Using dual monitor on Acer

Posted on 2014-03-19
Last Modified: 2014-03-24
I have this Acer. I have two monitors. How should I go about using them as dual monitors? What do I need?

Question by:VBdotnet2005
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by:Lee Ingalls
ID: 39939865
Does the Acer's graphics card have dual ports? If so, what type? DVI, HDMI, VGA?
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Accepted Solution

comfortjeanius earned 167 total points
ID: 39939869
You can use a SIIG USB 2.0 to VGA if you need another connection.  Windows should detect the drivers for the monitor.  Plus you can get the latest drivers for the SIIG on their website.

If you have a DVI connection you can use Tripp Lite 6" Displayport to DVI Adapter.

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ID: 39939911
I only have VGA and two HDMI.  Acer
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by:Lee Ingalls
Lee Ingalls earned 333 total points
ID: 39939948
I should have also asked you the make and model of your graphics card two determine whether it has dual view capabilities as part of the driver.

Do you monitors have HDMI connectors?
If you need HDMI cables look closely at how they are keyed. Graphic card HDMI ports and cables have a single 45 degree angle on one corner where TV HDMI ports have two corners at 45's.

Author Comment

ID: 39940001
Do you monitors have HDMI connectors?   No, they don't. How about convert VGA to DVI? Is this possible?

Author Comment

ID: 39940010
This won't help regarding graphic card ? Acer

Author Comment

ID: 39940823
What do I need to connect one VGA port to dual monitors?

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by:Lee Ingalls
Lee Ingalls earned 333 total points
ID: 39940904
A VGA splitter; but depending on the graphics card driver you may end up with two identical screens and not one screen traversing both monitors.

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