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I want to add a second monitor that is connected to my MacBook Pro. Right now I am using a USB-C Apple adapter which allows me to plug the HDMI to HDMI cable from the adapter to the monitor.

I want to connect a second monitor that has a DVI port so I was wondering how I could do this. Can I buy a USB-C to DVI cable and plug the USB-C side directly to the MacBook Pro USB-C port? If that wouldn't work, what are some other alternatives?

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Can I buy a USB-C to DVI cable and plug the USB-C side directly to the MacBook Pro USB-C port?

Yes. This is exactly how you would do it.

I would avoid using HDMI on your first monitor and instead opt for a pure DisplayPort to DisplayPort connection (the Thunderbolt ports natively output a DP signal). But if you must, use an active adapter for best results. As for the monitor that uses the DVI port, a simple converter should do, depending on the monitor. Depending on the resolution that monitor is capable of, you may need a dual link DVI adapter. In that case, it must be active.

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