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It is possible for me to have a dual monitor?

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It is possible for me to have a dual monitor?

simpleton37
Hello TR!

It is possible for me to have a dual monitor? my unit specs is: 1G video card, 4G ram and i3 processor. I have a dual OS, windows XP and windows 7.

please answer me. thanks!:-)
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    OH Smeg

    That is what you can setup as a Display option on if it has 2 outputs then yes you can setup a Dual Monitor.

    If it doesn't then it's harder

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    leifnel

    If you do not have a secondary video output, you can get an USB-video adapter.
    Or you can even get monitors with integrated usb-video, so you simply connect the monotor with the usb cable, which also supply the power. Usually the montors are tablet-size, but larger montors are available.

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    simpleton37

    I have a Saphire Vcard, radeon Graphics AMD. Ahhmmm, there is a white port besides my monitor port which is color white.. they are in the same extension card... that should be the other port for my extra monitor? please teach me how to do it. thanks very much in advance Col.

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    david.urano

    If your video card has only a single output, it may still be possible to run dual displays. Find a Y-adapter that fits your video card and choice of monitors. You will have to make some display setting changes in order to have this method work properly.

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    simpleton37

    There is another port in my extension card besides my monitor port. It is color white... Is it the one that I will use when I want to have an extra monitor? please teach me how to do it. Do I have to buy some connectors? by the way, I have a 1G Saphire Radeon Graphics V-card.
    Thanks very much for your reply David, hope you'll answer my follow-up question. your the man!

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    Elteto

    On a quick note, you can also run a DVI monitor from a VGA port with a converter plug, in case your monitor only has DVI or HDMI, and does not support older VGA connections.

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    Elteto

    I suspect you have a blue (or black) port your VGA monitor is currently plugged into, and the other white port is a DVI port. Do a search for DVI port and see if the picture matches the white port on your computer.

    Is this similar to the ports on your card?

    http://codinghorror.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a85dcdae970b0120a86d715a970b-pi

    The second monitor can be a DVI monitor, or another VGA monitor connected through a DVI-VGA plug. I recommend making the better quality (and/or larger resolution) monitor your primary one, and this primary monitor should run from the DVI port.

    When setting up a second monitor, first, you have to make sure you have both monitors connected to the graphics card, and they are both powered on.

    The easiest way to start setting up dual monitors is right-click on your Windows desktop, select "Properties" from the popup menu, then when the dialog box appears, click on the "Settings" tab all the way on the right.

    The second monitor is represented by a blue icon with a white number in the middle, and the icon is probably grayed out. Right click on this icon, and check the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" box. The Click the "Apply" button in the lower right hand corner of the dialog box.

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    OH Smeg

    That is what you can setup as a Display option on if it has 2 outputs then yes you can setup a Dual Monitor.

    If it doesn't then it's harder

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    leifnel

    If you do not have a secondary video output, you can get an USB-video adapter.
    Or you can even get monitors with integrated usb-video, so you simply connect the monotor with the usb cable, which also supply the power. Usually the montors are tablet-size, but larger montors are available.

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    simpleton37

    I have a Saphire Vcard, radeon Graphics AMD. Ahhmmm, there is a white port besides my monitor port which is color white.. they are in the same extension card... that should be the other port for my extra monitor? please teach me how to do it. thanks very much in advance Col.

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    david.urano

    If your video card has only a single output, it may still be possible to run dual displays. Find a Y-adapter that fits your video card and choice of monitors. You will have to make some display setting changes in order to have this method work properly.

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    simpleton37

    There is another port in my extension card besides my monitor port. It is color white... Is it the one that I will use when I want to have an extra monitor? please teach me how to do it. Do I have to buy some connectors? by the way, I have a 1G Saphire Radeon Graphics V-card.
    Thanks very much for your reply David, hope you'll answer my follow-up question. your the man!

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    Elteto

    On a quick note, you can also run a DVI monitor from a VGA port with a converter plug, in case your monitor only has DVI or HDMI, and does not support older VGA connections.

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    Elteto

    I suspect you have a blue (or black) port your VGA monitor is currently plugged into, and the other white port is a DVI port. Do a search for DVI port and see if the picture matches the white port on your computer.

    Is this similar to the ports on your card?

    http://codinghorror.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a85dcdae970b0120a86d715a970b-pi

    The second monitor can be a DVI monitor, or another VGA monitor connected through a DVI-VGA plug. I recommend making the better quality (and/or larger resolution) monitor your primary one, and this primary monitor should run from the DVI port.

    When setting up a second monitor, first, you have to make sure you have both monitors connected to the graphics card, and they are both powered on.

    The easiest way to start setting up dual monitors is right-click on your Windows desktop, select "Properties" from the popup menu, then when the dialog box appears, click on the "Settings" tab all the way on the right.

    The second monitor is represented by a blue icon with a white number in the middle, and the icon is probably grayed out. Right click on this icon, and check the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" box. The Click the "Apply" button in the lower right hand corner of the dialog box.