Can I run 2 monitors on my system if I have 2 video ports on my computer?

Spud October 14, 2014

So I’ve got two ports in the back of my tower – one VGA and one DVI.  Can I run two monitors because of that?  If so, how?

  1. Oron J
    October 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Chances are it'll work - probably "out of the box", so plug in the second monitor and see what happens! You may need to press [Windows key]+[P] and choose "duplicate" or "extend" to set up the second screen, but that's about it.

    On the other handd, as DalSan said, without knowing the operating system and graphics card you're using, we can't give you any assurance that it will definitely work.

    October 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Hello, yes you can. Does your computer have a discreet or incorporated graphics card? You can do it through windows itself or any software that came with your graphics card. It is just a matter of connecting both monitors and select which one is number 1 and number 2. Through windows you could extend the image so that it covers both monitors at same time. You could also duplicate the image on both monitors.

    To make it easier, have a look at this:

    • Doc
      October 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      "Discrete," not "discreet." "Discreet" means "showing discretion, being circumspect, being respectful."

      October 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you for your contribution

  3. DalSan M
    October 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    We would need the computer brand and model, operating system, and graphics card information in order to tell whether your computer supports dual monitor capabilities or not, and what may be necessary to enable it.

  4. ha14
    October 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
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