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April 6, 2013 5:33:47 PM

So I have been wanting to do try out dual monitors. The problem is I do not know if I can do it with my setup and video card. A lot of post have stated that there are some issues setting it up with my current video card.

What would I need to do in order to run dual monitors with this cpu build?

This is my current monitor: http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-x20LED/16472508
And this is my sysyem spec:
Model
Gamer Power 913i

Type
Gaming

Processor
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz

Cache Per Processor
3MB L3 Cache

Memory
8GB

Hard Drive
500GB

Optical Drive 1
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Graphics card
Radeon 6670

Power Supply
480W

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

CPU Type
Intel Core i3

CPU Speed
2120(3.30GHz)

L3 Cache Per CPU
3MB

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155

CPU Main Features
64 bit Dual Core Processor

Memory

Memory Capacity
8GB DDR3

Memory Speed
DDR3 1333

Memory Slot (Total)
2

Memory Slot (Available)
0

Maximum Memory Supported
16GB

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity
500GB

HDD Interface
SATA II

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Audio

Audio Channels
8 channels

Communications

LAN Chipset
Integrated

LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2

Expansion

External Bays
3 x External 5.25" drive bays

Internal Bays
8 x Internal 3.5" drive bay

PCI Slots (Available/Total)
1 x PCI-Express x16
1 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1

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April 6, 2013 7:17:01 PM
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If your planning to play games, then you'll need 2x GPUs that are better than your current one (e.g. Radeon HD 7850), or 1x GPU that is even more powerful (e.g. Radeon HD 7950).

If you aren't thinking of gaming on them, then your current graphics card should be sufficient, provided you have the appropriate video output connectors. Since I don't know the model or make of your 6670, I do not know what it has.

However, most graphics cards will either have a VGA, HDMI or DVI. They will have a combination of these connector types.

Your current monitor has VGA and DVI input/outputs. That means your graphics card has at least one of these. However, unless you are planning to buy the same, exact model as your 2nd monitor, your card will need the appropriate connectors.

You can always get adapters. There is really nothing wrong with your rig apart frmo your graphics card, as it may/not have the correct connectors.

And as always, please consider selecting my answer as the solution if I have helped. Thanks :) 
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