[SOLVED] Can you have 2 monitors with one using the gpu and one using the motherboard

michael Q

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So when i built my first computer like 5 years ago my dad bought me a monitor as a gift, the problem is that the monitor only has a VGA connection and a year or 2 ago i bought an asus monitor with HDMI connection and i know absolutely nothing about displays but i've recently upgraded my computer (msi mag b550 tomohawk, Ryzen 5 5600x and rtx 2060super) and was thinking about getting a dual monitor setup, i just wanted to check if its just as simple as buying a vga to hdmi (or any other of my available display ports on gpu) adaptor and connecting it?
 
To be able to use the video output on the motherboard your CPU has to have an iGPU. In your case with the 5600X you do not have an iGPU. That means that you would need to use an adapter from any of the ports on your current GPU > VGA to be able to get the second monitor to work. Something like this should work. https://www.amazon.com/Moread-Gold-Plated-Projector-Chromebook-Raspberry/dp/B00SW9JI9A/ref=sr_1_3?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=HDMI-to-VGA+Adapters&qid=1615383330&s=pc&sr=1-3&ts_id=14570285011
 
To be able to use the video output on the motherboard your CPU has to have an iGPU. In your case with the 5600X you do not have an iGPU. That means that you would need to use an adapter from any of the ports on your current GPU > VGA to be able to get the second monitor to work. Something like this should work. https://www.amazon.com/Moread-Gold-Plated-Projector-Chromebook-Raspberry/dp/B00SW9JI9A/ref=sr_1_3?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=HDMI-to-VGA+Adapters&qid=1615383330&s=pc&sr=1-3&ts_id=14570285011
 

michael Q

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To be able to use the video output on the motherboard your CPU has to have an iGPU. In your case with the 5600X you do not have an iGPU. That means that you would need to use an adapter from any of the ports on your current GPU > VGA to be able to get the second monitor to work. Something like this should work. https://www.amazon.com/Moread-Gold-Plated-Projector-Chromebook-Raspberry/dp/B00SW9JI9A/ref=sr_1_3?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=HDMI-to-VGA+Adapters&qid=1615383330&s=pc&sr=1-3&ts_id=14570285011
Thanks!
 

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