How to connect monitor to PC with HDMI?

Maybe in the future, we will see the monitors that can connect to the PC or CPU wirelessly. But for now, we need to use cables like HDMI, VGA, DVI, Display Port cable, etc. Today, on this page, you’re going to know how to connect a monitor to your PC (step-by-step).

Step 1 – Check the HDMI port on GPU and monitor

First, you need to check the ports on the devices that we are going to connect. For example, we need to connect a GPU and a monitor. If both GPU and monitor have an HDMI port in common, then we can connect them with the HDMI cable. Otherwise, we need to use the converter.

HDMI cable
HDMI cable

By converter, we can connect an HDMI port having CPU to a Display port having a monitor or vice versa. But, this is unnecessary when you select your PC parts correctly.

Step 2 – One end to GPU and the other end to monitor

Like any cable, the HDMI cable also has two sides (for input and output). But they are the same, which means it just acts like a signal transferring cable and nothing more like improving signal frequency, converting signal, etc.

So, you can connect any side of the cable to any device (GPU or monitor).

HDMI and Display ports on a monitor
HDMI and Display ports on a monitor

You will find the HDMI port on the LG monitor in the above picture. Besides that, there is a Display port, and I used to display port cable to connect my PC and monitor.

Note : The HDMI and Display ports seem to be similar, but they aren’t. So you can see the port carefully and insert the cable properly without too much force. Too much pressure can damage your PC components, so avoid it.

Step 3 – Connect the power cable to the source

After connecting the CPU and monitor with HDMI, you need to connect the power cable from the power source to the monitor.

Power plug in a socket
Power plug-in a socket

Without a power source, the monitor will not work even if you connect it with the CPU.

Step 4 – Turn ON your PC

Sometimes, we forget to turn on the power supply to the computer and result, your PC won’t get started. So make sure you switch on the power supply for both CPU and monitor.

Step 5 – Choose the ‘Auto select’ or ‘HDMI port’

Some monitors cannot select the port automatically or the monitor selection is in disable mode. So make sure that your monitor has the right settings to receive the signal from the computer.

Monitor settings
Monitor settings

Without a monitor, the PC build is incomplete. Nowadays, there is no much difference between a monitor and a TV. So, you can use any of them based on your requirement.

Author: Aswarth

Hey Guys, I'm an Electrical Engineer who is interested to learn Technical stuff in deep and want to give you the best quality information on this blog.

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