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DenB09
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Trying to set up second screen for Dell Optiplex 7010 tower

We currently have Dell Optiplex 7010 tower in our office. It's using a single Acer G6 G276HL monitor via DVI-I port on the video card. We were thinking to buy a second monitor and I want to know if it's going to work?

The video card inside this Dell is AMD Radeon HD 7470:
https://www.amazon.com/radeon-profile-display-desktop-computer/dp/B00CR230G0

I was thinking to get the same screen:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G5AEZOQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The issue is connecting it to the display port on the Radeon card. So I was thinking to get this adapter:
https://www.amazon.com/HP-DisplayPort-DVI-D-Adapter-481409-002/dp/B00PHINWX2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=...

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RoHe
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RE: Trying to set up second screen for Dell Optiplex 7010 tower

I presume you're using a DVI-D cable since the current monitor doesn't support DVI-I which the video card supports.

Why not get a second monitor that supports DisplayPort and go directly from DP on the video card to DP on the second monitor without complicating things with that DP>DVI-D adapter?

Ron

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I am not a Dell employee

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ldurepos
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RE: Trying to set up second screen for Dell Optiplex 7010 tower

video card+adapter+monitor=yes it will work

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DenB09
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RE: Trying to set up second screen for Dell Optiplex 7010 tower

Thank you.

As for why I did not just get a monitor that natively supports DP, two part answer: 1) price, 2) to match my existing monitor.

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mp_108
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RE: Trying to set up second screen for Dell Optiplex 7010 tower

I have card with similar connectors; just buy a display port to DVI cable; should be similar price to the adapter; one less connection to go wrong.

Before you buy the monitor, borrow or buy a cable first and check that you can get display on both card connectors - you should be able on that card.

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