Do you still need a graphic card if you're just using something like dos?

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    Do you still need a graphic card if you're just using something like dos?

    Hi,

    If i'm not displaying any picrues or any GUI, for example, a CLI in linux or dos, do i still need a graphic card?

    Or is there a built-in display adapter kind of thing inside the monitor?

    thnx

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    The monitor itself has no build in default. You need a graphics card, no matter how simple your picture is, even if it's only black and white text. However, for DOS you will only need a very cheap card. Not some powerful 3D anything card.
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    yep thnx question answered.

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    No u don't need a graphics card you can shove a lump of tin foil in the socket works fine for me except everything looks like a load of static

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    Haha............................

    But how come you say things like that in almost every post?

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    Originally posted by Nutshell
    Haha............................

    But how come you say things like that in almost every post?
    because im speshul

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