I have no idea about most of the terminology when it comes to this side of computers, so excuse my noobiness.
Basically, want to connect an old screen to an old computer. The graphics card has two of the newer kind of connecter slots, but I don't have a converter. Is there a way I can plug the monitor into the VGA slot on the motherboard and have the graphics card send the signal through that?
You can buy a DVI/VGA connector they cost about £2 off ebay and it will work. If you have a VGA connector on your motherboard then you could use that but you would have to remove/disable your graphics card and use the integrated graphics on the motherboard but it would.t be any good for gaming
I would say the best way is to just get a cheap adapter that turns vga(blue standard) into DVI (white by standard). And yes you could disable the graphics card to do taht but then you wouldnt be using the graphics card.
If you want to do that there should be a way in the bios to do it. I suggest googling it for your computer but in general press DEL to go to bios when computer turns on and search through there to find a Yes/No for the graphics card hope that helps =]