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Dual Monitor Cable/port Issue


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higby88

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Hi, I have a dell PC hooked up to a flatscreen Dell Monitor. I have an extra monitor (same as the one I am using) and want to hook it up as a dual. The cable on the monitor is a standard 15 pin Male. But the port for the dual monitor on my comp is a 9 pin female. I looked around and have found two adapters to put together to make it work, but wondering if there is an easier way or if someone sells the cable. (15 pin Male to 9 Pin Female) Cablestogo.com has a 15 pin gender changer, and then a 15pin to 9 pin adapter. Please let me know. Not sure how I am the only one with this issue?!

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without know what dellpc you have I'm thinking your "second port" you think you have with 9 pins is actually the serial port on your computer. To run dual monitors you'll need a new video card.

VGA for monitors
VGA

Serail port
Serial
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Is this what you are looking for?
I found it HERE
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yes. I found that adapter and another since I have to take a 15 male monitor cord and get it into the female 9 pin serial port. But will this in fact work? On my comp I have the 15 pin serial port for my main monitor, and then the 9 pin serial port labeled " IoIoI " Also, in display options in windows, I have the option to run 2 monitors. I just want to make sure this will work and not just give me two of the same screen.
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Is the 9 pin next to, above or below the 15 pin?
I just want to make sure it is actually a video connection because serial port is entirely different then a video port.
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It is next to it.
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Is your computer a Dell also and if so what make and model?
If some other name brand please provide brand, make and model. I can check the connections on the motherboard then.
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i was thinking of the same thing
did it work ?
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