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    Dual monitor setup

    So i have two monitors, one being a benq ew2440l that i have connected via hdmi (gpu port) and the other being this fujitsu monitor connected via vga into my mobo. The benq monitor is my main display and its picked up but my other monitor claims to not have any signal! Could someone help me to sort out this problem thanks!!

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    Onboard video (GPU) is disabled when another is inserted via expansion and which takes priority. Which card is it and does it have any additional ports?

    Original Poster

    I have an rx 480. It has 3 display ports and 1 hdmi

    Does the second monitor have a DP port? If not, swap them around or get a converter.The card can run both with ease.

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    popolou

    Does the second monitor have a DP port? If not, swap them around or get a … Does the second monitor have a DP port? If not, swap them around or get a converter.The card can run both with ease.



    The second monitor doesnt have a dp port it only has dvi and vga

    Any DP to DVI converter will do - linky

    What os are you running ? Also have you enabled the 2nd display and
    either clone or extended ?

    Also make sure that your CPU has a built in GPU

    Original Poster

    kester76

    What os are you running ? Also have you enabled the 2nd display and … What os are you running ? Also have you enabled the 2nd display and either clone or extended ?



    Im running windows 8.1 pro and how would i enable the second monitor?

    Original Poster

    kester76

    Also make sure that your CPU has a built in GPU



    I have the i5 4460 i think it does have an inbuilt gpu

    Go into the bios, go into the advance settings, look for onboard VGA, and change to always enable

    Btw, should have asked: what's the purpose? Gaming?

    Original Poster

    popolou

    Btw, should have asked: what's the purpose? Gaming?



    Multi tasking. I also use my main monitor as a display for my ps4 and i want to still be able to use my pc while playing ps4

    VGamer

    Multi tasking. I also use my main monitor as a display for my ps4 and i … Multi tasking. I also use my main monitor as a display for my ps4 and i want to still be able to use my pc while playing ps4



    Cool. Either solution will work alongside the ps4. If gaming then you really want both screens driven by the GPU.

    Original Poster

    popolou

    Cool. Either solution will work alongside the ps4. If gaming then you … Cool. Either solution will work alongside the ps4. If gaming then you really want both screens driven by the GPU.



    Yeh i managed to get them working by following mikey_D's guide
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