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    Vga to dvi adapter.

    I'm trying to view my monitor (which only has vga out) on my pc via
    video card which only has hdmi and dvi. I've bought a vga to dvi adapter and plugged my monitor into the video card using it but it isn't working. Is this not possible or do i need to change any settings? (The hdmi output on the video card is working)?

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    Does the monitor definitely work?

    You need the correct DVI to VGA adapter.

    There are different types of DVI, look in the connectors part of the wiki ...

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…ace

    Original Poster

    krisward7955

    Does the monitor definitely work?



    Ye works fine in the vga port but want to use it through video card so I can use hdmi at same time

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    Cackles

    You need the correct DVI to VGA adapter.There are different types of DVI, … You need the correct DVI to VGA adapter.There are different types of DVI, look in the connectors part of the wiki ...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface



    Thought I had done. I bought a dvi-i. Would this be what my video card is or do they differ on different video cards?

    Original Poster

    Do I need to turn onboard graphics off?? I'm assuming it should work without doing this as hdmi output is working....

    Hold windows icon and P on your keyboard . Change LIKE duplicate display or extend display. You should swap display like hdmi is one display and dvi is second display.

    Buy one of these problem solved.
    Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 10th Nov 2016

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    RiverDragon8

    Buy one of these problem solved.



    I'm want to use the hdmi output for second monitor though

    Signals are said to travel from the device that generates them to the device that displays then. So it goes out of your computer and into your monitor. The VGA port on your monitor will be an VGA input and you're converting from DVI to VGA rather than the other way round.

    I'm not just being pedantic. Many converters only work one way round so does matter.

    As to fixing the problem, which video card do you have? The newer ones have dropped support for VGA so you can't even get the signal from the DVI connector so if you're using such a card you'll need a full signal converter like RiverDragon linked rather than just a plug changer. You could use that one with a DVI or DisplayPort to HDMI converter if you can't find DVI to VGA.

    howarth3

    I'm want to use the hdmi output for second monitor though


    Have you checked on Windows setting about projector setting. Just hold windows + P then switch extend display. Should working 2 different display.

    So what outputs do you have?? VGA and HDMI right?? Use that adapter I linked you and use the second monitor via HDMI. Also (this is very basic) when you right click on your screen and select 'Display settings' do you see the monitor there?


    Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 10th Nov 2016

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    RiverDragon8

    So what outputs do you have?? VGA and HDMI right?? Use that adapter I … So what outputs do you have?? VGA and HDMI right?? Use that adapter I linked you and use the second monitor via HDMI. Also (this is very basic) when you right click on your screen and select 'Display settings' do you see the monitor there?



    The video card has hdmi and dvi so I wanted to use both of them but i have now managed to use just the hdmi from the video card and the vga from the motherboard so for now that will do. Thanks for your advice
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