Mike Scott
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Setting -up dual monitors.

I have a Dimension 4600 with a GeForce4 Mx 440 with AGP8X  graphics card. I want to set - up dual monitors--I have a 17" monitor which came with my Dell Dimension and an extra 15" monitor-regular monitors-not LCD... 

I think my grapics card is capable of using dual monitors.  What kind of adapter would I need to connect both monitors?  Is there any special software that I need?  Last, are there any tutorials that can help me to do this--I have never set-up dual monitors...thanks, Mike  

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dageezerus
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Re: Setting -up dual monitors.

You need a DVI to vga adapter (less the $20.00) you should be able to find one at Radio Shack, & lots of other places.  Once both monitors are connected, go to display properties, select the 2nd display, check extend my desktop, click OK

Donald K

Inspiron E1505 Windows 10 / XPS 10 Windows RT

Dimension 8400 Windows 7/8

#IWork4Dell

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Mike Scott
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Re: Setting -up dual monitors.

Thanks for the tip-I have found an adapter for less than 20 bucks-thanks, again...mike
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dmlarris
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RE: Setting -up dual monitors.

Don,

Are you aware of any other method (other than using a graphics card) to connect 2 monitors to a desktop with Windows 8?  All the hardware is Dell but that probably doesn't matter.

Thanks.

Don

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