I have monitor with only VGA output and GPU 1060 with DVI and HDMI input?

nino.k

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What convertor should i use if i need to, VGA to DVI or VGA to HDMI,

please guys give me some tips what is my best solution... thank you
 

Barty1884

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The "best" solution is likely going to be a new monitor. Anything that solely has VGA is going to be pretty dated at this point.

They don't have to break the bank either:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Monitor: LG - 23MP57HQ-P 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $99.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-17 10:57 EST-0500

If you want to continue using your existing monitor, you need an "active" adapter to convert the digital signal (DVI-D or HDMI) to analog (VGA).
https://www.amazon.com/Rankie-Gold-Plated-Active-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00ZMV7RL2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510934307&sr=8-3&keywords=active+hdmi+to+vga&dpID=41M6cII-WlL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
 

Barty1884

Retired Moderator
The "best" solution is likely going to be a new monitor. Anything that solely has VGA is going to be pretty dated at this point.

They don't have to break the bank either:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Monitor: LG - 23MP57HQ-P 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $99.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-17 10:57 EST-0500

If you want to continue using your existing monitor, you need an "active" adapter to convert the digital signal (DVI-D or HDMI) to analog (VGA).
https://www.amazon.com/Rankie-Gold-Plated-Active-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00ZMV7RL2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510934307&sr=8-3&keywords=active+hdmi+to+vga&dpID=41M6cII-WlL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
 

Pat Flynn

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If your DVI port has a '+' at one side of the pins with 4 pin holes around the cross, then it supports using a DVI-to-VGA adapter. This is the simplest and cheapest route to connect your monitor to the video card. If it doesn't have that cross with 4 pins, you'll need the active adapter listed above.
 

Barty1884

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Modern cards (10 series, RX etc) are digital only. HDMI, DP, DVI-D (Dual Link). No analog signals included. "Active" adapters are required.
 

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