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Dual VGA monitors -- how to connect them

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June 6, 2012 7:00:55 PM


So my question is; how to connect two monitors ( as extended desktop ) which both have only VGA port.

Graphica card that I'm using is Sapphire Radeon HD 6970

With those connections:

1.Single-link DVI-D connection
2.Mini DisplayPort (DP+) connection
3.Mini DisplayPort (DP+) connection
4.HDMI connection (Type A)
5.Dual-link DVI-I connection

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7427/95273852.jpg

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One monitor is connected via VGA cabel with the VGA to DVI adapter at the end.
The problem is that I can't connect second monitor same as first one because only
one DVI port allows DVI 2 VGA dapter.
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Will second monitor work if I use mini Display port to VGA adapter?

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5066/minidisplayport...

Any other suggestions?

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Sorry if this situation already exist on the forum.



a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 7, 2012 1:26:39 PM

Agonija said:
So my question is; how to connect two monitors ( as extended desktop ) which both have only VGA port.
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Will second monitor work if I use mini Display port to VGA adapter?

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5066/minidisplayport...

Any other suggestions?

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Sorry if this situation already exist on the forum.

Yes. It will work. I do the same in my Eyefinity Setup.
To be sure with the miniDisplay port to VGA, choose from here:
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...
I already singled out a good option for you:
http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B101B-002B-UltraAV-Display...
June 7, 2012 1:48:16 PM

THX a lot!

BTW is there any cheaper option ?
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June 13, 2012 7:42:20 AM

Yes it should work fine as long as you have the correct converter. I had a situation where I needed to go from DVI-D to VGA and KVMSwitchTech's ( Part # SCA-DVI-ANA) unit worked well for my application.
June 13, 2012 7:44:11 AM

Agonija said:
THX a lot!

BTW is there any cheaper option ?


Yes there are lot many cheap options available, but I insist you should better opt for a durable option rather than a cheap one.
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
June 13, 2012 7:54:59 AM

Agonija said:
THX a lot!

BTW is there any cheaper option ?

I guess there will be a lot of products that appear cheap. But it could be hit or miss too. I have experience about buying no name brands & they work but after a while they start flickering so I ended up buying another one. So better get it right the first time.
June 13, 2012 8:24:08 AM

Good to know, thank you
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