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Need graphic card which supports two vga (D-sub / analog) monitors

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August 13, 2012 3:57:30 PM

I have two LED monitors I bought less than a year ago. Both of them have only VGA/D-Sub/analog input. No DVI/HDMI at all.

Currently I use them in an old GeForce 6600 GT, one is using a DVI-VGA adapter.

I need to upgrade my 6600, but I want to keep my monitors. Any recommendation on what graphic card should I buy? Can I use GTS 450 (or anything at that price range) with my current setup?



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August 13, 2012 4:10:10 PM

Yah, there is no issue with that, you'll just have to use adapters, like the one you have. If you check the contents of the package you purchase, you can probably get one with one adapter included, and you can use your old adapter as well to support both your monitors. (My last card came with one).
August 13, 2012 4:18:21 PM

just use an hmdi to vga cable:

and an vga to 2 vga cable or box:
if you want the box:

if you want the compact version:

you can aslo use dvi to vga cable
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August 13, 2012 4:34:02 PM

Thank you for your responses. Last month I bought a Radeon 6670 and it cannot work with dvi-vga adapter. My adapter didn't fit since 6670's dvi is a DVI-I which had no analog signal.

I don't want to waste my money gambling for something. If the GTS 450 can really works, then I'll go for it.

Thanks
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August 13, 2012 4:42:42 PM

the best thing you can do is to get a display port to vga cable, most modern cards seem to be dropping vga support on their second dvi port if they have 2.
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August 13, 2012 4:57:38 PM

demon_child said:
Thank you for your responses. Last month I bought a Radeon 6670 and it cannot work with dvi-vga adapter. My adapter didn't fit since 6670's dvi is a DVI-I which had no analog signal.

I don't want to waste my money gambling for something. If the GTS 450 can really works, then I'll go for it.

Thanks


Oh, I did forget about that. DVI-I is what you want. Two of them, it's the DVI-I that carries an analog signal, as well as a digital signal. It's the DVI-D that is digital only.
August 13, 2012 5:43:14 PM

Sorry my mistake. Yes 6670 is DVI-D, not DVI-I.

So, is GTS 450 a DVI-I? I'm pretty sure judging from the shape of its connector. But I also heard that some cards -especially AMD/ATI cards- cannot output two analog signals simultaneously. How about GTS 450?
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August 13, 2012 5:53:49 PM

You'd have to look at the individual card. The DVI-D has a single minus sign shaped slot one side, the DVI-I has a plus sign plus 4 additional holes around it.

If your motherboard has an extra PCIe slot, you could keep your old card (or a very cheap additional card) and drive your 2nd monitor from that.
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August 13, 2012 5:54:37 PM

Btw, what is your monitor model, it's extremely rare/odd to see an LED with only an analog signal, since an LED is a digital display.
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August 13, 2012 5:56:15 PM

That was my thought bystander. I have a couple of old LCD monitors and they have DVI and VGA. (No hdmi or dp.) I'm sure he means LCD and not LED. I'm also assuming they are way old. They should all come with DVI ports.
August 13, 2012 6:16:31 PM

My monitors are BENQ G610HDAL and Philips 160EL. They're LED for sure, and not old since I bought them just months ago.
I know it's quite odd for a new monitor having only VGA input, but that's the most common in my country (I live in Indonesia). DVI/HDMI monitors are expensive (and rare) here

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August 13, 2012 6:23:00 PM
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Those are the type of monitors we saw a few years ago when LCD's first started to show up. It wouldn't surprise me if those aren't the same monitors we had, that now are sold in your area.

Anyways, I've seen cards that had multiple DVI-I connections, but it was on a 690, and I know that is out of your price range. You'll just have to check what you can find, but as an alternative, you could run your 2nd monitor from a 2nd video card, which wouldn't need to be powerful, as it's just for displaying the desktop.
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August 13, 2012 6:26:20 PM

Why don't you need your old card for the second monitor support and buy a new card in addition so you could play games on the main monitor?
August 13, 2012 6:32:54 PM

I guess we are late in adopting new technology, as "new" products in our area are actually aged and had been abandoned in more developed countries.

I'll buy the GTS 450 and see if it works. If it does not work, I'll add a cheap PCIE 1X card just to drive my secondary monitor.


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August 13, 2012 6:33:28 PM

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August 13, 2012 6:34:30 PM

I did a search on Newegg (I know this isn't for you), but this card, a GTS 450, would work as it has a DVI-I (it doesn't list what type in the description, but the picture shows it), and a VGA/D-sub connection.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2012 11:02:01 PM

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