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#1 ghostiekitty

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:00 AM

I am trying to connect a second monitor to my desktop. Currently I have a hdtv connected to my gpu via hdmi connection, and I am trying to add another older tv via vga through the motherboards port. The second screen won't appear. Is this because I have to use the same graphical adapter which is my video card, or am I just doing something wrong?

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:13 AM

Many motherboards turn off the on-board video if a video card is fitted. If the card has a VGA D-sub connector or DVI-I output you will probably have to use that (with an adapter if it's DVI-I).

 

To allow further research, you could let us know the details of the system (brand, model, mainboard type if a generic system, video card), or publish a Speccy diagnostic:

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/#entry1797792


Edited by Platypus, 05 April 2015 - 01:13 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:36 AM

I was able to go into my bios and enable the onboard graphics.  Thank you for the help.



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:24 AM

Excellent, you're one of the lucky ones! :)


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 04:41 AM

Only problem I seem to be having is that it is displaying 3 monitors and I only have 2 LOL.  My tv is listed as 1, while the 2nd monitor switches between 2 which says display device on: vga and 3 which says generic non-pnp monitor.  I disabled the one listed as 2 and it stopped switching between 2 and 3 though.






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