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\015 Hello! I recently bought an Acer 22inch lcd monitor and had to purchase a dvi to vga adapter. Everything fit the adapter ok, but when I tried to turn the monitor on I get a no signal and it goes to sleep. The vga cable worked fine. I have an HP pc, about 4 years old. Do I need a video card? and if so is it worth it just to use the dvi cable? If a new video card isnt required, any other possibilities?\015

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If you still have your old monitor plug it back in for a bit and load the drivers for the new monitor (from the disk which came with the new monitor). Right click on your desktop and choose properties and set your display resolution to something like 1024 x 768. Shut down the pc and connect your new monitor to it with the dvi adapter. If it is recognised ok you can then set the resolution from 1024 x 768 to the recommended amount for your new screen. The refresh rate is also important as some lcd screens only work at a certain level. There should be an auto switch on the monitor and if you press this it sets the display to optimum, - or should do.
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