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Extra monitor on integrated video?


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#1 Chris_Pool

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:41 AM

I have a single video card which has only two DVI ports, no s-video or anything else.
I already have a dual monitor setup, so both ports are being used.

However, I still have integrated video, which isn't turned off in the bios and still works.

Can I use the integrated port for a third monitor?


Thank you in advance for any help, replies or input.

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

What is the make and model of the motherboard and the make and model of the video card?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:00 AM

If you hook up a third monitor to your integrated vga port, the system will send its signal to what the BIOS has set as default, you will either get 2/3 or 1/3 monitors to have signal. 2/3 being your video card, the 1/3 being your internal vga. If by some chance all 3 monitors get signal, the one on the integrated port wil not be under control of upgraded graphics and your power supply might not be adequate...
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:50 PM

I've done it many times with success.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

If you can get the monitors to all display a picture you might want to take a look at Ultramon its a great utility for running multiple monitors.
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