How to Hook Up a HDMI Computer to a HDMI Monitor

by Gregory Hamel

HDMI is a high-quality connection used to transmit high-definition video and sound through a single cable, usually to a television. Some computers and monitors are capable of using HDMI connections, an increasingly important feature as high-def video becomes more prominent online. Connecting a PC to a monitor with HDMI requires the computer to have a video card with HDMI capability.


Turn off the PC.


Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI "Out" on the computer's video card.


Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI "In" on the monitor.


Plug the monitor into an electrical outlet and turn it on.


Start up the computer.


  • check If you are using the HDMI monitor as a second display device, you may have to change your display settings.
  • check * DVI is a common connection on many computer video cards. If your computer does not have an HDMI "Out" port, connect the computer to an HDMI monitor by using a DVI to HDMI cable rather than a straight HDMI to HDMI cable.

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Gregory Hamel has been a writer since September 2008 and has also authored three novels. He has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from St. Olaf College. Hamel maintains a blog focused on massive open online courses and computer programming.

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