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Using integrated graphics and Dedicated to run 2 monitors?

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June 10, 2014 7:36:10 PM

i was wondering if i could use an HDMI on my dedicated graphics card which is currently running one monitor and plug in another HDMI to my motherboard where the integrated graphics is to run a 2nd monitor?
June 10, 2014 9:22:53 PM

dutche99 said:
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Splitter-Premium-Cable/dp/B0...

Just do that. There is a good chance that your integrated graphics is disabled anyhow, so it wont work. Just pay $4 and get this,^^, which will work better. Thats what everybody does.


yeah i figured it was turned off, my dedicated does have 2 dvi and 1 DisplayPort, which one is better?
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June 10, 2014 9:26:23 PM

Yes, you can do that.
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June 10, 2014 9:35:40 PM

terry4536 said:
Yes, you can do that.


can you elaborate?
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June 10, 2014 9:38:43 PM

You can use the integrated and dedicated graphics at the same time. Just plug one monitor into the graphics card. Plug the other monitor(or TV) into your motherboard (that is only possible with motherboards with integrated graphics- some motherboards don't).
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June 11, 2014 2:03:01 PM

TYLERisMiSfIt said:
dutche99 said:
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Splitter-Premium-Cable/dp/B0...

Just do that. There is a good chance that your integrated graphics is disabled anyhow, so it wont work. Just pay $4 and get this,^^, which will work better. Thats what everybody does.


yeah i figured it was turned off, my dedicated does have 2 dvi and 1 DisplayPort, which one is better?


What GPU are you using? Are there any HDMI ports, or are you buying a converter? If your are buying a converter, DVI dual link is probably the simpler option. You can then plug in your HDMI splitter
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June 11, 2014 3:33:08 PM

This is a quote from smorizio June 10, 2014 9:40:21 PM. I thought it may be relevant here.

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check in the nvidia control panel that your video card set to muilt monitor. with the known good monitor working see that the hdmi port on the video card is turned on and see if there a pc setting for your tv. if the min hdmi cable is not working pick up a dvi to hdmi cable if your video card has two ports. make sure you tell your local store your going to use the second dvi port as it has to be a different cable from the main dvi port.

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June 11, 2014 8:31:38 PM

dutche99 said:
TYLERisMiSfIt said:
dutche99 said:
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Splitter-Premium-Cable/dp/B0...

Just do that. There is a good chance that your integrated graphics is disabled anyhow, so it wont work. Just pay $4 and get this,^^, which will work better. Thats what everybody does.


yeah i figured it was turned off, my dedicated does have 2 dvi and 1 DisplayPort, which one is better?


What GPU are you using? Are there any HDMI ports, or are you buying a converter? If your are buying a converter, DVI dual link is probably the simpler option. You can then plug in your HDMI splitter


i am using a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 SC i was planning on getting a DVI to HDMI
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June 11, 2014 8:34:02 PM

so i tried plugging an HDMI from my mobo to my 2nd monitor and nothing happens
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June 13, 2014 9:28:40 AM

What cpu and mobo do you have?

You don't want a splitter. That won't allow you to have independent monitors unless it's dp.
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