Question about Dell Inspiron 560 Desktop Computer (Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 1000GB6GB) (DDPDAE431)
I have one monitor set up in the normal way. Now I want to set up dual monitors. my video card is intel g45/g43 express chipset, which I read has 2 digital displays via DVI, HDMI and display outputs. But I don't know what that means exactly. My second monitor does not have an HDMI port.., but has a port with 24 square holes and a slot, and another with 15 pinholes, plus various tv type inputs. My computer has an available hdmi output and a usb output.but no second monitor port.
The port with 15 holes is a VGA connector and most monitors have a connection for those it's a blue connector. The other you describe sounds like a DVI connector. Most new monitors have that as well and it's a white connector.
Once you have both monitors hooked up and turned on, they should automatically come on and show your Windows desktop. You may have to tweak the resolutions if the monitors are different. That can be done in the resolutions settings : Control Panel\Display\Screen Resolution
This video, starting around the 2 minute mark, gives a good overview of those settings and what they do.
How to Windows 7 Multiple Monitor Setup
One thing he mentions that is important is that the monitors are set to the right inputs or source. Look for a button, usually on the right or bottom of the monitor, that says "source" or "input" or has a symbol of an arrow pointing at into a screen - it looks like #2 in this photo:
The monitor connected with the blue VGA connector usually says "VGA" or "Analog". The monitor with the white DVI connector usually says "DVI" or "Digital".
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Some cards can send 2 outputs that is split by the cable, which is connected to 2 monitors. Generally speaking though, most just split the image up
If you're not sure if your output supports multiple monitors off one output, it's almost certain it doesn't.
There is USB 2.0 to DVI, HDMI and VGA Multi-Display Adapter
resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 Allows for effortless multitasking
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
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You may have left out a couple of steps.
Now, you need to configure the new display, by selecting "Control Panel" from the "Start" Menu. Then double-click the "Display" icon and click the "Settings" tab.
The manual for your HDMI TV will list the screen resolutions it supports, along with the refresh rates. Configure the resolution in the "Settings" tab, and then click the "Advanced" button to set the refresh rate.
If you are using the HDMI TV as the second monitor, you will also have to configure how it is used by Windows, according to the instructions pertaining to your video card. Most cards offer a "Clone" or "Mirror" mode, where both screens display the same content. Alternately, the "Extended Desktop" mode can be used, in which each monitor will operate independently.
Now, again, reboot your PC to apply the changes.
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Posted on Feb 03, 2010
SOURCE: Connecting HDTV to computer
maybe you have installed the wrong driver..
if your device manager says bunch of yeloow question mark it means you have hardwares that are not working or not yet installed..
try to download your installer here...
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
SOURCE: I have a dell dimension
I see that you are having a check input error on the Monitor/LCD that your are connecting to your Dell tower, please see steps below.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2011
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