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Do I need a cord adapter for a second monitor?

I am wanting to connect a second monitor and my question is whether or not I need to buy some kind of cable adapter for the second monitor.  I know my PC can have a dual monitor and I know how to set it up once it's connected, but I just don't know how to connect it.


This is what I have


It's an HP Compaq dx2450 MicroTower PC.

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Re: Do I need a cord adapter for a second monitor?

Hi eahiser,


From looking at the specs you linked, it looks like you only have one video out port (VGA). If you want to add a second monitor, you wil have to do one of two things.


1) add another video card


2) buy a USB to VGA (or DVI or HDMI depending on your second monitor's connection) converter. Here are some examples:


I hope this helps. HP employee just trying to help where I can, but not speaking on behalf of HP.
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Re: Do I need a cord adapter for a second monitor?

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No cord adaptor should be needed. If your graphics card on the PC has 2 or more connectors, that is all you need. Here is a document for dual monitors in Windows 7, though it is very similar for Vista.



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