Dual Monitors

By Snuffy09 ·
My gfx card has a DVI port and an VGA port on it if i connect 1 monitor to DVI port and 1 to VGA port can i run dual monitors this way? or would it be better to "split" one of the ports with an adapter?

I was planning on just doing one monitor per port but I havent got a chance to play around with it yet so i figured id ask for now.


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Difference between a DVI and a VGA.......

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Dual Monitors

Dvi is just a updated version of a VGA.
Dvi has a better resolution than the VGA but other than that there is not much difference. So give it a go, it should work ok. You might have to go into the graphic card settings to set it up for two monitors. Hope all goes well.

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by Snuffy09 In reply to Difference between a DVI ...

Im going to try it out tonight if i have time

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We do it...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Dual Monitors

Although ours is built in, the duals do work.

Look in the device manager and see there are two items listed under display adapters. That should tell you. If there are and it's like ours, the VGA is primary. Just plug in the 2nd monitor and extend your desktop to it.

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Some do and some don't

by LarryD4 In reply to Dual Monitors

It really depends on your video card. There are some older cards, that started offereing both DVI and VGA ports that could only run either/or. But if its a relatively new card then you probably can.

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i have been trying this

by kenmystro In reply to Some do and some don't

I have connected both monitors to the same graphics card and they both show up in display property's and show as working properly but the second monitor stays as black screen. Does anyone know whats going on??

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Go to display properties

by Slayer_ In reply to i have been trying this

go to settings tab, select the monitor from drop down list. then at bottom of window is checkbox that says "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" check that off and click apply

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i done this

by kenmystro In reply to Go to display properties

this has been done, i also played with the nividia settings, still same result

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Access the CARD'S display properties, as opposed to ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to i have been trying this

Accessing the Desktop's display properties.

When you go to what would be the 'normal' display settings, you only have choices from whatever the Graphics Card properties are already set to.

So right-click on a blank area on the Desktop, then look UP slightly from the 'Properties' option at the bottom - you should see another Display entry. This will give you access to the Properties for either Nvidia or ATI. From here, you have much more control over a two-monitor setup.

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