Can I add another monitor with (dvi) output to this computer?
I have Sony Vaio PCV-RS710G and been happy using it with the sony original monitor (17"). Now I want to try dual monitor setup. I noticed that on the back of the computer, there is dvi port on the graphic card it came with the computer. Does this mean that I can hook up one more monitor to it (dvi port) and have two moniotors working in dual mode?
OR do I need to buy a graphic card that supports two monitors?
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If your monitor works fine on another computer then most possibly its your video card since you said nothing comes on. Usually if its the operating system you should see the computer info before it goes to a blank screen. If you have an add on video card try using the integrated video card or vise versa. You can also use a known good video card from another computer.
Assuming you have not already upgraded the system, you will need to add a video card with DVI output to your computer. You need a PCI-e x16 card and to make sure to either upgrade your power supply or choose a card that will not exceed the power supply's capacity. The original Power supply provided 305W (max.).
The alternative is to simply attach a DVI to VGA converter and stick with the on-board VGA only output but send it through the DVI port on the monitor.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (you should pay attention to heat issues if you add a video card; I've generally found that ATI cards run a bit cooler than nVidia cards for the same generation/performance.)
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