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      Erik_S47
      AskWoody Plus

      I have an older Gigabyte Nvidia graphics card running two 24″ monitors on my DIY desktop machine. They’re connected with DVI cables. I’d like to upgrade the monitors to touch screens, but most have HDMI connections. Is it okay to use DVI to HDMI adapter cables, or do I need a new video card with HDMI ports? I’m not a gamer and my video performance is just fine; I have no issues with the video card other than it has only two DVI connections.

      Thanks in advance.

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      I suspect that you will need HDMI video card(s) as HDMI allows full bi-directional comms and DVI doesn’t (basic config only). You should also check the video card will handle the touch comms.

      cheers, Paul

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      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      If your current video card can handle the resolution you desire, just get a couple inexpensive DVI-to-HDMI conversion cables (maybe $7 each). They’ll work just fine as long as you’re not trying to push audio to generally-horrible in-monitor speakers.

      Most touch-screen monitor interfaces connect to a USB port, so make sure you have a couple open ports for that purpose.

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