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Dual monitor set up help!

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December 14, 2012 11:21:42 PM

Ok, so I've asked this question before and everyone seems to be dancing around the answer... So I'm going to try and make it as simple as possible...

I have two monitors with hdmi ports on them. Well my graphics card only has one hdmi port... But my graphics card does have 2 DVI ports. But one is a dvi-I and one is a dvi-d port. What I was going to do is just get two hdmi to dvi cables. But people have told me they do not make dvi-I to hdmi cables... So how do I have a dual monitor set up with this graphics card

Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 15, 2012 12:18:29 AM

Well to my thought the DVI to HDMI ports would work fine, I don't know why people would tell you otherwise.

So basically get one DVI to HDMI cable and a one HDMI Cable and should work perfectly.

Edit: I live on Australia and this cable would be what you are looking for http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/computers-laptops/comput...
December 15, 2012 12:20:54 AM

Vxshifter said:
Well to my thought the DVI to HDMI ports would work fine, I don't know why people would tell you otherwise.

So basically get one DVI to HDMI cable and a one HDMI Cable and should work perfectly.

Edit: I live on Australia and this cable would be what you are looking for http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/computers-laptops/comput...


If I do that, will there be any difference in picture quality? Like I mean, will the monitor with just the hdmi cable have better picture quality than the one with the dvi to hdmi?
December 15, 2012 12:29:19 AM

army1506 said:
If I do that, will there be any difference in picture quality? Like I mean, will the monitor with just the hdmi cable have better picture quality than the one with the dvi to hdmi?


DVI and HDMI have identical video quality, this is because they use the same Digitial signal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
December 15, 2012 12:38:22 AM

sevacallDOTcom said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

One port is DVI-I dual-link and the other is DVI-D dual-link.
DVI-D is compatible with a DVI-I dual-link port. If it were single-link DVI-I port, then you'd have a compatibility problem.

If you get 2 HDMI to 'DVI-D dual-link' cables as such (http://www.cablewholesale.com/prodimages/10v3-215xx.jpg), you'll be fine.


Can you give me a newegg link to a hdmi to dvi-d dual link cable? I've searched for them but couldn't find it on the site
December 15, 2012 12:48:51 AM

army1506 said:
Can you give me a newegg link to a hdmi to dvi-d dual link cable? I've searched for them but couldn't find it on the site


This should solve your problem http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., but don't buy it straight away I'm entirely certain so wait for somebody to agree.

Edit: Connect this new cable into your Dvi-D port (http://www.google.com.au/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=...) then connect your HDMI into your HDMI port then connect the rest into your displays.
December 15, 2012 3:33:50 AM

vxshifter is right. Should work fine.

1 hdmi (out) to hdmi (in)
1 dvi adaptor (out) to hdmi (in)

or
2 dvi adaptor (out) to hdmi (in)

your choice
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