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Dual monitor question

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1 minute ago, Sima01 said:

Im 50% sure it will work since I can't tell if that Display Port is just a duplicate of that HDMI or something. Never used dual monitor with a PC.

Each output on your graphics card can be used for a single display. Your OS will control whether or not you will see a duplicate output on multiple monitors.

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Maybe some of you can answer my question, my GPU has DVI-D, HDMI and Display Port outputs so I want to know can I connect another monitor to my PC, one with HDMI and one with Display Port?
Im 50% sure it will work since I can't tell if that Display Port is just a duplicate of that HDMI or something. Never used dual monitor with a PC.

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1 minute ago, Sima01 said:

Im 50% sure it will work since I can't tell if that Display Port is just a duplicate of that HDMI or something. Never used dual monitor with a PC.

Each output on your graphics card can be used for a single display. Your OS will control whether or not you will see a duplicate output on multiple monitors.

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Very simply, yes, yes you can. Once connected to your second monitor, Windows defaults to duplicated mode so both monitors will show the same thing. Right click on your desktop and choose the display settings option. Scroll down to where you see Multiple displays and choose the option "extend these displays". Apply if it prompts you to keep changes and then you can go back to the top of that same page and move the box with the number 2 on it to the left, right, above or below the box with number 1 to match the physical configuration of your monitors.

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Each outputcan do one (or more, that's some tech that's a thing) monitors. 

In some cases,you don't load up all of the outputs to the artectural limitations, but usually you can.

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