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setup HP Pavilion p6580t CTO Desktop PC for dual monitors

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#1 allen642


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 04:05 PM

How do I setup my HP Pavilion p6580t CTO Desktop PC for dual monitors?


I am trying to figure out what graphics card I need to put in my HP computer system so I can run two (2) monitors on it; and do I need to shut off the graphics to the motherboard that is installed on the computer. This computer has 1 DVI port and an 1 HDMI port on the graphics card on the back. I have an HP w2207h (22") monitor w/VGA port that I will be using; and a ViewSonic Monitor VP2130B (21") which has 1 VGA port and 1 DVI-I port as the second monitor. The HP monitor is the oblong type and the ViewSonic is more a square type monitor. I don't think this would be a problem, would it? Also, my Power Supply is 300W. I don't want to spend a lot on the graphics card as this computer is about 6 years old; just enough to have a dual monitor setup work.


Below you will find my computer info.

HP Pavilion p6580t CTO Desktop PC

            Model # WS326AV


Operating System - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1   (Desktop)


CPU - Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz  Clarkdale 32nm Technology

            Cores   2

            Threads   4

            Name   Intel Core i5 650

            Code Name     Clarkdale

            Package           Socket 1156 LGA

            Technology       32nm

            Specification     Intel Core i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz

            RAM - 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)


Motherboard - MSI 2A9C (CPU 1)

            Manufacturer    MSI

            Model  2A9C (CPU 1)

            Version            xxx0204GRxxxxxxxx0

            Chipset Vendor            Intel

            Chipset Model Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge

            Chipset Revision           12

            Southbridge Vendor     Intel

            Southbridge Model       H57

            Southbridge Revision    06


Graphics - HP w2207 (1680x1050@60Hz)  512MB ATI Radeon HD 5450 (MSI)


            Name   HP w2207 on ATI Radeon HD 5450

            Current Resolution        1680x1050 pixels

            Work Resolution          1680x1050 pixels

            State    Enabled, Primary, Output devices support

            Monitor Width  1680

            Monitor Height 1050

            Monitor BPP    32 bits per pixel

            Monitor Frequency       60 Hz


            ATI Radeon HD 5450

            Manufacturer    ATI

            Model  Radeon HD 5450

            GPU    Cedar

            Device ID         1002-68F9

            Voltage            0.900 V

            GPU Clock      650.0 MHz

            Core Voltage    1.000 V

            Driver version   8.960.11.1000

            BIOS Version  113-AC50800-100-MI

            Memory Type  HyperMemory

            Memory           512 MB

            Bus Width        32x2 (64 bit)

            Max Power Draw         20 Watts


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#2 YeahBleeping


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:19 PM

It seems to me that you do not need another video card as this motherboard appears to support dual monitors.  I will try to find out to be sure though give me a few to look up the specs of the mainboard.  So all you would need is an active hdmi to vga adapater to go to your second monitor.

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:36 PM

Okay I can admit when I cannot find proper information to determine weather this board supports dual monitors or not.  You may have to contact HP and ask them.  Link here.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:30 PM

OK, I have figured it out. Thank you. The motherboard does support dual monitors. But I think I'm going to install a separate video card all the same.

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