I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.
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OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.
Hello Rajeth, I've got an Optiplex 790 and the DP play port does not come on. I read the previous post that the DP should work and sense mine does not, I checked in CMOS and I see no reference to the integrated video card. Can you give me any more ideas as to why this does not display for me? The VGA works fine.
Hi Rajnath ,
As you mentioned above , Thats works fine.. But i have upgraded to window10 for my optiplex 790 now.
After then , the dual monitor doesnot work , and i also checked in dell page , mentioned 790 is not tested for windows 10 . Could you please suggest me any external video card and will that work for dual monitor for optiplex 790 with windows 10 . .. Many thanks in advance