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Old 08-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Old monitor with new computer?

I'm buying a new computer, but I don't know if it will work with my old monitor. The monitor is an HP Pavilion vf15 if that helps. Will the monitor work with a new computer?

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Old 08-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Old monitor with new computer?

Should be fine. Monitors are universal for computers. If the plug doesn't fit, you can easily buy an adapter to make it work (<$10)

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I concur. You might want to look at this Wikipedia article on video cards that have pictures showing the different connectors, DVI is most common today - the latest technology - while older monitors and video cards have the VGA connector - and as og stated you can get adapters for them. Some monitors and cards have both - in which case the DVI is better (a little but you would probably not notice the difference between the two). My monitor has one of each and I use them both to connect to two computers, using the on screen controls to switch between monitors.

If you are buying a computer and hope to - now or in the future - upgrade the video card, take a look at the size of the power supply, Many computer buyers plan to add or upgrade a video card only to find their power supply does not provide enough power.
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