Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

Hi,how do I know wheather I need DVI or VGA cables to connect CPU to a Monitor.I sold monitor when I got laptop now I want set up the Dell Dimension 3100 as aback up,so I'm looking at wide sreen monitors etc (new) and my Dell is 4 years old.The old cables I have are blue with the screw points like DVI but so do VGA,can some one guide me,thanx in advance.


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Depending on the configuration,if you have installed a video card,and if it has a dvi connection thats the one to use, by default once a vedeo card is installed it automatically disables the onboard card which may have the blue connector,so the answer is once you have a dvi connector on the backside thats what you should use
Most of the Widescreen monitors come with DVI as well as VGA connector. A VGA connector and DVI connectors are different in many aspects. First of all the DVI connector would be white in color and VGA would be blue.
VGA connector has 15 pins and DVI has 24 +1 pin
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