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2nd monitor using a DVI adapter.

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August 16, 2012 3:08:16 AM

I have Radeon HD 6670 GPU and two VGA monitors. Whichever monitor I hook up to the VGA port off the GPU works just fine. But neither of them will work through the adapter to the DVI. Do I need a DVI monitor for this to work?
August 16, 2012 4:05:07 AM

I don't have enough information to say for sure, but check if the monitor is DVI digital or not. If it is DVI Digital you make not have the right adapter to use a vga output through your graphics card. Hope we can help you! God bless!
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August 16, 2012 5:57:27 AM

I really appreciate your help. I have been spending hours looking through forums and manuals.

As far as I know it is DVI-I dual link. And if I'm not mistaken that means it will take analog input. Windows will recognize whichever monitor is plugged in to the VGA slot on the GPU. It's the same story with the AMD catalyst control center. I have updated to the latest AMD catalyst driver and even the drivers for the monitors. I'm at a loss.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
August 17, 2012 2:54:16 PM

That card supports only one simultaneous VGA monitor - be it through DVI - VGA adapter or VGA port. You cannot use two VGA monitors with that card.
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August 17, 2012 2:54:29 PM

That's rather strange. I am assuming all you are getting is a blank monitor? Don't mean to ask silly questions, but did u hit "extend my display to this monitor" in your screen resolution properties?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
August 17, 2012 3:06:38 PM

Actually, cards that support dual VGA monitors are quite rare, and I doubt there are any that were made in last 3 years.
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August 17, 2012 3:07:20 PM

Sunius is correct, I didn't even think about that sorry! old fashioned card ;( God Bless!
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August 17, 2012 6:14:22 PM

Best answer selected by dwalton2.
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August 17, 2012 6:17:12 PM

Thank you all for your help. I thought that because the DVI port was DVI-I it would support analog somehow. Too bad. Off to get a DVI monitor. Thank you everyone!
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a c 271 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
August 17, 2012 7:18:25 PM

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