Trouble connecting dual monitors.

March 17, 2020 at 11:38:30
Specs: Windows 10
How do I connect dual monitors with one through DP port and another through either a cable that's DP to HDMI, or an adapter that's DP port to HDMI.

I have two monitors both the same. They both have 3 connections, DP, VGA and either old school, or VGA, but longer and grey.

I've had a few people say my tower is more than capable of running two monitors.

I'm assuming I need two, or more monitors connected before I see the "Arrange my monitors" section in my settings, but if not, that is missing.

Im using windows 10.

My tower is
Windows 10 home 64 bit
7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor 7700
Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 2GB
2 TB Hard Drive
12GB DDR4 Memory

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March 17, 2020 at 11:48:58
which gtx 1050 do you have, i need a brand name & full name if possible

most gtx 1050's have a DP & HDMI port

you can also run this software & post the link:

should take 2min or so to run


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March 17, 2020 at 12:47:50
Each monitor has to connect to the GTX1050. Do not daisy chain to each other or connect one to the motherboard graphics port. I wouldn't think you would need any adapters if you have the proper cable(s). Here's the possibilities.

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March 17, 2020 at 13:21:43
My monitors have DP port, VGA and DVI connections.

Both are connected to my tower via their own cords. My main monitor is DP to DP, while my secondary monitor I've tried with a DP to HDMI cable and a DP to HDMI adapter.

Hopefully that link tells you something as it didn't seem to fully process everything.

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March 17, 2020 at 15:45:33
Try this (if you haven't already) - right click on the desktop, click Display Settings. Under Display, scroll down to Multiple Displays & then click Detect.

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March 17, 2020 at 20:34:14
If reply #4 does not show what you need then download and install the latest driver for your card from, that should resolve the issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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