New PC old Monitor

Posted on 2006-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hi Experts,

I have a new PC coming which has Duel SLI 7800 Nvidia graphics cards - Yea for me!

Problem is I have an older (but very good!) 21" SVGA Monitor, I want to use this but I am worried it will not connect to the cards

Is there any way this can work? Or am I doomed to buying a new monitor too?

Many thanks

Question by:kevinsmith121
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi kevinsmith121,

    as long as the card has VGA outputs then you will be fine - if its strictly DVI then you can buy a converter

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    Author Comment

    Yeah it is DVI only, but with Duel SLI do you have to add a cable onto each card?

    So would I be looking for a split DVI to single VGA converter, and will it look rubbish?

    Thanks for your help Jay_Jay70

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    Assisted Solution

    Whether you use SLI or not, the output comes from one video card, and it will look fine converting from DVI to VGA.  CRTs actually work well with games, because they don't suffer from "ghosting", which slow LCDs do.
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    Author Comment

    Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!

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    Expert Comment

    no worries and thankyou :)

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