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Old 12-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok, I am back. I want to firstly apologize for not see'ing this image before. I had internet problems and my phone didn't display this image and I also couldn't upload anything.

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My graphics card has one (1) DVI-D (Dual Link) and one (1) DVI-I (Dual Link). My cables are both DVI-D (Single Link).

What do I need to be able to connect them both? A converter or am I just being dumb?

Thanks for any replies.

edit: P.S. I also made the mistake of calling the DVI-D (Dual Link) a VGA, that was my bad.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi, am jon I see your problem I had the same problem when I was thinking about hooking up two monitors.Just go to ebay and look up dual monitor adapters the adapter will go on the differant one there small and they just hook on well I hope this well help good day tech rules!. leave me a thanks if you want.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Dont believe what this guy says. There are no such things as dual monitor adapters. Its just simply plug both monitors into your graphics card and then one monitor should come on and then you should be able to right click desktop and go to screen resolution and then you should be able to change the properties to allow dual monitors. But make sure you are not plugging your monitor into your onboard port because it will be disabled.

Also you should just be able to plug them in and not have to buy any adapters.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Dont believe what this guy says. There are no such things as dual monitor adapters. Its just simply plug both monitors into your graphics card and then one monitor should come on and then you should be able to right click desktop and go to screen resolution and then you should be able to change the properties to allow dual monitors. But make sure you are not plugging your monitor into your onboard port because it will be disabled.

Also you should just be able to plug them in and not have to buy any adapters.
Yea... I am hardware illiterate but not that bad. But thanks. And yea, I did plug both of them in initially and saw no option whatsoever. Oh well, I will continue playing with it and see if anything else pops up.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok well I am sorta stumped as far as what to do for this problem. Its a lot easier if I were to see it in person and get my hands on it.
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Ok well I am sorta stumped as far as what to do for this problem. Its a lot easier if I were to see it in person and get my hands on it.
Just to make sure, the beginning part of my last post WASN'T Directed at you

Thanks for you're help regardless ^_^
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah I understand lol. And no problem.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Actually guys, there are dual monitor adapters. I will upload a picture tomorrow :-). As for your issue Its kind of puzzling, but I will say that if you go into your bios there is a way to make your on-board graphics be default. I did it with my computer. Something like this should work though:DVI Adapter, DVI-D Male / DVI-I Female - DMB603MF
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I think these are what 411 tech king was talking about.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I had the same problem go to ebay or any computer store and ask for a dual monitor adapter this will change the differant one into the right one thank for your question tech rules!.
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