03-03-2011 11:48 PM
does anyone know if I have the chance to connet two monitors to my HP Pavilion P6000 series (p65522it) ?
There's one main dvi port on the back, and two additional ports a VGA and another dvi, but they are both "covered" with some plastic. The graphic card is an Nvidia Gforce 315.
I have tried connecting a second monitor to the vga port, but nothing seems to happen, and windows 7 doesn't recognize any sort of secondary monitor.
Thanks for helping
03-04-2011 12:45 PM - edited 03-04-2011 12:46 PM
The slots that are covered are from the motherboard. Don't use them as they will use shared memory. The video card *should* be capable of supporting to monitors at the same time. Many cards do... however, I say should because some don't and HP's specs on your page do not explicity come out and say it. If possible, I would borrow a monitor just for testing before going out and purchasing something... just to see if it works.
Please post rather than send me a message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
03-07-2011 12:50 AM
Thanks a lot for you answer.
Now, first question, if the slots are from the motherboard, why can't I use them? What does it mean they'll use shared memory?
Second, if the card should be capable of usign two monitors, where do I plug the second one? That's maybe my main problem, because even if I borrow a second one (which I own actually) where to plug it!
03-07-2011 09:03 AM - edited 03-07-2011 09:12 AM
The video connectors on the motherboard are automatically disabled when a discrete video card is installed.
This article will help you with dual monitors.
I suggest that you use the DVI and the HDMI ports on the video card for dual monitors.
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