Jump to content

Dual Screen.


Recommended Posts

Basically I have a sexy spare 19" flat screen monitor (dunno why I am using the 17" one at the moment. Just too lazy to switch I guess...) and was wondering how you hook em both up at the same time. I read on google that either you throw another graphics card into your machine and hook the second monitor up to it, or you get some adapter thing that lets you connect two VGA cables to a single VGA input.

I know some of you guys have dual screen setups so how do you do it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

YOu can get Graphics cards that have dual screen setups. I know my one supports it but I don't have the money (or the need) for a dual screen setup.

dA

Son, someday you will make a girl happy for a short period of time. Then she'll leave you & be with men that are ten times

better than you can imagine. These men are called musicians. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

IIRC there's like Y things to connect multiple screens.

just splitting your outputs with a Y cable will result in both screens showing the same thing. neat? yes. useful? probably not.

xZYt6wl.png

ambigram signature by Kemaru

[i write plugins and stuff]

If you like a post, upvote it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes yes. Your graphics card should have at least 2 outputs on it.

Connect another monitor to the secondary output, go back into that properties window, in the dropdown list select the second one and then check "extend my windows desktop..."

click apply

you probably will want to adjust resolution and positioning

xZYt6wl.png

ambigram signature by Kemaru

[i write plugins and stuff]

If you like a post, upvote it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Unless your other monitor is a DVI one then yes, my graphics card came with an adaptor.

dA

Son, someday you will make a girl happy for a short period of time. Then she'll leave you & be with men that are ten times

better than you can imagine. These men are called musicians. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...