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Dual Monitor Setup for Extended Display


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#1 shaser

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:20 PM

I have an HP Pro Minitower 3130 with Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

I am trying to setup two LCD monitors for a dual screen (extended display).  

The graphics card is an Intel HD graphics.  There are two ports, one VGA and one DVI port.

I tried using a VGA splitting, however I was not given an option in the control panel to setup the 2nd monitor this way.

I have also tried plugging one monitor into VGA and one monitor in DVI.  This gets both monitors on and working.  However, it doesn't work like an extended display.  I can not drag windows from one monitor to the other.

Does anybody know how I can make this work for my machine?  Is it compatible or not?  Do I need to add a graphics card, if so which one is best for this?  Are there any drivers I need to make it work?



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:35 PM

hello shaser, intel hd graphics is a worth graphic card. So i suggest you buy a new graphic card which at least 3 display unit vga, dvi and hdmi. Post you motherboard and psu specs and go for graphic card according to its.
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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

Dell has a good article on how to connect multiple monitors.

 

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN128740/EN


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:03 PM

I actually figured it out.  I feel like a fool now.  I plugged one monitor into the VGA port and one into the DVI.  When I did this originally, both monitors turned on and appeared to be extended.  However, I tried to drag a window and move to the 2nd window.  It did not move to the other monitor.

 

I just realized that i had the monitor flipped in the settings.  So I was dragging the window to the wrong side!!



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:12 PM

Glad to hear you got it sorted.


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