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Windows 7: radeon r9 290

20 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
radeon r9 290

So ive bought a new computer. I didnt do my research and bought a dell s23040l screen. Now my problem is.. the videocard has two ports and the screen has a single and different one. He videocard contains 2 white hdmi ports i believe ans the screen contains the typical blue one. I heard i can buy an adapter to make it work. But there are two white ports in the videocard. What should i do?

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20 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

your R9 290 will have the following ports.
firstly you have DVI

Next you have HDMI

and finally displayport

there is no difference in HDMI sockets other than HDMI varients. v1 1.1 ect but they are all compatible upto a certain resolution.

the only blue and white ports i can think of are VGA being blue and DVI being white.. yes you can get an adaptor for these but you dont want to.. VGA is analogue and DVI is digital, youll be loosing performance and good visuals.
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20 May 2014   #3

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

This is a VGA port, the one badger rightly says you don't want to use.

radeon r9 290-svga_port.jpg

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20 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

u can easily get one of this for very low price , i got mine for almost 2$ , and its been working perfectly , but yeah u're using a r9 , its #!@#ing powerful and it would be a waste to use it on a VGA monitor , i'd suggest to buy a 1080p monitor , or better 2.35 and 4k
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