maxcatpix
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Hooking up dual monitors

I ordered 2 U2412M Flat Panel Monitors with my new XPS 8500.  The Startup Guide suggests using the DVI cable to connect them but I only have 1 DVI port on the XPS.  How do I connect the second monitor?

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Re: Hooking up dual monitors

Hi maxcatpix,

You are right; there is only one DVI port at the rear of the Computer Tower for Dell XPS 8500 Desktop. If you are willing to connect the two monitors using HDMI ports only, you can use and HDMI to DVI Adapter or a cable for this purpose (please see the images below):

http://sound-affair.com/image/cache/data/Cables_and_Parts/Screen%20Shot%202012-04-25%20at%2012.02.37...

http://sound-affair.com/image/cache/data/Cables_and_Parts/Screen%20Shot%202012-04-25%20at%2012.02.54...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/DVI-HDMI-Adapter.jpg

http://www.mac-pro.com/HDMI-to-DVI-HDTV-Digital-AV-Cable-10Ft-image.jpg

Hope this helps.

Dell-Zohaib R
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