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February 12, 2013 1:13:20 AM

I want to use two monitors for my system, but they are not the same model. I would like to use two outputs with HDMI, but have only one HDMI on my graphics card. I do have another on my motherboard. Can that be used? My system runs windows 7, 64.

Here is what I have:
Motherbd: P8Z68 Mpro, it has (2) PCI Express slots
Graphics card: HD 6670, it has VGA, HDMI, and DVI ports


I would like to use HDMI to both of my monitors. How is that done? Will I benefit from another graphics card? Do they come with two HDMI ports? Or should I use an adapter from the DVI port that I am not using?

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February 12, 2013 1:52:30 AM

Robert Fraley said:
I want to use two monitors for my system, but they are not the same model. I would like to use two outputs with HDMI, but have only one HDMI on my graphics card. I do have another on my motherboard. Can that be used? My system runs windows 7, 64.

Here is what I have:
Motherbd: P8Z68 Mpro, it has (2) PCI Express slots
Graphics card: HD 6670, it has VGA, HDMI, and DVI ports


I would like to use HDMI to both of my monitors. How is that done? Will I benefit from another graphics card? Do they come with two HDMI ports? Or should I use an adapter from the DVI port that I am not using?


You should be able to use the HDMI-HDMI for one and the DVI-HDMI cord for the 2nd
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February 12, 2013 3:40:21 AM

jnkweaver said:
You should be able to use the HDMI-HDMI for one and the DVI-HDMI cord for the 2nd



Thanks, and what if I added a second graphics card? Will two cards offer dual monitors, one from each card?
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February 12, 2013 4:17:15 AM

You can use the hdmi on the mobo too.
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February 12, 2013 4:57:15 AM

Im not getting anything from the motherboard HDMI output.
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February 12, 2013 5:05:48 AM

The igpu is on the cpu, you have the 2500k right? Make sure igpu multi monitor is enabled.
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February 12, 2013 5:12:51 AM

that must be in bios?
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February 12, 2013 6:16:58 AM

I tried it, changed it several times, 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.
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a c 194 U Graphics card
a c 106 C Monitor
February 12, 2013 4:03:21 PM

You should be on pcie/pci. Bios will only show on this. You need to be in windows to see both monitors on. Asus z68 does support the igpu and discrete at the same time. You may need to install the igpu driver.
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February 14, 2013 12:28:08 AM

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February 14, 2013 12:30:48 AM

I have it resolved. I spoke with Asus, which is the motherboard manufacturer. The tech advised me to use the software from the utility disc. I found the program named "Lucid Logic Virtu" and ran it with success. I am now able to run HDMI from Mobo and from the Graphics card.
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February 14, 2013 3:48:10 AM

You shouldn't need virtu. If you close it what happens?
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February 14, 2013 4:30:52 AM

it isnt running, i had to load it from utilities and its now working the way i wanted.
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