Not sure if this thread should go here or in the internal hardware section, since it kind of is related to both. But, anyways!
I am trying to run dual monitors on my computer; so far I have been using a monitor connected to the VGA port of my grapic card (My card has a VGA, a DVI-D and a HDMI port), so, in order to connect my second VGA monitor, I bought a DVI to VGA adapter and connected both. Here is where the problem arises: my computer does not detect the second screen at all, the one using the DVI to VGA adapter. Tried a bunch of things to make my computer detect it, but the screen just sort of blinks black a few times and then goes back to the floating "Check Signal Cable" message.
I've been reading around and I found out that maybe two VGA monitors won't work at the same time, which would force me to get one with a different port (HDMI maybe?)- but, does this mean that even if I bought a HDMI to VGA adapter, the problem would stil persist?
I'd like some more informed input in this, since I am pretty novice when it comes to computers.