Which DVI to VGA adapter for 4870 x2

gilgamex101

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Hello, i just received a new 4870 x2 recently and it didnt come with a DVI to VGA adapter. Went to my closest electronics store (best buy) and i seem to have gotten the wrong one (DVI-I). I cant seem to get a direct answer online anywhere, its driving me mad. So if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated
 
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here is one on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812267001
 

arson94

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I'm assuming your 4870x2 has two DVI ports since as far as I know all 4870x2's came that way. It's possible that one port is a DVI-I port and the other is a DVI-D port. You have the right adapter as of the two only the DVI-I port/adapter can output/pass an analog signal that can be used via VGA. Have you tried the other DVI port?
 

It's really strange, just make sure that there's no pins twisted.... do you have a problem fitting it into the card ? or you getting no signal ?
 

gilgamex101

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I figured out the problem. The dvi adapter metal socket (the metal surrounding the pins to hold it securely in place in the dvi slot) was slightly bended inwards all around, a dynex design choice. So i bent back the metal and now it fits perfectly and snug. Thanks everyone anyways for you help!