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Hi,

Currently, I have a dual monitor setup, one with HDMI and another with DVI. The monitor with DVI is old and small and I decided to replace it with a newer model, but unfortunately, most of the available monitor does not have DVI port. And as I remember Hackintosh has issues with VGA ports.

I think maybe a DVI to HDMI converter could be a solution. I searched and found out that some users have issues with these kinds of converters.
My motherboard has only one HDMI, VGA, DVI port. Is it ok to use a DVI to HDMI? Or are there any other options?

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@Behzadsh,

A DVI to HDMI adapter should work but make sure to get a "active" one .... "active" adapters use an embedded chip to perform the conversion at a hardware level and re-clock the signal to the HDMI standard.

Simple "passive" adapters tend not to work well if at all ....

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How can I found out an adapter is active or passive.


@Behzadsh,

It is usually detailed in the description or the specs ...

For example if you take a look at this listing on Amazon it's made clear that it is an Active adapter from the description.

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