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

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_details_o00_s00_i03?ie=UTF8&psc=1) 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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  1. 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.
  2. 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. :)
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. Yes, the Win7 Home Premium OS is compatible with Dual Monitors.
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