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    Different DVI Types

    I'm stuck with a few old HP machines at work that only have 2 PCI slots. I'm looking for PCI gfx cards that can handle 2 widescreen monitors at 1680x1050. However the biggest problem I'm finding is that the monitors (22" Dell's) have a VGA slot and a DVI-D Dual Link slot for 24+1 pins. All the PCI graphics cards I can find at the moment have DVI-I Dual Link (24+5 pins) and I guess the cable will also be DVI-I too. So when the cable from the graphics card goes to the monitor the extra pins will stop it from connecting properly. I've looked for converters but unsuccessfully. Any ideas/suggestions would be very useful.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    there's no such thing as a dvi-i cable. use any off-the-shelf dvi cable and you'll be fine

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Just use a cable with DVI-D pins at each end?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvi


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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Go to the store and ask for a "DVI cable", trust me they wont ask you "Do you want a DVI-I, DVI-D, DVI-X, DVI-Y, DVI-8000?"

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Ta for the help

    Me being a numpty

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Don't go to one of these fancy TV/HiFi stores, or even Currys, they'll charge you £60 for something that'll cost you £10 from a proper computer shop...

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Quote Originally Posted by awzm View Post
    Ta for the help

    Me being a numpty
    Nah, I asked the same thing a while back

    Anyone have an XFX 7600GT to hand - DVI cable questions
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    Re: Different DVI Types

    most appreciated chaps

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    there's no such thing as a dvi-i cable. use any off-the-shelf dvi cable and you'll be fine


    You were saying?

    DVI-I - Digital Visual Interface Integrated (Analogue and Digital)
    DVI-D - Digital Visual Interface Digital
    DVI-A - Digital Visual Interface Analogue

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Quote Originally Posted by DataMatrix View Post


    You were saying?

    DVI-I - Digital Visual Interface Integrated (Analogue and Digital)
    DVI-D - Digital Visual Interface Digital
    DVI-A - Digital Visual Interface Analogue
    find me one outside the theoretical.

    a CABLE, that is, not a graphics card connector

    and a DVI-A one while you're at it

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    Re: Different DVI Types

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    find me one outside the theoretical.

    a CABLE, that is, not a graphics card connector

    and a DVI-A one while you're at it
    Erm? DVI only carries Video... I think you're getting mistaken. DVI-A carries analogue video (like DB-15/VGA cables), DVI-I carries both but only one at a time, DVI-D carries digital (much like HDMI).

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