confused about cables

  Peterkins777 16:54 17 Feb 2008
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Hi, I still have an old CRT monitor which gives me a great picture (will update later) I am going to buy a graphics card and am confused about the connections. Can I connect my old CRT monitor to a graphics card and do I need any adapters. Peter

  FreeCell 17:25 17 Feb 2008

If the graphics card has a vga output then you should be fine. The vga socket is like a flat D with 15 pins.

High spec graphics cards will have a DVI socket (many have both). This is a white oblong socket and to get any benefit from it your display needs a DVI input. Older CRTs don't have these.
Hope that helps

  Peterkins777 17:45 17 Feb 2008

Hi, Man thanks for the reply, that's just about what I thought Peter

  Joe R 20:14 17 Feb 2008

Peterkins777,

most graphics cards today come with a Dvi connection, but almost all come with a Dvi to D-sub adapter.

You will not have any problems with a new card.

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