DVI vs. VGA - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2005, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16
Default DVI vs. VGA

I currently have 2 monitors, one the supports VGA only, and another that can use DVI or VGA.

Since I have to go through some trouble to use the DVI supporting monitor, I want to know if the difference between DVI and VGA signals is all that great.

I have an EVGA 7800GT if that makes a difference.
__________________

Scottj017 is offline  
Old 10-11-2005, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

Not much difference. But depends on monitor. Are both decent monitors?
__________________

__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 10-11-2005, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16
Default

The one without DVI is CRT, the one with is LCD.
Scottj017 is offline  
Old 10-11-2005, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

you should use DVI with an LCD though you can use it. i heard most ppl say use the DVI.
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 10-11-2005, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

Use the monitor you like most. DVI or VGA doesn't matter cause they are 2 completely different monitors. What outputs does the graphics card have?
__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 10-11-2005, 07:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16
Default

It has 2 DVI outputs, but came with 2 DVI to VGA converters.
Scottj017 is offline  
Old 10-11-2005, 07:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

I suggest you hook up both. Hook the LCD up to the first DVI output, and the CRT to the other using the converter. Play some games one both monitors and pick one. Or just keep using both.
__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 02:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

DVI has really made a difference in clarity on my LCD. Go with the DVI if you have an LCD. If its a CRT, it doesn't matter.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 08:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to no_Wedge
Default

put that thing in clone mode
no_Wedge is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 08:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

Yes, clone would be best for comparing.
__________________

__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.