Confirmation needed that a DVI-D monitor will plug into a DVI-I video card?


W

wayne

Hi,

I've read various postings and it appears that a monitor with DVI-D
output will quite happily plug into a video card with a DVI-I
connector.

Can somebody confirm that this is true?

Thanks!
 
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J

J. Clarke

Hi,

I've read various postings and it appears that a monitor with DVI-D
output will quite happily plug into a video card with a DVI-I
connector.

Can somebody confirm that this is true?
The difference between DVI-D and DVI-I is that DVI-I also has pins for the
analog VGA connectors. These contacts are female in the connector on the
video board and male on the cable, so a DVI-D cable, which lacks the extra
pins, has no trouble plugging into a DVI-I video board, but a DVI-I cable,
which has the extra pins, won't plug into a DVI-D video board, which lacks
holes for those pins, unless you remove pins or drill the video board
connector.
 

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