How to Hook Up a HDMI Computer to a HDMI Monitor

by Gregory Hamel
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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.

Step 1

Turn off the PC.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Start up the computer.


  • If you are using the HDMI monitor as a second display device, you may have to change your display settings.
  • * 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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About the Author

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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