Understanding DVI video cables between DVI-I and DVI-D single link


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Ken

My new video card has a DVI-I single link female output. My monitor has
a DVI-D single link female input. What cable do I use???? DVI-D?

As i understand it, the DVI-I allows the output to accept either DVI or
VGA+adapter outputs, so my assumption is that the DVI-I single link
output connector can be treated as a DVI-D single link connector. Is
that correct?

Thanks
Ken K
 
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Paul

Ken said:
My new video card has a DVI-I single link female output. My monitor has
a DVI-D single link female input. What cable do I use???? DVI-D?

As i understand it, the DVI-I allows the output to accept either DVI or
VGA+adapter outputs, so my assumption is that the DVI-I single link
output connector can be treated as a DVI-D single link connector. Is
that correct?

Thanks
Ken K

The DVI-D cable seems like the safest choice. Looking on Newegg, in their
cable section, I see single-link DVI-D and dual-link DVI-D cables. In
the LCD monitor section, I can see (good) connectors, that have "holes" for
all the unused pins, meaning you could plug any cable you want into the
monitor. But I did see another monitor that looked like it was designed
only for a DVI-D pinout. So based on those observations, I'd guess that
a DVI-D cable would be the safest choice. The basic DVI-D has the EDID
serial interface, so the computer should be able to get resolution info
from the monitor.

As for your monitor purchase, I hope this is not a DVI-D only monitor.
VGA is too useful to be without, at least until all VGA equipped
computers are buried at the landfill.

Paul
 
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K

Ken

Paul said the following on 12/29/2006 2:11 PM:
The DVI-D cable seems like the safest choice. Looking on Newegg, in their
cable section, I see single-link DVI-D and dual-link DVI-D cables. In
the LCD monitor section, I can see (good) connectors, that have "holes" for
all the unused pins, meaning you could plug any cable you want into the
monitor. But I did see another monitor that looked like it was designed
only for a DVI-D pinout. So based on those observations, I'd guess that
a DVI-D cable would be the safest choice. The basic DVI-D has the EDID
serial interface, so the computer should be able to get resolution info
from the monitor.

As for your monitor purchase, I hope this is not a DVI-D only monitor.
VGA is too useful to be without, at least until all VGA equipped
computers are buried at the landfill.

Paul
The monitor, which is in use at my daughter's house, has both inputs.
She is using the VGA input presently and is getting random lines
occasionally through the image. She brought the computer home and I
installed the new card (she had been running off of an on-board Intel
graphics chip) and I thought that might help, which it did not. She had
not brought her monitor. So I thought that it might be the cable.
Rather than purchase a VGA cable, I thought I would have her use a DVI
cable. That is how I got to this point...
 

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