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    RichardRudek wrote:
    
    geeky123 wrote:
    Just a wild shot but will getting one of those little vga-dvi adapters help my situation in any way, since my monitor also supports dvi?


    I've not read the DVI specs, so I don't fully understand the capabilities DVI. But I don't see how a "simple" VGA to DVI Adapter, one which (mechanically) converts an Analog VGA output port (from laptop) to a DVI input port (to monitor), could fix this.

    Doesn't your laptop already have a DVI port - many do, these days.


    DVI supports analog signals, so I think a VGA->DVI adapter literally reroutes the signals to the relevant pins, and doesn't actually translate the signal to digital.