So this week has been a shitstorm of fixing my computer. I forgot how much I actually dont know about computers. Basically it boils down to this message I sent my friend:
So, my second monitor is that old one Ive had forever that I would bring over to your place, and its a VGA only cable. But the 1050 TIs only have DVI-D, HDMI, and display ports. So, I got a HDMI cable for my main monitor, before it was HDMI to DVI-D, but now it's just straight HDMI, cool right?! | But my retarded self forgot there was only one HDMI cable. Not remembering that I go to best buy wanting to get a VGA to HDMI converter for my second monitor, because the old adapter I have is VGA to DVI-A which doesnt work on a DVI-D port.. So, I get the spiffy little VGA/hdmi converter for 30 bucks, on my way home I remember I DONT HAVE ANOTHER HDMI PORT. Make a U turn, return it, feel like an idiot. On my way home from the store for the second time I remember that 'Hey, I have that original HDMI to DVI-D cable I can use and just use the HDMI port for my second monitor.' Make ANOTHER uturn and REBUY the thing I JUST RETURNED. Get home and IT DOESNT FUCKING WORK. IT HAS TO BE AN ACTIVE CONVERTER. AND HDMI CANT DO ACTIVE CONVERSION.