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Dual monitors through GPU & Integrated graphics?

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October 4, 2012 9:58:16 PM

Is it possible for dual monitors with these items?
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
w/ i3-3220

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The second monitor is some old Emachines monitor about 16" and with a VGA cable.

Any help on setting this dual monitor would be greatly appreciated since i have NO IDEA what i'm doing. Thanks :p 

P.S. Give me as much information as you can! Also, if i got a 2nd monitor that was 23" with HDMI output would that solve my problem?(probably wouldn't get till holidays..)
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October 4, 2012 10:00:11 PM

Just connect both to the graphics card
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October 4, 2012 10:08:00 PM

How? My gpu has one dvi slot that could go to my 23" but what about the 2nd monitor??
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October 4, 2012 10:15:31 PM

yes, getting a monitor that has an HDMI input will solve the issue
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October 4, 2012 10:18:52 PM

If i had to make do with the stuff i have right now is it possible?
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October 4, 2012 10:29:19 PM

Easiest way would be to just get an hdmi/vga adapter (there may even be one that comes with the gpu) or mini displayport/vga adapter ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and connect both monitors to your gpu. There is a way to re-enable the onboard graphics but from what I've read it's a little tricky to do and results haven't been that satisifactory.
Good luck.
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October 4, 2012 10:30:27 PM

^ there u go

anything is possible...
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October 4, 2012 10:44:22 PM

So you are saying this situation would work:
7770--->hdmi/vga adapter--->vga cable--->1st monitor
7770--->vga cable--->2nd monitor

If i understand that then this should work too right? :
PS3--->HDMI Cable--->hdmi(female) to vga or dvi(male)
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October 4, 2012 10:54:34 PM

Actually with asrock, no steps are required to use both igpu and discrete card. Just plug one in each.
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October 4, 2012 10:56:46 PM

k1114 said:
Actually with asrock, no steps are required to use both igpu and discrete card. Just plug one in each.


IS THIS THE HOLY GRAIL TO MY ANSWER?!? CAN IT BE!!!
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October 5, 2012 4:17:05 AM

Can you give me a link or something to find more info about the igpu and gpu stuff on asrock mobos?
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October 5, 2012 4:41:28 AM

iirc, you can use any 2 outputs to turn on the second monitor. the only time when its necessary to have them on the same card is in eyefinity during gaming.
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October 5, 2012 4:43:13 AM

But while searching on google they say that the onboard graphics turns off if using the gpu. That is where I am confused...
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October 5, 2012 4:48:57 AM

You would be better off to connect both monitors to the Graphics card and not use the integrated graphics at all. Just use an HDMI to DVI-D adaptor for the second monitor. Using the Dsub input to the second monitor is often problematic in Windows 7 because of the way Windows 7 reads the monitors resolution information. Dsub doesn't support digital communication and therefore you may not be able to set the display resolution of the second monitor to match the first monitor.
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October 5, 2012 4:51:45 AM

isandy said:
So you are saying this situation would work:
7770--->hdmi/vga adapter--->vga cable--->1st monitor
7770--->vga cable--->2nd monitor

If i understand that then this should work too right? :
PS3--->HDMI Cable--->hdmi(female) to vga or dvi(male)


I held off answering as k1114s' post may be the answer you're looking for. But what I was suggesting earlier was

7770---------------->>DVI cable------------------>>Monitor 1 (Acer)
7770-->>dp/vga active adapter-->>vga cable-->>Monitor 2 (Old vga monitor)
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October 5, 2012 9:40:23 AM

I am no expert but would it not make more sense to connect the VGA via the DVI with an adapter and the Acer monitor by a HDMI to DVI cable.
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October 5, 2012 12:03:32 PM

simon12 said:
I am no expert but would it not make more sense to connect the VGA via the DVI with an adapter and the Acer monitor by a HDMI to DVI cable.


I make no claim on being expert myself. I only suggest that way as it only requires 1 adapter, and the 2nd monitor being the oldest, will probably be next to be upgraded and may be dp capable.
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October 5, 2012 5:55:57 PM

I have an asrock z68 with 2 monitors, 1 on igpu and 1 on my 560ti. I am doing this because the 560ti does not go into 2d mode (low power mode) with both monitors hooked up to it. (I also don't need virtu to use quicksync.) I am aware of the asrock eufi changes in ib chipsets vs my sb but in both asrock doesn't even have an option to turn off the igpu, just an option to switch which is primary and en/disable igpu multi monitor (and igpu ocing settings of course). If no monitor is in the igpu during post it is automatically disabled and plugging in a monitor to it will not work unless I restart the pc, where it then detects it during post and automatically enables it.

I have suggested this to many others even on other mobo manufacturers but only those with SB and IB. I've never had someone jump through loops to get it to work, they just need to make sure igpu is enabled on those mobos with the option. Older igpus most likely will not work and I haven't seen many with apus to try this, although I have seen it work on there too.

@JKatwyopc, windows 7 can read vga just fine. Yes vga is analog but that is irrelevant and so is the monitor's res; they don't even have to be the same. Rather it is the lack of driver support on some monitors/tvs that causes the plug n play driver to not work.
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February 12, 2013 6:15:31 AM

Are you still following this post? I want to connect two monitors from two HDMI ports. I have the MB Asus P8Z68M pro, I have 2500k with HD3000, Grapthics card: HD6670. I want to use the port from the motherboard. Can I use the IGPU and the PCI? according to my settings in the BIOS, it seems that it will only run IGPU, or IGPU,PCI, or PCI/PCIE.
I have tried to use the second HDMI port and been unable to use them together.
Anyone familiar with this setup?
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July 29, 2013 10:35:47 AM

k1114 said:
I have an asrock z68 with 2 monitors, 1 on igpu and 1 on my 560ti.

Hello k1114, do you know if it's possible to enable iGPU multimonitor using the dedicated nvidia as primary display?
I have a nvidia GTX650 + iGPU (intel on Asrock B75 Pro3-M) (both DVI-D) and 2 VGA monitors
Config is done thru intel display so I guess that's the active one, I want to use nvidia for games and video editing.
Enabled PCIe in BIOS as primary display but not working, iGPU multimonitor overrides I guess.
Thanks so much
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