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Community Article Oculus Rift S Frequently Asked Questions - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Oculus Rift S Frequently Asked Questions - Micro Center Here are some of the most commonly received Oculus Rift S related questions we receive at our Micro Center stores:  Q: What are the biggest differences between the tracking on the original Oculus Rift and the Oculus Rift S? A: Unlike the original Oculus Rift, which used external sensors/cameras to track the position of the Oculus headset and Touch controllers, the Rift S uses “inside-out tracking” with five cameras/sensors which are built right into the headset.   Q: What plug-ins are required for the Rift S? A: The Rift S connects to a computer via one DisplayPort connection (or mini-DisplayPort with an adapter included) and one USB 3 connection.   Q: Can I use an adapter to convert the DisplayPort connection from the headset to my PC? A: The only adapter known to work with the Rift S is the included DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort adapter. The Rift S will not work with an adapter such as a DisplayPort to HDMI.   Q: What is the minimum graphics card required for the Oculus Rift S? A: Oculus recommends that your PC has a NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent graphics card or greater.     Q: Where do I download the software for the Rift S? A: Go to www.oculus.com/setup and click Download Oculus Rift Software. Open the Oculus app that downloads and click Install Now to begin the installation.   Q: Does the Oculus Rift S come with built-in headphones? A: The Rift S has built-in speakers on each side of the headset; however, it does feature a 3.5mm jack on the left side of the headset where headphones can be plugged in and used instead of the built-in speakers.   Q: Can I use external sensors/cameras from the original Rift with the Rift S? A: Currently the external sensors/cameras from the original Rift are not compatible with the Rift S.   Q: Can I use USB 2.0 to connect the Rift S to my computer? A: The Rift S will need to be plugged in via USB 3.0/3.1 to be detected properly.   Q: Does the Rift S work with SteamVR? A: Yes, the Oculus Rift S works with SteamVR.   Q: Can the first gen Touch controllers from the original Rift work with the Rift S? A: No, the original generation Touch controllers do not work with the Rift S. Only the 2nd gen controllers included will work.   © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Displayport not working — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Displayport not working Ozzie ✭ November 2020 edited June 3 in General Discussion Just got a new desktop - I told the builder I needed to run 2 displays via HDMI- they said no problem - you have an HDMI and a DisplayPort. No matter what DisplayPort adapter cable I use - I do not get a signal from the DisplayPort. The same setup works fine ( with the DisplayPort adapter ) and both monitors are in use on the Dell extender for my laptop. Is there a firmware switch I need to turn on to enable the DisplayPort? I'd be happy to go to St David's with my desktop and monitors to get this working correctly - please help - I need 2 monitors! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ozzie ✭ November 2020 Worked on it another hour - still not a go. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Hey, @Ozzie Could you give us a bit more info about your build? Do you have a GPU that you're plugged into? or is this specifically using the integrated graphics on a CPU? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Please help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 On the back of the computer, there are a few video ports about halfway down, horizontal. Those are the video ports on the GPU and they're what you'll want to use.  Like the example in this picture. The video card on your computer should have one HDMI and three DisplayPorts as far as I know, so if you don't have a DisplayPort monitor, you'll need an adapter to go from DisplayPort to whatever cable you have.  The ports might be covered with some kind of rubber cap, if so you can just take them out.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article 3-4 HDMI outputs — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Graphics Cards 3-4 HDMI outputs NLCL ✭ December 2020 in Graphics Cards I'm trying to put together a presentation computer to use for streaming our church's worship service online. We're having most of the equipment installed by a company, but have to purchase the desktop ourselves. They're saying we need a minimum of 3 HDMI outputs, preferably 4. Any ideas on options? I've spent hours looking online, and I'm not seeing anything that seems like it will fit our needs. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSKevinG admin December 2020 Good afternoon @NLCL For most computers that have a video card in them this will not be an issue but you will have to adapter some of the ports.  in most cases the video cards will come with 1 hdmi port and then other labelled display ports.  these a similar to hdmi but the connect is different.  however you can get a cable that is display port to connect to the video card and then hdmi on the other end. https://www.microcenter.com/product/485103/inland-displayport-male-to-hdmi-male-cable-6-ft---black 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook StormSniper_ ✭ December 2020 Most Graphics Cards can support multiple displays. DisplayPort is usually more, because the cards were for gaming as a priority. Get a 1660 or 1060, and get a displayport to HDMI adapter. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article HDMI Cables, possible physical adapters — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion HDMI Cables, possible physical adapters Andy ✭ March 2020 in General Discussion Recently purchased a portable monitor with USB Type-C and Micro USB ports. Plan is to use as additional display on an HP 250G laptop. Laptop has full size HDMI and VGA ports for display. Connecting any of three USB's on Laptop to USB Type-C on monitor gives power, but no signal, and Windows 10 settings shows no options for multiple displays, except for option to detect a wireless display. Connecting an old VGA monitor to VGA on laptop, Windows 10 settings shows multiple display option. This all led me to dig further to find that laptop from factory is set up with only VGA and HDMI for external display. 1) Can I use a physical adapter to connect Laptop HDMI (or VGA) to Monitor USB Type-C successfully? 2) Am I able to switch a USB on Laptop in settings to output display? 3) Am I missing something with drivers? Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments NeilC ✭ April 2020 Does anyone know if this adapter is bidirectional? https://www.microcenter.com/product/485114/inland-displayport-male-to-hdmi-female-adapter---black SKU:399576 Mfr Part #:097204 UPC:618996996162 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin April 2020 Andy said: Recently purchased a portable monitor with USB Type-C and Micro USB ports. Plan is to use as additional display on an HP 250G laptop. Laptop has full size HDMI and VGA ports for display. Connecting any of three USB's on Laptop to USB Type-C on monitor gives power, but no signal, and Windows 10 settings shows no options for multiple displays, except for option to detect a wireless display. Connecting an old VGA monitor to VGA on laptop, Windows 10 settings shows multiple display option. This all led me to dig further to find that laptop from factory is set up with only VGA and HDMI for external display. 1) Can I use a physical adapter to connect Laptop HDMI (or VGA) to Monitor USB Type-C successfully? 2) Am I able to switch a USB on Laptop in settings to output display? 3) Am I missing something with drivers? Thank you! Depending on the monitor, there may be drivers on the manufacturer's website you'll need to install to use it properly, so I would definitely check that first. You might be able to use an adapter? But normally USB HDMI adapters are designed to go from USB to HDMI, as opposed to from HDMI to USB. There wouldn't be any special settings to enable to output video over USB, either your laptop supports it or it doesn't (most do).  NeilC said: Does anyone know if this adapter is bidirectional? https://www.microcenter.com/product/485114/inland-displayport-male-to-hdmi-female-adapter---black SKU:399576 Mfr Part #:097204 UPC:618996996162 That adapter, as far as I can find, is one-directional, from DisplayPort to HDMI only.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Can you help me with somethings about a computer that I bought in Micro Center? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Can you help me with somethings about a computer that I bought in Micro Center? Jose_Guijarro_01 ✭ May 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion A couple of days ago, I bought a Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF computer from your store; a key doesn't work well on the keyboard, I would like to know if you can solve this problem for me. On the other hand, I would also like you to recommend what graphics card I could put on the computer to improve the quality of video games. I would like something that isn't expensive but that works well for me, could you install it on the computer that I bought for you?, how much would the graphics card and the installation cost me?... Thank you very much. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TSTonyV admin May 2020 Accepted Answer The Optiplex 9020s don't come with a great power supply or a lot of room, so you'd have to stick with a smaller/lower profile video card.  You could use something like a GT1030, but how well it performs will depend on what kind of games you are playing. It can get the job done for things with light graphics requirements.  5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Jlewin12Computers ✭ May 2020 Almost a year ago I had purchased a computer from Micro center. I have the Power-spec G225. I have been looking to possibly get a duel monitor setup but my computer only has one functional HDMI port. There is one on the bottom of the back of the PC that leads into my GPU and one on the top part that does not function. I would like to find out why this port does not function and how I can get it to function if I need to add any hardware to my PC. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Jlewin12Computers said: Almost a year ago I had purchased a computer from Micro center. I have the Power-spec G225. I have been looking to possibly get a duel monitor setup but my computer only has one functional HDMI port. There is one on the bottom of the back of the PC that leads into my GPU and one on the top part that does not function. I would like to find out why this port does not function and how I can get it to function if I need to add any hardware to my PC. Unfortunately the ports on the motherboard won't work on that model, because the i5-9400f processor it comes with does not include integrated graphics. There are other ports you can use on the GPU, but you may need something like an HDMI to Displayport cable/adapter.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jose_Guijarro_01 ✭ May 2020 Yesterday I went to the Microcenter store to have them install a NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB graphics card on my computer that I bought right there, this graphics card was recommended to me in the Microcenter forum but in the store the customer service technician told me that it doesn't fit in the computer case and then they installed me a GeForce GT 710; When I got home I started to investigate and I could verify that in the Microcenter store they sell a Dell OptiPlex 9020 SFF Desktop Computer (Refurbished) Intel Core i7 4770 3.4GHz Processor; 32GB DDR3-1600 RAM; 512GB SSD; NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB; SKU 993048 is the product identification code, and as you can see, it has the graphics card installed that I wanted it to put on my computer; I would like to know if this can be solved for me in Microcenter, that is to say that if finally you can put the graphic card that I want NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops (and Desktops) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Home Office Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops (and Desktops) AlexS admin August 2020 edited June 16 in Home Office The age of pandemic is among us and has been for a while now.  And while a good handful of us have adjusted and adapted to this "new normal," some may still be wondering what they can do to improve some aspects of their life.  While we don't have all the answers to the many vast questions or problems yet, we at Micro Center would like to share some tips and guides on what you can do to ease your work or school lifestyle.  For starters, let's go with Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops and Desktops. Why do I need a second monitor?  While the choice of having a second monitor to your work or school setup is optional, being able to have multiple windows opened at once can be very advantageous and provide a level of convenience you haven't experienced before with a computer.  Depending on your work or school flow, you could have a window with research data on the left monitor and a Microsoft excel spreadsheet on the right, or you can have your Zoom session opened talking to your teach or classmates whilst taking notes on Google Docs without having to make smaller windows or continuously alt-tab back and forth between applications.  In this guide, we will provide a hefty guide on how to setup dual monitors on your laptop or desktop.  The process on setting up this nifty trick to expanding your desktop (pending if your physical computer desk or table has room for a second monitor) can be much easier than you think, and this guide should hopefully get you moving in the right direction. Please use the links below General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station Using an external monitor with a closed Laptop lid Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - With a Video Card 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors For every monitor you are connecting to your computer, you will need one video port for each monitor.  There are a lot of different video ports that monitors and computers can have, so you need to make sure you are able to connect them.  Here is a collection of commonly used ports. Adapters You can use adapters to convert the ports coming from your computer to match with the ports on your monitor.  Going from Digital ports (HDMI, DisplayPort) to Analog (VGA, DVI) is significantly easier for the adapter to do and cheaper because of it.  Going from Analog to Digital is more work for the adapter and are usually on the more expensive side.   Another common adapter to use is USB to any of the video ports above.  They allow you to use a USB port as a video port to connect a monitor, just make sure that you have the correct USB ports for the adapter.   DisplayPort to VGA Adapter USB-C to HDMI adapter Splitters Splitters are devices that plug into a port and provide multiple of the same port.  Although this sounds like an easy way to do multiple monitors, all this will do is mirror the single port to both monitors.   It will not EXTEND the monitors and allow them to work together as a larger workspace.  If you do have plans for mirroring your monitors, then a splitter may be the easier solution for you.  VGA Splitter HDMI Splitter 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop If you plan on using the built-in monitor that came with a laptop as one of the primary displays, then you will need to connect your external monitor to a video port on the side or rear of the laptop.  These built-in ports can range from DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C, Thunderbolt or if you have an older laptop, VGA.   The steps to accomplish this are not very difficult. 1. Determine which video port is on the side or rear of the laptop.  Once you determine the port, ensure your external monitor has matching ports or you have an adapter available so you can connect the external monitor to the laptop. 2. Connect the external monitor to the laptop using the correct video cable. 3. By default, your external monitor should get a display.  4. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings 5. In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 6. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  7. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed in.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.   You should be all set from here! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station Docking stations allow laptops that lack multiple video ports to connect to multiple monitors.  Similar to USB Adapters, they connect to your laptop through a USB port and then provide multiple video ports to connect your monitors.  You may need to download drivers or use an installation CD to get a Docking Station to work.  They also may need to be powered by another power source and aren’t always powered solely through the laptop.   Setting up a Laptop with a Docking Station 1. Check the specifications of your laptop for information regarding the number of displays it can support and the type of connections the laptop has available, such as HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt, etc. 2. Typically, there will be at least one connection available from the laptop for another display such as HDMI or VGA. You can connect your first external monitor to this connection to get a second display. 3. For a third display, you will typically need a docking station to add more ports to the laptop. There are universal docking stations that will work with most systems. 4. Docking Stations may use a USB-A, USB-C or Thunderbolt to connect to your laptop.  Check your laptop connections and make sure you have the proper one.  5. Docking Stations may require you to install drivers which can be found with an included CD or can be found at the manufacturer’s website 6. Connect the docking station to the computer. Connect the external monitors to the docking station using the available video ports on the station 7. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings 8. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  9. In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 10. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed in.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 How to Use External Monitors with the Laptop Lid Closed Some users may not want to have their laptop lid open when using external monitors.  We will need to prevent the laptop from entering sleep mode when closing the lid.  If you have already set up your external displays, proceed with the following directions. Type Lid into the search bar in the bottom left of your screen, select Change what closing the lid does Find the box that correlates to Plugged In and When I close the lid and change it to Do nothing.  Then click Save Changes that is at the bottom of the screen.   Go ahead and close your laptop and your monitors should still be turned on and functioning with an external keyboard and mouse! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card Video Cards Your desktop may or may not have a video card inside it.  If your desktop computer does have a video card, then you NEED to use the ports of the video card to receive any video signal.  You can usually tell if there is a video card in your desktop if you see the video ports are horizontal and are usually found away from the USB Ports on the back of the computer.  You may need to add a video card if your desktop computer doesn’t have enough visual ports or non-compatible ones Desktop without a Video Card Find the Video Ports you have on the back of your Desktop, they should be close to where the USB ports are on the back.  In the example picture, this desktop has a DVI, a VGA and an HDMI port.  If you do not know which ports your desktop computer has, please check this chart.  If you see additional ports in the middle on the back of the computer, please check this guide.  Connect the Video Ports on the back of your Computer to the monitors, turn on the system and sign in.  NOTE, when at the sign in screen, only one monitor will display.  Once signed it, you should get your multiple monitors. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will open in by default and where most of your programs' shortcuts will be placed in.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Desktop with a Video Card Find the Video Ports you have on the back of your Desktop, they should be found about halfway down the back of the computer.  In the example picture, this video card has 3 DisplayPorts and 1 HDMI Port.  If you do not know which ports your desktop computer has, please check this chart.  If you do not see any ports halfway down the back of the computer, please check this guide.  2. Connect the Video Ports on the back of your Computer to the monitors, turn on the system and sign in.  NOTE, when at the sign in screen, only one monitor will display.  Once signed it, you should get your multiple monitors. Now, we need to set up some settings for the multiple monitors.  Right click the desktop and select Display settings 3. You should now be in your Display Settings and should be seeing rectangles equal to the amount of monitors you have connected.  Next, you want to click Identify and it should show numbers on your monitors, drag the monitors with the corresponding number into the formation you have your monitors in.  Then click apply when they are in the proper position.  In my example, my monitor that has the number 1 is on my right side.  4. In the case the monitors are mirroring each other and not one combined workplace, you will want to scroll down to Multiple displays and select Extend these displays 5. One of your multiple monitors will be the “Main Monitor” where programs will defaultly open in and where most of your programs will be defaultly placed at.  Select the monitor you want as your main, it should Highlight Blue.  Then scroll down to Multiple Displays and select Make this my main display.  You should be all set! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook sdlan ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 This is a good guide to adding an external monitor to a PC.  What is your advice on connecting an external monitor to an Apple MacBook Air?  With the Thunderbolt display no longer available from Apple, what would be some monitors to look for and what cables and accessories would be needed for this type of set up? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin September 2020 @sdlan Thanks for your feedback. You may have a Mini DisplayPort on that Macbook Air. If you do then you could easily use a mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable or adapter. If not, then you can use this Apple Type-C to HDMI adapter: https://www.microcenter.com/product/626725/apple-usb-type-c-male-to-usb-type-a-female--usb-type-c-female--hdmi-female-digital-av-multiport-adapter---white As for monitors, you would just want to look for any with an HDMI port. If you would like, I can help find one for you. Is there a specific size you are looking for? Also, how much would you be looking to spend on this?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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G-Sync creates a better gaming experience as it eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag.  Make sure the monitor supports NVIDIA's G-Sync technology - a list of supported monitors at the time of this article can be found on Nvidia's website. Make sure a DisplayPort cable is being used - G-Sync is only compatible with DisplayPort. It must be a standard DisplayPort cable using no adapters or conversions. HDMI, DVI and VGA are not supported. Right click on the desktop background and select NVIDIA Control Panel from the list. Under the Display tab on the left side of the NVIDIA Control Panel, choose Set up G-Sync, followed by Enable G-Sync, G-Sync Compatible checkbox. Note: If the monitor has not been validated as G-Sync Compatible, select the box under Display Specific Settings to force G-Sync Compatible mode on. See the warning NOTE at the end of the article before proceeding. Under the Manage 3D Settings tab on the left side of the NVIDIA Control Panel, make sure Monitor Technology is set to G-SYNC. G-Sync Compatible Mode is now enabled. NOTE: If the monitor supports VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) technologies but is not on the list above, use caution before proceeding. It may still work, however there may be issues when using the technology. Known issues include blanking, pulsing, flickering, ghosting and visual artifacts. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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We actually do not carry the G9 models available at the moment from what I can see, we currently on have the 27" and 31.5" G7 monitors. I'm not sure if/when we may have the G9 ultrawides, so I can't make any promises on that front, but if you keep an eye on the website we'll update any availability if we have them. If the associate mentioned the G9 monitors, they may have just been mistaken and thought the 31.5" models was the G9.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NcokeO ✭ July 2020 TSTonyV said: Hello @NcokeO! We actually do not carry the G9 models available at the moment from what I can see, we currently on have the 27" and 31.5" G7 monitors. I'm not sure if/when we may have the G9 ultrawides, so I can't make any promises on that front, but if you keep an eye on the website we'll update any availability if we have them. If the associate mentioned the G9 monitors, they may have just been mistaken and thought the 31.5" models was the G9.  that makes more since. Damn. Been contemplating the LG CX 48inch 4k 120hz hdmi 2.1 TV or this Samsung Odyssey G9 for my new gaming PC monitor. I appreciate the fast response. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin July 2020 NcokeO said: TSTonyV said: Hello @NcokeO! We actually do not carry the G9 models available at the moment from what I can see, we currently on have the 27" and 31.5" G7 monitors. I'm not sure if/when we may have the G9 ultrawides, so I can't make any promises on that front, but if you keep an eye on the website we'll update any availability if we have them. If the associate mentioned the G9 monitors, they may have just been mistaken and thought the 31.5" models was the G9.  that makes more since. Damn. Been contemplating the LG CX 48inch 4k 120hz hdmi 2.1 TV or this Samsung Odyssey G9 for my new gaming PC monitor. I appreciate the fast response. If you go the route of the LG CX, be mindful that HDMI 2.1 GPU's are not out yet, so you'll have to use it at 1440p 120hz until an HDMI 2.1 GPU comes out. Club3D just recently launched a DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 adapter which uses DSC 1.2A (Display Stream Compression) to allow 4k at 120hz through the HDMI 2.1 ports on those TV's, but you lose out on VRR technologies like FreeSync and G-Sync. I currently use the 55 inch LG OLED B9 as my gaming monitor and I am still waiting for an HDMI 2.1 GPU myself. I wish you the best of luck in your search for a good gaming monitor. Both the LG CX and the Samsung G9 will make for fantastic gaming experiences, so I hope you can get your hands on one soon. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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It has been a very long time since I was last down to St. Davids PA and am planning to travel back down to purchase everything based on the answer(s) to this post- some time this week, most likely. My current system is a Gateway FX6803-35. This is a dual channel Core i7, running Windows 7 (64) Ultimate. I would prefer to select and install mid-to-high speed motherboard and CPU, have a good graphics arrangement with reasonable speed, (video editing, some gaming but nothing that would classify me as a cutting-edge gamer,) that supports at least two monitors. I really want to run through HDMI as this is what my monitors and larger flat screens have. While I am not opposed to a complete off-the-shelf option, I was screwed by Gateway the first and last time I purchased- because they used a defective sound setup that was patched- and every time Microsoft did an update, it completely hosed the install, and is the reason I now have a total of four 1.5 TB drives... because it was the fastest option to get back up and running at the time. So a full OTS system will be a hard sell, but I would consider it for the right configuration. I would like to keep: (3x) SATA HDDs, a Blu-Ray drive, my CD/DVD drive, and my power supply, if possible. I am a HUGE interconnection geek. I run a Nostromo gaming pad, a VisTablet pen input pad, a Steinway music interface, a USB ergo keyboard, USB and wireless gaming mice, and often utilize a serial port adapter (USB) to run an external Shortwave radio that I wrote an application to control. I create digital music, process digital video, and do a ton of photo editing- using Adobe Creative Master Suite CS5. (Adobe "assured" me that I could reinstall their package on this new system... holding breath with a smirk...) I am looking for recommendations. (Is PowerSpec a store brand? If so I would definitely reconsider my hesitation to buy an Off-The-Shelf / pre-built system. I really trust your company, and that is understated to save space here...) I am not dead-set against anything, but I am a pragmatic person who isn't afraid to put money where it makes the most significant improvement, and hesitate spending it just to have "the best available." The kind of person who will drive a vehicle because it still goes, not because it looks good. The current Gateway : 2.8 GHz core duo, *9 GB DDR3*, *Radeon Graphics CARD, I think! w/1024 MB*, Windows 7 Ultimate (will install Win 10, unless I could port all my apps to Linux and break out of the MS racket,) DDR3 SDRAM, Serial ATA HDDs (room for 3 HDD and two optical drives.), DVD +R and Blu-Ray. I apologize that this is so wordy, AND that it is likely I left out some key information. I have always built my own systems, but stopped 10 years ago... and have been paying for it ever since. I lost track of the changes in technology along the way. Heck... the online source I used to buy from doesn't even exist anymore LOL! Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer! I am excited to take a trip back down to Philly... 20 years ago this was a destination for me and a few friends to take a road trip! -"Savage223" 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Savage223 ✭ April 11 edited April 11 EEsh... I apologize... my didn't work for the content on what I think I need. Note that I do not know what my form factor is, and the information i've been able to find online is limited. I also want to keep my case, so that's why I want to know. I would like to add 32GB of fast system memory, possibly 64. I would consider both re-using or replacing my current graphics card. Stupid, but I THINK this was a discreet card instead of an on-board/on-chip graphics system... I don't have the computer where I am right now to look. I think I should be in the Core i5 to Core i7 CPU category, and am perfectly fine considering AMD if it is thought they are just as good. I'd like a decent cache but have no clue if a high cache is actually utilized optimally (if it is worth the extra dough,) or even if my apps can utilize the added capacity in a way that makes the extra expenditure worth my while. I prefer USB 3.0, if it is actually backwards compatible, and really only need 1-2 USB C connections. I prefer the full-sized port, because I have only a GoPro and a phone that use USB-C. Forgive me for the early omission. I'll be glad to answer as need be. Thanks again! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 11 Hello @Savage223 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. If you are wanting to upgrade your Gateway to a video editing and gaming pc, we'd recommend to invest in a pre-built pc that already has the parts for this type of computing. There's not much benefit in upgrading older PCs to be newer systems. At the point, a re-build PC from scratch is needed. May as well just go with a pre-built system that already has everything you need and works. If you can share what your budget is for a PC, we'll can inform you of some pre-built system to look at. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 11 Thanks for the quick reply! I expect to pay around $1000. If will go higher, but would want to see a fast primary drive- likely a SSD that would be sized large enough to run the OS paging and graphics caches; a fast i7 class CPU; 64gb of fast ram minimum; an optical drive, (Blu-Ray is not necessary in the new system,) the HDMI and USB I need; built-in WiFI and an included external antenna (if possible, though I can easily run CAT5 to it,) and a decent sound card that supports 5.1 surround sound at minimum. This may be totally unreasonable at my desired high point of $1500. Note that I do not need "extreme gamer" level graphics; I am more interested in running video that is, at most, the 4k produced by GoPro and Sony action video cameras. I use Adobe Premier for video editing, and I expect some lag in processing times, but this is consumer level versus semi-professional video production. I hope this makes sense... :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 11 @Savage223 what MC store are you near? $1500 will get you the 64gb of RAM, GPU and a fast processor. We can look up the computer at your store. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 11 St. David's, PA - Just outside of Philadelphia. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 11 @Savage223 take a look at the link below. Take a look at the Powerspec G164 sku# 210286. It has 16gig of ram which is a great start for video editing and gaming. You can add more memory later up to 64 gigs or more. It has a RX 5500 XT which is a great card, can do 4k with a display port cable and 4K monitor, if you have one. Also look at the Dell XPS 8940 sku# 150383. Good card and 16 gigs of memory. And last, the Powerspec G508 sku# 251918 has 16 gb of RAM, RTX 3060 GPU (one of the best graphic card on the market), with a Ryzen 5 5600x CPU. This would be the recommended machine to go with based on the current St. Davids inventory as of today. Link: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294967292+4294819035&myStore=true&storeid=061 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 12 These seem right on, especially the PowerSpec, with a few issues, I think. (I could only take a quick look for the moment.) I run dual HDMI based monitors, and none have more than one port. I want to maintain an optical drive, because I have a lot of wedding photos and other things archived on discs. I want to be able to add at least one separate HDD to the system, and I actually have three that have very low hours and test good. It doesn't look like these (cases, at least,) will accept more than 1 drive, if even that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 12 To hook up multiple HDMI monitors (if it only has one port), you'd need a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter/converter cable. For a DVD drive, you'd need an external option for this PC (and most PCs these days) - Any of these would connect via USB and work: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966941 Which specific system / model were you looking at in regards to adding extra hard drives? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 14 I actually like all three of these 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31133#Comment_31133 Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the Dell, SKU 150383 has maybe 1 slot for an additional drive at the top right. The G509 SKU 251918 and G164 21028 both have 1 internal 2.5" bay as they share the same case. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Savage223 ✭ April 17 I chose the G707! More than I planned on spending, but for the reasons follow after a quick question: What is the BEST way to create a baseline recovery "disc"? Of course, there is no optical drive for "disc," and I used a dedicated thumb drive for my HP Laptop for this purpose. But this is Win10 and a pre-built system- so what is your recommendation for a recovery disc that allows me to re-install the pre-installed Win10 software? At what other points would you recommend making a baseline recovery disc, or is there a better way to capture significant configuration events, such as installation of all my hardware, installation of larger apps like Adobe Suite, and that kind of thing? Do you just keep verifying everything works after every significant change or set of changes? What do you recommend? I chose the G707 over the others because: 2 available SATA ports on the board. (Maybe no room, but at least I can connect a HDD for file transfer purposes, even if temporarily.) ATX vs MicroATX (better power management) based on what I read beforehand on a separate site. Twice the installed RAM This is just the short list. I have to try to fire it up today, very excited! Thanks for your advice so far! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 17 You would be looking for a system image with what you are describing, we have a guide on how to make that and recover from that (if needed) here on our Community forum: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2315/how-to-create-and-restore-from-a-system-image-in-windows-10 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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A: There are four primary types of video connections: VGA, DVI, HDMI and DP. All four connections are currently used today, but not all computers include all of them. Q: What does each connection look like? A: The overall shape for each video connection looks different from one another. In the picture below you can see the different connections side by side: Image sourced from https://www.dell.com/support/article/en-ae/sln308887/using-video-cable-adapters?lang=en VGA – Stands for Video Graphics Array and the connector is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector. This connection was widely adopted by the computer industry, but has now mostly phased out as modern digital connections like DVI and HDMI are more widespread. Many modern computers don't include this connection at all anymore. VGA cables can support resolutions up to 2048x1536 at 85Hz. DVI – Stands for Digital Visual Interface. This was the first digital video signal designed to deliver higher quality than VGA connections. There are several DVI type connections, but the most common is DVI-D. DVI-D is a digital only connection and only has the single horizontal pin on the right. DVI-I supports analog and digital connections and can be identified by the four corner pins on the right side of the connection. DVI-A is an analog only connection and is no longer widely used. On top of that, there are single-link and dual-link DVI connections, differentiated by a set of nine pins in the middle (see below). Single-Link are capable of 1920x1200 resolution at 60 Hz. Dual-link connections allow you to use resolutions up to 2560x1600, or run higher refresh rates at 1080p resolution.  HDMI – Stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. This is the most common high-quality connection; available on most TVs and monitors and used by DVD players, cable boxes and most game consoles. HDMI can support higher refresh rates and up to 4k resolution depending on the specific type of HDMI cable. There are multiple revisions of HDMI that have progressively added more capabilities to the connection.  DP – This is the newest connection available and stands for DisplayPort. It's becoming more widespread and is available on many new devices. Like HDMI there are different revisions of DisplayPort that have added more capabilities to the connection over time. DisplayPort can support high refresh rates and resolutions up to 8k. Mini-DisplayPort is the same as standard DP, just in a smaller form factor. Some USB-C connections can support video output by using a DisplayPort interface.  Q: What is the best cable to use? A: The answer to this question depends on the intended use of the cable. While HDMI was made primarily for home entertainment, DisplayPort was designed for connecting computing devices to monitors. The best connection for gaming is the newer DisplayPort cables because they provide the highest refresh rates and the better-quality resolutions using packet data transmission commonly used in Ethernet and USB connections. Q: Does my computer include the cable needed for the monitor? A: The cable is normally included with the monitor. However, some monitors do not provide all the possible ways to connect it to the computer. There are cables and adapters available if your computer and monitor port do not match. Q: Can I use an adapter if the cable doesn’t match what I have? A: Yes. Micro Center provides a variety of different adapters to ensure the monitor you want works with your computer. Keep in mind, however, that adapters can sometimes have limitations. Q: Why do some of my video ports not work on the computer? A: Some computers come with a video card and when a video card is present in the computer, the integrated ports on the motherboard do not work because they are disabled. These ports would typically be separated from the rest of the connections near the bottom of the computer. For more information, please check out this helpful article on setting up a PC with a video card installed.  Q: My computer comes with multiple connections. Does that mean I can use more than one monitor? A: Most new computers will allow the use of multiple monitors, exactly how many will depend on your specific system. Check the specifications of the computer with the manufacturer to confirm. Q: How do I know if my computer has a video card? A: A video card is typically located near the bottom of the computer and has additional video connections on it. These would be grouped separately from all the other cables. Q: Do I need all cables connected? A: No. Some monitors include multiple video cables, but only one is needed per monitor. If you have multiple cables connected to a single monitor from the same device, it can cause problems, so you should only use one. Q: Does video cable length matter? A: Cables can experience signal degradation over long distances. Higher quality cables will have less issues with this, but even high quality cables at some point would need a signal booster if you're going long enough. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article DisplayPort does not like W10 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion DisplayPort does not like W10 Builder ✭ April 18 edited April 18 in General Discussion I have a Lenovo LI2821wA and a GeForce GTX 950. This worked well on my W7 machine, but after transferring to a W10 machine, the display is black on DisplayPort and normal on HDMI. This is a problem because I want to add a second display that has only HDMI. Likely this is some sort of EDID issue. How do I approach this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Comments Ian admin April 19 Hello, does the graphics card only have 1 DisplayPort slot? Have you tried a different DisplayPort cable? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 There are three DP and one HDMI. Card works fine with this cable and monitor in W7 machine. I tried two of the three DP outputs. On the W10 machine the display locks up to the point that I cannot use the monitor controls when the DP input is connected to the monitor. Obviously, I cannot flip back and forth between the machines in an instant. My thought is that the DP EDID is mixed up on the W10 machine, but I did not expect that the monitor would lock up. Monitor allows flipping between DP 1.1 and 1.2. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 edited April 19 Starting with the DP cable disconnected from the monitor, HDMI is OK. If I then insert the DP cable and select the DP input, the monitor locks up until I remove the DP connection. There is no difference if I make or break the DP connection at the computer or monitor. There is an odd W10 reaction as I make the DP connection. At this point both HDMI and DP are connected, but I am viewing HDMI. Shortly after (about a second) I make the DP connection all of the open windows are minimized. If I then remove the DP connection all of the open windows are restored. At the instant I connect DP, before the open windows are minimized, there is a flash of something (lines of white text on black) in the upper left. I don't recognize this flash. This desktop, with all windows now minimized seems stable. If I then select the DP input, the monitor is black and will not respond to controls until I disconnect one end of the DP cable, at which time the previous desktop it fully restored. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 edited April 19 In case you are wondering,I also powered down the monitor, connected only the DP, and restarted the monitor. I still have a black screen and locked monitor controls. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 19 @Builder I'd try to discharge the monitor and give the system a chance to detect it and read the EDID data. There were issues Maxwell GPU's related to DP, but I believe it only created an issue outside the OS and was relegated to DP 1.3/1.4. That's been a while and Nvidia did provide VBIOS updates to correct the issue. Please tell us more about the specs on the system, the brand and model of the card. What driver version are you running? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 edited April 19 It's an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX950. W10 Pro 64bit. NVIDIA driver version 466.11 (standard) DirectX runtime 12.0 FWIW: I've been using 3840 x 2160 for several years on W7 DP and recently on W10 HDMI. This is the display's native resolution. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 I let the monitor sit, unpowered, not connected for about 40 minutes, then connected the DP -- black screen, no response to monitor controls. After removing the DP and inserting HDMI, response is normal. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 19 @Builder just chiming in. Are you using a custom build PC? if so what motherboard do you have? If its a pre-build pc, what is the make and model of your system (ex., Dell, HP, ASUS, etc.)? Also have you updated the GTX950 with the windows 10 driver? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 edited April 19 Custom build (by me) Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X I have not specifically updated the GTX950 firmware and it does not seem that MSI provides any firmware updates. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 19 @Builder try this link below. Download the latest WHQL driver, which should be for windows 10. Let us know the results. Link: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/drivers/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 I didn't see anything that was specifically labeled "WHQL", but I installed GeForceExperience and nothing new was installed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 19 @Builder in the link you have to choose your product type, etc. and hit Search. Scroll down to see the results. Better to go to the direct link than geforceexperience. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 19 edited April 19 My card was not offered in the search choices. I installed the GeForceExperience. It confirmed that I had the latest driver and did not offer to update the card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 19 @Builder your card is there. You have a GTX 950 correct? Another option to think about. You can always bring your system to the store and our techs there can take a look at it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 20 @TSTDavey Your link does not lead to my card. https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us leads to a page that offers my card. I already have the suggested driver installed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 20 @Builder not sure if you are clicking on the link I provided, but the link didn't take me to the link you provided. Can you give us a screen shot of what driver version your computer (Windows) says your GTX 950 is on? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 20 edited April 20 @Builder not sure how you got to the link you provided, but your card is still able to be selected and searched for off the link you somehow got to from my link. You could change the download type to Studio Driver. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 20 edited April 20 @TSTDavey Curious, your link leads here: Anyway, their site offers me inconsistent search results. Studio driver was not offered, but If I took the beta path offered sometimes I was lead to some stale drivers from 2017 and 2018, but eventually I was lead to 466.11 (Dated 4/14/2021) and this is what I have installed and it is WHQL. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 20 Yes, I borrowed a DP cable and the results are the same. It is curious that the results are slightly different if I change ports on the video card. One DP port prevents the monitor from auto sensing an input, the screen remains black. The other two ports will allow the monitor to sense the HDMI input and switch to it after a while. Remember that this card and this monitor worked flawlessly on the W7 machine. I'm still speculating that this is an EDID issue, but I have not found any resources to deal with this. It could be that I can copy a setup string from the W7 machine, but I don't know where to look. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 20 @Builder I would try this. Set your DP to 1.2 first. Then connect both the DP and HDMi cable to the system, it'll detect two monitors this way. Once this is done, check the Nvidia Control Panel and see if it's detected. If not, switch it to DP 1.1 and check again. if it's detected properly, it should work and you can disconnect the HDMI cable. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 20 @TSMikeW maybe we have learned something. The DP connection is recognized as existing (1 of 2), but I cannot select it. DP 1.1 or 1.2 does not seem to make any difference. Something varies and correlates with the timing of inserting cables in the display card and which port I use. The central DP seems to work best. If I briefly remove the DP connection at the display card the DP connection might be recognized as active. This is DP1.2 Some progress. I wish that I knew exactly what has changed. Unfortunately, the Samsung monitor, Screen 2, is black. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 20 @TSMikeW More progress. I'm am exploring the idea that there is an intermittent connection at the display card HDMI port. Notice that the Refresh rate is now 60Hz. I did not make any overt changes to the refresh rate. As I write, I have a desktop displayed on the Samsung. (Display 2) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 21 @Builder Preferably its should be 60. Display 1 is black and varying the refresh rate makes no impact on it? Does your card have 3 Display Ports and if so, have you tested multiple ports using this method? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 21 Yes, there are three DP's and the center port seems to work better. Prior to the DP coming online I could not make any changes to the 30Hz refresh rate. Now the Samsung offers 50-58-60. Since I'm not attempting to pass NTSC or PAL data through the system, I see no point for anything other than 60Hz. As of this writing, both displays are still working. I have not yet been through a sleep or power down cycle. For some reason the system is ignoring my sleep settings. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 22 @Builder Lets try a few commands to see what's keeping it awake. From an elevated command prompt type: powercfg -requests Let us know what that returns. Then lets generate an energy-report. powercfg -energy This will create an HTML file in System32, we'll ask you to upload this. Should tell us what is keeping the system awake. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 23 Odd response to my copy and paste from CMD and the file attach. Maybe the file is attached, I'm not sure. Looking through the html, it seems that an open web page with audio playing is blocking sleep. C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -requests DISPLAY: None. SYSTEM: [DRIVER] USB Audio Device (USB\VID_046D&PID_0A0B&MI_00\9&254da83f&0&0000) An audio stream is currently in use. AWAYMODE: None. EXECUTION: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe non-display request PERFBOOST: None. ACTIVELOCKSCREEN: None. C:\WINDOWS\system32> 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 23 I closed the audio web pages and the system still did not sleep. I'm using a USB to parallel printer port converter that is constantly connected, but the printer is not powered. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 23 @Builder We'll need to see the energy report then, it'll have a lot more information on what is causing the sleep issue. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Builder ✭ April 24 energy-report.txt Previous attempt to upload file failed without error message. You'll want to display this file as a web page because file upload does not accept .html files. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 26 @Builder The energy report confirms there's a request made from Firefox for audio, and that is keeping the system awake. I'd task kill Firefox to confirm. Make sure the process isn't running in the background. We also see the USB inputs keeping the system awake. What happens when you put the system to sleep via the start menu? Also, what CPU do you have? I had a similar issue with an ASUS X570 Strix-E and a Ryzen 9 3900X. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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A: There are four primary types of video connections: VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DP. All four connections are currently used today, but not all computers include all of them. Q: What does each connection look like? A: The overall shape for each video connection looks different from one another. In the picture below you can see the different connections side by side: Image sourced from https://www.dell.com/support/article/en-ae/sln308887/using-video-cable-adapters?lang=en VGA – Stands for Video Graphics Array, and the connector is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector. This connection was widely adopted by the computer industry, but has now mostly phased out as modern digital connections like DVI and HDMI are more widespread. Many modern computers don't include this connection at all anymore. VGA cables can support resolutions up to 2048x1536 at 85Hz. DVI – Stands for Digital Visual Interface. This was the first digital video signal designed to deliver higher quality than VGA connections. There are several DVI type connections, but the most common is DVI-D. DVI-D is a digital only connection and only has the single horizontal pin on the right. DVI-I supports analog and digital connections and can be identified by the four corner pins on the right side of the connection. DVI-A is an analog only connection and is no longer widely used. On top of that, there are single-link and dual-link DVI connections, differentiated by a set of nine pins in the middle (see below). Single-Link are capable of 1920x1200 resolution at 60 Hz. Dual-link connections allow you to use resolutions up to 2560x1600, or run higher refresh rates at 1080p resolution.  HDMI – Stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. This is the most common high-quality connection; available on most TVs and monitors and used by DVD players, cable boxes and most game consoles. HDMI can support higher refresh rates and up to 4k resolution depending on which specific type of HDMI cable you have. There are multiple revisions of HDMI that have progressively added more capabilities to the connection.  DP – This is the newest connection available and stands for DisplayPort. It's becoming more widespread and is available on many new devices. Like HDMI there are different revisions of DisplayPort that have added more capabilities to the connection over time. DisplayPort can support high refresh rates and resolutions up to 8k. Mini-DisplayPort is the same as standard DP, just in a smaller form factor. Some USB-C connections can support video output by using a DisplayPort interface.  Q: What is the best cable to use? A: The answer to this question depends on the intended use of the cable. While HDMI was made primarily for home entertainment, DisplayPort was designed for connecting computing devices to monitors. The best connection for gaming is the newer DisplayPort cables because they provide the highest refresh rates and the better-quality resolutions using packet data transmission commonly used in Ethernet and USB connections. Q: Does my computer include the cable needed for the monitor? A: The cable is normally included with the monitor. However, some monitors do not provide all the possible ways to connect it to the computer. There are cables and adapters available if your computer and monitor port do not match. Q: Can I use an adapter if the cable doesn’t match what I have? A: Yes. Micro Center provides a variety of different adapters to ensure the monitor you want works with your computer. Keep in mind, however, that adapters can sometimes have limitations. Q: Why do some of my video ports not work on the computer? A: Some computers come with a video card, and, when a video card is present in the computer, the integrated ports on the motherboard do not work because they are disabled. These ports would typically be separated from the rest of the connections near the bottom of the computer. For more information, please check out this helpful article on setting up a PC with a video card installed.  Q: My computer comes with multiple connections. Does that mean I can use more than one monitor? A: Most new computers will allow the use of multiple monitors, exactly how many will depend on your specific system. Check the specifications of the computer with the manufacturer to confirm this. Q: How do I know if my computer has a video card? A: A video card is typically located near the bottom of the computer and has additional video connections on it. These would be grouped separately from all the other cables. Q: Do I need all cables connected? A: No. Some monitors include multiple video cables, but only one is needed per monitor. If you have multiple cables connected to a single monitor from the same device, it can cause problems, so you should only use one.  Q: Why am I not getting the advertised refresh rate from the monitor? A:  Depending on the monitor, you may need to use a better cable connection to achieve the maximum results. Even if your monitor has a refresh rate advertised, if you do not have a video card to back this up, your hardware can limit you. If you do not have a video card, you will not be able to push 144 Hz in most cases. If you do have the right hardware, you may need to change your monitor refresh rate. Q: Does cable length matter? A: Cables can experience signal degradation over long distances. Higher quality cables will have less issues with this, but even high quality cables at some point would need a signal booster if you're going long enough.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you have any additional video cabling / connection questions? Feel free to reply with them below!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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You will need a graphics card with DisplayPort 1.2 as well as monitors with DisplayPort output. The last monitor in the chain does not need an output. On some monitors, DisplayPort 1.2 is an optional feature. If your monitor has this as an optional feature, be sure to enable it from the monitor’s on-screen menu. Refer to the monitor’s manual for instructions. Using a DisplayPort cable, connect your computer to the first monitor’s DP-in. Connect the next monitor by running a DisplayPort cable from the first monitor’s DP-out to the second monitor’s DP-in. Repeat step 4 until all monitors are connected Be sure to set your screen resolutions so as not to exceed the bandwidth of the single DisplayPort connection in use. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to Daisy Chain DisplayPort Monitors - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to Daisy Chain DisplayPort Monitors - Micro Center This article will explain how to daisy chain multiple monitors with display port connections. Daisy chaining describes connecting devices one to another instead of each to the computer. You will need a graphics card with DisplayPort 1.2 as well as monitors with DisplayPort output. The last monitor in the chain does not need an output. On some monitors, DisplayPort 1.2 is an optional feature. If your monitor has this as an optional feature, be sure to enable it from the monitor’s on-screen menu. Refer to the monitor’s manual for instructions. Using a DisplayPort cable, connect your computer to the first monitor’s DP-in. Connect the next monitor by running a DisplayPort cable from the first monitor’s DP-out to the second monitor’s DP-in. Repeat step 4 until all monitors are connected Be sure to set your screen resolutions so as not to exceed the bandwidth of the single DisplayPort connection in use. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Amplifier adapter — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Amplifier adapter Tamy ✭ March 29 edited June 5 in General Discussion I am hard of hearing & wear binaural inadequate aids. I am doing web video training this week with an otc bluetooth Sony headset which can only go as loud as my laptop speakers can go. I am looking for alternative options, possibly a bluetooth amplier adapter that can plug into the headphone port on the laptop ,, or what other alternative is there that can provide a much louder volume/audio so I can hear what is being said better? Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite model P75-A7200 with OS- Edition Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 installed on ‎2/‎14/‎2021 OS build 19042.870 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0...Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz  2.40 GHz installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.77 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 29 Hello @Tamy and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. There are audio amplifiers out there that can connect to your Laptop, then you plug in your headset to the amplifier; but unfortunately we only stereo equipment amplifiers. We don't have any information for if and when we'll get amplifiers that work with laptops. Below is a google link of some that will work for you laptop. Another option would be to try to amplify your audio on your laptop. Follow these instructions: Right click on the start menu (4 white squared windows in lower left corner) and select Run. Type Control Panel and hit Enter. Then click on Hardware and Sound (or under Sound click on Hardware and Sound). Select your headset, then click on Properties (slightly to the lower right of the sound box or frame). Then click on the enhancements tab and click Loudness Equalization. Then hit Apply and click on the Levels Tab. Move the headphones volume up to the highest and click Apply, then okay. Try out the headset now. Google link (Laptop Audio Amplifiers): Look at the $23.99 one from Amazon brand is LVY. https://www.google.com/search?q=laptop+audio+amplifier&bih=688&biw=1455&hl=en&ei=jUtiYP_sIMXatQbZ9pWYDw&oq=laptop+audio+a&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMYADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeMgYIABAWEB46BAgAEEM6BQgAEJECOgsILhCxAxDHARCjAjoECC4QQzoICC4QsQMQgwE6CAgAELEDEIMBOgcIABCxAxBDOgcIABDJAxBDOgUIABCSAzoFCAAQsQM6BQgAEMkDOgUIABCGA1DC4yJYl_4iYM-HI2gCcAJ4AIABVIgBrwiSAQIxN5gBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tamy ✭ March 30 thank you for this information. I had actually did the hardware properties changes yesterday- did not make enough of a change for me. I will check what is online including your google link... thank you for your suggestions/time. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 30 You're welcome! 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To me, this looks like a charger of some sort. Perhaps a charger for a vape? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin February 5 @arayq2 @LandShark is correct. 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors for a Laptop or Desktop - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors for a Laptop or Desktop - Micro Center While the choice of having a second monitor to your work or school setup is optional, being able to have multiple windows opened at once can be very advantageous and provide a level of convenience you haven't experienced before with a computer.   Depending on your work or school flow, you could have a window with research data on the left monitor and a Microsoft excel spreadsheet on the right, or you can have your Zoom session opened talking to your teach or classmates whilst taking notes on Google Docs without having to make smaller windows or continuously alt-tab back and forth between applications.  In this guide, we will provide a hefty guide on how to setup dual monitors on your laptop or desktop. The process on setting up this nifty trick to expanding your desktop (pending if your physical computer desk or table has room for a second monitor) can be much easier than you think and this guide should hopefully get you moving in the right direction. Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop  Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station  Using an external monitor with a closed Laptop lid  Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card  Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - With a Video Card  For every monitor you are connecting to your computer, you will need one video port for each monitor. There are a lot of different video ports that monitors and computers can have, so you need to make sure you are able to connect them. Here is a collection of commonly used ports. Adapters You can use adapters to convert the ports coming from your computer to match with the ports on your monitor. Going from Digital ports (HDMI, DisplayPort) to Analog (VGA, DVI) is significantly easier for the adapter to do and cheaper because of it. Going from Analog to Digital is more work for the adapter and are usually on the more expensive side.   Another common adapter to use is USB to any of the video ports above. They allow you to use a USB port as a video port to connect a monitor, just make sure that you have the correct USB ports for the adapter.   Splitters Splitters are devices that plug into a port and provide multiple of the same port. Although this sounds like an easy way to do multiple monitors, all this will do is mirror the single port to both monitors.   It will not EXTEND the monitors and allow them to work together as a larger workspace. If you do have plans for mirroring your monitors, then a splitter may be the easier solution for you.  © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla