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Windows 7: Onboard video and video card with three monitors?

06 Dec 2014   #1
Sugarcake18

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
Onboard video and video card with three monitors?

I was wondering if I have three monitors can I have two of them through my graphics card and my third one through the onboard vga port and still extend the screen to all three of them? thanks in advance


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06 Dec 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

It depends on your PC. Most computers won't let you use onboard and pci video cards at the same time. Your video card may have 3 different ports in which you should be able to get it to work. You will need to use the software given to you on the disc that came with the card. For example, I use Catalyst Center. You would connect all three, then find the settings to extend the first monitor, then the second. Yours may be slightly different but thats generally what you're trying to accomplish.

As a friendly reminder. Windows defender is not good enough as a stand alone anti-virus program. I would advise at the very least Microsoft Security Essentials but would recommend something like Avast as a free option.
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06 Dec 2014   #3
Sugarcake18

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
It depends on your PC. Most computers won't let you use onboard and pci video cards at the same time. Your video card may have 3 different ports in which you should be able to get it to work. You will need to use the software given to you on the disc that came with the card. For example, I use Catalyst Center. You would connect all three, then find the settings to extend the first monitor, then the second. Yours may be slightly different but thats generally what you're trying to accomplish.

As a friendly reminder. Windows defender is not good enough as a stand alone anti-virus program. I would advise at the very least Microsoft Security Essentials but would recommend something like Avast as a free option.
Thank you for the quick reply to bad on the ports it does have three ports on my card but I only have a spaere monitor with vga while my card only has one dvi, one vga and a hdmi. As far as the anti virus I do have microsoft security essentials, I'm not sure why I put defender.
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06 Dec 2014   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sugarcake18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
It depends on your PC. Most computers won't let you use onboard and pci video cards at the same time. Your video card may have 3 different ports in which you should be able to get it to work. You will need to use the software given to you on the disc that came with the card. For example, I use Catalyst Center. You would connect all three, then find the settings to extend the first monitor, then the second. Yours may be slightly different but thats generally what you're trying to accomplish.

As a friendly reminder. Windows defender is not good enough as a stand alone anti-virus program. I would advise at the very least Microsoft Security Essentials but would recommend something like Avast as a free option.
Thank you for the quick reply to bad on the ports it does have three ports on my card but I only have a spaere monitor with vga while my card only has one dvi, one vga and a hdmi. As far as the anti virus I do have microsoft security essentials, I'm not sure why I put defender.
You should be able to find DVI to VGA and/or HDMI to VGA adapters at the store and it will work fine. Ok, good to know, Windows Defender is like putting a piece of paper above your head to stop rain..
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07 Dec 2014   #5
Sugarcake18

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sugarcake18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
It depends on your PC. Most computers won't let you use onboard and pci video cards at the same time. Your video card may have 3 different ports in which you should be able to get it to work. You will need to use the software given to you on the disc that came with the card. For example, I use Catalyst Center. You would connect all three, then find the settings to extend the first monitor, then the second. Yours may be slightly different but thats generally what you're trying to accomplish.

As a friendly reminder. Windows defender is not good enough as a stand alone anti-virus program. I would advise at the very least Microsoft Security Essentials but would recommend something like Avast as a free option.
Thank you for the quick reply to bad on the ports it does have three ports on my card but I only have a spaere monitor with vga while my card only has one dvi, one vga and a hdmi. As far as the anti virus I do have microsoft security essentials, I'm not sure why I put defender.
You should be able to find DVI to VGA and/or HDMI to VGA adapters at the store and it will work fine. Ok, good to know, Windows Defender is like putting a piece of paper above your head to stop rain..
haha thats for sure I didn't even think of an adapter seems so simple now. sometimes I feel I'm getting to old.
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