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Dual monitors on a Dell 790 small form factor

Original display is configured VGA. Additional display is VGA and DVI. Back of the 790 is VGA and DFP. Cable connectors look to big to fit alongside one another the 790.  Suggest a video card or other means to connect the second display.

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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Dual monitors on a Dell 790 small form factor

Post a picture of the the back of your PC so I can see what ports are available.

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willezwa
Copper

Re: Dual monitors on a Dell 790 small form factor

790 sff has a vga and dp connection, you can use a dp to dvi converter or a pci-e dvi adapter ( it will use the onboard videocard)

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Steve_Robb
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Re: Dual monitors on a Dell 790 small form factor

If you want to go down the video card route, Dell suggests this one in the manual

(www.dell.com/.../optiplex-790-tech-guide.pdf)

Get the 2xVGA cable option (as pictured)-

http://i44.tinypic.com/poas4.jpg

They are pretty expensive though (~80)

www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

512MB AMD RADEON™ HD6350 MT DT SFF

Bus Type (example integrated or PCIe x16) PCIEx16

GPU core clock 650Mhz

Frame Buffer Memory (onboard and shared) Size and Speed 800Mhz

Maximum power consumption 20W

Overlay Planes Yes

Maximum Color Depth 32-bit

Maximum Vertical Refresh Rate 85Hz

Multiple Display Support Yes

Operating Systems Graphics/ Video API Support DX11 and OpenGL3

Supported Resolutions and Max Refresh Rates (Hz) (Note: Analog and/or digital)

DVI Max : 1920x1200/32bpp @ 75Hz

VGA Max: 1920x1440/32bpp @ 75Hz

Min : 640x480/8bpp @ 60Hz

External connectors 1 DMS59 (DVI x2 or VGA x2)

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