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Windows 7: Problem setting up dual monitors with 7/GeForce GTS240 Graphics Card

25 Jun 2010   #31
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If they are DVD-D then they must be converters not adapters? The two terms are easily confused. If they are converters then you don't need to buy anything to test for dual monitor support. If they are adapters I don't see how they could work. Do they look like this:> DVI-D to VGA converter digital to analog DVI VGA video monitor or more like this:> DVI to VGA Adapter (Male to Female). The converter has electronics in it to actually convert the digital signal to an analog (VGA) signal. The adapter just has wires in it to reroute the signals to different pins.


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25 Jun 2010   #32
PainfulGlory

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If they are DVD-D then they must be converters not adapters? The two terms are easily confused. If they are converters then you don't need to buy anything to test for dual monitor support. If they are adapters I don't see how they could work. Do they look like this:> DVI-D to VGA converter digital to analog DVI VGA video monitor or more like this:> DVI to VGA Adapter (Male to Female). The converter has electronics in it to actually convert the digital signal to an analog (VGA) signal. The adapter just has wires in it to reroute the signals to different pins.

Sorry, not doing very well here am I.

They are adapters, small units like you've described.
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25 Jun 2010   #33
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried plugging the monitors into the video card yet instead of the onboard video ports?

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25 Jun 2010   #34
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

OK, thanks for the clarification. That has me confused though as to how they would ever work? Mine is just the opposite, the digital pins are missing not the analog. Anyway I guess it's back to plan "A", borrow a Monitor with a DVI connector and cable if you can for further testing. I wouldn't get too bumbed out about it, sometimes technology induces head scratching moments. Some of use are smarter than others on this stuff, but we weren't born that way. I've learned a lot by trial and error. All you can do is try to save the next guy some of the error.
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