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new monitor with old pc?
show user profile  STRAT
Hi guys

I've a spare Apple flat screen 25inch monitor hanging around, and i thought it'd be useful plugged into my old original home computer i sometimes use. i have a DVI > VGA converter on the monitor cable, but when i then plug it in to the pc i get nothing displaying.

My old pc is around 10 years plus of age, and only has VGA facilities for plugging in monitors. Every CRT i plug in works immediately, but how do i get this more modern flat monitor to play? is it a simple matter of downloading and installing drivers so it automatically picks up, or is it more complicated than that?



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10/14/2011 12:18:52 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:28:08 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
Sounds like the video card may not be able to handle your new monitor's resolution. I've got an old box from 2004 that can barely handle my 19" LCD let alone my 23" one.

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10/14/2011 12:27:36 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:27:36 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
can i somehow turn the ressy down then?


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10/14/2011 12:28:43 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:28:43 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
might be a refresh rate issue- or are apple monitors just for macs?

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10/14/2011 12:30:55 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:30:55 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
no. i have a huge apple monitor on one of my 'newer' pc's


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10/14/2011 12:33:24 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:33:24 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
Do you get a post on screen when you start up the machine with the Apple monitor plugged in? If you do and it's only not showing up when Windows starts, then you can probably get into safe mode and set a much lower monitor resolution, but then that'd kind of defeat the purpose of the larger monitor.

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10/14/2011 12:36:57 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:36:57 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
i dont get anything at all.


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10/14/2011 12:38:37 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 12:38:37 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
are you able to check the monitor works?

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10/14/2011 1:43:24 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 1:43:24 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Yeah. Try plugging it in to a newer computer and see if the monitor actually works at all

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10/14/2011 1:54:54 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 1:54:54 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
yup, positive it works


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10/14/2011 2:14:27 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 2:14:27 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Can you plug the apple monitor into a DIFFERENT computer WITH VGA output,...using the DVI-VGA adapter?
That could be the final link in deductive far it seems you know the applet monitor works with DVI on other computers,....and you know the old computer works fine VGA with other crt VGA monitors,.....BUT what about this specific apple monitor working via DVI-VGA conversion?

Otherwise I dont know,......

I will say this,....I recently was in a similar situation,.....had a nice DVI monitor hooked up and an extra VGA port (shitty card), when I sat there with one DVI monitor next to a VGA monitor...the VGA monitor was soooo shitty looking that I simply couldnt tolerate it.

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10/14/2011 3:08:54 PM (last edit: 10/14/2011 3:08:54 PM)
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