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Question about running two monitors

By Larsenex ยท 4 replies
May 21, 2019
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  1. Greatings fellow gamers.

    I currently have an Asus 27" 1080p Monitor. Its refresh is 60 hz. I love it and it seems to work great.

    My video card is a 1070 GTX, my processor is 8700K and my ram is 32 gigs, Windows 10pro.

    I am really considering this as a second monitor on my desk > https://www.techspot.com/review/1845-lg-32gk650f/

    Now can my video card run two monitors? I have a back up GTX 970 which I can put in if needed. Can different refresh and different monitors be done this way and can you use two different video cards this way as well?

    I was going to keep the 1080p for the 'side' monitor we use for internet and searches while the larger 32" 1440p for gaming.
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,997   +1,177

    ComputerHope is helpful: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000843.htm

    I have dual LA2206x running on GTX 1050TI and I like the view. Windows 10 has Display Settings to trim it for your use. My setup allows 3 monitors if I want - but I think the resolution might be a bit much for my little card to handle speedily.

    ps How's the giant space hamster?
     
  3. Larsenex

    Larsenex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Boo is doing well! Thanks for the update.

    Now is it possible to drop two different video cards in your PC and run them on different monitors?
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,997   +1,177

    Yes, it is possible. I have not done so in recent years and there is a lot more capability today than there was. I would recommend that you check some articles and when you have decided just what you want, come back to share what you are doing.

    https://www.lifewire.com/multiple-graphics-cards-834088
     
  5. Steveb8189

    Steveb8189 TS Booster Posts: 40   +29

    I think the question is why would you want to do that. Your GFX card is more than capable of running 2 monitors at the same time for normal desktop activities. If you're planning on gaming across the two monitors I think you'd be in a world of pain trying to get it to perform well with two different graphics cards.
     

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