Morning Chaps, Continuing from last weeks query, rather than connect my PC with the PC my Son gave me last week, would it instead be possible to connect 1 Monitor to the 2 PCs? Try and explain better. Rather than physically removing the Monitor plug from back of my PC and plug into Sons pc, is there a 'splitter' connector available to allow me to do this? I wouldn't have BOTH PCs working at the same time.
You can purchase "VKM" (video, keyboard, mouse) devises that can split a common connection to multiple computers.
However, I am using a single monitor with two computers, but each has its own keyboard and mouse. The monitor has both DVI and D-sub inputs. My old computer is plugged into the D-sub input and new computer into the DVI input of the monitor.
Hi Wizza68, interesting. Just looked at back of Monitor, it's already connected to this PC with a VGA connector. There is however, ANOTHER socket labelled DMI. What would that one do? This monitor, a HANNS.G that I bought in January from Amazon for an excellent price and performs brilliantly, sadly comes with no paperwork...
will work only if you have a DVI output on one of your video cards. I want to do exactly the same thing, but I don't have a DVI output on either PC. A switch from Maplin (if there's one locally) is about the cheapest way (although there are lots of other suppliers)- I got one for £10 on clearance - a 2way 15pin switch is what you need, along with another video cable (£5, also on offer at the moment).