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can i run 2 monitors without a video card?

my mobo has dvi and vga, would it work if one monitor goes in dvi and i got a vga to dvi converter and that would go in the 2nd monitor would that work? cuz i really need 2 montiors 1 for work and the other for videos

if this doesnt work is there another way?
Edited by NatPC - 11/14/11 at 9:35pm
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post #2 of 28
It depends on the motherboard, but it most likely would not work.
post #3 of 28
If this is from you APU, i think it supports Eyefinity. I think it should work, try it.
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post #4 of 28
worst case you will need a really cheap GPU like the 6450 or something along those lines.
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post #5 of 28
Although if your MB is the one from your sig, got this straight from asus's website.

Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics in Llano APU
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports *1
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Dual independent displays support with HDMI/DVI and D-Sub
AMD® Dual Graphics technology support *2
Supports DirectX 11

So yes you can multi monitor with the correct inputs.
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post #6 of 28
just get one of those usb evga dongles
     
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post #7 of 28
yes you can run two monitors, as long as its just one digital display and one vga display. DVI + VGA works in your case.
post #8 of 28
See the diagram below for easy reference. You can use the VGA output and the DVI output to connect to 2 monitors simultaneously.

Note that the VGA is an analog output and so you can only convert it to DVI-A (analog) with an adapter/cable.
For the DVI output, it is a DVI-D (digital) output.

(Of course, you can use the HDMI output to substitute the DVI-D)

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i dont want 1 monitor to run in vga and the other to run in dvi, i want both to run in dvi or one dvi and one hmdi
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