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New Dell Ultrasharp U2417H Monitor to old Inspiron 580 MT desktop

My new monitor arrived today but I cannot connect it with the cables enclosed. My old Inspiron 580 was bought in 2010 and my old monitor used the VGA socket. 

The cables supplied with the new monitor are USB 3.0 upstream cable and a DP to mDP cable. There doesn't seem to be a mDP socket on my desktop so how can I connect the monitor?  

My first question to the Dell sales person was "Would this new monitor be compatible with my old Inspiron 580 desktop i.e., regarding connectivity?"  He said Yes it would.

Any help would be much appreciated - but not too technical please.

Thank you

Dell Inspiron 580MT: Intel core i3 Processor 530

Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD5450

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