Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by R.Youden, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Hi, I have just installed a 9800 Pro into my PowerMac G4 and was wondering what is the best way to connect to my dell monitor. At the moment I have the DVI from the PowerMac going into the VGA convertor that comes with the machine and into the Dell VGA socket. I could also connect the DVI from the PowerMac to the DVI of the Dell, or connect the VGA from the mac to the VGA of the Dell. I would play around with it myself but I have a broken leg at the moment so crawling around under my desk isnt really possible at the moment! I am guessing that they all give the same picture quality but I may be wrong, thanks.
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040


    If the 9800 Pro card has dvi input and the dell monitor has dvi on it then you'll get the best result on dvi connection .. dvi> vga connection is degrading the signal
  3. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Thanks, I will get my girlfriend to change them over when she gets back from work. :D
  4. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    Agreed on going to DVI. DVI (stands for Digital Video Interface) keeps the signal all-digital from the computer to the screen. While a lot of people don't notice the difference, especially on LCD's, I personally notice that using DVI makes the picture noticeably sharper.
  5. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
  6. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    use the dvi if you have it.

    this is one of those subjects... like asking about audio quality. all the 'audiophiles' are going to jump out and demand that you change the cable right now... i use both all day long, and really have a hard time telling the difference. :eek: i am not sure that it's worth paying extra for, but since you already have it, why not?!
  7. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

    Jan 29, 2006
    I absolutely can notice the difference between DVI and VGA. Everything has so much more *clarity* with DVI. It was so important to me that I upgraded my mom's and grandmom's computers to video cards with DVI and LCD's with DVI :)
  8. fortetfn macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2006
    ACD to VGA port

    I'd like to connect my ACD to my old pc, but it has VGA port on it. If I get a converter to do that, would it work? Does anyone know which converter I should use? Thanks a lot!

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