This looks exactly like the one i bought from best buy, no difference but it didnt fit into my graphics card. Its so strange

It's really strange, just make sure that there's no pins twisted.... do you have a problem fitting it into the card ? or you getting no signal ?
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October 17, 2011 2:40:13 PM

Take a pic of the ports on your GPU with nothing in them. Post it here. that would help a ton.

thanks !
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October 17, 2011 3:12:04 PM

It's the right adapter according to the pics you posted. You checked to make sure no pins were bent right?
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October 18, 2011 2:14:18 AM

I figured out the problem. The dvi adapter metal socket (the metal surrounding the pins to hold it securely in place in the dvi slot) was slightly bended inwards all around, a dynex design choice. So i bent back the metal and now it fits perfectly and snug. Thanks everyone anyways for you help!
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October 18, 2011 2:15:14 AM

glad that you did it
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