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Dual monitors + 7950

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 10, 2013 11:06:55 AM

Hey guys i have an XFX 7950
1 x HDMI
2 x Mini DisplayPort
2 x DVI (1 Single Link, 1 Dual Link)

And i just bought two Acer s220h monitors They only accept what looks like a single link DVI cable;

Im wanting to use dual monitors, but dont know what cables to buy or how to go about doing it,
can i use a HDMI to dvi port, and a DVI to DVI?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and if you Could be kind enough to link me to products in the uk

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January 10, 2013 11:34:17 AM

HDMI to DVI + DVI to DVI would be the easiest way to do it... you should be able to pick up an HDMI--DVI adapter or cable for cheap online
a c 85 U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 12:09:53 PM

Or you could just plug then into the DVI ports with the DVI cables they came with. You're making this harder than it is
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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 12:21:27 PM

Do what unksol said. Single link will work fine on a dual link port, but not the other way around. You have dvi cables, you have dvi ports. Problem solved.
January 10, 2013 12:23:09 PM

hahahahaha i totally failed at reading his post... thought he only had 1 DVI out

Yeah unksol has it
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 12:34:47 PM

So it should be easy to plug them in with the two dvi ports, but with a Vertical Viewing Angle of 50-degree (according to the data sheet) this monitors are not ideal for a dual setup anyway.
January 10, 2013 12:39:24 PM

I didnt get dvi cables with them, thats why im asking
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 12:54:05 PM

Oh, then buy DVI cables on Amazon. Every monitor I have bought came with vga and dvi.
January 10, 2013 12:57:25 PM

Only vga cables came with these for some reason, and i should have probably said, i didnt know what dvi cable to get, as the out puts a different on my card
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 1:32:07 PM

What do you mean by different? You didn't mention the exact model of your card but on the pictures i found it looks like two identical dvi ports?
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2013 2:14:49 PM

The -i means it carries both an analog and digital signal. dvi-d will work fine on a dvi-i port.