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There are a few cables used to connect a monitor to the rest of the system.

VGA-(Video Graphics Array) a 15 pin male connector and is the most common type of connector, it has been the standard since 1987. Although very common DVI is quickly taking its place.


DVI-(Digital Visual Interface) a video interface standard designed to provide very high visual quality on digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors.


HDMI-a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data. It represents a digital alternative to consumer analog standards. This is the newest and by far the best connection type for monitors as it transfers but video and audio. This cable type however has only recently become supported by mainstream video card creator.

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It depends how old the CPU is. Modern ones use a USB connector, older ones use a 15-way D connector.

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HDMI cables are used to relay signal between other HDMI compatible sources. DVI to HDMI cables may need to be used depending on the TV model, make and compatibility.

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