Windows 10: How to connect two monitors to PC?

  1.    01 Mar 2018 #1

    How to connect two monitors to PC?


    I recently got a new PC, and i have 2 monitors i want to connect. one is VGA and one is HDMI. The only thing is, my PC only has one HDMI, one DisplayPort and one DVI. The VGA monitor (which I want to use as my main monitor)
    is currently plugged in with a VGA to HDMI adapter, which means i can't plug in the HDMI monitor. I looked at HDMI splitters, but from what i can tell, they just have the same picture on both monitors. Could I get a HDMI to DisplayPort, or a HDMI to DVI? Would that work?
    Any help very much appreciated.
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  2.    01 Mar 2018 #2

    Why not Plug your VGA monitor into the DVI port with DVI to VGA adapter. That would free up the HDMI port.
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=DVI+to+VGA+adapter
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  3.    01 Mar 2018 #3

    As mentioned you need to use another adapter....either a VGA to DP or VGA to DVI adapter.

    Hey spunk.....you link doesn't work. It doesn't highlight at all.
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  4.    01 Mar 2018 #4

    ainsley said: View Post
    I recently got a new PC, and i have 2 monitors i want to connect. one is VGA and one is HDMI. The only thing is, my PC only has one HDMI, one DisplayPort and one DVI. The VGA monitor (which I want to use as my main monitor)
    is currently plugged in with a VGA to HDMI adapter, which means i can't plug in the HDMI monitor. I looked at HDMI splitters, but from what i can tell, they just have the same picture on both monitors. Could I get a HDMI to DisplayPort, or a HDMI to DVI? Would that work?
    Any help very much appreciated.


    I would use the DVI port for my main monitor if I were you.
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  5.    01 Mar 2018 #5

    Plankton said: View Post
    As mentioned you need to use another adapter....either a VGA to DP or VGA to DVI adapter.

    Hey spunk.....you link doesn't work. It doesn't highlight at all.


    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...to+VGA+adapter
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  6. Posts : 1,860
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       02 Mar 2018 #6

    What kind of DVI port does the PC have? If it's DVI-I, you can use a cheap passive DVI to VGA adapter. (DVI-I has analog video present, which is what VGA uses. DVI-D only has digital video.)

    The plug the HDMI monitor into the HDMI port.
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  7. Posts : 868
    Windows 10
       02 Mar 2018 #7

    You can only use a DVI-I port directly to VGA, the DVI-D is digital only. With DVI-D you will need an adapter for digital to analogue conversion. That seems to be for all GTX 1050 cards assuming what's listed in your specs is correct.
    VGA is now a legacy connection.

    With DVI-D you will need an active adapter for digital to analogue conversion. A specific DVI-D to VGA adapter lead including some electronics.
    Like this -
    https://www.amazon.com/CableDeconn-A...to+VGA+adapter
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  8. Posts : 1,860
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       03 Mar 2018 #8

    Helmut said: View Post
    You can only use a DVI-I port directly to VGA, the DVI-D is digital only. With DVI-D you will need an adapter for digital to analogue conversion. That seems to be for all GTX 1050 cards assuming what's listed in your specs is correct.
    VGA is now a legacy connection.

    With DVI-D you will need an active adapter for digital to analogue conversion. A specific DVI-D to VGA adapter lead including some electronics.
    Like this -
    https://www.amazon.com/CableDeconn-A...to+VGA+adapter
    Similar to the adapter the OP must be using to connect the VGA monitor to an HDMI port.
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