Monitor Change Question

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    Plug it in and turn it on, it's not going to hurt your graphics card, graphics cards do a really good job of doing that to themselves. No need of a CD, why in this day and age would anyone need a CD to add a monitor? The only reason I could possibly think of for a manufacturer to include a CD is that it's full of unneeded/unwanted bloatware.
     
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    I remember my old 80s IBM XT. There was no monitor software provided, nor for any comp I've acquired since. You had to make display adjustments but beyond that, zip.
     
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    You're using VGA for a 23" monitor? Why even go that big if you're not going digital? Seems like a waste.
     
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    Holy shit is that thing an antique!!!!! Old DDR2 technology.......... Still have the original 320GB hard drive? If so I would seriously recommend backing up all your personal files at least once a week because a non-SSD that old would be past it's expected life span.
     
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    I'm not even sure that computer has HDMI.

    Checked the stats, nope, no HDMI but it does have DVI.
     
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    If you're still using a VGA cable to connect your monitor to you computer then go to your local WalMart, Best Buy, Staples, etc and ask for a DVI cable, they're not expensive. You will see major quality video improvement on your monitor.

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    I'd think the CD would have any drivers required for the USB style monitor....my Acer monitor had drivers on the CD according to Best Buy.
     
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    The Monitor has both a VGA and a DVI connection but my Desktop doesn't....thanks but I'm good with what I found out yesterday.
     
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    It's a fine old boy....the secret is keeping the dust blown off the motherboard...I hit it with an air hose twice a year. XP SP3 is the finest OS in my lifetime...7 is a cheap imitation and beyond that, I don't care for features I'll never use or bother learning. Since support stopped, I don't do any banking on it and I keep an eye on my control panel to make sure I don't have any visitors....oh, and re-set the registry every week or so to default. It's a tool for me, not a lifestyle...I dig mature stuff, trucks, motorcycles, even women if they're not fat.
     
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    Everybody's got an opinion and that's yours...whatever.
     

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