I moved to Spain and brought my tower with me leaving my monitor at home. I bought a crappy old monitor which only has a VGA out slot. Basically i just want to know which cable or adapter I need to buy to get the monitor to work.
My tower seems to have multiple display ports. I have a Radeon HD 6950 2048MB Video Card. I have posted a picture of the outputs on the back of my computer but it has HDMI and a DVI out slot. Which DVI I have is where I get confused. From looking at wikipedia diagrams on DVI outputs it looks like DVI M1 - DA but the cable I used back home looks like it goes into the DVI-D. I've posted 2 picture of the cable I used at home (it's the white cable and both ends are the same. In the first picture you can see the back of the monitor I left at home).
Foolishly I think, I bought a HDMI to HDMI cable which doesnt work (I didnt really expect it to). The only reason I bought it was because it has a VGA slot which connected to the old monitor and an HDMI which connect to the tower. But the monitor doesnt seem to recognise it and no buttons on it (it's a Philips 170-S) allow me to choose input. In fact none of the buttons are currently doing anthing. I've added a photo of that cable so you can confirm if itt could work at all or not. I also have an old VGA - VGA cable that obviously won't connect to my computer but maybe with an adapter (which!?) it will.
Thanks very much for your help.