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Modern GPU with old VGA Monitor?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys. I'll buy GTX 1650 Super in a few days and I want to use it with my old VGA only monitor over HDMI to VGA active adapter. Is it gonna work? I read something like "new modern GPUs can't work together with old monitors 'cause of them drivers." I mean, I know it will decrease the refresh rate and maybe quality a bit but it's okay for me. 

So, it would be awesome if you'll help me out.

 

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If you already got the adaptor. Usually they are pretty expensive. If too expensive, then I would just find a cheap monitor that uses HDMI. 


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7 minutes ago, _Hansa_ said:

I'll buy GTX 1650 Super in a few days and I want to use it with my old VGA only monitor over HDMI to VGA active adapter. Is it gonna work? I read something like "new modern GPUs can't work together with old monitors 'cause of them drivers."

My 2070 Super works with a HDMI to VGA adapter on my third monitor just fine :P 

Sure, analog video is not preferable, but it works.

 

Of course make sure to get a decent adapter, check the reviews for example.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an adapter right now, it's not expensive one. Just a cheap Chinese adapter but it's working. 

3 minutes ago, DoctorNick said:

If you already got the adaptor. Usually they are pretty expensive. If too expensive, then I would just find a cheap monitor that uses HDMI. 

Can you show me one of the expensive ones? 

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You should not need an active adapter a passive should work I use one with my older monitor 


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I'm just speaking from experience so what I say may not work 100%

Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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7 minutes ago, Kanna said:

You should not need an active adapter a passive should work I use one with my older monitor 

You're right. I was sleeping


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I simply thought the VGA is an analog and the HDMI is a digital so active one made more sense. I got more answer. Thanks friends, have a good day.

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1 hour ago, _Hansa_ said:

Well I simply thought the VGA is an analog and the HDMI is a digital so active one made more sense. I got more answer. Thanks friends, have a good day.

Usually a displayport to vga adapter is cheaper.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
45 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Usually a displayport to vga adapter is cheaper.

It was my first choice actually, but I found HDMI to VGA on my local store and bought it. They have same price here.

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