I have just opened the box to have a look at the new graphics card I have bought this afternoon and the plug to connect the monitor to, which it says is a 15pin VGA connector, is much smaller than the one at present in use with the installed graphics card.
Can I get an adapter/new cable, or have I bought the wrong card?
Hi huggyg71, brilliant picture but my card is not the same. The round port on yours is near one end on mine, where the white port is on your picture and the small blue port is next to that, there is no white port at all on mine! My card is a Radeon 7000. The end of the monitor cable has a much larger blue plug, same kind of fitting though with 2 screw in fixings.
Ahem, Ahem, Ahem, to think I posted a thread on not tearing your hair out when you have a problem :-((
I decided to undo the monitor connection to look at the actual plug and would you believe it the plug fits the new card. What threw me, and I may as well have an excuse however feeble!, was the monitor cable plug looked much bigger than the port on the card.
I cannot apologise enough huggyg71. You must have thought you were dealing with the biggest novice in the forum.
I have installed the card and the drivers in 10 minutes I now have to adjust the monitor settings and that's it.
Sorry again and thanks for your patience and really good advice, even if because of me it was not getting us anywhere!