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Old 08-15-2006, 09:03 AM   #1
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I really dont know a lot about computers. I just got my PC it has a VGA port only. My Monitor has a DVI port and a S video port. I was told there are like converters like VGA to DVI. I am having problems finding on a VGA to DVI converter, can someone please post some links to some converters. Thanks
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:17 AM   #2
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I should have mentioned my PC is HP a1530n and the monitor HP LC2600N
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:31 AM   #3
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There is not a simple converted because VGA is analogue and DVI is digital
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That's what you need, the female DVI, would plug into the monitor, and the male VGA, would act as the main connection for the monitor. Just plug the VGA lead, from the video card, to the computer.
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That's what you need, the female DVI, would plug into the monitor, and the male VGA, would act as the main connection for the monitor. Just plug the VGA lead, from the video card, to the computer.
That connector is to plug a VGA monitor in to a DVI port of a graphics card. It won't work.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:10 PM   #6
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The reason that DVI to VGA is done with a simple cheap adapter is because DVI is designed to be backwards compatable with CRT displays. The VGA pins are included in the DVI port, there is no acctual signal conversion, it just switches the pins that are being used to the analouge one and acts as an interface for the VGA connection.

VGA however, is on its own. If your monitor is DVI only then there is no way to connect it to the VGA port. You could look for crazy adapter boxes, but to be honest your best bet is to buy a cheap video card with a DVI port.
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There are VGA to DVI adapters on the market, the DVI is female and the VGA is male.

Google is your friend.

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A new video card is probably the cheaper option though
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There is not a simple converted because VGA is analogue and DVI is digital
Ive seen plenty, my dads g5 came with a converter..
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Ive seen plenty, my dads g5 came with a converter..
DVI to VGA adapters are common, they ship with almost every DVI output product. VGA to DVI however is a totaly diffrent thing.
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Ive seen plenty, my dads g5 came with a converter..
Click the links in my post above.
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