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Connecting a dvi-d cable from dvi-i graphics card to lcd monitor

Is it possible using dvi-d cable from dvi-i port of the graphics card to dvi port of the lcd monitor? the graphics card has two output, one is vga and the other is dvi. they say dvi has good image quality than vga. how would i do it.
i tried to connect it and reboot but the lcd does not detect signal. what should i do? my card is ati radeon 9550 256mb 128 bit agp


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almer

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I use a dvi connection on my computer.my lcd has many types of connectiond.i have to go to my menu on the lcd and choose what connection i using.maybe you have to do the same.

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Can i get an adapter for my emachine monitor to go into a dell desktop ...my lead i have now doesnt fit as unable to screw it in


YES.

I believe it is time now for the guessing game............

1) Is the monitor about so high, and so wide?

2) Does the monitor look like a small TV, or is it flat in appearance?

3) What does the monitor cable look like?

4) Is your hair Brown, and do you smoke cigarettes?



NO.............just wanted to see if you were following along! Geez!



An Analog monitor, such as a CRT type of monitor, uses a VGA cable,

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-crt-monitor.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for a VGA Cable example.

Flat LCD screen monitors are Digital.
Some may have a VGA Cable attached, but the best cable option is a DVI cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

(Click on any photo on those two Wikipedia pages, to enlarge)

Using these two examples, does one apply to the eMachines, and one apply to the monitor?

Let us say the monitor has a DVI cable.
The eMachines Desktop PC has a VGA port. (Connector)
For this you would simply use a DVI to VGA adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

Now notice...........this is a VGA MALE to DVI FEMALE.

The DVI cable on the flat LCD screen monitor, has a male connector.
The contact pins of it go into socket holes, in the DVI end, of the DVI to VGA adapter.

The VGA port on the eMachines, has socket holes.
The male VGA connector end on the DVI to VGA adapter, has contact pins.

Point?

Make sure you get the correct DVI to VGA adapter.
There is a male DVI to female VGA adapter, also.

This is just one example.
For instance I'm using an HP 2009M 20-inch widescreen monitor, AND an RCA 26-inch HDTV, as dual monitors.

Presently using the HP 2009M with a DVI cable, and the RCA L26HD31 HDTV with a VGA cable.

(I'm also using an ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card. Pretty 'pud', but it does OK for what I want)

Primer;
A computer sends out a digital signal. To get the best graphics quality, you ideally use a monitor with a digital cable. (DVI, etc)

When you use an Analog monitor on a computer, the computer has to change the digital signal down to an Analog one.
Therefore the graphics quality is not as great.

Digital cable technology now, is DVI, HDMI, Display Port, and Mini-Display Port. And some others I'm sure I've forgotten.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Video-Connectors-Tutorial/157

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Also post what the monitor manufacturer name, and model number is. (Look on the back)

Are you using the VGA connector on the motherboard, (Back of computer), or do you have a graphics card installed?

If you have a graphics card installed, what is the manufacturer name, and model number?

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 06, 2013 | Dell Dimension 4300 PC Desktop

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How to cernecft from tower to moniter


Several styles of technology have been used, michealnorth;

1) VGA;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

2) DVI;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

3) HDMI;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

4) Mini Display-Port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort

Let's say your computer has a DVI female connector on the back, but you have a VGA cable to your monitor. (With male VGA connector)
Use a VGA to DVI adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

Other way around? DVI cable on monitor, but VGA port on back of computer?
Use a DVI to VGA adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

[HD-15 is the proper name of a VGA connector ]

Same for HDMI, or Mini Display-Port.

On the back of your computer is the I/O area.
Input/Output area.
It has a rectangular thin metal shield around it, usually.
The I/O shield.

Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Audio {Sound} connectors, and USB ports, are in the I/O area.

There are horizontal slots at the back of the computer also.
These slots are used for expansion cards. A graphics/video card, is an expansion card.

If you have a graphics card in one of these horizontal slots, connect your monitor to it, and NOT to the I/O area.

Graphics comes from the graphics card now, and not from a VGA, or DVI port in the I/O area.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 10, 2012 | Packard Bell iMedia PC Desktops

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Dual monitors t3516


Is it just like this with NO graphics card installed?

http://products.pacificgeek.com/emachines_t3516_celeron_d_3_20ghz_512mb_120gb_cdrw_dvd_xp_1013070674.php

If so, Not happening.

The I/O area is to the left side. (Input/Output area)
In this rectangular area you see;
1) PS/2 mouse port, and PS/2 keyboard port, at the top.
2) Orange port below them.
3) Black port below it.
4) Down below all of the above is the blue VGA port.

If you do not have a graphics card, your monitor is plugged into this blue VGA port.
If so you are using Integrated Graphics. Another term used is OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD.

Do Not try to use a splitter cable, and run two monitors off of this VGA port. Ain't happening.

See the four long slots at the bottom of the computer? The bottom one has the Ethernet adapter card in it?
A graphics card, (Video card. Same/same), is installed on the motherboard, and the end of it sticks out one of those 3 unoccupied slots.

Each of those slots are known as Expansion Bay Slots.
When you choose what slot you want, you remove the Expansion Slot cover, for that slot.

My sources indicate the motherboard is an Intel D101GGC motherboard,

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket775/D101GGC.shtml

There are 2 white PCI slots at the bottom.
There is 1 black PCI-Express x1 slot above them.
There is a longer black PCI-Express x16 slot above it.

The PCI-Express x16 slot is for a graphics card. It is the best graphics card slot on your motherboard.
(The white PCI slots are lame. The PCI-Express x1 slot, is NOT used for a graphics card)

Suggest you use a PCI Express graphics card for your computer, and run two monitors at the same time.

From here it depends on what the two monitors are. Do you have two monitors that use a VGA cable?
Example of a VGA cable, and a VGA connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Or do you have a monitor that uses a VGA cable, and a monitor that uses a DVI cable?
Example of DVI connectors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

Or do you have one monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor that has a DVI cable?

Post in a Comment as to the monitor manufacturer name, and model number.
[ For example I am using an HP 2009m (20 inch widescreen), and a 26 inch RCA EN-V HDTV, as dual monitors ]

This is an example of a very economical PCI Express graphics card, that will run dual monitors,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130755

You can use a monitor with a VGA cable (Blue port), and a monitor with a DVI cable.

You can use two VGA monitors, with using a VGA to DVI adapter, for one of the monitors.
You can use two DVI monitors, with using a DVI to VGA adapter, for one of the monitors.

Already have a graphics card, and two monitors connected to it?

1) Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
2) At the bottom of the list left-click on Properties.
3) In the Display Properties window, left-click on the Settings tab.

4) Left-click on the rectangular monitor icon, that has the 2 in it.
5) Go below to the left, and left-click on the empty square next to-
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor
6) Go below to the right, and left-click on Apply.
7) Go below to the left, and left-click on OK.

Your desktop screen is on your second monitor.

Need guidance past this post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 09, 2012 | PC Desktops

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531S, I have both two different monitor slot, does my PC support dual monitor systems?


Yes.

The area on the back of the computer, that has two ports to connect a monitor, is a Graphics Card.

It is a PCI-Express graphics card, and is plugged into a PCI-Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
(Expansion Slot)

It has a blue VGA port, white DVI port, and black S-Video port.

The area on the upper left with a blue outline around a VGA port, is a VGA port connected directly to the motherboard. It is Integrated Graphics.

You CANNOT use Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card at the same time.

It's either use the Integrated Graphics VGA port, OR use the graphics port/s on the graphics card.
BIOS will Not support using both Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card.

HOWEVER, you can use the VGA port, and the DVI port when using two monitors.
You will be only using just the graphics card.

Example of a VGA port, (Connector), and VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Example of a DVI port, and DVI cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI_connector


1) Whatever monitor you have that has a VGA cable, plug it into the blue VGA port on the graphics card.

(There are VGA monitors {CRT} that resemble a small TV. VGA cable is usually attached.
There are also LCD flat screens that have a VGA connector, for a VGA cable, and may also have both a VGA, and a DVI connector.

To digress for a moment;
VGA is Analog. It uses an Analog video signal.
DVI is digital. It uses a Digital video signal.

A computer naturally puts out a digital video signal. This digital signal has to be converted by the computer, into analog for an analog monitor. This slows the graphics process down. This is one reason it is best to use digital )

2) Plug a monitor with a DVI cable into the white DVI port on the graphics card.

3) Turn the monitors on.

4) Turn the Inspiron 531s on.

5) When Windows has loaded, right-click on an empty area of your desktop computer screen.
Now left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Settings tab.

6) You are now looking at a small window that has two monitor icons in it.
Monitor 1 icon, and monitor 2 icon.

Monitor 1 icon is your Primary Display.
Monitor 2 icon will be for the Secondary Display you are adding.

Note how monitor 1 icon is sitting to the Left, and monitor icon 2 is sitting to the Right.
This is how your monitors are supposed to be arranged on your computer desk.

If the second monitor is on the Left on your computer desk, you need to move the icons around.
Move monitor 2 icon to the Left.

Left-click on the icon, hold the left mouse key down, and drag the monitor 2 icon over to the left side of monitor 1 icon. (All the way over, or it will snap back to where it was)

It may matter to you how your monitors are arranged. It may not. Once you read the following it may help you decide.

7) Left-click on monitor icon 2 if you have not already done so.
Go down to where it states, "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor"

8) Left-click once in the empty square, to the left of Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.

9) Now left-click on Apply at the bottom Right corner.

10) Finally left-click on OK at the bottom Left corner.

You should now see your desktop screen on both monitors.

When using the internet on both monitors, you have to drag the screen from the Primary monitor to the Secondary monitor.

Go to the left side of the screen. Left-click right on the edge of the blue frame. Hold the left mouse key down after you click, and drag the screen across to the left.

Doesn't work?
Go to the right side, click on the blue frame, and drag the screen to the right.

This is why it may matter how the monitors are arranged on your computer desk.

It's kind of eerie your first time dragging the screen across.

You will also find out why it is best to use two similar monitors, when using dual monitors. The pixel resolution is different for both monitors, if they are different from each other.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Just to add:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm

Aug 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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How can i use dvi port


DVI stands for (D)igital (V)ideo (I)nterface.

DVI is a new form of video interface technology made to maximize the quality of flat panel LCD monitors and high-end video graphics cards. It is a replacement for the P&D Plug & Display standard.

you can connect high definition monitor , LCD projector , LCD T.V to a DVI port

There three kind of DVI connector
1. DVI-D (Digital)
2. DVI-A (Analog)
3. DVI-I (Integrated Digital/Analog)

DVI-D format is used for direct digital connections between source video (namely, video cards) and digital LCD (or rare CRD) monitors

DVI-A - High-Res Analog
DVI-A format is used to carry a DVI signal to an analog display, such as a CRD monitor or and HDTV

DVI-I - The Best of Both Worlds
DVI-I format is an integrated cable which is capable of transmitting either a digital-to-digital signal or an analog-to-analog signal, but it will not work transmitting a digital-to-analog or analog-to-digital signal.


How to Recognize These three types of DVI Cable
There are two variables in every DVI connector cable, and each represents one characteristic.

The flat pin on one side denotes whether the cable is digital or analog:
A flat pin with four surrounding pins is either DVI-I or DVI-A
A flat pin alone denotes DVI-D

The pinsets vary depending on whether or not the cable is single- or dual-link:
A solid 27-pin set (rows of 8) for a dual- link cable
Two separated 9-pin sets (rows of 6) for a single-link cable

Jul 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have HP Pro3000MT, and it has vga and dvi port. I want to use dual monitor for this pc. the monitor are HP LCD and it only has vga input. first i use vga port, secondly i use this dvi cable to connect to...


you need a dvi to vga adapter not a dvi to vga plug and you must also go into your graphics card setup catalyst control center if its ATI Nvidia Display manager for Nvidia if you boot the computer with it pluged in and you can see the boot screen on bolth displays then its an os thing just right click and select the display manager the activate all display's through the managers

Apr 01, 2011 | HP SmartBuy Pro 3000 MT Pent Dual Core...

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TRYING TO CONNECT TWO MONITORS FOR EXTENDING USE


1) You have to have a graphics card with two monitor ports.

You Cannot use one port on a graphics card, and the VGA, or DVI port on the motherboard of the computer.
BIOS will only let you use the graphics card, or the Integrated Graphics.

2) Using a 'splitter' cable results in very bad graphics on two monitors, or no graphics at all.

3) With a graphics card installed that has two monitor ports on it, connect the monitors to the graphics card.

[ The graphics card can have a VGA port, and a DVI port. Or the graphics card can have two DVI ports.

VGA = Video Graphics Array
Photo of a VGA port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SVGA_port.jpg

Photo of a VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vga-cable.jpg

DVI = Digital Visual Interface

Information about DVI showing a DVI cable, and connector examples for the DVI port on a graphics card,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface ]


4) Turn the two monitors on once they are connected to the graphics card.
Turn on the computer.

5) Windows loaded, right-click on an empty area of the desktop screen.

6) In the list go to the bottom, and click on Properties

7) Click on the Settings tab.

8) You will see two monitor icons.
One icon has a square with a 1 in it.
The other icon has a square with a 2 in it.

The 1 monitor icon is used to represent your Primary monitor.
The one you have been using.
As you can see the 1 monitor icon is sitting to the Left.
This is how your Primary monitor should be sitting on your computer desk.

The 2 monitor icon is used to represent your Secondary monitor.
The one you are going to add.
As you can see the 2 monitor icon is sitting to the Right.
This is how your Secondary monitor should be sitting on your computer desk.

Left-click on the 2 monitor icon.
Go below in the Display Properties window, and view where it states -

Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

There is an empty square to the left of it.
Left-click in the empty square.

Now go below to the Right, and click on - Apply
Finally go below to the Left, and click on - OK

Your desktop screen will now be on your Secondary monitor.

Whatever is on your Primary monitor, has to be drug over to the Secondary monitor, when you are on the internet, or a program. (Such as a game)

Go to the blue frame on the Left side of the Windows screen.
When your cursor turns into a double-headed arrow STOP.

You'll find it's a little tricky your first time, keeping your cursor into the position where it turns into a double-headed arrow.
With the cursor in a double-headed arrow, press the left mouse button down, hold it down.
Drag the monitor screen to the Left.

Keep dragging until the window on your Primary monitor is on your Secondary monitor.
It's helpful you'll find to have two of the same size monitors.

I have found occasion where when using the internet on two monitors, that I had to Restore Down the screen, THEN drag it over to the Secondary monitor screen.

(Icons at the top right of the monitor screen.
Minimize ( - ), .......Restore Down/Maximize, ...........Red X

Then I Maximized the screen


For further questions please state in a Comment.
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Nov 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Just received Refurbished Advent CBE 1401. It is being replaced because power switch is faulty - but I have questions about machine. 1. When initially switched on the switch turned red is this normal? I...


1) No. The switch color should have been Green

2) No Signal on the monitor, indicates the monitor is not receiving a Video Signal from the computer.

A) Could be due to a faulty monitor cable.
Monitor cable is used on a working computer for a test,
Or,
working computer's monitor cable is used on the Advent for a test.

B) Could be due to the graphics 'engine' on the motherboard, or on the graphics card is bad.

[Graphics 'engine'.
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU ]

If the computer is using Integrated Graphics, the GPU is on the motherboard.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard Graphics. Meaning On the motherBoard)

You will know if it's Integrated Graphics, because the monitor cable will be plugged into the VGA connector, on the motherboard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Since you indicate an adapter was included, to adapt to a different port (Connector), it could be a VGA to DVI adapter, or a DVI to VGA adapter.

Your monitor may just have a VGA connector on the monitor cable.
Hence you would use a female VGA to Male DVI adapter.

Your monitor may be an LCD flat screen monitor, and has a DVI connector on the monitor cable.
Hence you would use a female DVI to Male VGA adapter.

DVI
Digital Visual Interface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

VGA monitors are Analog.
LCD monitors are Digital.

A computer puts out a digital signal.

If a VGA monitor is used, the computer has to alter the Digital signal to an Analog one.
This slows down the video signal.

If your monitor (In any case. Not just this one), is an LCD flat screen monitor, it is best to use a DVI monitor cable, and plug into a DVI port on the computer, if available.

If your monitor is a VGA (CRT. Cathode Ray Tube), monitor, and you have a DVI connection on your computer, using the adapter will do you no good.

The adapter just uses the contact pins for VGA, that are present in that DVI adapter, and hence the DVI connection on the computer.

You're still just getting an Analog VGA signal.

Example of a female VGA to male DVI adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

If the Integrated Graphics are suspected to be bad, a graphics card is used in the appropriate expansion slot, for a test.

If the graphics work then, the graphics card is left in service.

After I test the monitor cable my next procedure is to suspect the Power On switch, or the Power Supply, and go to the graphics next.

The reasoning is that Power Supply failure, is the number one cause of computer failure.
The next is the Power On switch, then Electrolytic Capacitors used on the motherboard.

(Specifically, any Electrolytic Capacitors used in the motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit)

If the Power On switch is bypassed, the diagnosis will reveal if the problem is the switch, or Power Supply.

Bypass the Power On switch, and the Power Supply comes on?
Problem is the Power On switch.

[One Power On switch I have found to fit a lot of computers. The Power On switch goes into the plastic Power On button,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html ]

Bypass the Power On switch, and the Power Supply does Not come on?
The problem is the Power Supply.

The Power On switch is bypassed using a jumper wire, from the green Soft Power On wire, to ANY black Ground wire. The contact made is a brief momentary one.

The jumper wire is used at the back, of the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

To be continued in an additional Comment.


Jun 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Changing cable port


The monitor is a Fujitsu VL-15DX5G. 15 inch LCD.

The monitor cable uses a female DFP20 connector.
(Display Port 20-pin)

http://auction.thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_auc/image50/cb/4a/00010523850/a1/85/img00149858603.jpg

So you need a male DFP20 to male DVI-D adapter, or adapter cable.

DFP20 Male to plug into the monitor cable, and Male DVI-D (Dual) to plug into the graphics card's, female DVI-D connection.

So far, all I have found from a quick search is a Male DFP20 to Female DVI-D adapter, such as this example,

http://www.worldofcables.com/store/viewitem.asp?idproduct=768

Of course this won't do.

IF, this is all that's available for DFP20 adapters, you'll need an adapter of Male DVI-D to Male DVI-D, also. (Yes, I am aware of how crazy that sounds)

(It would appear, adapters are sold to connect a normal DVI-D monitor cable, {Male}, to a computer with a female DFP20 connector)

Should your searching only find DVI-D female to DFP20 male adapters, or adapter cables, then here is an example of a DVI-D male to DVI-D male adapter,

http://www.kvconnection.com/product-p/m-sgc-dvid-mm.htm

(DVI-D male to DVI-D male cable would probably be better as there would be less strain on the graphics card's DVI-D connection)

May 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Dell C521 Where to connect monitor?


This means that you have an external video card (which is not outside the computer). This video card will be plugged into the motherboard. That message is saying that the port on the back of the computer that your monitor is plugged into is the wrong one. You need to look for another port on the back of the computer.

Here is a picture of a VGA port that you should use if you have a VGA cable to connect the monitor (Blue Ends).
http://news.softpedia.com/images/reviews/large/VGA.jpg

Here is a picture of a DVI port that you should use if you have a DVI cable to connect the monitor (White Ends).
http://zedomax.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dvi.jpg

So depending on the cable and connections that are available on your computer and your monitor depends on what you have to use. I hope that wasn't too confusing. Let me know if you need more info.

Feb 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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