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Can I use two monitors by putting one through the DVI and one through the VGA?

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March 11, 2014 3:23:20 AM

Hey Guys,
I've recently started building my first gaming PC and I want to use two screens. I have this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008A1C2AM/ref=oh_de...) graphics card and I was wondering if i can use two monitors by plugging one in through the DVI and one through the VGA. I don't want the screens to be mirrored but to each be seperate and able to display different things. Thanks for your help!
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March 11, 2014 6:32:29 AM

If you have the monitor with those ports, it shouldn't be a problem. As for not mirroring the screens, that's up to however you set up your monitors.
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March 11, 2014 6:38:07 AM

If you have Windows 8, you can use dual monitors. Plug one into DVI, and the other in HDMI. I think VGA will work, but i'm not sure. Boot up the PC, put your mouse in the bottom right corner, a menu will pop up. Choose devices, click Project, then click Extend. There. 2 Monitor setup. :) 
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March 11, 2014 7:27:17 AM

Spencer993 said:
If you have Windows 8, you can use dual monitors. Plug one into DVI, and the other in HDMI. I think VGA will work, but i'm not sure. Boot up the PC, put your mouse in the bottom right corner, a menu will pop up. Choose devices, click Project, then click Extend. There. 2 Monitor setup. :) 


I've got Windows 7 Home Premium. Will that work?
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March 11, 2014 7:34:32 AM

tHarvey303 said:
Spencer993 said:
If you have Windows 8, you can use dual monitors. Plug one into DVI, and the other in HDMI. I think VGA will work, but i'm not sure. Boot up the PC, put your mouse in the bottom right corner, a menu will pop up. Choose devices, click Project, then click Extend. There. 2 Monitor setup. :) 


I've got Windows 7 Home Premium. Will that work?


Right-click any empty area of your desktop, and then click Screen resolution.
Click the Multiple displays drop-down list, and then select Extend these displays, or Duplicate these displays. If you cannot see the additional monitor listed, click Detect.
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March 11, 2014 10:03:34 PM

Yes, the Win7 Home Premium OS is compatible with Dual Monitors.
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