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Old 07-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a disabled friend (fibromyalgia) who has a decent enough PC for gaming (OC'd Intel Q6600, GTX260, 4GB), however as she has slowly become more disabled, sitting in computer chairs has become increasingly uncomfortable, to the point where more than an hour of use has become impossible.
She has a 1080p TV that I've successfully output video and sound to from my laptop via HDMI. She has an epic electric chair in the living room that is much more comfortable to use for long periods than a computer chair.
What I want to do is output via HDMI to the TV from the desktop (which is in the next room). The problem there is that the GTX260 doesn't have HDMI (it has 2 DVI and a weird RGB connector).
If I bought a GPU that does have HDMI, such as this, would it work so that she could game on the GTX260 but it's output via the GT520? And have the sound output too (otherwise I'd just use the GTX260's DVI and a long optical cable).
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i highly doubt that would work.
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i highly doubt that would work.
Because...?
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I have a disabled friend (fibromyalgia) who has a decent enough PC for gaming (OC'd Intel Q6600, GTX260, 4GB), however as she has slowly become more disabled, sitting in computer chairs has become increasingly uncomfortable, to the point where more than an hour of use has become impossible.
She has a 1080p TV that I've successfully output video and sound to from my laptop via HDMI. She has an epic electric chair in the living room that is much more comfortable to use for long periods than a computer chair.
What I want to do is output via HDMI to the TV from the desktop (which is in the next room). The problem there is that the GTX260 doesn't have HDMI (it has 2 DVI and a weird RGB connector).
If I bought a GPU that does have HDMI, such as this, would it work so that she could game on the GTX260 but it's output via the GT520? And have the sound output too (otherwise I'd just use the GTX260's DVI and a long optical cable).
im no expert but there are specialized seats for those who have pain or increased pain with seating. it is never healthy for anyone to sit for hours on end.
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I was talking about this part.
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If I bought a GPU that does have HDMI, such as this, would it work so that she could game on the GTX260 but it's output via the GT520?
and because it just doesn't make sense
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im no expert but there are specialized seats for those who have pain or increased pain with seating. it is never healthy for anyone to sit for hours on end.
There are, but they're expensive and she already has an awesome seat (but it's an armchair, not really suitable for putting at a desk).

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and because it just doesn't make sense
Surely it will work the same way as any other multi-monitor setup? Since if I have two monitors, I can play a game but have it fullscreened on either monitor.

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Well when you have multiple monitors, each video card is using its own power to drive the monitors connected to it. Sure you can have two different programs running on each individual monitor, but i don't see how you could have the power of one card output to a different card.

Unless you have two cards running in sli, which both cards act as one. But that's not the case here.
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Okay, I gotcha
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why wouldnt a dvi to hdmi adaptor or cable work? that would be like $5
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why wouldnt a dvi to hdmi adaptor or cable work? that would be like $5
+1 to this. Will work just the same (same quality/signal since they're both digital). You would probably just have to figure out something with audio, since using the DVI adapter would nix the audio portion, if you're wanting to run that through the card too.
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