GT 730 dual monitors not working
Is it possible to use dual monitors with the GT 73 0? A monitor plugged into the VGA port works and a TV HDMI works but when I plug in a VGA monitor to the DVI-D port with an adapter it is not recognized. Any solution? Otherwise can someone suggest a dual monitor card for photo editing and basic video?
Is it possible to use dual monitors with the GT 73
0? A monitor plugged into the VGA port works and a TV HDMI works but when I plug in a VGA monitor to the DVI-D port with an adapter it is not recognized. Any solution? Otherwise can someone suggest a dual monitor card for photo editing and basic video?

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Posted 10/12/2017 07:32 PM   
This won't work because the signals are incompatible (VGA is analog and DVI-D is digital). The only way around is to use an expensive active converter but a lot of them are sub-par and introduce image degradation, it's just not worth it. I assume you meant GT 730 because there the GT 370 doesn't exist. In your case the GT 730 is fine but will struggle for any type of rendering, depending on your PSU and budget you could either go for a GT1030/1050Ti or 1060 if you need more power. That being said, you should dump that ancient VGA monitor and get something modern because you'll run into the same problem as most newer cards don't even support any sort of analog output (DVI-I or VGA) in the first place.
This won't work because the signals are incompatible (VGA is analog and DVI-D is digital). The only way around is to use an expensive active converter but a lot of them are sub-par and introduce image degradation, it's just not worth it. I assume you meant GT 730 because there the GT 370 doesn't exist. In your case the GT 730 is fine but will struggle for any type of rendering, depending on your PSU and budget you could either go for a GT1030/1050Ti or 1060 if you need more power.

That being said, you should dump that ancient VGA monitor and get something modern because you'll run into the same problem as most newer cards don't even support any sort of analog output (DVI-I or VGA) in the first place.

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#2
Posted 10/12/2017 08:53 PM   
Thank you. Yes, it's a 730. Can you recommend a dual PCI-E card? [quote="Yowan"]This won't work because the signals are incompatible (VGA is analog and DVI-D is digital). The only way around is to use an expensive active converter but a lot of them are sub-par and introduce image degradation, it's just not worth it. I assume you meant GT 730 because there the GT 370 doesn't exist. In your case the GT 730 is fine but will struggle for any type of rendering, depending on your PSU and budget you could either go for a GT1030/1050Ti or 1060 if you need more power. That being said, you should dump that ancient VGA monitor and get something modern because you'll run into the same problem as most newer cards don't even support any sort of analog output (DVI-I or VGA) in the first place.[/quote]
Thank you. Yes, it's a 730. Can you recommend a dual PCI-E card?

Yowan said:This won't work because the signals are incompatible (VGA is analog and DVI-D is digital). The only way around is to use an expensive active converter but a lot of them are sub-par and introduce image degradation, it's just not worth it. I assume you meant GT 730 because there the GT 370 doesn't exist. In your case the GT 730 is fine but will struggle for any type of rendering, depending on your PSU and budget you could either go for a GT1030/1050Ti or 1060 if you need more power.

That being said, you should dump that ancient VGA monitor and get something modern because you'll run into the same problem as most newer cards don't even support any sort of analog output (DVI-I or VGA) in the first place.

#3
Posted 10/12/2017 09:14 PM   
GTX750 GTX750ti GTX950 GT1030 GTX1050 GTX1050ti ...and I 100% agree with selling off/tossing that Analog monitor; as "modern" graphics cards no longer support analog signals (output). [quote="geostru"]Thank you. Yes, it's a 730. Can you recommend a dual PCI-E card? [/quote] The issue is not the card; it's the old monitor with the "VGA" (analog) input. DVI-"D" is a "digital signal"... VGA is an "analog signal"... ...these two will not function together. There "are" converters... but as stated above they can introduce severe signal loss or interference which typically results in blurred text, flat/washed out colors, or in some cases no signal at all due to lack of HDCP support. These "Converters" run between $20 USD and $300 USD depending on their quality. Low-quality units will display an image but would look absolutely horrid and there's really not poin in purchasing the higher quality converters as a new monitor would cost less (and look 100x better). Think of it as a man who speaks Mandarin Chinese (Digital signal) trying to communicate with a man who only speaks Spanish (Analog signal) over the phone. Its just not going to happen. A translator (ie: converter) can be used but some words and emphasis are always lost in the translation. (ie: signal loss)
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...and I 100% agree with selling off/tossing that Analog monitor; as "modern" graphics cards no longer support analog signals (output).


geostru said:Thank you. Yes, it's a 730. Can you recommend a dual PCI-E card?
The issue is not the card; it's the old monitor with the "VGA" (analog) input.

DVI-"D" is a "digital signal"...
VGA is an "analog signal"...
...these two will not function together.

There "are" converters... but as stated above they can introduce severe signal loss or interference which typically results in blurred text, flat/washed out colors, or in some cases no signal at all due to lack of HDCP support.

These "Converters" run between $20 USD and $300 USD depending on their quality. Low-quality units will display an image but would look absolutely horrid and there's really not poin in purchasing the higher quality converters as a new monitor would cost less (and look 100x better).

Think of it as a man who speaks Mandarin Chinese (Digital signal) trying to communicate with a man who only speaks Spanish (Analog signal) over the phone. Its just not going to happen.
A translator (ie: converter) can be used but some words and emphasis are always lost in the translation. (ie: signal loss)

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