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Dual monitoring with no (non-integrated) graphics card?


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#1 TOMIS13LACK

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:33 PM

Is it possible to dual monitor (extended, not duplicate) on an integrated graphics card that only has a vga male and a vga female? I am also willing to use adapters (like splitters, usb to xxx, etc). I have a VGA splitter but i am aware that a vga splitter is only capable of duplicating on multiple monitors.  


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:07 PM

I'm not sure what you're referring to with onboard video having both VGA male and female - you're not seeing a serial port are you?

Other than that, integrated graphics typically only has a single DAC, so can only output to one monitor. Occasionally you may find there is facility to also provide a digital output like HDMI, but if the board can do that and the port is not provided as standard it may need to be purchased as an optional breakout header for the board. Overall, if a USB video adapter can provide the speed required, desktop/business use not gaming, then that's probably the simplest way to achieve it.

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:09 PM

the board has a vga male aswell, I have not seen it before, but i can confirm that it is vga male, as vga female fits in it, it is 15 pin and 3 rows of 5 in the vga pattern. If i were to get a usb to dvi, would my computer recognize it as a different monitor?


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:29 PM

USB video would be addressed as a secondary screen and the desktop could be extended onto the monitor attached to it.

It would be unusual for there to be VGA on a male DB15HD connector, is it actually labelled VGA? Other things can use the connector.

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