RKMonty 14:28 26 Feb 2009

I have a CRT monitor connected to my desktop via the VGA connection.
I have a new LCD monitor with a VGA connection - I want to try my new monitor out on this desktop - what is the procedure please
I would still want the option available to be able to go back to using my old CRT monitor (ie reconnect to the VGA connection)

  Terry Brown 15:32 26 Feb 2009

Unplug the Monitor(Mains), Turn off computer.
Disconnect the monitor cable, and connect the new monitor.
Switch on.
Your graphics card should find the new monitor and adjust as necessary.

Same again when (if) you want to changeback.


  RKMonty 16:03 26 Feb 2009

Thanks for that Terry
Didn't realise it was that easy !!
So no need for the drivers on the CD that came with the monitor then ?

  tullie 16:04 26 Feb 2009

I dident know that monitors needed drivers to be honest.

  Diemmess 16:17 26 Feb 2009

It is the graphics card which sorts out the display on your monitor, in just the same way as a sound card controls the sound fed to the speakers.

You can buy fancy speakers as you can fancy monitors, but even in the case of a new monitor there are only minor adjustments (on the case of the display) which will merely tweak the picture a little i.e. contrast, brightness and in some cases vary colour intensity or perhaps minor distortion.

The CDs you had with the monitor wont be life-changing drivers, more likely games or some add-on which is part of the bumper fun bundle and seldom any more use than the average magazine CD.

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