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Windows 7: dual dvi or not - help!

17 Nov 2009   #1
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 
dual dvi or not - help!

Hi all.

I purchased the following card: EVGA GeForce 9400 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA, Low Profile

It says dual dvi, but in fact was only one dvi and one vga. I have to purchase PCI and not PCI-E for my work pc - ugh.

So...

Does anyone know of a good performance PCI video card with two DVI connections?


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17 Nov 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dual link has nothing to do with the number of connectors, but the type of connector,

Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quote:
The connector also includes provision for a second data link for high resolution displays, though many devices do not implement this. In those that do, the connector is sometimes referred to as DVI-DL (dual link).
As for needing two DVI connections, the card should have come with a VGA-DVI adapter.
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17 Nov 2009   #3
iseeuu

 
 

An option to dual (or triple) monitors is Matrox's DualHead2Go adapter. The advantage is you do not have to buy an expensive video card and you can move the adapter to whatever new computer you decide to use.

Cheers!
Robert
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17 Nov 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Ok I found this one with dual DVI PCI Don't know anything else about it. [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NOQJ08]Amazon.com: HIS X1550 iFan 256 MB (64 bit) DDR2 Dual DVI PCI Graphics Card: Electronics[/ame]
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17 Nov 2009   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Dual link has nothing to do with the number of connectors, but the type of connector,

Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quote:
The connector also includes provision for a second data link for high resolution displays, though many devices do not implement this. In those that do, the connector is sometimes referred to as DVI-DL (dual link).
As for needing two DVI connections, the card should have come with a VGA-DVI adapter.
True on the dual link, but the "dual dvi" had me fooled.
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17 Nov 2009   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Thanks to all. My monitors accept dvi/vga. I think I'm going to use vga on the 2nd monitor. So far no problems, and it's much better than the Nvidia Quadro 3300/4400.
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17 Nov 2009   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
True on the dual link, but the "dual dvi" had me fooled.
Well it is dual DVI in a sense if you use the included adapter. That or just badly written description on Tiger Directs part. Know TD, I'd opt for that explanation.
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