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Old 08-04-2015, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Connecting my monitor to the CPU

Just wondering about connecting my monitor to my CPU. I have the cable supplied by the manufacturer, but would a HDMI cable work better? I know diddly squat about hooking up this stuff, have always went by mfg instructions.
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The HDMI cable has audio capabilities so if your monitor has speakers built in it'll work then. Without speakers it'll work as a DVI input.
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VGA is an analog signal and is more susceptible to interference, while DVI is digital, and is not. Usually, you will not notice much of a difference in image quality between the two. Although in some cases I have noticed a marginal difference. If DVI is available, I use that. If only VGA is available, I don't worry about it.

I have heard that DVI might have some advantages such as higher refresh rates and such that would benefit gamers. But I don't have a source on that.

EDIT: sorry I was thinking of DVI, not HDMI. But essentially they are comparable as they are both digital signals that support high resolutions. But as celery said, HDMI can support audio. For a computer I would stick with DVI and for TV, use HDMI.
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