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Windows 8. Use second screen?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Perad, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. Perad

    Perad Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2005

    I have a dedicated graphics card which only has one slot. Its the white slot.. not the blue slot. I assume you know what that means.

    One screen works fine. I just brought a second screen and plugged it into the blue slot. I assume this is the on board graphics slot. When I turn on the second screen it says it isn't getting a signal.

    Currently I have my second screen plugged into what I assume is on-board graphics. I then have my main screen plugged into my graphics card.

    I assume this problem is because my primary graphics card is doing all the lifting maybe? How do I make the second screen usable?

    My graphics card has 2 HDMI ports and a white one. Would it work with the HDMI cable? Would it be possible to use the onboard graphics for one screen and main graphics card for the other?
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