VGA Splitter v. Dual Monitors

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  1. JBknights10

    JBknights10 New Member

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    My video card only has one VGA port.

    Just bought a VGA Splitter, hooked up both of my monitors, so now I have the same picture showing on both monitors (pointless). . . how do I make it so it acts like dual monitors, where I can drag windows from monitor to monitor and what not.
    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Buy another videocard. A VGA slitter isn't going to work.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    This is what you need:

    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/

    But check the compatibility - it basically sends a really big desktop image to the splitter and it splits the signal left and right.

    Or buy a proper video card - all depends on what you're dealing with.
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    Probably cheaper just to buy a new dual-head video card though.
     
  5. JBknights10

    JBknights10 New Member

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    Just looked at MicroCenter (local place) website, came across the GeForce 7200 GS 256MB DDR2 PCIe for $30. It's got one DVI and one VGA so that would do the job.

    Looks like i'm taking the VGA splitter back :)
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yup - just depends on what you're starting off with - laptop, mini computer...
     

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