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Multi-screen What KVM and cables do i need?

Discussion in 'KVM' started by rob_wilbanks, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. rob_wilbanks

    rob_wilbanks New member

    Hi. Need guidance on a KVM switch and cabling to use for my home setup with two PCs and two monitors. What KVM and cables should I use for the following?

    PC1 (GeForce GTX 970)
    1. DVI-C
    2. DVI-I
    3. Mini HDMI
    4. DisplayPort

    PC2 (ThinkPad Dock M2D047WA)
    1. DisplayPort
    2. DisplayPort
    3. HDMI
    4. DVI-D
    5. VGA

    Two monitors (ACER G27HL)
    1. DVI-D
    2. VGA

    It would be nice to run audio through the KVM but not required.
  2. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member

    Hello Rob,

    Thank you for reaching out on our HelpCenter.

    There is no such thing as DVI-C. Did you mean DVI-D?

    Important note: To continue this discussion - please respond via KVMGalore HelpCenter thread, NOT via e-mail.
  3. KVMGalore Expert

    KVMGalore Expert Staff Member


    Your monitors both have DVI-D inputs.
    PC1 has DVI and HDMI (which is fully compatible with DVI video).
    PC2 also has DVI and HDMI (which is fully compatible with DVI video).

    It is therefore recommended that you go with a DVI dual-video KVM switch.
    SV231DD2DUA has its recommended cables listed at the bottom of the product page.
    CS1642A and MiniView come with cables included.
    If you need to adapt between HDMI to DVI - choose from these adapters (please pay attention to the gender) or use these adapter-cables.

    Hope this helps!
    We welcome your questions - please come back and ask us anything, anytime, or just offer your feedback.

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