How to set up your computer for dual monitor usage.
1.make sure your graphics card supports dual monitors, if not buy one that does
2.buy or use your current monitors that match your graphics card inputs, if they do not match, buy an adapter that will convert dvi to vga, vise-versa
3.attach both monitors to your graphics card outputs, and restart your computer.
4.Your computer will recognize the two monitors and you will need to set up which monitor is on what side by right clicking, going to “display” and set it up.
Questions about dual monitors
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- Can i set up two CRT type monitors, or one CRT type and one LCD type monitor?
- Yes, as long as your graphics card supports the plugs on the monitors
- Does my graphics card support dual monitors?
- If your card has two or more outputs it most likely does
- how would the two ports on the graphics card be considered outputs?.. wouldnt input make just as much sense? how do you know the diff between an input and output?.. they both plug into something[/b]
-both of the plugs on the graphics card output the image to the monitor, thus they are outputs, the plugs the the monitor receive the image, thus they are inputs.
Benefits of dual monitors
- you can use one screen for dragging and dropping the media, and the other for your video editing program
research and papers
- one screen can have the source (aka “lion facts page”) and one monitor can have your word program
- have 2 open windows at once, like media (videos or music player) on one, and a word processing program on the other, so you don't have to use tab to play/pause/rewind media files.
Pics of some dual monitor setups
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