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#1 pouringreign


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

A friend of mine just purchased a new windows 7 computer. Now he wants to use two monitors. What does he need.

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#2 DanrB


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:58 PM

Be easier to answer if you stated exactly what computer model your friend bought.

Lets say the computer is a desktop and is using a "onboard" VGA port and has a internal PCI-e slot, and they will use two LCD monitors with both VGA/DVI inputs.

What is needed is a PCI-e video card with two video "out" ports, dual "DVI" but could also be a combination of VGA/DVI or DVI/HDMI ports.
Monitors tend to include all cables and video cards tend to include a adapter or two depending on the input outputs for each.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

A friend of mine just purchased a new windows 7 computer. Now he wants to use two monitors. What does he need.

Hi pouringreign,

Could you please provide the specs of your friend's computer? Whether it's a laptop or desktop and what kind of monitors he has are good places to start if you're not sure of anything else...


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

All your friend needs is a video card with two outputs. All settings are easily controlled from Windows by enabling secondary monitor.
If he needs some more features, there is a nice program (not free) called UltraMon.

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