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Dual Monitor Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cam-uwu, Jun 27, 2019.

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  1. cam-uwu

    cam-uwu Thread Starter

    Jun 27, 2019
    Hello! I had recently bought a second monitor to set up a dual monitor setup. There is one hdmi port and three displayports. I currently have my main monitor hooked up to the hdmi port as that is the only cable that came with the prebuilt PC i bought a couple months ago. My question is, would I need two hdmi ports for a dual monitor setup? Or can I use a displayport to hook up the second, and if so, would it be better to have the monitors plugged into the displayports as those seem to support a higher resolution (if i read the HP website correctly.)
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    You can use either. Most newer monitors, especially 2k+ resolution, will typically ship with DP cables. Any 1080P can use HDMI or DP. There will be no difference in image quality. If you do see a difference during testing, it's likely a difference in the cable quality.
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