3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2011 5:04 PM by ceh4702

    Secondary monitor on DG35EC


      I have a computer with DG35EC motherboard with built-in Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3500. If I buy a secondary video adapter: can I use two monitors? Or will the secondary video adapter disable built-in x3500?


      Thanks a lot!.

        • 1. Re: Secondary monitor on DG35EC
          Javed Lodhi


          You can use 2 monitors if you buy yourself a secondary GPU (Graphic Processing Unit -- or -- Video Adapter) depending on the model of GPU you purchase. Some GPUs come with 1 x VGA and 1 x DVI port and some come with 2 x DVI port (Use VGA to DVI convertor in case your LCD does not have a DVI connector). As for secondary adapter disabling built-in X3500, you have the option in BIOS to switch to either of the Video Adapters i.e. On-Board or External

          Hope this helps, in case you have any further queries, feel free to write to us.

          Thank you, have a nice day!


          Warm Regards,

          Javed Lodhi

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          • 2. Re: Secondary monitor on DG35EC

            Let me see if I understood: the additional GPU will disable on-board video adapter. With the BIOS option I can use only one of them.

            Thanks for you time!

            • 3. Re: Secondary monitor on DG35EC

              I have my DG35EC Hooked up like it has 2 monitors (Dell Video and HDTV).

              Keep in mind that there are improved video drivers.


              1-DVI - HDMI (converter) => HDMI Cable (Audio Separate).

              I usually watch Koren movies with English Subs, Youtube, etc.

              The integrated video will not do full HD, just around 720p.


              I think if you put a video card in the slot it disables the built-in Video.