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post #1 of 19
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I have two monitors, but how exactly do I plug in the second? I know how to set it up once it's plugged it, but my only monitor-plug, is well, used by my first monitor.
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post #2 of 19
Your video card needs two monitor plugs or you need two video cards.
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post #3 of 19
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I took some pictures, theres a strange yellow, looks like a 30 pin or something in the back. What can go in there?



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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
Your video card needs two monitor plugs or you need two video cards.
Or a single plug with a Matrox DualHead2Go! Then again, it costs more than a new video card.



The 28-pin socket is a DVI-I port. Your card should have came with a DVI-to-VGA adapter. This way you plug your VGA cable into adapter and then adpater into card. Also, check you monitors if they have a digital or DVI input. Almost all newer models do.
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post #5 of 19
That is and Video-out(and video inf if your card has it) feature, that alows you to use your tv has display.
Tu use the dvi port your vga has, you need a dvi-to-vga adapter, wich is cheap.
Edit; added photo.
post #6 of 19
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My second monitor is a reallllyyyy old model. This one is a '03 model. I don't even think I have the cords to this monitor any more, though I have the cables to my old video card? Want me to take some pictures of those to?
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post #7 of 19


hook up your second monitor and drag it to the second display box. i hope this helps lol.
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post #8 of 19
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I knew that part, thanks though
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post #9 of 19
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So I got my second monitor hooked up, is there a way to get it so I open one thing on one monitor and a second on another. Cause right now, the second one is just like a clone to the other one. What other options do I have?
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post #10 of 19
There will be an option in windows display setting to 'extend my windows desktop.' Click on that.
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