I have an optiplex 9010 with an AMD RADEON HD 7470 graphics card. I am trying to run two (dell-1908 & 1905) monitors with an extended screen (one large desktop running across the two monitors). Is this possible? If so, What hardware do I need?
The AMD 7470 appears to have a single DVI-I female port that does not fit the dual monitor splitter I have used in the past. I had tried a DVI-I toVGAx2 splitter that simply mirrored the screens, but did not extend them. Help.
Have you tried using the Displayport for the 2nd signal (you need a displayport to dvi adapter for that).
Have you checked the CCC to determine how to switch between mirrored and extended display?
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Thanks for responding.
When I had the DVI-VGA splitter cable installed, it would not recognize a second monitor at all (even though I got a mirrored image). I read somewhere online that the cable I had only supported mirroring. So I suspect the issue is not with CCC. First, I think I need to know what hardware (cable) if any allows me to attach my two monitors and allows using an extended screen from the video card's DVI-i male port.
My colleagues who have dual monitors working have the AMD 6350 that has an MDS 59 port. I have tons of splitter cables that go from that kind of port to two VGA or DVI connected monitors.
Yes. this worked.