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DVI-I from gpu to monitor? Or would DVI-D work fine?


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#1 D3athbySp0rk

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 04:16 AM

I have a old monitor i'll be using just as my secondary monitor. and sites claim it to be DVI-D dual link but, clearly. it's DVI-I dual link. my GPU supports DVI-I dual link and DVI-D dual link, and my understanding is that DVI-D male works fine in a female DVI-I. so could i just use a DVI-D dual link cable in both my GPU and monitor's DVI-I slots? or could this cause complications? Or there's also the option of VGA on my monitor. so i could go DVI-I dual link to VGA if that's a better option?


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 04:15 PM

There should be no complications.  I would use the DVI-x over VGA as it should provide for more resolutions and sharper image display.



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 07:31 PM

could i just use a DVI-D dual link cable in both my GPU and monitor's DVI-I slots?

Yes. DVI-I simply means that as well as the DVI signal that would be provided by DVI-D,  there is also the analog VGA signal provided on the extra pins on the same connector. Dual link refers to the DVI connection having two channels for double the bandwidth. It has no relation to the analog VGA.


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#4 D3athbySp0rk

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:35 AM

 

could i just use a DVI-D dual link cable in both my GPU and monitor's DVI-I slots?

Yes. DVI-I simply means that as well as the DVI signal that would be provided by DVI-D,  there is also the analog VGA signal provided on the extra pins on the same connector. Dual link refers to the DVI connection having two channels for double the bandwidth. It has no relation to the analog VGA.

 

Alright, good. what threw me off, was the monitor having a VGA port, and also a DVI-I. Never have seen a DVI-I on a monitor. 



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:07 AM

It would be unusual if the DVI input on the monitor actually carried a functional VGA connection. What brand and model is the monitor?


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:25 AM

viewsonic vx910.  it's a strange monitor, 1280 x 1024. (almost 1080p x'D, but more square) but i'm not complaining. was free. and will do fine for a 2nd monitor for web surfing. 

 

here's what the DVI port looks like on the back. 2w4bfqo.jpg

 



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:27 AM

Both my Sony and Samsung have have the ports I believe most all late monitors do.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

It seems to be a standard 19" 4:3 monitor with VGA and DVI-D inputs. They may have used the DVI-I format socket so as to not prevent you from using a DVI-I cable if that's all you had to hand.

 

http://www.viewsonic.com.au/products/ppspecs.php?id=173


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