Dual Monitor Hook ups
Posted on 2006-05-24
Hey, I want to get dual monitors for my computer. Right now I have an Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard, and a nVidia GeForce FX 5500 Graphics card. This is a custom computer that I have built myself. Now, here is what I am wondering.
My motherboard doesn't seem to have a spot to plug in a monitor, and both my friends that have dual monitors have one monitor plugged into their motherboard and the other plugged into their graphics card. They did this because some graphics cards stretch the screen apparently with multiple monitors, which is not what they wanted. My motherboard when I looked at the back of it yesterday doesn't have but a spot where a monitor might plug into. Normally the monitor has a connector that has prongs that plug into a female port on the case, well with my motherboard, there are the prongs, it looks exactly like the male part of a monitor hook up, almost as if the motherboard is a monitor, lol.
So if I use this adapter I have an make the second port thing on my graphics card able to take another monitor, will it stretch my screen or make it into essentially two different ones.
I want to know this before I go and buy a second 19" LCD monitor because it would just be a waste if it stretchs everything because I will not like it and end up not using it.
Thanks in advance for the help.