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nVidia, AMD and Intel dropped support for Analog?


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#1 antoniu200

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:24 AM

Well, I have just found out that Intel and AMD have dropped support for Analog signals. I knew that nVidia has dropped it, but I didn't know that Intel and AMD have too. So, I thought about a thing: since all these companies still support DVI-D, it may be a good idea to get a VGA->DVI-I adaptor (since it's very cheap), connect it to my VGA cable, and then connect a DVI-D cable to the adaptor. But will this work? I know that there are DVI-D to VGA adaptors, but the cost of doing what I said is less than buying that adaptor.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:53 AM

DVI-D doesn't have an analog VGA output on it, so no permutation of cable adapter can provide a signal to drive a VGA monitor, unless it has electronics to generate the required analog signal from the DVI.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:58 AM

Yes, I know that DVI-D doesn't have analog signal support on it. But is the VGA to DVI-I adaptor able to convert analog to digital?

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:39 AM

You cannot convert an analog signal to digital. For a DVI-D card and a monitor with only a VGA port you need one the more expensive adapters with includes a USB power cord for the adapter. Does the monitor have a HDMI port?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:05 AM

You cannot convert an analog signal to digital. For a DVI-D card and a monitor with only a VGA port you need one the more expensive adapters with includes a USB power cord for the adapter.

Well, I have an HDMI to VGA converter/adaptor and that, of course, converts digital to analog, without a USB power cord (only if the HDMI acts as USB). But, I understand, I have to buy another one of these. And I have another question, again, only noticed now, does nVidia still support Vista, or not? As I haven't seen any new updates since March.

No, the monitor has no HDMI cord. I guess you know the full name of my monitor, from my older threads. That monitor doesn't have any other cords other than VGA.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:15 AM

Sorry, I am not familiar with your other threads. I doubt Nvidia would be updating any drivers for Vista as that OS has an end of life in April 2017. After that date there will be no additional security updates.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:52 AM

I don't care about the end of life. Then, if that's how things start to work with nVidia too, then I'll do what I did with AMD, try to install new drivers manually. Thanks for letting me know.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:00 PM

is the VGA to DVI-I adaptor able to convert analog to digital?


Not if it is a very cheap one that is used to pick up the VGA out on the DVI-I and send it to the VGA monitor. That one just makes the pin connections for the analog out that is already on the DVI-I output socket. For DVD-D you have to use the more expensive active converter.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:43 PM

Some news. I have downlaoded the latest version of nVidia driver and I tried to let it do its job, automatically. Surprisingly, the installer worked, without needing me to stay 1 hour and search for what I need to modify in the .inf or in other files.






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