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Posted · Original PosterOP

so after a little research, I am planning on buying a KVM switch for my 2 PCs ( one custom build "NEW" and another prebuilt COMPAQ Pentium 4 "OLD")

note: I've never used a KVM switch before just know its function.

I only need to connect 2 PCs so I know for sure all I need is 2 ports switch

 

mainly I have 2 concerns:

#1 does it matter if the KVM is cheap or expensive or of a known brand?!? the avialable in my area are TRENDnet TK-207K \\ and other Chinese unknown manufacturers. my budget is below 50$

 

#2 is there a way that I don't need to calibrate the screen resolution(also other settings) every time I switch between the 2 PCs>:(

thus the hardware is different and one PC have win7 the other win10.

 

really sorry for the long post but I needed to explain exactly my issue here, any advice or tip is much appreciated so please share your experience .

Thanks in advance:D

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Why don't you just put each PC into different inputs on the monitor and then switch inputs when you need to switch PCs? I don't think the resolution would need to be calibrated because the resolution is dependent on the monitor not the PC.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

 is there a way that I don't need to calibrate the screen resolution(also other settings) every time I switch between the 2 PCs

and I didn't know what to search on google for this, if anyone could provide useful link or info about this

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Gamessys said:

Why don't you just put each PC into different inputs on the monitor and then switch inputs when you need to switch PCs? I don't think the resolution would need to be calibrated because the resolution is dependent on the monitor not the PC.

my monitor is very old and has one VGA input

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Just now, yaseryaser said:

my monitor is very old and has one VGA input

Wow, one VGA input. Tbh I would invest in a new monitor rather than some sort of switch.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Gamessys said:

Wow, one VGA input. Tbh I would invest in a new monitor rather than some sort of switch.

you are absolutely right

but maybe next year so I can get an awesome monitor IPS \ I don't want to get any display to get going and also after building my fist PC nearly cost me 900$ I am broke :(

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1 minute ago, yaseryaser said:

you are absolutely right

but maybe next year so I can get an awesome monitor IPS \ I don't want to get any display to get going and also after building my fist PC nearly cost me 900$ I am broke :(

Even so I would still try and save up to get a new monitor. I also don't understand why you need to use two different PCs.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Gamessys said:

Even so I would still try and save up to get a new monitor. I also don't understand why you need to use two different PCs.

2 different sets of data 2 different OS\ but most of the time am on the new PC \ I can save money but to buy a decent IPS monitor it'll cost around 500$ so comparing 500$ on new monitor or 40$ish on a switch I'll go with the switch

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$500 for a decent IPS? That depends on the resolution, 1080p IPS is around $250-300. But can't you just transfer whatever important data you need over to the new PC?


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