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Can I display a second monitor through my motherboard rather than video card port?

Go to solution Solved by Lord_Karango17,

Yes, just plug it into the motherboard, and see if it gets detected. If not, then go into the bios and turn on the igpu, or set both the dedicated gpu and igpu to work at the same time.

Hello

 

So I have another monitor laying around, but I can't plug it into my video card as I don't have another DVI cable. So, is it possible to power a second monitor through my motherboard's VGA port, with my primary display connected to my video card? If so, how? My specs are:

R9 280x

Pentium G3258

Asus B85M-G R2 motherboard

 

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Yes, just plug it into the motherboard, and see if it gets detected. If not, then go into the bios and turn on the igpu, or set both the dedicated gpu and igpu to work at the same time.

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Some boards allow that, but doesn't your card come with a DVI-I to VGA adapter?

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OP system is pretty recent, I'm sure he can do that.

The caveat is that the monitor that is connected to onboard (CPU) graphics will not operate using the power of his R9 280X.

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Got my card second hand and the adapter did not come with it. Guess I ought to buy one. This works great, for now, however.

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