How To Hook Up Two Monitors to A PC

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hello everyone and welcome to the

breakdown today I want to be teaching

you guys how to set up two monitors like

that one and that one on a PC now I

would love to be like you do this and

then you do this and then it's done but

there's a ton of different PC

configurations out there and depending

on the graphics cards you have and all

that stuff there's tons of different

methods and tons of different things

you'll need to do is worse cables and

things of that nature so I'm gonna be

showing images on screen of basically

different pieces of PC hardware and

they're I up or to show you where they

go but before we jump on into the video

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now before we get into the PC itself you

need to look at your monitors right so I

would recommend getting two of the same

monitor if you're buying them together

if you're not that's fine you can use a

TV and a normal monitor if you want it

really doesn't matter the combination

but you need to look at both of them and

see what kind of ports they have for

example this monitor right here has a

DVI port a VGA port and an HDMI port

that is important because we know any of

those cables will work on this monitor

right any of them however you might have

another monitor that's not that way

it might only have it DVI and HDMI

whatever options you have make sure you

take note of those they're going to be

important later Before we jump into like

is the back of computers basically what

I want to say is this here on the screen

right now are the three most common

ports or cable types that you'll need

now you might not need all of these you

might only need two of one type but

you'll need at least two cords I'm

showing you this that way you know what

you're looking at on the back of your

computer and on the back of your

monitors it's important to know if you

don't know this you can't hook them up

because you're going to need the cables

I've got all these cables linked in the

description down below on Amazon so go

down there and check that out if you

want to buy those Amazon's typically the

way you get the best deal so it's all

linked down below we might have to get

into some converters I'm gonna have some

converters linked down below as well in

order for you to let's say your graphics

card only has a VGA and a HDMI out but

your monitor only has a DVI and VGA in

you'll need a VGA to DVI connector to

make that work as you can see this can

be a little bit complicated and that's

why you've ended up on this video and

that's why there's not one size fits all

solution so you figured out what goes

into your monitors now let's look at the

back of your computer now if you've got

a laptop this is really easy actually

just look at the sides of the port's

been you're gonna see some that look

similar to the monitor ports that you

have it might be an HDMI that's

typically what we see now some laptops

still have VGA I've never I don't think

seen one with the DVI but yours might

have one look at what you've got and

then go accordingly however if you've

got a desktop PC and I'm guessing most

of you do if you look at the back of

your computer you're going to see a big

long strip of ports there's gonna be USB

there there's probably gonna be a

Ethernet you're gonna have display ports

HDMI things like that but you're also

gonna have horizontal going down ports

like this now you might only have one

and if you have a dedicated graphics

card your PC either Nvidia or AMD you're

gonna be wanting to look at that those

vertical ports going down like this not

the big long IO strip on the back of

your motherboard the graphics card you

want to see what ports are on that

graphics card for example mine has an

HDMI and a VGA I believe whatever yours

has doesn't matter to see what it is

then you want to cross-reference that

with your monitors if the inputs are on

your monitors you're great for example

if one monitor has an HDMI and one has

the VGA

you're gonna go if they don't that's

when you start getting into converters

so let's say they both had HDMI well you

didn't want to get a VGA to HDMI

converter to use on your monitor that

way it would work now why do you want to

plug these into your graphics card the

reason is because that's the best

highest quality video output now what if

you don't have a graphics card what if

you're just running a PC that has a

motherboard and is using integrated

graphics well then you plug it directly

into the motherboard you might not have

two video ports there if you don't you

can use a splitter also link down below

to split that one HDMI or one VGA signal

into two different signals so yeah

that's how you could do that it's it's

crazy there's tons of different ways but

I hope this video kind of helped you out

and at least helped you figure out what

cords you're going to me

once you figure out the courts it's

simple as plug and play so nonetheless

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