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Is it okay for me to hook up two hdmi cables for dual monitors with one in the motherboard?

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Hp Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG601-0xxx

Recently got this desktop and want to hook up dual monitors, but am having trouble with finding the right adapter for the vga port (or whatever is next to the first hdmi port). 

I noticed the second hdmi port on the back of my tower and did some research. Seems that I might be able use that if I enable the integrated graphics in the BIOS/UEFI. I do not want to mess anything up however. So I've been trying to verify that I can do this safety without messing up my entire system.

It seems like my motherboard is the HP 8653. It's what I found under System information

If I am leaving out any info just let me know and I will try to find it,

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@Key3, Welcome to HP Support Community!


The ports on the motherboard are disabled when a graphics card is installed. You'd not be able to enable the second HDMI port on the computer.


You will have to use the display ports available on the graphics card.


I hope that answers your concern adequately. Let me know!


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