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Dual monitor question

  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • Dual Monitors
  • VGA
  • Graphics
  • Monitors
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 10, 2014 5:08:52 PM

I have a videocard with DVI/HDMI capabilities in which I have connected a monitor with DVI input. I have another monitor(really old) that has VGA. My mobo has VGA/DVI/and HDMI capabilities. Is there anyway to use the second monitor(VGA) with the motherboard input to get dual screen or do I need something like a VGA/hdmi adapter?

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June 10, 2014 8:24:44 PM

Necr0v said:
You'll need a VGA adapter, provided your graphics card has an DVI-I output.

I use the DVI output for my primary monitor. My question was whether or not I could use my second monitor(VGA) with the dual screen option. Video card has only dvi and hdmi outputs. Motherboard DVI, HDMI, and VGA.

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June 11, 2014 1:09:56 AM

Yep. What graphics card do you have?

You can't use your motherboard and your graphics cards outputs at the same time, so if your graphics card has a DVI-I output, then use this one with a VGA adapter to output to your second monitor.
For your primary monitor if it has an HDMI input then use that (with a standard HDMI cable), if not then get a HDMI-DVI cable (or adapter) and use the HDMI output of your graphics card into the DVI input of your monitor.

Does that make sense?