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Old 02-18-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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I have this motherboard
ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO

and this graphics card
http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...-32114240.html

and a VGA cable.
Will I be able to plug it into my monitor with just the VGA cable? (It says DVI...)

Also, would I be able to get an S-Video cable and plug my computer into my TV? Because under the graphics card specs (http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...=mncolBtm;rnav), it says that there is a TV-Out / HDTV out slot... how would I do this?
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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That graphics card has DVI-I outputs so your gonna need a DVI to VGA converter/cable.

You could connect the TV via the DVI-I connectors or the S-Video connector. Depends on the input connections on the said TV.
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That graphics card has DVI-I outputs so your gonna need a DVI to VGA converter/cable.

You could connect the TV via the DVI-I connectors or the S-Video connector. Depends on the input connections on the said TV.
See, I just pulled this card out of my dad's computer..

I'll ask him if he still has the drivers, S-Video cable, or DVI to VGA converter,... and if he has any anti-static bags!!!!!

I would probably just hook it up to a huge TV if I could, which is down in my basement. It isn't HDTV, just big and flat-panel-ish. Would that work? It has the yellow-white-red cables in the back...

Would the sound come out that way, too?

I'll ask my dad if he has any of that stuff still...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180402635956
$.99 converter?
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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...I'll ask him if he still has the drivers...
ATI Drivers. Just select the OS, Type of product then the model number of the card and download.

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I would probably just hook it up to a huge TV if I could, which is down in my basement. It isn't HDTV, just big and flat-panel-ish. Would that work? It has the yellow-white-red cables in the back...
You could connect to the TV via S-VHS connector. Its a much better signal than composite video will provide (yellow connector). See if the TV has SCART connectors in the rear (21 pin) or an S-VHS input on the front. (Small 4 pin DIN)

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Would the sound come out that way, too?
You will need separate leads to carry the audio from the card to the TV/Monitor.
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You could connect to the TV via S-VHS connector. Its a much better signal than composite video will provide (yellow connector). See if the TV has SCART connectors in the rear (21 pin) or an S-VHS input on the front. (Small 4 pin DIN)

You will need separate leads to carry the audio from the card to the TV/Monitor.
Could you dumb it down a bit for me?

What would I need to do that?
http://www.amazon.com/GOLD-PLATED-S-...6521296&sr=1-4

or this...

http://www.amazon.com/S-VIDEO-3-RCA-...6521516&sr=1-2

Do you think I'll have any video card problems w/ drivers if I have linux?
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Your graphics card has S-VHS output - The small 4 pin DIN connector in the middle of the two DVI-I connectors. (Hold this thought)

Modern-ish TV's have multiple inputs. The RF input (forget this!), SCART connectors (These 21 pin connectors feature lots of different audio/video inputs/outputs), and usually connectors on the front (maybe under a flap and will include S-VHS input, Composite Video-Yellow and Audio inputs-Red/White connectors). Plasma, LCD and the LED monitors would connect straight to the DVI-I connectors.

You could connect from the S-VHS output on the card to a SCART or to the front panel S-VHS input using something like this kit which features an S-VHS to S-VHS lead, SCART adaptor and audio leads.

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The first link is the S-VHS to S-VHS lead but you might need the SCART adaptor and audio leads too. The kit in the link I posted would be perfect.

And here's the Linux driver for the card.

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You can't use a SDTV as a monitor. It will be unreadable and the picture will be awful.
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Wow.

Very helpful

SUPER helpful

And I think I'll just stick with the monitor for now, and my dad said he had that adapter or w/e, I'm sure he'll give it to me and as for anti-static bags, he said that they should be fine in just bags because they're old...?
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WTF is he talking about?

The fact that they are old would mean the antistatic bags would be more necessary.
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...SCART connectors (These 21 pin connectors feature lots of different audio/video inputs/outputs), and usually connectors on the front (maybe under a flap and will include S-VHS input, Composite Video-Yellow and Audio inputs-Red/White connectors). Plasma, LCD and the LED monitors would connect straight to the DVI-I connectors.

You could connect from the S-VHS output on the card to a SCART or to the front panel S-VHS input using something like this kit which features an S-VHS to S-VHS lead, SCART adaptor and audio leads.

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The first link is the S-VHS to S-VHS lead but you might need the SCART adaptor and audio leads too. The kit in the link I posted would be perfect.
He's in the United States. We've never used that as a widespread connection method.
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