Dual Monitor Set up

  Chadders1989 19:20 06 Dec 2007

I have a dell inspiron 530, a packard bell LCD monitor, and a LCD HD Tv with pc input. I can use either the screen or tv when plugged into the CPU via a pc input, but was wondering if it would be possible to have both showing simultaneously?

I have one pc input on the CPU, and 2 ports further down, that are slighty different, white in colour, not sure what they are though. I have an apaptor to plug into these which came with the PC, but i dont get signal when using them for some reason.

Any help greatly appreciated

  SANTOS7 19:41 06 Dec 2007

click here

this may help...

  Chadders1989 19:53 06 Dec 2007

Will i need an extra video card if i only want to show the same image on both?
Also im wondering why i cannot get a picture when using the adaptor and the "white" ports,(i dont know the name of them)

  Technotiger 19:54 06 Dec 2007

Ummm, CPU? stands for Central Processing Unit, which of course is the heart of the PC and positioned on the Motherboard!

  Technotiger 20:00 06 Dec 2007

I have the GeForce 6600 card, set-up is similar to SANTOS7's link - using my normal analogue TV as a second monitor, which I have only set to show as a clone of my PC monitor. FSX looks pretty good on TV screen which is much bigger than PC monitor.

  Chadders1989 20:03 06 Dec 2007

yeah, but how did you set it up technotiger
what ports did you use
and leads?

  Chadders1989 20:37 06 Dec 2007

ok so i know what i meant by the white ports- DVI.
So when i connect via VGA the monitor works, but when i connect by DVI it doesnt. Do i have to go DVI to DVI ports, or can it be one end VGA and pne end DVI?

  rossgolf 22:15 06 Dec 2007

no they have to be the same each end unless you use an adaptor
i think anyway

  Technotiger 22:22 06 Dec 2007

Mine TV is connected through my DVD Recorder/Player/TV Tuner via S-VHS cable to my PC's Video card.

  Chadders1989 22:36 06 Dec 2007

ive cracked it
thanks for everyones help

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