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#1 FireKracker

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 07:44 AM

I've recently upgraded my PC. My new graphics card (XFX 8600GT XXX) as two DVI outputs. It came with a VGA adaptor, however my monitor has both DVI input and a VGA input. I'm looking to eliminate the VGA adaptor connecton and purchase a DVI cable to complete the conneciton.

My question is which DVI cable should I purchase, there are so many with various amounts of pins. BTW my monitor is around 4 years old which makes me think that the DVI input is around the first generation of connections. My monitor is a Sharp LL-T1815-B.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 07:51 AM

I maybe answering my own question here but looking at this link it would appear that I should get a DVI-I Male Dual-Link cable, this would seem to fit both my graphics card and monitor?
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 04:30 PM

You will need a DVI-D male to DVI-D male. Unless your monitor is Dual link compatible then you would need a DVI-D ( AKA DVI-DL ) dual link male to male.

Edit: you don't need a DVI-I cable since your using it for a digital connection you don't need the extra 4 analog pins.


Edit 2: Forgot this too The long flat pin on a DVI-I connector is longer than the same pin on a DVI-D connector, so it is not possible to connect a male DVI-I to a female DVI-D by removing the 4 analog pins. It is possible, however, to connect a male DVI-D cable to a female DVI-I connector. Many flat screen LCD monitors have only the DVI-D connection so that a DVI-D male to DVI-D male cable will suffice when connecting the monitor to a computer's DVI-I female connector. If your monitor has a DVI-I connector it this does not apply

Edited by Sneakycyber, 24 August 2007 - 04:33 PM.

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