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How determine if I have a DVI-D video support card ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gene, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Gene

    Gene Flightless Bird

    I would like to add a a new monitor to my Dimentions 2400
    pentium 4 PC. The current monitor is a VGA monitor.

    How can I determine if my PC will support the DVI-D feature of a new monitor.

    The new monitor can support both VGA and DVI-D but i would like to take
    advantage of the better DVI-D features
    --
    Gene B
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Gene wrote:
    > I would like to add a a new monitor to my Dimentions 2400
    > pentium 4 PC. The current monitor is a VGA monitor.
    >
    > How can I determine if my PC will support the DVI-D feature of a new
    > monitor.
    >
    > The new monitor can support both VGA and DVI-D but i would like to take
    > advantage of the better DVI-D features


    Does the computer's video device have a DVI-D port?

    If not - even using an adapter to go from VGA to DVI will not give you what
    you want.

    Plus - what do you mean by "DVI-D feature"? 2560x1600 resolution maybe?

    With the level of that particular PC - I would doubt it "as-is".

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  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    That's dependant on your video card, the newer ones have DVI as an output,
    you may need to buy the proper cable from your video card to your monitor.

    "Gene" wrote:

    > I would like to add a a new monitor to my Dimentions 2400
    > pentium 4 PC. The current monitor is a VGA monitor.
    >
    > How can I determine if my PC will support the DVI-D feature of a new monitor.
    >
    > The new monitor can support both VGA and DVI-D but i would like to take
    > advantage of the better DVI-D features
    > --
    > Gene B
     
  4. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Gene
    Look at the back of your PC do you see something like this?

    http://zedomax.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dvi.jpg

    If yes then you can if not, then you need a new Video card that supports it
    Russ


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    "Gene" <Gene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CAA3AFF9-1963-4B20-8763-A74E3968B218@microsoft.com...
    > I would like to add a a new monitor to my Dimentions 2400
    > pentium 4 PC. The current monitor is a VGA monitor.
    >
    > How can I determine if my PC will support the DVI-D feature of a new
    > monitor.
    >
    > The new monitor can support both VGA and DVI-D but i would like to take
    > advantage of the better DVI-D features
    > --
    > Gene B
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 31, 11:01 pm, Gene <G...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I would like to add a a new monitor to my Dimentions 2400
    > pentium 4 PC.  The current monitor  is a VGA  monitor.
    >
    >  How can I determine if my PC will support the DVI-D feature of a new monitor.
    >
    > The new monitor can support both VGA and DVI-D but i would like to take
    > advantage of the better DVI-D features
    > --
    > Gene B


    If you do this, we will know enough about your system to generate
    usable answers/suggestions:

    Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

    msinfo32

    Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select
    All, Copy and then paste
    the information back here.

    There will be some personal information (like System Name and User
    Name), and whatever appears to
    be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted
    information.

    For video driver information, expand the Components, click Display,
    click Edit, Select All,
    Copy and then paste the information.
     

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