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Windows 7: Trying to use Dual Monitors but Running into Issue

19 Dec 2014   #1
pj6444

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Trying to use Dual Monitors but Running into Issue

Hi there,

I recently bought a second monitor to use with my computer. My display adapters are an HDMI to VGA to a VGA splitter. This splitter has two VGAs coming out into the monitors. Both monitors display fine, but when I identify, they both show up as monitor 1. I want to have one monitor be 1 and the other to be 2, so I can extend my display. If anyone can help me that would be great.

Thank you!


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20 Dec 2014   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You're not going to be able to do this with a VGA splitter. The only method to use would be to hook a second monitor up to one of the DVI plugs on your card, then assign either the HDMI/VGA or the DVI as the primary monitor.

Not for nothing, but what kind of monitor(s) are you using? I'd like to believe that you're using something that takes advantage of HDMI (or DVI, for that matter).
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20 Dec 2014   #3
pj6444

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That makes sense. Thank you very much for your help. For your question about the monitors, I am using a dell monitor that has VGA and DVI. Before switching to two monitors I used an HDMI to DVI adapter on my one monitor. Would you recommend that I buy two DVI cables in order to do this?
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20 Dec 2014   #4
ThrashZone

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What ports are available on the card you have
Google images showed a couple of either vga's or dvi's if so why not use them instead of the hdmi ?
Take a picture of the existing ports and upload it here so we might see what you have,
Cheers.
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20 Dec 2014   #5
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yeah, as long as you have some decent monitors that can use DVI, go that route and buy the two cables.
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