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I want Dual Monitors - VGA and HDMI ports only.

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June 24, 2012 3:04:04 AM

I am wanting to buy this monitor as my second (HDMI -> DVI)
http://www.walmart.com/ip/AOC-2436VW/13060462

AOC 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor, 2436VW:

Viewable image size: 23.6" (16:9)
Brightness (typical): 300 cd/m2
Optimum widescreen HD monitor resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
Colors supported: > 16 million
Analog input: RGB D-sub
Digital input: DVI-HDCP
Built-in speakers: No
Energy Star compliant: Yes

I just need to know what adapter I need (HDMI port is on the computer)

Thanks in advance!

edit: I don't want identical pictures, each monitor would have different screens and what not.
June 24, 2012 4:45:54 AM

More or less yes. I just wanted to make sure I needed the male counterparts instead of female. I havent connected anything via DVI before, only VGA.
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June 24, 2012 5:07:54 AM

Do you have a dedicated video card? If do have a dedicated video card make sure that it has two video ports. Once you have both of them installed you just want to go to graphics properties and setup extended desktop. Both monitors will have the same desktop background but you will be able to have different windows open on each.

Modern cards from ATI and Nvidia can combine multiple monitors into a single resoluion. You then just use paint to stitch multiple desktop backgrounds together then set that new pic as the desktop background. As far as I know that's how you get a different desktop backgroun on each monitor.
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