[clug] Video cards to swap

Tim tim at murphy.org
Sat May 5 05:54:54 GMT 2007

I used to have a Radeon 9200 Pro which had both VGA and DVI ports.  I 
bought an adapter off eBay to convert the DVI to VGA and it worked 
wonders.  No change in config was needed.

A similar converter can be bought for $2.49 (+$4 p/h) off ebay: 


David Tulloh wrote:
> Fred Pilcher wrote:
>> Looking for a video card that'd support acceleration, I bid on, and won,
>> a couple of low profile Nvidia NV34 FX5200 128MB cards at auction.
>> They've got DVI ports, but various people told me I could get adaptors
>> that would let me plug in my VGA-ported monitor. Pft. Yeah, right.
> Most of the low profile cards that I have seen have a dual link DVI 
> port, they generally ship with a small cable that splits it out to two 
> for you.  I've actually found that it's fairly hard to buy the cable 
> individually because they all ship with it.
> I found out that the DOLA guys in Fyshwick have a whole box of them 
> though, they give one out to anyone who wins an auction there and asks 
> for it.  You could probably talk them out of a few for a couple of bucks.
> David

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