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Need simple Mini Displayport Adapter for 2 monitors - confused

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  • DVI
  • Monitors
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September 22, 2012 11:43:14 PM

I'm sure this is covered somewhere and may be a dumb question in general, but I'm simply looking to hook up 2x older monitors to my HIS Radeon 7850.

I have one dual link DVI cable to the main monitor and am looking to set up a smaller monitor that only supports either VGA or DVI. The ports on my card are 1x DVI 1x HDMI and 2x Mini Displayport. Instead of trying to find a DVI splitter I figured it'd be best to find an adapter or cord to use the MDPs.

Will either of these 2 products work to set up a simple dual monitor setup? I do NOT intend to use Eyefinity (as I understand that requires Active adapters for the MDPs. Just a simple 2nd monitor for web/vent/music while I play.

http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-Female-Adapter-Macboo...

or the simple 6' cable, which I would prefer as I don't have a spare DVI cable and would have to buy one.

http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-Adapter-Cable-Apple-L...

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have been looking for a while now and can't find a simple answer to this.

Thanks!

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September 23, 2012 2:45:56 AM

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