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Old 10-13-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Dual monitors.

Okay i have a computer pretty decent,I have a 24 inch monitor 1920x1080 res
Now i have an older crappy one,1200 by forgot but its a vga,And my decent monitor is Dvci?? correct it if its wrong.But what i want to do is use them both,My good one being the main,And the other one just off to teh side,can i do this by running one through my video card and one through motherboard? if so can you tell me how i would need to go to get it done.

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dual monitors.

Yes it can be done. Make sure the onboard video driver is installed. Right click the desktop.
XP: Properties>Settings
Vista/7: Screen Resolution

When you have both plugged in you will have one grayed out monitor with a number 2 on it. You can click on it and tell it to extend the windows desktop to that monitor. Then change the resolution if needed and it should work.

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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I cant seem to get my onboard card back on,Help? lol
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
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You might need to go in BIOS and force the on-board to be enabled. Some older boards would automatically disable the on-board ports when a video card is plugged in. In theory all you need to do is change the setting to Enabled/On then go back to what Jesus said.
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