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Have a noobie question on monitor connection. I'm using a D-sub or VGA or whatever you call the old version cable on both ends to connect my monitor to my graphics card. Since my graphics card is kinda new, I used a DVI converter to connect the other end to the card. So when I play games I have those horizontal ghost line moving up and down. I think it is the cable or the converter's problem.

So my question is will a newer digital cable solve the issue? If so, what kind should I purse would be the best, a HDMI to DVI adapter cable, or just a simple dvi to dvi cable? BTW... my monitor has a 24-pin DVI port. Will it work if I plug in an 18-pin DVI port?

Thank you :)
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    If your monitor isn't larger than 1920x1200 any standard DVI cable would work, and would be your best bet. If you have a large resolution (2560xsomething) then you'd need to get a dual-link DVI cable. Getting an HDMI to DVI cable would just be adding unnecessary complications.

    That should fix your problem.
  2. trapper said:
    If your monitor isn't larger than 1920x1200 any standard DVI cable would work, and would be your best bet. If you have a large resolution (2560xsomething) then you'd need to get a dual-link DVI cable. Getting an HDMI to DVI cable would just be adding unnecessary complications.

    That should fix your problem.


    The resolution is 1680 x 1050. So I guess a standard DVI cable would work.
    Thank you very much :)
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