Connect displayport monitor to a VGA video card

I just bought two refurbished dell monitors only to find they come with a hard wired female display port connector.What type of adapter do I need so I can connect these to a regular VGA? A link would be appreciated.

This is the monitor
http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfo/peripherals/monitor-dell-e1909wdd/pd.aspx?refid=monitor-dell-e1909wdd&s=dfo
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JPERKS1985Asked:
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jamietonerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It doesn't seem to be possible. you can go from a disport to a vga port but not vice versa. Looks like you need a new video card. You might be able to go from display port to dvi and have that work as both use a digital signal, but that's just a guess as I have never tried it.
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JPERKS1985Author Commented:
The monitor has a female coming off of it.
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GregPooleCommented:
I don't understand what the problem is if the monitor has a female DisplayPort connection. The cable that I linked earlier has a male DiplayPort connection which would plug into a female end...
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jamietonerCommented:
GregPoole, the cable you linked to only functions 1 way, from a displayport on a video card to a vga input on a monitor. That fact is even stated in the link. "Note:  Cable will only function in one direction.  DisplayPort Source to VGA display." On most digital outputs like DVI-I and some displayports you can use an analog(vga) signal using a simple adapter. However going from analog to digital requires expensive converters. There are converters(usually over $100) that will take a vga signal and make it HDMI or DVI but I have yet to find one for displayport.
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JPERKS1985Author Commented:
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
And that means?
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