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HP Omen 870-224
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I have the HP Omen 870-224 with my primary monitor connected to HDMI and a second older VGA monitor with a DVI adapter connected to the DVI port.  No matter what I do, I cant get this second montor to work.  When I bring up the display settings, it will not even detect the second monitor.  Ive looked everywhere and cant find any answers that can get me working.  This has never worked since I bought this computer about a year ago.  Any ideas?

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@VIcoDrive

 

Your machine should have the following usable ports at it back

 

  Rear I/O connectors: Dual Link DVI-D + HDMI + 3 DisplayPort

 

Other ports are from its motherboard, they are disable.

 

I don't know what is your DVI to VGA adapter but I know for sure the following adapter works

 

      dvi-vga.png

 

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BH
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Yes, that is the adapter I am using which I know works.  Those are also the same ports I have on the back along with 2 other HDMI ports which dont do anything.  So yeah, this is where Im stuck and I have never been able to get a second screen to work with this computer

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So If I am reading this correctly, you have a VGA monitor and you are trying to connect it to a GTX 1060 that uses a DVI-D connector, right?

And to confirm, according to your specs page these are the ports on that video card...

dvi-d connector.JPG

If this is correct, you cannot connect that card to a VGA monitor.

DVI-D is digital only. VGA is analog only. Your port would have to be DVI-A to be able to convert properly with an adapter unless you also connected a convertor box with it.

 

DVI-A.jpg

DVI-D.jpg

 

Your video card ports with DVI-D...

nvidia-geforce-gtx-1063-3.jpg

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Correct, the back of the computer and the adapter is a DVI-D.  So you are saying that even with an adapter, it still isnt going to work?  Im sure Ive done this before.  Why would there even be VGA/DVI-D adapters if its not going to work anyway?

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So you are saying that even with an adapter, it still isnt going to work? 

That is correct. That video card cannot connect to a VGA monitor because it cannot produce an Analog signal.

If you found a DVI-D to VGA adapter (which is very strange and also useless) it will not work.

You would have to have a converter box to connect to first, that converts the digital signal to analog. An adapter does not convert anything, it only reroutes the connection.

 

The fact that you haven't been able to do this, no matter what you've tried should tell you something.

There should be no driver or special adjustments to make, to connect a monitor. You just plug it in and it works or it doesn't.

Personally - I would rather buy another monitor rather than mess with a converter box. Just my opinion.

 

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I should mention that you wont find many new PCs now days that can connect to VGA anymore. Even new laptops dropped the VGA port and use HDMI (digital output only). VGA is old technology thats on its way out (or already obsolete if you will).

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