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Windows 7: Analog or digital monitor selection

13 Jun 2010   #1

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Analog or digital monitor selection

This is probably a stupid question yet I must ask it.

I have a new Gateway 4831 with a ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card. I am running two monitors off it -an old CRT monitor and a Samsung 932B flat screen. I have downloaded the Manufacturer's Win7 driver. The Samsung can connect to the computer either with a digital DVI cable (digital) or with a VGA (analog) cable. I am currently connected with a VGA cable and with a DVI-VGA adapter hanging off the video card. This is mostly due to the fact that I don't have a DVI cable and do have the VGA cable.

Question: would the monitor perform dramatically better in digital mode with a DVI cable or would any improvement be minor?



Note: I don't have any major complaints with my monitor - I just don't know what I am missing!

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14 Jun 2010   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Dramatically? No. Would it be a better choice, yes. A Guy
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14 Jun 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

DVI would be the way to go.
Here is a link for low prices on cables.

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