Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

dual monitor on a tower


  • Please log in to reply

#1
ninjageek

ninjageek

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
Hi I was wondering if I can dual monitor my tower from one video card. It has the VGA port and another one that I think is for HDTV, but I'm not sure if i'd have to buy another vid card or not. As of right now I cant afford the card and the monitor at the same time. The Vid card I have is the Nvidea Geforce 8400GS. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I built my computer so if I need to change the hardware to be able to dual monitor my tower then I might be able to work something out, however, I wanna try to not change the setup as it is.

This computer is my everyday gaming computer, however, I like to also look things up while I game and it's inconvenient to minimize and look something up. please help! :)

Edited by ninjageek, 09 May 2010 - 02:12 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,768 posts
If your 8400GS has two connectors, connect two monitors, boot into Windows, go into Display Settings and select "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".
  • 0

#3
ninjageek

ninjageek

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
thanks, I wasn't sure if it would allow me to do that :)
  • 0

#4
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,768 posts
Won't hurt to try. :)
  • 0

#5
ninjageek

ninjageek

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
it wouldn't but i didn't want to over tax the vid card. :) thanks for the help i'll try it later and tell you how it goes :)
  • 0

#6
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,768 posts

it wouldn't but i didn't want to over tax the vid card. :)

Doesn't matter; they'll make more. :)

thanks for the help i'll try it later and tell you how it goes :)

Got my fingers crossed that all goes as planned. :)
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP