Question 2 Monitors with only 1 HDMI port

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I need to run 2 HDMI monitors into a PC thatr only has 1 port for an HDMI. I assume a switch is out there I can use? Can someone link me something that I can plug two monitors in via HDMI and then plug the device into my PC and have both monitors running at same time?
 

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I need to run 2 HDMI monitors into a PC thatr only has 1 port for an HDMI. I assume a switch is out there I can use? Can someone link me something that I can plug two monitors in via HDMI and then plug the device into my PC and have both monitors running at same time?
Out of ONE port, you will get a mirrored display. The same thing on both.
Is that what you're looking for?

What are you wanting to connect these two?
What motherboard or GPU?
 

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I want to have 2 monitors going. I have 1 port and no other plugs to plug 2nd monitor in with. I dont want to have same picture on both monitors. I wanna be ablke to game on primary and have browser up on second.
 

James Fullard

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You cannot do that from one HDMI port.

What is the hardware you're working with?
Motherboard and/or GPU?
What monitors?
Does this tell you what you need?
CABLE: None
CAS: [LIRIK EDITION] LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Mid-Tower Dual chamber Gaming Case w/ USB 3.1 Type-C, Tempered glass on the front & side
CC: None
COOLANT: None
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i9-10900X Ten-Core 3.7GHz (Turbo 4.7GHz) 19.25MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2066 (Quad Channels)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: CyberPowerPC Let's Go Design [+0]
FAN: CyberPowerPC DEEPCOOL Castle 360EX ARGB 360mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate (3 x Standard 120MM Fans)
HDD: 2TB ADATA ASX8100NP-2TT-C PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to Up to 3500/1900 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 290/240k (Single Drive)
HDD2: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 5400RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HEADSET: None
IUSB: Built-in USB Ports (Based on motherboard and case selection)
KEYBOARD: CyberPowerPC Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 32GB (8GBx4) DDR4/3000MHz Quad Channel Memory (Crucial Ballistix Sport)
MICROPHONE: None
MONITOR: None
MOPAD: None
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-X299 UD4 PRO ATX w/ RGB, Digital LED Support, USB 3.1, 5 PCIe x16, 8 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready]
MOUSE: CyberPowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
PRO_WIRING: None
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 4 to 5 Weeks
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
USBHD: None
VIDEO: GeForce RTX™ 3090 24GB GDDR6X (Ampere) [VR Ready] (Single Card)
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY
WNC: None
WTV: None
fps: [{"FullHDFPS":100,"QuadHDFPS":85,"GameName":"Cyberpunk 2077"},{"FullHDFPS":140,"QuadHDFPS":140,"GameName":"Apex Legends"},{"FullHDFPS":165,"QuadHDFPS":145,"GameName":"World of Warcraft"}]
 

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Does this tell you what you need?
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-X299 UD4 PRO ATX
VIDEO: GeForce RTX™ 3090 24GB GDDR6X

That has enough horsepower and connections to run multiple monitors, with individual displays.

However:
CyberPowerPC

I see several other major issues with this parts list.
ADATA SSD
"Standard 80 Plus Gold Power Supply "
3TB HDD?
 

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The GPU on that should have multiple Displayports next to the HDMI Port. They are a different shape slightly. You need a Displayport to HDMI adapter.

This!!! They also make DP to HDMI cables. If you get a cable, make sure it's long enough.
Also check to see if your GPU has DP or Mini-DP ports.
My local Bestbuy usually has the adapters in stock if you're in a rush
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=display+port+to+hdmi
 

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