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Adding a 2nd monitor


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#1 Christechie

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:43 AM

I have a Dell OptiPlex GX620 desktop. It has both a VGA and a DVI-D video card installed. Currently I have a VGA monitor connected to the VGA port. I want to and a 2nd monitor to this system, but I only have another VGA monitor available. The purpose is to expand the desktop onto the 2nd monitor and not to repeat the image of the 1st monitor.

I've purchased a DVI-D to HD15 VGA adapter, which allowed me to plug the 2nd VGA monitor into the DVI-D port on the PC. Nothing comes up on the 2nd monitor. When I try to enable expanding the desktop to this 2nd monitor, the check mark disappears after I click Apply.

Is there a way to accomplish the extended desktop, with the 2 VGA monitors that I have and the 2 video adapters? Thank you!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

Are you sure it's two separate video cards you have and not just VGA & DVI outputs on the same card?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:32 AM

not sure but seems to be a double post here :)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383080.html#entry2163774

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:25 PM

Yes I'm sure! The VGA is on board and the DVI is on a riser card. We have these same PC's supporting dual monitors, where one monitor is VGA and the other is DVI. We don't have any more DVI monitors and that's the dilemma!!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

This is a duplicate of the topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383080.html

Therefore, I am closing this topic to avoid potential confusion and shall delete it later.

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