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Help with DVI-D connection


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#1 dhet

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:11 PM

Hello,

I have a video card that accepts the following inputs: DVI-D (1), DVI-I (1), Display Port, HDMI. I want to hook up three monitors- a new modern one (working with Display Port) and two VGA ones. I successfully have one working through the DVI-I port with a DVI-VGA adapter. I bought a DVI-D-VGA adapter to get monitor three to work... no go! It doesn't work at all. Google searches reveal that it doesn't really work for anyone.

Two questions:

1) Would an HDMI->DVD-I adapter work any better? Like this?http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-PCM-2296-06-HDMI-Cable/dp/B0007MWE1E/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

2) If I give up on this and get a new monitor, how do I know it will work with DVI-D? For example, this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009512



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#2 paul88ks

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:05 AM

Those are outputs - not inputs- and you will need another video card to run 3 monitors- you should be able to hook up two with the card on your computer- if it has dual outputs-but you will need another video card to run the 3rd-



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:30 AM

What video card are you using? The indications from the specs you quote are that it has a single DAC, so can drive one VGA monitor. The Acer you link to has no digital input, VGA (analogue) only. The cable you link to as HDMI->DVD-I is HDMI->DVI-D


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#4 dhet

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:29 AM

This is the card: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42768kr

 

I've been told it can run three monitors.

 

Please: Will the monitor I linked work in the DVI-D slot, yes or no? 


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:30 AM

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications    - the specs say that it will support 4 displays, but I'm not sure how you would configure it -



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:35 AM

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications    - the specs say that it will support 4 displays, but I'm not sure how you would configure it -

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/221/~/what-is-the-difference-between-dvi-i-and-dvi-d%3F maybe this will help- theDVI-D supports digital and analog and the DVI-I only supports analog- for an old CRT monitor- so I am thinking 1VGA monitor -2 DVI-(D) monitors, and an HDMI -if you have a high def monitor---



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 03:43 AM

Please: Will the monitor I linked work in the DVI-D slot, yes or no? 

No, DVI-D supplies only a digital output. You can run one VGA monitor from the DVI-I output. Any further monitors will need to have a digital input, so if you already have one with Display Port, your third monitor will need to be DVI or HDMI.


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