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Dual Monitor with Radeon 4550

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#1 Jennytalia


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:58 AM

Okay, so I've got two monitors hooked up to this computer - one through the Radeon card, and one through the onboard video.

In the display settings, windows recognizes both monitors, and the functional one is set as 2. The other monitor which won't show anything is set as 1.

I kind of don't think that's how this works though. I know the Radeon card supports dual output, but it would seem to me that it would only be able to use the signal from the Radeon card, so I would need to connect the other monitor through something other than the VGA (which is what the functional monitor is using). Am I making any sense? I never feel like I am.

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#2 s1lents0ul


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:56 PM

Your computer wont use both GPU at the same time. Use the radeon, get a splitter for the DVI an run both monitors.

#3 caperjac


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

a google search shows the 4550 has a vga and dvi connection ,so yes it does support duel monitors ,[my monitors have both connection ]if neither of your monitors has a dvi connection the pick up a dvi to vga adapter to connect to one of the monitors ,like on in the link .

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