Dual monitor setup question

mdude85

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I'm not very experienced with dual monitor setup, so I'll try to be straightforward with my problem.

I have a monitor currently with DVI and VGA out. I would like to buy another DVI monitor to have a two-monitor setup. I just purchased a computer with a graphics card that has a DVI input, HDMI input, and S-video input, but only one of each.

What would be the best setup for connecting the monitors to the computer for a dual monitor setup? Should I connect one monitor to DVI and get a DVI-HDMI converter cable for the other monitor? Should I buy a DVI splitter cable? Any ideas? Thanks.
 
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ring.of.steel

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Get a hdmi-dvi converter, but the dvi and hdmi port may be on the same head.
 

digital_exhaust

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Can't you just run one display via DVI and the secondary VGA? That card, from what I have seen has DVA and VGA output.... maybe I'm misunderstanding what your asking.....
 
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ring.of.steel

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I have a monitor currently with DVI and VGA out. I would like to buy another DVI monitor to have a two-monitor setup. I just purchased a computer with a graphics card that has a DVI input, HDMI input, and S-video input, but only one of each.

The monitor has DVI and VGA in. The graphics card has DVI, HDMI and svideo out.
 

mdude85

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Um, I wish I could, but I can't. I don't know it. Is it listed on the card itself?
 

mdude85

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Digital exhaust, this particular card only has DVI-in, HDMI, and TV-out, but no VGA connector. Looking online at other versions of this card (like at Newegg) the card comes with VGA-out, but I think HP modified it slightly (I just bought HP m9000t media PC).
 
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ring.of.steel

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Digital exhaust, this particular card only has DVI-in, HDMI, and TV-out, but no VGA connector. Looking online at other versions of this card (like at Newegg) the card comes with VGA-out, but I think HP modified it slightly (I just bought HP m9000t media PC).

Right, just get a hdmi-dvi adapter and you will be all set.
 

mdude85

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ASUS (1043), 10DE - 0422. It looks like getting an HDMI-DVI cable will work ok?
 
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