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How can I hook up dual monitors with one video card? (6670)

by iBobotastic / March 10, 2012 10:57 AM PST

So, I have two monitors and a new Radeon 6670 card and both monitors are vga. I was wondering what I need to hook both up to the card to share a display. Problem is, I only have one vga port on the card and one dvi port. Can I just buy a dvi to vga converter and then plug both in like that? Sorry for the dumb question. Thanks!

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by Willy / March 10, 2012 11:25 PM PST

You need to review the specs on that video cards. Those ports were probably offered as in using only "one" in order to provide video due to port type connection, not offering dual video outputs. Thus, you need for simpler solution find a video card that actually support dual video output. If not, then a "magic black box" setup has to be found and this in turn isn't a cheap fix. The other fix is installing a 2nd video card, providing you have space and similar slots and cards for best operation. If not, then what's installed should work but no guarantee.

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(NT) I'd take a chance on the DVI to VGA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2012 4:01 AM PDT
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yes, DVI to VGA is only $10
by ramarc / March 14, 2012 12:47 PM PDT

or free if you have a bin full of stuff that comes with old upgrades. (did i out myself as a hoarder????)

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Or $3.85 (shipping incuded on prime.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2012 11:32 AM PDT
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Uh, what am i missing?
by Coryphaeus / March 16, 2012 9:42 PM PDT

That's a DVI to VGA adapter. Show me where the analog to digital conversion happens.

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Here's a DVI connection with the needed signals.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2012 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Uh, what am i missing?
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I understand it . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 17, 2012 4:54 AM PDT

but too many newbies assume that they can take their analog VGA output from the PC, plug in one of these adapters, and magically have a digital signal appear on the DVI plug. You and I both know it just won't happen.

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It's why I keep adapters handy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2012 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: I understand it . . .

It takes all the research and guesswork out to the wood shed for a good beating.

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by FunkyGos / March 19, 2012 6:57 PM PDT

HD6670 only has one DVI port for monitor, so I don't think that you can connect two monitors with this card.

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