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Can I run dual monitors on my Acer Veriton x275 running Windows 7 professional? Everything is stock on this computer.

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August 1, 2014 12:07:31 PM

Can I run dual monitors on my Acer Veriton x275 running Windows 7 professional? Everything is stock on this computer. It looks like I have a VGA port and is currently being used with the provided monitor. Also, will the graphics card be able to support this? I have read in some places that is places the same image on both screen vs the "expanded" view that I am looking for. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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August 1, 2014 12:21:07 PM

You only have a single VGA port - there are two expansion slots - they are only low profile, so you would be really limited on upgrades because of the power supply and configuration of the computer. I would recommend purchasing another computer if you wanted to do dual-monitor, just because of the amount of investment required to make that one work with two monitors.
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August 1, 2014 12:21:39 PM

If the computer has 2 video outputs then yes you can run 2 monitors.

If the computer does not have 2 outputs you can split it (duplicate it) with a video splitter but that is all, the integrated gpu has no way to know you are splitting the signal even if it could support it.
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August 1, 2014 12:56:24 PM

Thank you for your quick response. I agree, I started looking at expansions for this particular computer and it's not worth the investment.

Thank you!

ronintexas said:
You only have a single VGA port - there are two expansion slots - they are only low profile, so you would be really limited on upgrades because of the power supply and configuration of the computer. I would recommend purchasing another computer if you wanted to do dual-monitor, just because of the amount of investment required to make that one work with two monitors.


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August 1, 2014 12:57:13 PM

Thank you for your quick reply. I think I'm going to go with a new system. I appreciate your response!

boosted1g said:
If the computer has 2 video outputs then yes you can run 2 monitors.

If the computer does not have 2 outputs you can split it (duplicate it) with a video splitter but that is all, the integrated gpu has no way to know you are splitting the signal even if it could support it.


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August 1, 2014 1:36:01 PM

For business graphics then this pc would be able to handle that by adding in low powered, low profile Graphics cards.

Here is a listing of low profile cards available at newegg. I have used the $15 MSI one (after rebates) and it will handle business graphics and videos just fine but please dont expect to game with it (beyond simple facebook type games)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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August 1, 2014 2:38:06 PM

The issue at hand is the computer has a 230W Power Supply - and probably utilizing it at 80% - adding a GPU will push it to extreme - and with only 2GB of RAM and a limited processor - you would really be pushing the envelope of what the computer could do. The "small profile" computers look great....but you eventually are limited like with laptop computers in the ability to upgrade them.
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