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Multiple Display

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by maespejo, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. maespejo

    maespejo Techie7 New Member

    I'd like to add a second monitor to my computer at home (like I have at work). I am an absolute novice with computers, where should I even start?

  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Hi Marie and welcome to Techie7.

    Start by looking at your current setup to see if there is a second monitor connection. Many if not most computers already support two monitors. Look in the back where your current monitor connects to your computer and see if there are any other graphics/monitor/video connectors, and what type.

    See here for a guide.

    If your computer does not have another monitor connection, you may need to install a new graphics card that does.
  3. VopThis

    VopThis Senior Member (Canada)

  4. maespejo

    maespejo Techie7 New Member

    multiple displays

    Thanks guys, there is a second monitor jack on my computer, but it is white and very different from the one I already have (plugged into a blue jack).

    Can I just buy a monitor with that kind of adapter and plug it into that?
  5. VopThis

    VopThis Senior Member (Canada)

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012