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Julius S

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Dual Monitor Compatibility
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:50:26 PM »
Hi. I recently did a build using AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics and GIGABYTE B450 I AORUS PRO WiFi (AMD Ryzen AM4/M.2 Thermal Guard with Onboard WiFi/HDMI/DP/USB 3.1 Gen 2/Mini ITX/Motherboard). Does this setup allow for dual monitors? If not, what can I do make my new build able to support dual monitors, on a budget? Thanks!

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Re: Dual Monitor Compatibility
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 10:26:10 PM »
Great to hear you just completed a new build! That's a very capable little system you have. It can definitely support two monitors - in fact it can support three, as it has two HDMI ports and a Displayport! The only requirement is that your monitors use these types of cables. Note that if you're using an ultra-compact mini-ITX chassis like the In-Win BQS656, you are in fact limited to the motherboard's video output, as that case (and others like it) cannot fit add-in video cards.

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Re: Dual Monitor Compatibility
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 02:28:18 PM »
I've hooked up two monitors and it's still only detecting one monitor. What can I do to fix this?

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 02:29:13 PM »
I've hooked up two monitors and it's still only detecting one monitor. What can I do to fix this?

Can you specify what two monitors you are using, and how you are connecting them? If you are using adapters to go from digital to analog, for example, it may not work.

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Re: Dual Monitor Compatibility
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 02:34:39 PM »
I'm using a Sceptre and an HP, with both connected through HDMI. And I don't know if this means anything but when I do connect the computer to one monitor with HDMI port 1, for example, and I try to switch to the other HDMI port while the computer is on, the monitor will not work anymore.

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 02:48:57 PM »
I'm using a Sceptre and an HP, with both connected through HDMI. And I don't know if this means anything but when I do connect the computer to one monitor with HDMI port 1, for example, and I try to switch to the other HDMI port while the computer is on, the monitor will not work anymore.

OK, so to confirm, you have two monitors, and both use HDMI, correct? Have you attempted to boot up the computer with first the Sceptre and then the HP to ensure that both actually work on HDMI Port 1? I understand that you can't then switch to HDMI port 2, but can you boot either monitor on HDMI Port 2?

If you continue to have trouble, I will simply go ahead and test the Gigabyte B450 I motherboard I have in one of my test systems. That's one of the advantages of my recommending products I actually have!