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#1 Aug 04 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Just ordered me a pc from cyberpower pc, and i have a samsung xl2370 monitor and im trying to figure out how to get the monitor to connect to the pc but i dont know how, i dont see a hdmi port on my pc so im guess i have to use regular pc cords i dunno if its dvi or w.e u wanna call it , but i connect the cord to the monitor and pc and the monitor wont reconize it ..

#2 Aug 04 2010 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
Not all video cards have HDMI ports on them. What you need is a DVI to HDMI converter.
#3 Aug 04 2010 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
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When I bought my 28" Hanns G monitor, it came with an DVI to HDMI cable. What color are the connector ends of the cables you are using? Blue or white?
#4 Aug 04 2010 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks i have another question sorry ima noob. i know its a new pc, and all i have is windows 7 is do i need to run the drivers cd i got and do i need to update flash and ****?
#5 Aug 04 2010 at 7:30 PM Rating: Good
Do you mean flashing your BIOS? Possibly... check with your manufacturer on that.


Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager.

if you see a bunch of yellow ! signs, those are drivers that are not properly installed.



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PS: If you don't know exactly what you are doing, do not attempt to flash your BIOS. I don't want to be responsible for you frying your new PC lol.

Edited, Aug 4th 2010 6:34pm by Osarion
#6 Aug 04 2010 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
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If it's prebuilt, drivers should be some what current. Never hurts to update them though. CD should be in case you need to reinstall.
#7 Aug 04 2010 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks for all the help god im not good with pcs, now it says i need to activate windows 7 and i didnt get a activation key
#8 Aug 04 2010 at 7:36 PM Rating: Good
silentshoto wrote:
thanks for all the help god im not good with pcs, now it says i need to activate windows 7 and i didnt get a activation key


Look on the case itself. a lot of times with pre-builts, they stick the sticker right on the tower.
#9 Aug 04 2010 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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WOOOOOOOW thanks, see how much of a pc noob i am!! i play on xbox and ps3 so i dont know all this ****. and with flash how do i update that now its saying i need flash 8 or w.e on certain websites
#10 Aug 04 2010 at 7:54 PM Rating: Good
Oh, multimedia Flash...
get.adobe.com/flashplayer

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