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Old 11-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Question Do Older CRT Monitor VGA Cables Work on New Motherboards?

Im building my first computer and still a tiny bit confused about everything im buying everything new except a monitor, ill be using a HP pavilion MX70 with this setup...

But do older style monitors work on new motherboards with the VGA input, from the specs and pictures i have read/seen they say nothing about VGA inputs, just want to know if i have to purchase a new screen or not? . also if anyone has any suggestions on different/better parts feel free to throw that in. Thanks heaps

Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO E8400
Graphics: xXx Alpha Dog Edition Geforce 9600GT
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L
Memory: G.SKILL 2GB DDR2-800
PSU: SILVERSTONE ST50F 500W
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do Older CRT Monitor VGA Cables Work on New Motherboards?

Yes they work.
As long as they have a VGA port
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do Older CRT Monitor VGA Cables Work on New Motherboards?

If you're graphics card doesnt have VGA on it,it will have what they call 'DVI',your graphics card should come with a VGA to DVI Converter.
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Default Re: Do Older CRT Monitor VGA Cables Work on New Motherboards?

The GeForce 9600GT you'll be using has dual DVI video outputs. You'll need to use a DVI-VGA adapter to use the CRT monitor. The video card will come with the needed adapters.
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