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Dual Monitor with DisplayPort and VGA?

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Dual Monitor with DisplayPort and VGA?

lisawud2004
Hi Everyone,

I just had a new computer hooked up at work and I'm wondering if it will support dual-monitors. It has a displayPort and a VGA port.

Ideally, I'd like to get a DVI -> dP adapter and hook up one monitor that way and the other via the VGA port. Would this even work?
How about a splitter on the displayPort?

My video card says its Intel(R) 4 Series Internal Chipset, I'm not familiar with that

I'm totally open to any ideas, but they have to be external.

Thanks in advance for any ideas or advice!
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    Jacky Howe

    If you purchased a graphics card that supports dual monitors, follow these instructions to connect and enable your monitors. The instructions tell you how to connect either two monitors (each with a VGA connector), one monitor with a VGA connector and one monitor with a DVI connector, or a TV.
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    NOTICE: If you are connecting two monitors that have VGA connectors, you must have the optional DVI adapter to connect the cable. If you are connecting two flat-panel monitors, at least one of them must have a VGA connector. If you are connecting a TV, you may connect only one monitor (VGA or DVI) in addition to the TV. <br><br>
    Connecting Two Monitors With VGA Connectors
    <br>
    1 Shutdown your system.
    <br><br>
    NOTE: If your computer has integrated video, do not connect either monitor to the integrated video connector. If the integrated video connector is covered by a cap, do not remove the cap to connect the monitor or the monitor will not function.
    <br><br>
    2 Connect one of the monitors to the VGA (blue) connector on the back of the computer.
    <br><br>
    3 Connect the other monitor to the optional DVI adapter and connect the DVI adapter to the DVI (white) connector on the back of the computer.
    <br><br>
    4 Restart your system.
    <br><br>
    Enable extended desktop mode in the display settings. In extended desktop mode, you can drag objects from one screen to the other by resizing the object so that you can drag it to the other screen. Then maximise it or size it to suit, effectively doubling the amount of viewable work space.
    <br><br>
    Be aware that if you startup the system with only the Primary monitor attached your objects will load on the unconnected Secondary monitor. Disable extended desktop mode in the display settings before removing the Secondary monitor. You will have to reset your Objects on the secondary screen.
    </br>

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    Jacky Howe

    your primary monitor to the DVI first and set it as the primary display and then connect your second monitor it can then be set as the second display by extending the desktop. Either way will work for you.

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    lisawud2004

    Finally got my adapter today and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the advice!

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    lisawud2004

    Thanks for all the help and advice!! I have an adapter on order and I'll let you know how it goes :):)

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    Jacky Howe

    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.
    </i>

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    OH Smeg

    Though you should be aware that the VGA Connector is the Primary Display Adapter and the DVI Port is the Extended or Second Video Output.

    Col

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    mkm477

    which adaptor did u buy ?
    did u buy the DVI -> dP adapter ?
    bec i have the same issue here.

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    Jacky Howe

    If you purchased a graphics card that supports dual monitors, follow these instructions to connect and enable your monitors. The instructions tell you how to connect either two monitors (each with a VGA connector), one monitor with a VGA connector and one monitor with a DVI connector, or a TV.
    <br><br>
    NOTICE: If you are connecting two monitors that have VGA connectors, you must have the optional DVI adapter to connect the cable. If you are connecting two flat-panel monitors, at least one of them must have a VGA connector. If you are connecting a TV, you may connect only one monitor (VGA or DVI) in addition to the TV. <br><br>
    Connecting Two Monitors With VGA Connectors
    <br>
    1 Shutdown your system.
    <br><br>
    NOTE: If your computer has integrated video, do not connect either monitor to the integrated video connector. If the integrated video connector is covered by a cap, do not remove the cap to connect the monitor or the monitor will not function.
    <br><br>
    2 Connect one of the monitors to the VGA (blue) connector on the back of the computer.
    <br><br>
    3 Connect the other monitor to the optional DVI adapter and connect the DVI adapter to the DVI (white) connector on the back of the computer.
    <br><br>
    4 Restart your system.
    <br><br>
    Enable extended desktop mode in the display settings. In extended desktop mode, you can drag objects from one screen to the other by resizing the object so that you can drag it to the other screen. Then maximise it or size it to suit, effectively doubling the amount of viewable work space.
    <br><br>
    Be aware that if you startup the system with only the Primary monitor attached your objects will load on the unconnected Secondary monitor. Disable extended desktop mode in the display settings before removing the Secondary monitor. You will have to reset your Objects on the secondary screen.
    </br>

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    Jacky Howe

    your primary monitor to the DVI first and set it as the primary display and then connect your second monitor it can then be set as the second display by extending the desktop. Either way will work for you.

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    lisawud2004

    Finally got my adapter today and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the advice!

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    lisawud2004

    Thanks for all the help and advice!! I have an adapter on order and I'll let you know how it goes :):)

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    Jacky Howe

    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.
    </i>

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    OH Smeg

    Though you should be aware that the VGA Connector is the Primary Display Adapter and the DVI Port is the Extended or Second Video Output.

    Col

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    mkm477

    which adaptor did u buy ?
    did u buy the DVI -> dP adapter ?
    bec i have the same issue here.