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How to set up Dual Monitors just with VGA splitter

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March 11, 2010 9:30:20 AM

Hello,
My PC has just a VGA port. How can I setup a dual monitor?
a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 11:46:17 AM

You will need a dedicated GPU that has two outputs (basically all of them do).
If you could post information on your computer, intended usage and a budget, we could help get you pointed in the right direction.
a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2010 7:24:00 PM

+1 for outlaw, but if you only need to connect one to a monitor and present the same thing on like a projector, but the res will have to be the same.
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March 12, 2010 5:54:13 AM

Thanks for your advice! Maybe I need a new PC...
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2010 6:00:02 AM

Perhaps, but if your current system has a free PCIe slot and you are happy with its performance, upgrading only the GPU will be much less expensive.
March 12, 2010 6:14:20 AM

Because I'm not an expert (yet) on computers forvive me but, how (in what way) can I know if my system has a free PCIe slot?
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2010 6:23:12 AM

No problem ;) 

There are two ways to be sure.
You could either open the case and visibly check or you could post the brand and model of your system and I can check the net.
Assuming it is a fairly recent computer (built in the last 4 or 5 years) it most likely does have a free PCIe slot.


March 12, 2010 6:46:07 AM

The brand and model of the system is: ASUS P4S8X-X. Can we do anything with that?
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2010 7:09:42 AM

Well, that is a quite Old Motherboard.
There are no PCIe slots but there is an AGP slot.
For $33 you could get a new* AGP GPU with dual display outputs (*the card is new but the chip used is of quite old design, do not expect to be able to game on it).
March 12, 2010 7:48:16 AM

Thanks ever so mutch for your help!!!
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