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lizcorrell
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adding a second monitor to my PC

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I would like to add a second monitor to my HP P6654Y desktop.  Looks like I will need a splitter though as there doesn't look like an available plug in.

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@lizcorrell

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

If by "splitter" you mean a Y-cable that splits the existing video cable into two cables -- that will not work.  All that will do is put the same display on both of the screens, essentially mirroring the original screen.

 

You need each video cable running from a separate jack on the PC.

 

If your PC does not have a VGA or HDMI output jack to connect a second cable, then you can spend $40 USD or so to purchase a USB-to-VGA adapter.  This allows you to connect a monitor to a video cable, that cable to the adapter, and the adapter to a USB port on your PC.

 

I use one of these on my desktop to run a third monitor and it works great.

Good Luck

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