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Dual monitor with mixed HDMI and DVI?

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May 8, 2010 5:02:09 PM

Would dual screen monitors work if one monitor is connected to HDMI and the other is DVI on the same GPU? I ask because they come with good built in speakers, so I want to use the hdmi one for sound (only has 1 hdmi, 2 dvi on gpu). Unless is there a cord that I could connect from PC to the monitors to output sound without the hdmi?

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May 8, 2010 5:07:58 PM

Yes, that will work. You do not need to use the same type of connector. In fact, triple-monitor setups with ATI 5xxx series cards must use differing connectors (at least one DisplayPort must be used for a three-monitor setup).

Depending on your motherboard and the monitors, you could connect regular component output or digital optical from the motherboard to the monitor.