Windows 10: passive or active adapter

  1.    27 Jul 2017 #1

    passive or active adapter


    I just purchased an EVGA GTX 1060 and I have 2 monitors that have a DVI port and a VGA port. If I use a DVI to display port adapter or cable, does the adapter or cable need to be passive or active?
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  2.    28 Jul 2017 #2

    Difference Between DVI-I and DVI-D | NVIDIA
    DVI-D sends only digital signal and needs an active adapter to VGA. DVI-I can use passive adapter.
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  3.    28 Jul 2017 #3

    Thank you.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jul 2017 #4

    You can't go from DVI to DP, only DP to DVI or HDMI etc.

    or are you just using the term DisplayPort loosely ?

    Just bought a DP to HDMI cable to hook my daughter`s HP to her new 32" HDTV so I can get rid of the PC speakers.
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  5. Posts : 11,676
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       28 Jul 2017 #5

    AddRAM said: View Post
    You can't go from DVI to DP, only DP to DVI or HDMI etc.

    or are you just using the term DisplayPort loosely ?

    Just bought a DP to HDMI cable to hook my daughter`s HP to her new 32" HDTV so I can get rid of the PC speakers.
    Yes you can
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  6.    01 Aug 2017 #6

    in order not to fail, i suggest strongly active adapter. that way you can be sure the stuff is fixed correctly by the electrics.
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  7.    03 Aug 2017 #7

    Thanks everyone....I ended up getting 2 Coboc Display Port to DVI-D Single link Active Video Adapters. They work flawlessly and best part is I only paid $8.99 for each of them. Here's a link..... Coboc 3 ft. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro-B 5-pin Male Cable -Newegg.com
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