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Windows 7: Seeking help with dual monitoring

23 Nov 2011   #1
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 
Seeking help with dual monitoring

Hi,

I looked around the forums for a tutorial on how to set up a dual monitor but i didn't find exactly what i was looking for. I hear there's different ways to do this and depends on your video card?
I am really just looking for a way to have a total of 2 monitors...

If you don't see what you need over in my system specs and need any information about my PC, feel free to ask!

Thanks alot


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23 Nov 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check this Microsoft tutorial: Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer

You will also need a graphics card with two monitor ports or two graphics cards with a single port each. Best to Google them I would have thought.
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23 Nov 2011   #3
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Check this Microsoft tutorial: Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer

You will also need a graphics card with two monitor ports or two graphics cards with a single port each. Best to Google them I would have thought.
This is the video card that I have, more in details here if you click on Specs:
ATI Radeon
is it possible?
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23 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Yes, if the card specifications are correct.

"Two independent display controllers. Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls and video overlays for each display"
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24 Nov 2011   #5
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

okay cool, i thought the same you did.

i think i should be able to plug it right in because its a DVI port, there is 2 and 1 is being used right now so yeah...right? i won't need any fancy cables or anything
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24 Nov 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

No, what you've got should be fine.
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25 Nov 2011   #7
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
No, what you've got should be fine.
no i wont need any cables?
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25 Nov 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you have two monitors each with a DVI socket and a graphics card with two DVI ports then you need two DVI-DVI cables.

I was given to understand you already have the cables you need.
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26 Nov 2011   #9
chrisjw37

Windows 7 Premium 32 bit
 
 

Confirmed, it works.
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27 Nov 2011   #10
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

I just got a laptop and I want to dual monitor it. It has a HDMI outlet, how do I go about doing this?

Thanks!
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