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New computer, monitor not working

By SatanicLlama
Jun 26, 2010
  1. I just bought a new computer and the monitor doesn't work on it, does it need to be plugged into the graphics card? the graphics card doesn't have a VGA cable (radeon 5750) it just has two DVI ports, my monitor does not have a dvi port nor do i have the cable.
     
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

    hi, yes it will need to be plugged in to the graphics card otherwise there is no way for the video signal to reach the monitor.

    you may need a different cable or a converter plug.
     
  3. SatanicLlama

    SatanicLlama TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought that might be the case, well on my older computer i used to be able to use the motherboards vga port, I just wanted someone to confirm it.
     
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