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Two individual Monitors with one Dual Link DVI-I

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14 March 2013 01:55:49

So I'm using a HD 5450, and I'm trying to get two individual displays. I know you can get two displays out of a DVI port but I'm not sure if it can be done with a DL DVI-I?

Side note: I know it can be done because I did it with my old pc, it had a old nVidia in it with a weird DVI port and it came with the Y-splitter cable, I still have the Y-splitter, http://i50.tinypic.com/k3t2j4.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/2eduzki.jpg, also does anyone know what type of DVI cable that is, I've never seen it before, and never since.
14 March 2013 02:04:42

I think you want one monitor per port, dvi/vga or whatever.
If the monitor does not have a suitable attachment, there are adapters available to convert almost any two different types of connections. If you want to clone the images, that can be done in windows.

As to the pic... weird. I suspect that it might be some sort of very old parallel cable.

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14 March 2013 03:17:09
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Your old gpu has a dms59 port, this is 2 outputs on 1 port. Dl dvi is 1 output on 1 port. Other than a splitter you will not get 2 independent monitors on a single normal port. Don't confuse splitters that can just duplicate monitors vs splitters that can make them independent.
14 March 2013 13:19:38

k1114 said:
Your old gpu has a dms59 port, this is 2 outputs on 1 port. Dl dvi is 1 output on 1 port. Other than a splitter you will not get 2 independent monitors on a single normal port. Don't confuse splitters that can just duplicate monitors vs splitters that can make them independent.

Thanks, that what I needed, it's a same I can't get my PC Dual Screen, thanks again.