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?
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.
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.