Two Outputs on Monitor? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2006, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default Two Outputs on Monitor?

My Xerox 17'' LCD has 2 outputs, one DVI and one VGA. I have my monitor hooked up to the DVI and VGA on my video card. Is there any difference in having both outputs connected instead of one? My card is the eVGA 6600GT. Thanks.

Triple-X is offline  
Old 01-13-2006, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 73
Send a message via AIM to ChrisX

VGA is an analog signal where as DVI converts analog into digital. DVI also supports HDTV and a i believe a faster bandwidth. I dont even think your VC would allow you to setup 2 outputs to the same display device and there surely wouldnt be a point to it, if you had 2 signals coming from 2 different devices i think it would either not display anything or just scramble the signal.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black
Radeon HD 5770
4GB DDR3 1600
1 WD 230GB, 2 WD Cavier 80GB
ChrisX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.