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Dual Monitors for extended view in Thinkcentre M73

2019-02-27, 22:16 PM

Can I set up deal monitor extended view in my Thinkcentre M73 with the existing video card using a Y splitter in the VGA port.  not looking to open the box and add parts.  What is the simplest way to accomplish this?  thank you

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Re: Dual Monitors for extended view in Thinkcentre M73

2019-02-28, 13:05 PM

You can duplicate a display with a Y splitter.  To extend your display, connect the 2nd monitor to the DisplayPort (DP) next to the VGA port on your system.  If your monitor does not have a DP port (many do not), use a quality DP adapter or cable to go to the type of port you do have, HDMI if you have it, otherwise DVI. 

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Re: Dual Monitors for extended view in Thinkcentre M73

2019-02-28, 16:25 PM

thank you for your response.  looking at the back of the machine I have a slot called Display Port connector.  can i use this for the second monitor?  If so what type of cable goes into it?  I assume I would also need a VGA to what ever this type of slot is, correct?

 

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Re: Dual Monitors for extended view in Thinkcentre M73

2019-02-28, 17:27 PM

 


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thank you for your response.  looking at the back of the machine I have a slot called Display Port connector.  can i use this for the second monitor?  Yes.   If so what type of cable goes into it?  Depends on what ports your monitor has, see article below.  I assume I would also need a VGA to what ever this type of slot is, correct?  No.  VGA should always be the last choice, being analog and not digital.

 


displayport-vs-hdmi-which-display-cable-should-i-use-for-my-monitor

 

 

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2019-02-28, 17:34 PM

thank you.  this was very helpful and i believe solves my problem.  thank you again

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