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Windows 7: A little bit of help needed with my display ports.

21 Sep 2015   #1
FantasyUnion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
A little bit of help needed with my display ports.

Hey SF, to start out please dont just paste in a DVI-I to DVI-D and call it a day..
http://www.avsupply.co.za/images/DVI-Chart.jpg Monitor is DVI-D Dual Link, PC is DVI-I Dual link.

My situation is this: I want to get this monitor, three to be exact, I need to plug the DVI-D into my DVI-I port, then I need an HDMI to DVI adapter. I am using a GTX 760 and I am VERY limited on ports. The monitor has no HDMI either so thats why I need that adapter.

Heres the monitor:
Amazon.com: Acer G206HQL bd 19.5-Inch LED Back-Lit Widescreen Display: Computers & Accessories I am getting the 24 inch.

And no i'm not looking for monitor opinions

Anyway, yeah. I am pretty sure the monitor is DVI-D DUAL LINK, this is killing me, help me out guys.

The next thing, is I need something to convert my HDMI signal on my card to DVI i can plug monitor into.




And just to be sure im clear, I am not changing any signals with adapters on the monitor, I am changing my PCs signals with adapters to make it work WITH the monitors.


Sorry if some stuff I said sounds stupid, im just a n00b.

Thanks, Fantasy


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21 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't need Dual Link for that resolution (1920x1080 or 1200). Single Link will work alright. (1920 3D need Dual Link)

DVI-I and DVI-D are the same as well, DVI-D is digital only, DVI-I is both digital and analog.
And HDMI to DVI is just a simple converter as both specs use the same signaling, no active conversion needed.

So single link DVI-to-DVI cable for 2 monitors and HDMI-to-DVI converter + DVI-to-DVI cable for 3rd (or HDMI cable + HDMI-to-DVI converter).

Edit: Not sure about 1200 so deleted that bit.

Edit 2: Wiki page
Quote:
Single-link DVI employs a single 165 MHz transmitter that supports resolutions up to 1920 1200 at 60 Hz. Dual-link DVI adds six additional pins (located in the center of the connector) for a second transmitter increasing the bandwidth and supporting resolutions up to 2560 1600 at 60 Hz
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24 Sep 2015   #3
FantasyUnion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You don't need Dual Link for that resolution (1920x1080 or 1200). Single Link will work alright. (1920 3D need Dual Link)

DVI-I and DVI-D are the same as well, DVI-D is digital only, DVI-I is both digital and analog.
And HDMI to DVI is just a simple converter as both specs use the same signaling, no active conversion needed.

So single link DVI-to-DVI cable for 2 monitors and HDMI-to-DVI converter + DVI-to-DVI cable for 3rd (or HDMI cable + HDMI-to-DVI converter).

Edit: Not sure about 1200 so deleted that bit.

Edit 2: Wiki page
Quote:
Single-link DVI employs a single 165 MHz transmitter that supports resolutions up to 1920 1200 at 60 Hz. Dual-link DVI adds six additional pins (located in the center of the connector) for a second transmitter increasing the bandwidth and supporting resolutions up to 2560 1600 at 60 Hz
Well, you are right BUT the port on the monitor is DVI-D dual link and the plug is the same that goes in the computer. I'm buying 3 of the same monitor. So please no advice like I originally asked and if anyone has some good adapter for what I ask let me know.
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24 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't need to have the exact same DVI port/cable combo, as long as cable can plug in (for 1920x1080 single link is ok). I have a Samsung LED XL2370 monitor, which has a DVI-I Dual Link port but the cable that came with the box is DVI-D Single Link and had no issues back when I was using it with a GTX480.

So, perhaps could you at least wait until you get your monitors? They are supposed to come with DVI cables. And check your pile of PC parts for a HDMI-to-DVI converter, as most graphic cards (and sometimes motherboards) come with one. Then only cable you will need to buy (if not have a spare in the house already) is an HDMI cable version 1.3+. HDMI 2 is latest and doesn't cost much higher than others.

Or alternatively something like this - Amazon.com: Gefen DVI to HDMI Cable 6 feet Male-Male: Electronics

And if yours will be like mine, your 3rd monitor (further away from the PC) will need a longer cable or an extension

A little bit of help needed with my display ports.-dvi-plugs.jpg
Taken from: CAT-5 Ethernet Cable Pinouts HDMI Firewire USB

In any case, enjoy your new goodies


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24 Sep 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My GTX 980 Ti`s only have 1 DVI output so I use a Display Port to DVI adapter forr my other monitor/s, does your card have any dispaly port ports.

As Gokay states, you don`t not need a dual link dvi cable, a single link will work fine.

If you`re not going any higher then 1920 by 1080 then all you need is a single link cable.

What does dual-link DVI actually mean? | FireUser Blog

DVI: Single and dual link - Monitors - Tech Explained - HEXUS.net

Mine HP DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Passive 481409-002 REV.F


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