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Dvi connection troubles.

by dazaclaza / February 19, 2014 4:21 AM PST

right ill try and tell you everything so hopefully you can help.

so i got 2 monitors. one is a tv/monitor.
both can use a VGA and the monitor also a DVI.

pc motherboard is an ASROCK h61m-gs.
it has a vga and a dvi port.

so i brought a dvi adapter. it tuned up and did not fit. i quickly worked out there are different types. i got aDVI-I M TO VGA MONITOR F CONVERTER ADAPTOR 15PIN SVGA. the had the +5 and i could not use it. i tryed pulling them extra pins out but was no help.

i then got 2 x DVI-D M TO VGA F CONVERTER ADAPTER FOR HDTV LCD TV. - it worked out cheaper to get 2 strangly so that the only reason why i have 2.

this also didnt work. so i done more research. during my research i updated all drivers, configured the Bios as stated in the Asrock manual. i done everything... still nothing.

after 2 days i read somewhere something about that the type i got this time does not put out an analog signal only digital? so again i think i went wrong and got the wrong type.

so now i reading more into it... i think i know now what i need. i need what i brought the first time? right but with out the extra 4 pins?... a DVI-I 24 +1 ? but i cannot find this type - so i guess i wrong....

i cant think of anything else to do.... i dont think it is the bio or the pc.... its gota be the cable type, i am not buying the right thing...and i dont wanna waist more money.


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Missing detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2014 5:00 AM PST

Not all DVI ports can drive VGA. DVI-D for example is " DVI-D (digital only) " and VGA is analog so there is NO CABLE to make that work. Sure folk will sell you junk cables and such but then what a waste of time. confirms the port is DVI-D and will never support VGA without a fairly pricey convertor box.

A video card is cheaper.

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Thankyou x
by dazaclaza / February 19, 2014 7:39 AM PST
In reply to: Missing detail.

could you also help me pick a basic video card that would work.

im not sure what you need... hopfully this helps

CPU: intel pentium g840, spec intel(r) pentium(r) cpu g840 @2.80gh
Motherboard: ASrRock H61m-gs, Intel chipset
Memory: DDR3, 8 gb, Duel
Graphics: intel HD Graphics 100 (GT1), 2300MB

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Why not get a HDMI display?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2014 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: Thankyou x

I see HDCP is on the DVI port so get a HDMI display and no card required.

I read you have a TV/Display but no model number. Let's see if the usual 5 buck adapter is all we need.

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