Does your monitor have to be compatible with your computer?
I need to replace my monitor for my computer soon, it's starting to black out and fizzle. I was wondering if the replacement monitor had to be somehow compatible with the computer and, if so, how do you match them?
There has to be some compatibility, but that's about as far as making sure the plug on your monitor and the plug on your computer match up. If they don't match then you can usually buy an adapter, which is only a few dollars, or will ship with the new monitor most of the time.
Some of them have special software, but you don't have to install it unless the monitor has special features you want to use.
You pretty much should not have to worry about compatibility. Just try and get an LCD or LED monitor, as those use a lot less power and shelf space than then old heavy CRT style of monitors.
Thanks, that does help a lot. Sounds like it's going to be relatively simple to deal with.
Now that I think about it, they don't even sell the old CRT monitors anymore... well unless you're going to a flea market or something. So yeah. Just about any monitor you get should be fine.
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