Compatability Issues between GPU & Monitor

By 1337 n00b
Jan 4, 2006
  1. Im starting to build my own PC, i've eyed up a Graphics Card on ebay:

    NVidia GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-E

    it has a TV out, and 2 DVI-I outputs

    the monitor im currently using is a Compaq MV740 CRT which uses a HD-15 connector, obviously the connectors wont fit together...
    I've scoured the net, and found that DVI-I output will not work on Analouge CRT, but.. i've seen adapters for sale that will give me a HD-15 output on a DVI-I Graphics Card. So What Will Work??
    Will i have to purchase a new TFT monitor or something

  2. Vaerilis

    Vaerilis TS Rookie Posts: 54

    There are VGA (HD-15) to DVI adapters and most such cards are bundled with DVI-VGA adapters. You should be able to get one for less than 10$ at your local hardware store.
  3. 1337 n00b

    1337 n00b TS Rookie Topic Starter


    So the graphics card will drive a Analouge CRT monitor using the adapter and an analouge signal, and / or a flat panel monitor, using a digital signal?
    Because if the graphics card outputs only a digital signal, then my current monitor wont work?

    dunno me,

    i have a headache now

    Thanks Anyway
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