Display Port to VGA

Posted on 2009-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We are upgrading to new Dell PCs and need dual monitors. Their cards now either support single DMS-59  or the dual Display Port.
We don't know which to get as many of our older Flat panels are equiped with VGA only and not DVI. We don't really want to get more equipment with technology that is about to be replaced and I do not like the heavy DMS-59 to DVI or VGA dongles. So would prefer the monitors to connect directly to the PC card. we can have a dual display port card but I can't confirm if we can convert these to VGA.
Dell will supply convertors form Display Port to DVI but not to VGA. Any idea if the simple DVI to VGA convertors could be used to convert the DVI to VGA if connected to the end of the Display Port to DVI convertors?
Question by:jmac01
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    Expert Comment

    Heres a source of information about the types of DVI connectors and compatability.
    Here you can find a cable guide
    I have used a DVI x VGA converter successfully but not on this specific board.
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    Accepted Solution

    You could try using display port to dvi then dvi to vga but in my experience daisy chaining adapters usually ends in failure. You could us a display port to vga adapter(, But in reality all 3 options will be bulky, I persoanally would probably go with the DMS-59 to vga solution as thats only 1 dangle to deal with rather than 2 to 4 with the other options.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Very helpfull. I did search but found nothing. Thanks also to the other contributor who gave some good links on DVI connectors.

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