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Dual Monitors with VGA and DVI

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#1 jclarey


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

I have had dual monitor's connected to my Dell Studio desktop computer for a couple of years with no problems. I wanted to try to connect my dual monitors to my laptop (because I was having internet connection problems on the desktop and didn't have time to mess with it) and now I can't remember how to reconnect the dual monitors for the desktop - one of the monitors is not recognized. Here's what I have:

2, SP2009 WC Monitors, each with a DVI and VGA connection
Dell Studio 504S running Vista Home Premium
64-bit Operating System
ATE Radeon HD 3450

Current set up:
VGA from monitor to VGA connection
VGA from monitor to HDMI via adapter

What I have done so far:
I disconnected and checked every connection for damage
I made sure all connections were solid
I reversed the monitors to make sure they both were working
I updated the drivers for the ATI Catalyst Control Center
Fixed the internet problem by uninstalling and reinstalling McAfee

I have always had the second connection (VGA from monitor to HDMI via adapter)
What should the other connection be?
I read that the set up should be one VGA and one DVI because you can't do two VGA.

Edited by jclarey, 21 December 2012 - 12:19 PM.

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