View Full Version : Dual Monitor Help

01-26-2006, 03:04 AM
Ok, as the topic suggests I am trying to connect a monitor to my current computer. I am going to give you all of the info I possibly can to help you. If you need anything more, please let me know.

The monitor I am looking to connect has the following specs(I don't know if this info is useful or helpful):
Name: Gateway VX720
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA TNT2 Model 64
Bus Type: AGP
On Board Memory: 32MB
IRQ: 11
System Processor: Intel x86 Compatible with SSE2
Total Physical Memory: 130,316 KB

I am trying to connect that (the above one) to my current Windows XP computer. My current monitor on the computer is a SAMSUNG SyncMaster 174V.
Its chip type is an Intel 82865G Graphics Controller.
DAC Type: Internal
Mem ize; 64 MB
Monitor Type: Plug and Play monitor.

The first monitor that I talked about, which I want to add, has a blue connection to the back of its old tower. However, on the back of my current tower, I have no available big blue slots open to connect to the monitor. What do I do?

If there is anything else that you need to know that will help you solve my problem, please let me know and I will gladly supply you the information to the best of my knowledge.


01-26-2006, 04:50 AM
You'll need a graphics card which supports dual monitors...

01-26-2006, 05:29 AM
So the TNT2 card is in the same computer as the Intel one? If so, just connect the Gateway monitor to it, they should have the correct connectors. Unless the Gateway monitor has DVI instead of a DB15 connector. A DB15 connector has 3 rows of pins and is the size of serial port (just with more pins than a serial port). The color on the connect doesn't matter, thats just to make it easier for non-computer people to know what to plug where.

01-26-2006, 05:35 AM
The TNT2 is being connected to the intel computer. I figured out that I need another input slot to connect my monitor to so I bought this following item.


I really hope it works out. Thanks for the reply.