Connecting Card to Monitor

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Basically my gpu has a DVI input and my monitor has a HDMI input. Should I get a HMDI to DVI adaptor and then get DVI cable
or
Should I get a cable that has HDMI at one end and a DVI at the other end?
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  1. What GPU is this?
  2. Also, is it a monitor or a TV? Never heard of a monitor without DVI inputs.
  3. S23a550h it has HDMI and VGA
  4. Sorry, but I did LOL when I read this. Your monitor should have come with a DVI cable and your GPU should have come with HDMI. Either will work as they are both digital. The only difference is if your running 120hz or you want sound to speakers on the monitor.
  5. I would say whichever one is the less expensive option then go for it.
  6. If your GPU only has DVI, look here for a cable with both. They ship pretty quick (couple days but can pay for faster and likely be cheaper than Best Buy or the like):
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231
  7. LongLiveRock1974 said:
    Sorry, but I did LOL when I read this. Your monitor should have come with a DVI cable and your GPU should have come with HDMI. Either will work as they are both digital. The only difference is if your running 120hz or you want sound to speakers on the monitor.


    My monitor did not come with DVI cable because it doesnt have a DVI input, it didnt even come with a DVI adaptor just a VGA cable, My GPU came with a HDMI and VGA adaptor. So both options would give me the same exact quality?
  8. If both Component Consist of HDMI go for a HDMI as HDMI will support both audio and video on same wire.
    If not go for a DVI to HDMI (or HDMi to DVI exactly same thing just hold the wire other way round) this would mean you will probably need to join in 3.5 mm jack from your CPU to monitor if your monitor has speakers.

    If not any of the above go for a "DVI to VGA" or "HDMI to VGA"

    and if nothing else go for a "VGA to VGA"

    Good luck whichever you choose
  9. b1bekgyawali said:
    If both Component Consist of HDMI go for a HDMI as HDMI will support both audio and video on same wire.
    If not go for a DVI to HDMI (or HDMi to DVI exactly same thing just hold the wire other way round) this would mean you will probably need to join in 3.5 mm jack from your CPU to monitor if your monitor has speakers.

    If not any of the above go for a "DVI to VGA" or "HDMI to VGA"

    and if nothing else go for a "VGA to VGA"

    Good luck whichever you choose


    Lol why are you complicating things. Why would I wanna choose VGA over DVI/HDMI. Why would I do VGA/DVI or VGA/HDMI, one is analogue and other digital.
  10. K1ash3r said:
    Lol why are you complicating things. Why would I wanna choose VGA over DVI/HDMI. Why would I do VGA/DVI or VGA/HDMI, one is analogue and other digital.



    ah!! sry forgot to mention choose from top to bottom hence

    HDMI-HDMI :- If possible

    Else :- HDMI-DVI

    Not any of the above wouldn't matter might as well just go with VGA - VGA

    Good luck
  11. b1bekgyawali said:
    ah!! sry forgot to mention choose from top to bottom hence

    HDMI-HDMI :- If possible

    Else :- HDMI-DVI

    Not any of the above wouldn't matter might as well just go with VGA - VGA

    Good luck


    VGA VGA is worse quality


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