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Help in running two monitors.


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#1 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:07 AM

Hello,

 

I want to use a second monitor in conjunction with the current one. I don't have and external video card installed. I am using the on-board vga port. Is there any way to buy a vga splitter and use the two same time.

 

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#2 Mishima

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:35 PM

Hello there,

 

Yes, you can do this, for your video card specification allows 2 monitors at maximum.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:35 PM

Hello there,

 

Yes, you can do this, for your video card specification allows 2 monitors at maximum.

 

what is the best way to do that ?



#4 Mishima

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:35 AM

A VGA splitter should do well!



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:39 AM

I found this and I am kinda hesitate

 

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/286884-33-intel-dual-monitors


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#6 Mishima

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:15 AM

I see, you don't want to clone your display, but want to have two different ones. I know the onboard video cards can be troublesome with the VGA splitter. However, do you have any other ports on the computer: HDMI, DVI, etc.?



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 04:40 AM

No the only Video port I have is on-board VGA, can anyone suggest cheap video card that can do the job.  512MB video card. Something in range of 20$ since I have old machine.


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 02:26 PM

It is not good practice to install an additional graphics card on GPU integrated chipsets, as it frequently does not work, or causes unexpected results. Albeit, the former graphics card can be disabled and the new one enabled, but that doesn't solve compatibility issues between the graphics card and the motherboard/chipsets.

 

However, if anyone else has any recommendation on it, they can feel free to chime in. I have only seen people recommend an NVIDIA GT 730, which has two available monitor connections. But, do so at your own risk. :thumbup2:


Edited by Kakuzu, 29 November 2016 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:19 PM

Provided you're not gaming you can get a USB to VGA






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