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#1 JohnWJ

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:41 PM

Good Evening

 

Gals and guys

 

To Start I have search the site and can not fine what I am looking for. I would like to run two monitors one show email and the other what I am doing on my comptuer IE facebook,live streaming and such would something like this work

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dual+VGA+Monitor+Y+Splitter+Cable&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Adual+VGA+Monitor+Y+Splitter+Cable&ajr=2

 

Thanks Inadvance

 

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:53 PM

No.  You need two video cards, one video card with multiple outputs, or a USB to VGA adapter.  The cables you linked to would put the same image on both monitors.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

OK thanks do you have an recommendations on the USB device

 

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

Love your avatar ! Does your computer support two video outputs? If not then you need a video card that does  Is this a laptop?  What video card do you have?  We need more information on your hardware before we can assist you.  Take a look here may explain it a bit better to you.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:19 PM

Hi there YB

 

My computer is a desktop and as far as I know it has a standard monitor outlet and a HDMI this is my video card and thanks for the link I am going to read it as soon as I can

 

Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Manufacturer    Intel
    Model    HD Graphics 4600
    Device ID    8086-0412
    Revision    7
    Subvendor    Dell (1028)
    Current Performance Level    Level 0
    Driver version    10.18.15.4098


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:47 PM

Okay well according to Intel the 4600 does support multiple monitor display so the first thing you need to do is physically connect the monitors to the outputs on the computer.  Do you have an HDMI connection on the monitors or are they both VGA? Do you know what motherboard you have?  If now can you download and run speccy.  Post the snapshot so we can see the capabilities of your mainboard.

 

Once you have the monitors physically connected sometimes windows will automatically detect the second monitor and all you may need to do is choose the resolution.

 

We also need to know what inputs are available on your monitors or if they are vga only or what so if you could provide us the model numbers for your monitors we can take a look at that too.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for the info I will run speccy when I get home and post the results. And will provide info on monitors also


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 08:27 PM

OK here we go the monitors only have VGA only here is the link for my motherboard

Motherboard
    Manufacturer    Dell Inc.
    Model    088DT1 (CPU 1)
    Chipset Vendor    Intel
    Chipset Model    Haswell
    Chipset Revision    06
    Southbridge Vendor    Intel
    Southbridge Model    H81
    Southbridge Revision    C2
    System Temperature    28 °C
        BIOS
            Brand    Dell Inc.
            Version    A04
            Date    4/3/2014
        Voltage
            CPU CORE    1.728 V
            MEMORY CONTROLLER    1.524 V
            +3.3V    1.968 V
            +5V    3.427 V
            -5V    (11.904) V
            +5V HIGH THRESHOLD    2.822 V
            CMOS BATTERY    1.620 V
        PCI Data
                Slot PCI-E
                    Slot Type    PCI-E
                    Slot Usage    In Use
                    Data lanes    x16
                    Slot Designation    PCIEX16
                    Characteristics    3.3V, Shared, PME
                    Slot Number    0
                Slot PCI-E
                    Slot Type    PCI-E
                    Slot Usage    In Use
                    Data lanes    x1
                    Slot Designation    PCIEX1
                    Characteristics    3.3V, Shared, PME
                    Slot Number    1
                Slot PCI-E
                    Slot Type    PCI-E
                    Slot Usage    In Use
                    Data lanes    x1
                    Slot Designation    PCIEX1
                    Characteristics    3.3V, Shared, PME
                    Slot Number    2
                Slot PCI-E
                    Slot Type    PCI-E
                    Slot Usage    In Use
                    Data lanes    x1
                    Slot Designation    PCIEX1
                    Characteristics    3.3V, Shared, PME
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 08:45 PM

would it be too much trouble to have you give us a picture of the back of the computer so we can see the available ports?

 

Most likely you will need some kind of an adapter either possible displayport or hdmi to vga these are usually kinda pricey but it can be done.

 

Or can you tell me does the back of it look exactly like this?

 

If it does then you need an active HDMI to VGA adapter for the second monitor.  It sure looks like an HDMI in the picture thats not a displayport port is it?? Anyone??


Edited by YeahBleeping, 19 March 2015 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:19 PM

Link says

We apologize but this item is currently unavailable. Please feel free to browse our website for other available items.

 

OK here is some photo's of the back of the computer

 

 

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Edited by JohnWJ, 19 March 2015 - 09:25 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:08 PM

So you'll need an adapter like this one to connect that HDMI connector to your other VGA monitor.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 08:06 AM

Thanks for all of your help YeahBleeping I will looking into the Adapter Thanks


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:32 PM

Your welcome be sure to come back and let us know how it all works out !



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 03:49 PM

I will report back how it ends up


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