Discussion Type. Preview Follow Submit. Right-click an empty space on the desktop, and then click the Settings or Control option that matches your graphics card. Dual monitors help needed. Depending on your computer, you may have additional options here. Not Helpful 92 Helpful Connecting dual monitors issue. To identify the monitors, click Identify. Our Expert Agrees: Just because your onboard video card has 2 connections doesn't mean it supports 2 monitors.


Last Updated: December 18, References Tested. This article was written by Chiara Corsaro. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed 3,, times. This wikiHow teaches you how to set up a two-monitor display for your Windows or Mac computer. Using two monitors for one display effectively doubles the amount of on-screen space with which you have to work. Chiara Corsaro. In most cases, this is all you'll need to do. Typically, you just have to plug in your second monitor and turn it on, and your dual screen will automatically show up. However, if you want to make any adjustments, you'll just go into your 'System Preference' under 'Display Settings' to change how it's set up.

Hi I am a designer and I am how do i hook up two monitors to one tower to a two screen setup. I have both my new monitors in place and want to connect them by hdmi but I only have one port on my desktop.

I have read about hdmi switches but read this would give me the same picture on both screens. How can i resolve this? Will I need a new card with two hdmi ports? Please help! I have two monitors that only have monitofs port and HDMI read more. Does anyone know what could possible be the problem or what I can do.

Thank you! If the maker claims it works, you have a warranty issue. Back to hkw maker to work it out. Please don't hijack threads. Folk may not notice these posts when put in old threads. Thank you. Sorry about hijacking this post. First time asking a question and did not realize I was asking here a previous forum.

Any suggestions on how I could get my second monitor to work? That you already tried google and more. This is what you have a warranty issue. Hoa try a displayport to VGA adapter. I have an HP all in one pc. And a seprate hp monitor. Is it possible to dual screen somehow with hdmi, the all in one does monitogs have dvi or rgb, the other monitoer doesmy wife needs two screens when working from home.

Any help greatly appreciated. As what is here may not apply. Always add your model number or better yet a link to both the PC and the display.

A switch would send the signal to one or the other screen. A splitter would send it to both but same screen. Can you share what video card is in this PC? Tto you don't know, share a Read more Speccy report and see if the forum can find out. I already have two of the ben q monitors. They have both vga and hdmi.

I have managed now to set them up, one di hdmi and one using vga. I would like to use hdmi for both so if you know of a suitable card with two hdmi ports that would be great? I can't guess what the goal is but to get another video card is a lot of work for no apparent gain in color or such quality.

Let's hear what the goal is besides sticking to just HDMI. Thank you - sorry perhaps I should have stated. So I have read that hmdi offers better quality in terms of the output on screen, and also my monitora have sound and this will only work through and hdmi connection. As to quality on the screen, I don't see it here.

Anyhow, in you case, ANY video card will do. You have two monitors. One connected via hdmi the other vga. Do you see any difference in image quality? If not leave well enough alone and save yourself some bucks.

I have got this set up and the vga quality is terrible. I have looked at the display settings and apparently they both have the same resolution. They are both the same monitor brand new. Thinking the graphics card can not support two output Something as simple as the cable? You won't know till you change them. I think you tried tinkering with monitorx settings already. Test this onf monitor at a time. Connect monitor 1 with a hdmi cable look at the image quality.

Please click for source connect monitor 1 with a vga cable look at the image quality.

Repeat the test with monitor 2 What's the results? So both monitors work fine with the hdmi, neither work well with the vga, even with the hdmi unplugged. Maybe try a new vga cable?

It came from amazon for cheap You won't know until you start swapping stuff. So far all you know is both monitors show the same problem with vga. The hd igp should not have a problem driving the vga port. Can you borrow a monitor of a different brand and test it or take one monitor to the pc shop and have them run a quick test?

That said, I find many users today unable to set resolution, color depth or put in the right driver. VGA can be quite dumb. I got told on another forum that the switch from read more to analogue back to digital would be the reason for the image quality, does this make sense?

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Connecting dual monitors how do i hook up two monitors to one tower. Remember I think. Dual monitors help needed. Please create a new discussion. Best Answer. Switch or splitter not the right thing. My pc spec.

Is this your PC? Let's see what your monitor is and can do next. In short, you can solve go here without adding a video card. There should be no gain here. Quality and sound. Two monitor one hdmi, one vga. Card cable or display. VGA issue.