How do I check if my computer can support multiple monitors?

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Old May 1, 2009, 10:47am   #1
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How do I check if my computer can support multiple monitors?

Sorry but I am hardware-illiterate.
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Old May 1, 2009, 4:19pm   #2
 
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Hi

Try the following guide:

Can your PC support dual monitors? - Multiple Monitors

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Old May 1, 2009, 4:26pm   #3
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Well, general answer: YES.

ALL computers can.

THe question is whether you need to buy more graphics cards - most modern computers can handle 2 screens per default, as it is the requirement by both Nvidia and AMD that all cards shipped with their chipsets (and this includes motherboards) have this ability.

If that is not the case, or you use a "real" graphics card, any modern one from AMD and Nvidia can handle 2 monitors, and you can have multiple graphics cards per computer.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 3:51am   #4
 
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Re: How do I check if my computer can support multiple monitors?

My laptop only can support two monitors.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 5:33am   #5
 
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Re: How do I check if my computer can support multiple monitors?

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My laptop only can support two monitors.
You can get a USB to DVI adapter to connect more monitors to your laptop.

It' wouldn't be much good for gaming but for charts etc - more than adequate.
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Re: How do I check if my computer can support multiple monitors?

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You can get a USB to DVI adapter to connect more monitors to your laptop.

It' wouldn't be much good for gaming but for charts etc - more than adequate.
Aren't they really expensive though ?

Just get a couple graphic cards.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 3:16pm   #7
 
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Re: How do I check if my computer can support multiple monitors?

cost me about 20 quid for the adapter
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