DVI Question

By Rick Alvernaz
Oct 3, 2007
  1. My Video cards output DVI-D. My monitor's input is DVI-I. Do I just use a DVI-D cable to connect them? Do I just find a cable that says DVI-D? Will the pins all fit?

    My monitor is also 1440 x 900. Will the DVI work ok? I'm guessing it will have to be in dual link.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You only need dual-link DVI for monitors with resolutions above 1920x1200.
  3. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    ditto what didou said :)
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    My opinion

    If you have DVI-D with HDCP connection on your video card and LCD monitor use them.
    to get the best HD results.
    The cable might have to be bought seperately.
    Read your manuals.Name your monitor and video card.
  5. Rick Alvernaz

    Rick Alvernaz TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    I'd say yes

    I have a ATI Radeon 9600 XT,heres it's stats,

    Integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0 compliant)

    Heres all it's details

    My Monitor is a VisionQuest VQL-22WSHD
    It has 1 DVI-D with HDCP output.
    If you video card has 2 options,1 should be (DVI 1.0)
    Both ends are the same for monitor and card.
    Don't use an Analog converter.
    Thats how mine are described.I had to purchase the DVI-D cable seperatly.
    You seem to have the right connections,but maybe not the right cable.
    LCD monitors have several places to connect out,not like a CRT monitor
    permanent cable out.
    Compare your devices details.maybe on box contents.
    I will post attachments if your not sure.
    Try to shop at a Computer store,to ask questions :)
    Not online guessing.
  7. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    DVI-I cable might be better as it has the extra 4-pins for analogue. But DVI-D will be fine.
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