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Can you convert a 29 pin dvi adapter to work in a 24 pin slot?

#1GoodziillaPosted 8/1/2012 8:21:39 AM
Or will i ju st need to buy a new adapter?
#2XjphPosted 8/1/2012 8:25:13 AM
I have never seen a dvi port with less than all of its pins... What kind of device is it on?
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#3Goodziilla(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2012 8:30:04 AM
video card. It has one 29pin dvi and one 24 pin dvi
#4ShubPosted 8/1/2012 8:48:48 AM(edited)
A full DVI-I dual link connector has 24 pins + the 4 analog pins + the flat ground pin, i.e. 29. Every video card I've seen with a standard DVI connector has exactly that setup.

Please post what your exact video card is.
You can also look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DVI_Connector_Types.svg and point what your "24-pin" connector looks like.

Anyway... the 4 analog pins in a DVI-I connector only matter if you're using a DVI to VGA adapter. You can connect any regular DVI cable to either connector and it should work.
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#5Goodziilla(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2012 9:07:05 AM
uh oh yes i'm using a vga to dvi adapter. And the 24 pin looks just like the 29 except for the 4 analog pins
#6Goodziilla(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2012 9:07:30 AM
its the dvi-d dual link
#7Goodziilla(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2012 9:25:14 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908&Tpk=saphire%206850

this is the card i have

are there any ways to get a cheap vga to hdmi adapter? A quick google makes it look like i'd need to spend around $20.
#8XjphPosted 8/1/2012 1:50:51 PM
VGA isn't electrically compatible with dvi-d or hdmi, so passive adapters are impossible. That's why they more expensive.
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