1.    27 Jul 2017 #1
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    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
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    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
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    Thank you.
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  4.    28 Jul 2017 #4
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    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.    28 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM 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
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    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
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    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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