I'm trying to add a second monitor to my work Windows 7 hp PC. It's a low-profile model so won't take a full height graphics card with 2 outputs. It does have a DisplayPort socket though.

Is it possible to have a 'stretched' screen setup using the integrated VGA socket to one monitor and the DisplayPort (probably via a DP to DVI adapter) to another?

Plugged in a DP to DVI adaptor and it worked. Cheap and simple!

  • Is there no way for you to get a low end card with two ports? – Michael K Jul 1 '11 at 14:32
  • @Michael. The only half height ones I've been able to find have one port. The 'low profile' cards with 2 ports all seem to have a full height back plate. – pelms Jul 1 '11 at 16:17

There is. You'll just need to make sure that the BIOS is set to have both enabled.

  • Ta. I'll give that a go after the weekend. – pelms Jul 1 '11 at 16:18
  • Couldn't find an entry for this in the BIOS but got a DP to DVI adaptor (about £7) and worked straight off :¬) – pelms Jul 12 '11 at 9:47

hey companies like ATI and Nvidia have been making low power and low profile cards for years. They are cheap and fit in any computer with a PCI-E slot. Example: enter image description here

  • Something like that would be ideal but the only ones I can find for sale are the 3 port, full height ones, e.g. goo.gl/2bUKB – pelms Jul 1 '11 at 23:17

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