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hawkgoalie

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im tring to set up dual monitors as i have recently aqquired a new monitor. but the pc that i use has only 1 vga port and one dvi d port(think thats what it is called) so im wondering how or if it was even possible to set up dual monitors
 
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Hello,

Your new monitor, what kind of connector has? If it has VGA you can easily get an adapter.
Looks pretty much like this:
This a DVI to VGA adapter.
 
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Would that work without a graphics card with two VGA or DVI ports? I was always told that you had to have a graphics card for this kind of setup, rather than using the connectors belonging to the motherboard.
 
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Would that work without a graphics card with two VGA or DVI ports? I was always told that you had to have a graphics card for this kind of setup, rather than using the connectors belonging to the motherboard.
Yes you need a video card supporting more than one port. My desktop computer has installed a video card with both VGA and DVI connectors, and a RCA. So when I wanted to use a dual monitor I had to buy the DVI adapter.
 

hawkgoalie

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my pc has 1 vga and one dvi port so just buy the adaptor and i will be all set?
 
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what connectors do your monitors have....vga,dvi,hdmi???
also would help if u filled out your computer spec's properly!!! ( the little computer next to your name) right now looks like it has a link
 
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