My new XPS 8300 desktop will be here in a few days. It has a Radeon 6770 GPU in it. My question is concerning whether my current monitor would be compatible with the new rig. I currently have a Dell 20-inch Wide IN2020Mf Flat Panel Monitor that I'm running with my XPS 1530 laptop. I read somewhere that, with the 6770, you need to have a DVI or HDMI cable? I know nothing about cables, etc. I don't know if my current monitor is a vga monitor or not but, if it is, does that mean I need to buy a different cable?
So basically, will the monitor I have be compatible with my new rig?
I am clueless when it comes to tech stuff so I really appreciate the feedback.
I looked up the specifications on the Dell IN2020Mf and it does have a DVI connection. The XPS 8300 w/ 6770 has two DVI connections on it so all you will need is a DVI cable. Due to the monitor though make sure it's a "DVI-D sinlge link connector" type.
This cable on monoprice.com would be an example:http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10209&cs_id=1020904&p_id=8318&seq=1&format=2
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Thank you SO much! I really appreciate it.
Hang on a nano-second..!
The link provided takes me to a 10ft DVI-I Single Link Male/Male Digital and Analog Cable - Black
That's a DVI-I cable not a DVI-D cable. Your video card has a DVI-D output, meaning it only supports a digital signal and not an analog, VGA, signal. If the monitor has a DVI-D input, you need a cable like this one.
Read this thread about same PC but different video card, and similar issues for more details on DVI-I vs DVI-D.
EDIT: OK, I messed up the link to the cable too, but it's fixed now.
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I did definitely list the wrong cable, sorry! (In my defense they were stacked on top of each other & the pictures are the same...)
You still need a DVI-D cable that hasn't changed at least despite our bad linking skills.