Windows 10: Force monitor to use second graphic card?

  1.    29 Mar 2018 #1

    Force monitor to use second graphic card?


    Hello,

    I have two monitors and I have two graphic cards, one of which is damaged.

    The only reason I am still using the damaged graphics card is because it's display ports are still working and my second graphic card doesn't have a HDMI port.
    Because of this my full HD monitor is connected to the damaged graphic card while my older monitor is connected to the working graphic card.

    Because my current shitty setup, I am not able to play even 720p videos on my Full HD monitor.
    Is it possible to force my Full HD monitor connected to the damaged graphic card to force use the new graphic card?
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       29 Mar 2018 #2

    I've always considered a feature of having 2 or 3 output ports on a graphics card is the ability to use suitable monitors actually connected to the card's ports. I'd think it quite difficult to redirect video signals within the computer's circuitry. To use a popular acronym, IMHO, but then the only dual setups I've had to work with required the monitor for the computer user and a second identical data display on a customer's monitor.
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  3.    29 Mar 2018 #3

    Can you not get hold of an hdmi to whatever adapter? Got an HDMI to DVI converter here, came with a GTX1060 so not sure if it works or if you can get them the other way round though or if it works in both directions.
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  4.    31 Mar 2018 #4

    clam1952 said: View Post
    Can you not get hold of an hdmi to whatever adapter? Got an HDMI to DVI converter here, came with a GTX1060 so not sure if it works or if you can get them the other way round though or if it works in both directions.
    Yeah, that's what I got. I needed an alternative solution while the cable arrived but it has arrived now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    31 Mar 2018 #5

    lolcocks said: View Post
    Hello,

    I have two monitors and I have two graphic cards, one of which is damaged.

    The only reason I am still using the damaged graphics card is because it's display ports are still working and my second graphic card doesn't have a HDMI port.
    Because of this my full HD monitor is connected to the damaged graphic card while my older monitor is connected to the working graphic card.

    Because my current shitty setup, I am not able to play even 720p videos on my Full HD monitor.
    Is it possible to force my Full HD monitor connected to the damaged graphic card to force use the new graphic card?
    What does "damaged" mean?

    To answer your question; No.....as it's a physical connection.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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