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lizcorrell
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adding a second monitor to my PC

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OK, Maybe I'm one step closer to getting this second monitor set up (or maybe not).  I took your advice and ordered a USB 3.0 to VGA cable.  Now the research I'm doing tells me that I need a USB plug that is blue (not black, which is what all of mine are). Does this mean I can't use it, need to buy something else or need to just give up? 😕

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banhien
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Hi,

 

This is a very old machine, it has VGA and DVI-D ports at its back but because it is old therfore very hard to tell you can use both ports at the same time or not.

 

USB 3.0 (blue) is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (black) therefore you can try it first before go out to buy more hardware. Your machine has 6 USB 2.0 ports (4 at the back and 2 at the front).

 

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BH
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Hey BH, thanks for you quick reply.  I certainly will give it a try as the cable that came in the mail says, "supports 2.0" .  Not sure what that means but like you said, it's worth a try.  Thanks again.

 

It was almost time to buy a new machine when I was hacked a few months back.  I took it to my trustie repair guy and he not only retrieved my files, he put in a new hard drive with so much memory it will outlast me. Not sure if it's worth keeping or getting an upgrade.

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