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Old 04-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Can I connect two computer monitors, but each use a different video card?

I got a new video card and my old one (which is built in the motherboard) is still there and I wanted to see if I could connect my old monitor to my old VGA output that my monitor used to be connected to, thanks!
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Yes you can.

You will most likely have to change BIOS settings for this to work.
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More info please.
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Ummm... you will have to find the setting in the BIOS to leave it enabled, then you install the new one, boot into your OS, install drivers for the new one, and then enable both in the Windows display driver.
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I use Linux and I don't see anything about dual monitors in BIOS.
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Not dual monitors, you need to leave the onboard GPU enabled.

Linux should work the same way though, edit xorg.conf to allow you to use your monitor.
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Default Re: Can I connect two computer monitors, but each use a different video card?

Some motherboards give you no choice but to disable the IGP when you have a second card plugged in...
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Most let you nowadays, unless the OP is running a Dell or something.

OP: What mobo do you have, and what is the BIOS version?
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