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Facedown98

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Hello everyone, this is probably a simple question... I have a dell 19 inch flat panel monitor now, and I want to eventually build my own computer... Do you think a dell monitor would work with a homemade computer? I'm sure I would have to install drivers for it, right? I have a CD issued by Dell for that monitor, but I don't know if it's only limited to Dell computers... Does anyone have any knowledge of what would happen in this situation?
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Hi

Your Dell monitor should work fine with any other PC. Drivers aren't actually required for monitors anyhow - they just add a bit of extra functionality and/or utilities for the monitor.

If you have a CD thats for the monitor only (i.e no other hardware), then I would have thought that this should also work fine on other systems. If not, you should be able to download the driver for it but like I said, it will work perfectly alright with with just the standard Windows PnP Monitor driver.
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Thanks Samm! The drivers do come on their own CD, but just like the system recovery CDs which they send which allow you to start fresh, I feared that they would only work on Dell systems. Thanks very much for clearing this up for me. I hope to raise enough money myself to build a very nice computer in the next two years... I will of course salvage some good parts from my current computer to save money. Thanks! :whistling:
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You're very welcome :whistling:
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