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Rob1947
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dvi to vga

I just purchased a HP Pavilion p7-1154 Desktop PC. after getting it home I discovered that i could not connect my vga monitors to it. what type of adapters do i need to get?

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Big_Dave
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Rob,

 

Look at the DVI ports on your video card or the back I/O motherboard video port if using integrated video.  Are the DVI ports DVI-D?  If yes, then these are digital only ports and VGA is analog.

 

If your monitors don't have DVI or HDMI then you have some options:

 

  1. Buy a DVI to VGA converter --- not recommended
  2. Buy a discrete video card that supports two VGA connections  -- hard to find
  3. Buy two digital monitors -- recommended
  4. Buy a video card with a display port  (DP) and a VGA adapter and also use a display port to VGA dongle.  I have never tried this setup.
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Rob1947
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You answered my question. Unfortunately it was not the answer that I was looking for. If I could find a monitor that was not widescreen that would be the answer. I could add a video card that is either dual DVI or dual VGA I would do that (I already have them) unfortunately that would void the warranty, so I guess I will be returning the computer to Best Buy.

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kathybunko
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I just bought the HP p7-1154 and I am very irritated.  I also cannot connect my HP monitor to it.  First of all, I bought the computer from an HP rep that was working at Best Buy and NEVER did he say that it wouldn't be compatible with any monitor.  Actually, we signed into Best Buy.com to read the reviews and found some that talked about not being able to connect to an HP monitor.  He said the writer didn't know what they were talking about since it would easily connect.

 

So, as I am trying to connect the monitor tonight, it wouldn't work.  I drove back to Best Buy and told them what happened.  They told me I needed a DVI to VGA adapter.  I bought it, although I was irritated that I had to spend more money.  When I got home and tried to connect it, it still didn't work.  It doesn't fit.  

 

Are you saying my only option is bring the new computer back to Best Buy or buy a new monitor??????

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Big_Dave
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Hi Kathy,

 

What monitor are you using and what type of video ports are on the monitor?

 

HP mainly use uses DVI-D (digital only) for on board video so the DVI to VGA adapter is not going to work. 

 

Do you have a discrete video card in your PC?  If yes, what card?

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kathybunko
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My monitor is an HP w2216h.  I'm not quite sure what video card is in the PC as I just bought it yesterday.  The tower is a P7-1154 so whatever video card comes with it is what I have.

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Big_Dave
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Hi,

 

Look on the bottom of the PC and see if there is a PC configuration list.  If yes, then your video card would be listed. If you have a discrete video card with a DVI port or no video card then the below suggestion should work.

 

Your monitor has a HDMI port so for the best quality you will need to use an  HDMI to DVI adapter at the PC and then use a HDMI cable.  Alternatively, buy a HDMI to DVI cable.

 

If your PC has a discrete video card with a HDMI port then buy a HDMI cable.

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kathybunko
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I see that it says AMD Radeon 6530 graphics.....

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Big_Dave
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Hi,

 

Use a straight DVI cable.

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hellinic
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solved my problem great answer

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