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Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

Question: Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

I have a dual monitor setup on my pc. Gforce4 440 128mb agp card and an ATI rage 128 pro pci. My problem is that when i am playing media ie music, video etc. i get distorted sound when i open, close, maximize, move any window on the monitor that is on the ati rage card. I remove the card and the sound distortion goes away. I have moved the monitors around, i have updated drivers for EVERYthing in this mess. I have an ECS mobo k7s5a with sis7012 integrated sound. cannot find ANY references for this type of problem. The only thing i haven't done is tried another pci card to replace the ATI. I would just like to know why there is distortion.

THanks in advance!
Rich

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Answer: Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

Did you try a differnt PCI slot for the ATI card?

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To start off, I AM NOT A COMPUTER LITERATE person so keep it simple please.

I got a laptop connected to a toshiba dynadock to a samsung monitor and I cannont hear any sound at all. Even when I plug in headphones to the dynadock or my laptop I still cannot hear anything. I do not have speakers, but ive been told that i can play music on my laptop. so help!!

thanks everyone!

OH, keep it simple!!!


EXTRA INFO:
1. My friend did set up the sound on my laptop, but i made a silly mistake and apparently i disabled it, but then I went back to enable the sound settings and still did not come back.

Answer:dual monitors no sound.

Johnnyandrew, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I would start with re-installing/updating the drivers for the Dynadock. Go here,

Toshiba Support - Homepage

select laptop accessories, dynadock, and then the model you have (5 to choose from).

Once that is done then check in the Windows playback properties (right click the speaker icon in the right corner) and select Playback devices. Make sure that the device is showing there and if not, set it as the default playback device.

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My PC display is VGA. I have USB speakers for my PC.
I got a long HDMI cable and hooked it up to my HD TV.

Works fine, extended, mirrored, etc.

However the sound only comes from the PC speakers, nothing from the TV, even when I set to separate display. I know HDMI handles sound and everything, how do I get sound from my TV?

My TV is even display 1 if that matters.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, graphics card is 5850.

Answer:Dual monitors, sound only from PC speakers.

Ok I fixed it. In case someone runs into the same problem:

I right clicked the speaker icon in the taskbar, playback devices.

(the HDMI has to be plugged in here) Set HDMI speakers to default. When I on HDMI it switches to TV speakers, when I switch to PC it goes back to PC speakers because HDMI disconnects.

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as the title states, I have 2 monitors, screen 1 is using an hdmi cable.
screen 2 is using a vga /dvi adapter

this is a fresh installation of windows 7,
the catalyst version is 13.12
the amd ccc is 2013.1206.1603.28764
here are screenshots of everything.


things ive tried.
testing to see if hdmi cable is firmly plugged in, It is indeed
restarted pc: 15 times... No thats not an exageration
installed linux, then switch to windowws back to lnux, back to windows
using official drivers from the amd website
using official drivers for my asrock motherboard

i dont know what else i could offer, If you need any additional info please ask for it!

Answer:No sound on windows 7 running dual monitors

I restarted the 16th time, and sound fixed itself..WHY?! does it do this to me?!

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I have 2 27" Samsung Syncmaster s27b550 monitors which are connected to my Nvidia Geforce GTX650 TI via HDMI and VGA. both screens have speakers. i also have an inbuilt sound card on my Motherboard.

Sound comes out of my Graphics accelerator through the HDMI Cable to the monitor on my left and if i plug a 3.5mm stereo cable from my on board sound card to the audio in jack on my 2nd monitor i don't get anything.

what i am trying to achieve is to setup up the monitor on my left as the left channel and the monitor on my right as the right channel so it balances the sound between the two monitors. Can i blend the two sound outputs like they are 1 and use each output as a single channel.

Answer:i have a dual monitor display and want sound from both monitors

I don't think you can do what you want, with the setup you have. First, Windows only allows one "default" audio playback device and with HDMI it defaults to the HDMI audio. Thus the PC audio (speakers) do not work.

I don't know if an external device would split the HDMI audio so you could do what you want. That looks like the option if something like that is available.

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Having just upgraded from XP using the Nvidia dual monitor desktops for years, I was surprised to find Windows 7 has this feature in-built with the added bonus of slideshow desktop images C00L!
So beyond Win7 eye candy which is better, Does it come down to games running faster under the Nvidia dual desktops, what is the general preference here?

Answer:Is Nvidia dual monitors a poor cousin to Windows 7 dual monitors?..

afaik, there is no real performance difference, as all stuff is handled by the nvidia driver anyway.

And of course the more monitors the higher performance hit as there is more screen surface to work on (the same as increasing resolution).

Btw, the main pityfall of the multiple monitors is that the taskbar is only in the primary monitor, but there are a ton of good third party programs that can handle this, like Actual Multiple Monitors.

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Hello,

So yesterday I've bought a GTX 1060 6GB (MSI version) and replaced my old GT 730. So previously I used DVI and VGA for my monitors (as I didn't have a HDMI port on old GT 730). And now I'm using HDMI on one of my monitor and DVI on the other one.
Right after upgrading to GTX 1060 I've understood that I have no sound on my SPEAKERS and so far nothing has helped. I'll post a list of the things I've already did (which is about 5 pages of Google search all over)
? Tried plugging in only one monitor (the one with DVI) - still no sound.
? Replaced my GPU into another slot on my motherboard - still no sound.
? Uninstalled/Reinstalled/Deleted/Disabled/Removed drivers and devices from Device Manager - still no sound.
? Have my Speakers as default on Sound options menu (the green bars are moving when I try to play something) - still no sound.
? REINSTALLED WINDOWS and did everything above from the beginning - sitll no sound.
? Enabled onboard sound card in BIOS - still no sound.
? Updated all the drivers - still no sound.
? Might have forgotten some other steps I did, but I've tried almost everything I could find on the Google search.

System summary:
Sound summary:

Any help or advice would be really appreciated.

Answer:No sound after upgrading to GTX 1060 (using HDMI cable/dual monitors)

Hi TheAndriusB.

Since you have Realtek I assume you have a Realtek HD Audio Manager in the systray (righthand side of task manager). Maybe hidden, click arrow head.

I would snoop around in there to see if something has become set with the installation of card.

If that doesn't solve I think I would reset my BIOS, which is recommended when you make a major change. Before resetting I would document current settings so you can restore if something changes.
Ken

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I have a new laptop compaq computer with vista and I am trying to use it with a multimedia projector with powerpoint. But I am having trouble setting it up right. For some reason when I start the powerpoint show it displays on the laptop and the part that I use to set up the powerpoint shows up on the projector. This is backward to what I want. I want the presentation to show up on the projector. I have gone crazy trying to fix this. How am I suppose to set the dual monitors up on the vista so that what I want shows up on the projector?
 

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I am trying to set up dual monitors on a Dell opteplex 755. and I have a multi monitor card Dell / ATI Radeon X300 128MB PCI-e Graphics Card - 102A2590401installed. When I go to "Display" "Settiings" there is no "Identify Hardware" tab. all is shows is a single monitor, with no options. Both monitors a working fine, but only in unision.
 

Answer:Dual monitors problems

You should be able to run software from Dell/ATI to set up both monitors; it should have come with your system. If not, go to www.dell.support.com and download it for your particular card. Once that is done and run, make sure and go to Display in Control Panel and ensure that they are placed the way you have them, 1 & 2 or 2 & 1.
 

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Hi guys,

First of all, I didn't really know where to put this, so my apologies if I did anything wrong.

I recently found a second monitor just lying around and decided to hook it up to my laptop. It worked fine for about a week but now, after maybe 30 minutes of use the problem occurs;

First of all, both my screens go completely black and the windows error sound plays. After a few seconds my main monitor comes on again and the seconds displays 'No Signal'.
Around 10-20 seconds later, the seconds monitor comes on again, but all the windows have been moved onto my main monitor.
I really don't know what else to say, I'm unsure what the problem is.

Anyway, thanks for any help.

-MrYodaylay

Answer:Problems With Using Dual Monitors.

Check your power settings, some laptops on battery power will disable a second monitor automatically. Also, did you try clicking type mobility center in the search programs and files, and choosing the monitor mode you want under display? You can also press the Windows Key + P to open Display Switch.

You can also check your settings against this tutorial here, and see related tutorials there as well:

Display - Change Main Display

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I have AIM and when I open a window or recieve an IM it shows up in my primary monitor I drag it to my secondary monitor thou but I was wonderin if there was away to recive IM;s from my second monitor.
 

Answer:Dual Monitors Problems

A window should reopen in the same spot you closed it. By default any program will open a new window (one it's never opened before) on the primary monitor (hence why it's the primary monitor). If it's not opening on the secondary monitor upon reopening (after having closed it on the secondary monitor) it's because AIM themselves have done something stupid to prevent such functionality.

If you want some help with dual display issues or an app that can help with things like this you should check out ultramon you can find it at www.realtimesoft.com. It's the best dual display app I've ever found and I use it myself all the time.
 

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors

When i was running dual monitors the graphics card had 2 ports. The problem with this is that you can only use either the graphics card, or the onboard graphics card. You can't use both at once. Atleast this is what I learned. There could be a way, but never found one.

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So I decided to try dual monitors, but I'm having a few problems:

1. How do I add my icons to the first monitor while still keeping them on the second? I tried copy/paste, but it doesn't support icons with the same name.

2. I downloaded Ultramon, and it let me add another taskbar, but not the start menu, the icons next to it, and the clock and the icons next to it.

3. How do I make it so games won't minimize when I use the other monitor?

Oh yea, Ultramon only has a 30 day trial period. Is there anyway to do this without it, or are there any other programs?
 

Answer:I'm having problems with dual monitors

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Ok, this problem is getting really annoying and I think its a problem with windows 7 itself and not my computer.

Basically I have a dual monitor setup with the left hand monitor as my secondary and right hand monitor as my primary.  Whenever I have an application with any graphics on it at all such as a progress bar on my left hand monitor moving windows around becomes laggy and juddery, yet this doesn't happen when the graphical app is on my primary monitor!

My system Specs: 
ASUS Striker Extreme MOBO
OCZ 850W gameXtreme
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
4GB (4x1GB) OCZ DDR2 1066MHz RAM
Nvidia 8800GTX
Sound blaster x-fi Xtreme Gamer (older PCI version)
3 x 80GB HD for system drive in RAID 0
1 x 500GB and 1 x 250GB drives for storage
Monitors are 1680 x 1050 res

Windows 7 Exp Index:
CPU: 5.9
Memory: 5.9
Graphics: 6.8
Gaming Graphics: 6.8
Primary HD: 5.9


What iv tried:


Updating to latest drivers
Upgraded system memory from 2GB to 4GB
Installing 64-bit version
removing sound card and re-installing windows from scratch
upgraded my PSU


Thanks for your help!



 

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I just installed Vista Business and get the same exact image on both of my monitors. How do I change it so that the displays are independent? Do I need to download the ATI drivers instead of using the ones built into Vista? Thanks in advance. So far, Vista looks pretty slick.
 

Answer:Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

I'm not on my Vista machine right now, and I can't remember the exact vernacular but it's in Display Properties. Highlight your secondary display, and then select the option to "stretch" (or something like that) the desktop onto the secondary display.
 

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors - Help would be awesome.

Hello Bodomi,

I have already made a reply, please do not make a second post:

Problems with Dual Monitors

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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Hello,

As the title states, I'm having some issues with having all three devices connected to my video at the same time. My card has a vga, dvi, and s-video slot. I have a lcd monitor connected to the vga connector, a crt monitor connected to the dvi port through a dvi to vga adapter, and I just recently bought an s-video cord to hook up to my tv which also takes s-video.

It seems that I can't have all three connected at the same time because when I restarted so that the tv could be detected, my system kept making weird noises and displaying some message on a black screen before windows loaded, but I couldn't see what it said since the comp. restarts before I can read it. As soon as I unplugged the s-video cable the comp. started up normally. I think I read somewhere that nvidia cards can only have two displays active at once, but my main question is: Is there a way to switch between using my lcd and crt monitor and using my lcd and tv without screwing up settings?


Sorry for rambling and the long explanation, any advice or sources of advices would be much appreciated!

P.S. another side issue I had was that when I got the display working on the tv, the tv would not show the entire window, like part of it was cut off from the top, i tried messing with the resolutions but it didn't work, is there any way to make it so that a window will maximize properly on the tv.
 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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Hi There everyone!

This is a new build. Please check the spec's for this machine.

My default OS is Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. When I am using this OS all Is good with my monitors. My left screen is my primary screen and has the start button and all my short-cut icons on it which is the way I would like it to be in all three Os'. I can open many panes and move them back and forth to any screen I want.

When I restart the system to enter into Win Vista Home premium My Right screen is the primary screen and I cannot move any panes into the left screen and i cannot move the cursor into the left screen.

When I open the device manager in this OS there are no problems showing in either the display adapters or the monitor criteria.

I have tried correcting the problem in both the windows control panel in displays and also in the Nvidia control panel and I can't seem to solve this problem.
What do i need to do to get my left monitor to be my primary screen and to move window panes from left to right and vice versa.

Not sure but I think this is a driver issue.

Thank you for your help.
ranger72

Answer:Problems With Dual-Monitors in a Multi-Boot System

Hi ranger, welcome to VF, it is a bit of a problem, I assume you've updated your drivers from Nvidia's site? I've not come across a problem like this for a while, but it does sound like Nvidia's drivers at fault, have you tried switching the dvi ports around, might fix it, and have you also tried reverting back to WDDM drivers and see if it is Nvidia's fault? I often find also that when you try and adjust a setting on nvidia control panel, you need to set the resolution to low to get results, however that may just be me :-)

MrNeeds

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I am having a nagging problem with getting the 2nd monitor in my dual monitor setup to start properly when doing a Windows restart (only). The appearance is blue and very faded. It looks like a CRT where the red and green guns are not working. I can faintly see the information being displayed but it's hard to view. This problem does not happen when I do a complete turnoff and boot my computer fresh as everything works perfectly.

What happens differently during a restart vs a fresh start?

I am using a GeForce2 MX/MX400 NVidia compatable video card from gainwardusa.com and am running Windows XP Pro with SP2.

I have contacted gainwardusa and have been sent several different drivers in an attempt to solve my problem but thus far, I have been unable to care for this issue.

One other point......when the pc recovers from standby or hibernation, everything comes back working properly.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - Problems with Restart Only - Not Fresh Start

Does this problem occur if you on the pc fresh and then do the restart without starting up any apps?Does this problem occur in safe mode or low resolutions?
 

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I recently updated my nVidia drivers to the latest and also my SiSandra Lite software (for quick access to accurate specs of my PC). After updating SiSandra Lite, I looked at the GPU section. As usual it loaded the primary monitor first where everything was fine. I then changed to look at my secondary and my primary monitor turned off and my desktop was shifted to my second.

Now when I boot my computer, my primary comes on, but after the pre and post bios. Only when Grub comes on does something appear on my primary monitor, but it's very low resolution (compared to what it used to be). The windows 7 loading bar appears on my primary but before the logo can appear and glow, it swaps to my secondary monitor where it stays.

Windows 7 cannot detect my primary monitor trying both screen resolution detection and it's missing from the devices menu. Really confused about this whole business

I realise this may have been posted as a problem before. I did find little snippets of information about it but nothing sufficient.

Any help or redirecting to places where this problem has been solved would be much appreciated

Thanks

Ben

Answer:Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

Anyone?

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HI. I have a Samsung HD monitor and a VGA SuncMaster Samsung monitor. The HD monitor is what I use on my desktop all the time. I am wanting to have dual monitors to use on occasion and use both these at the same time with a mirror image. The graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 has a place for my HD and VGA slots. Win 7 recognizes both monitors, BUT my HD monitors resolution is not HD anymore but the VGA monitor is good.

How do I get the settings to be the same as it is on my HD monitor and then display the mirror image to the VGA monitor????

Thanks so much, Tammy

Answer:ATI Radeon HD 5450 Dual Monitors HDMI & VGA Resolution Problems

Are you sure what you want is to DUPLICATE the contents of both monitors (referred to as "clone mode")? You want to show the identical desktop content on both monitors identically and simultaneously?

Or do you want to EXTEND the Windows desktop to run horizontally across both monitors, so that your Windows desktop is pretty much "double wide"? This allows you to drag windows onto one or the other monitor, and open up independent program windows on either monitor to meet your needs (e.g. to look at two open program windows independently presented on each of your monitors).

If you run the dual-monitor setup in EXTEND mode (with one of the monitors called "primary" monitor for Windows and the other monitor known as the "extend/secondary" monitor) then each monitor can be configured to run at its own native/optimal resolution, independent of what the other is configured at. So if you have a CRT (typically 4:3 or so) it can run at say 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 or 1440x900 or something like that, while your flatscreen/TV (typically 16x9 or 16x10) can run at say 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 or something like that. So you'd get FULL use of both monitors at their native/optimal resolutions, and maximum width of the effective combined Windows desktop.

If instead you do really want to run the two monitors in "clone mode", then you only have a Windows desktop that is the smaller of the two monitors. And you will be running the... Read more

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Hi,My setup includes dual monitors with a T61 in port replicator  and a Dell 24" monitor positioned above.  While I can achieve this setup by manually dragging the external monitor above the laptop each time I dock, I cannot get the Presentation Director to capture this position accurately.  It will capture the setup, but reverts to horizontal monitors with left/right mouse whenever the captured profile is used.   [With my old T43 in the same setup, I was able to get the monitor positions memorized correctly. ] Does anyone have a solution?  I've checked the Control Panel--> Display settings and the NVIDIA Control panel.  The control panel allows me to set up the external monitor as per above, but I haven't found any control to ensure the settings "stick".

Answer:Dual Monitors / Cannot capture vertical monitors (mouse up /down vs left /right)

Additional Note:  I've also tried creating a new profile in the Presentation Director with the selection for "External Monitor positioned above laptop", but that does not work as it will not recognize the external monitor resolution of 1900x1280, and thus will not allow me to finish the profile.

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I have an ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9600 video card. It's been working properly for quite awhile and now suddenly the cursor moves to the second monitor when I drag the cursor beyond the bottom of the first monitor.

It used to go from one monitor to the other by dragging it from left-to-right. I can't figure out what caused it to start doing this or how to go about getting it back to the way it was before. Any ideas how to change it back. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

.....Gord
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.
 

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Hi! I just upgraded to Win8 this weekend and so far I really like it. I discovered something this morning that now that the weekend is over is bugging the crap out of me and I need help. I work from home and use this alot so it would be helpful.

I am trying to do a couple things I could easily do in 7,
- have Chrome open in both monitors at once with different things on them.
- currently Chrome has no minimize/maximize buttons on the upper right like it used to. Makes it very hard to multitask.

I have 2 monitors, the main is a 23" touch screen and the second is an 18" non-touch screen.

Also, is there a way to have the taskbar to appear at the bottom always like it used to?

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

Answer:Windows 8 Dual Monitors, need help having browser open in both monitors

Answered my own question. Google Chrome was showing in App mode. When I downloaded Chrome for 8 there is an option to have it show in desktop mode and the taskbar, minimize/maximize, and multi window option came back. YAY.

Now if someone could tell me why windows 8 won't fill the screen at the resolution recommended for my 23" monitor I'd be good!

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So I just ordered an 8800gts to replace my 7800gts in Vista x64. I was wondering if keeping it and running my secondary monitor off of it would alleviate the stress aero puts on the video card when running dual monitors and gaming and increase my performance. Would I be better off keeping the 7800gts for the second monitor? Is this even possible?
 

Answer:Dual Video cards, dual monitors, and Vista game performance

It is certainly possible, you can use both cards at the same time, assuming your mob supports it.

I doubt if you'll see a huge increase in gaming performance, as aero essentially shuts itself off when needed (gaming), but it won't hurt anything either.
 

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

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Hi, i just made my computer Dual boot to either Windows 7 or XP (Windows 7 first install) and i havent had any problems with sound on Windows 7 but when i installed the same realtek Audio drivers for XP, XP version im not getting any sound i restarted my computer but i still have no sound i uninstalled the sound drivers and reinstalled them but still nothing when i go into Device manager im not getting an little Caution triangle saying that this hardware is missing a driver etc

Here is my DxDiag as you can see it says i have no sound card for some reason even thoe my sound works fine on Windows 7.

**Really sorry about the poor quality thread i hope its understandable atm its getting close to 3:30am and im a bit tired ;P**

Answer:Having problems With Sound on my Windows 7 + XP Dual Bo

XP isn't even detecting the sound card. Did you remember to install the motherboard drivers in XP before installing the sound drivers?

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hi

im new to windows vista and have a couple of problems,

1: i am having sound problems when im playin back mp3s through media player the music stutters and seems to reverb i have looked in the sound options and cant see anythin to change that would help
my soundcard is a soundblaster audigy with vista drivers

2:i tried to install xp after windows vista on seperate hdd, i have managed to get vista to boot again but want my copy of windows xp to dual boot i looked at microsoft website and got this, can any one break this down to an idiots description for me!!!! im not sure if i put in any spaces in the lines and must use capitals and i dont have a clue what this refers to /d "Description for earlier Windows version"

thx to anyone who takes the time to read this

Use Bcdedit.exe to manually create an entry in the BCD Boot.ini file for the earlier version of the Windows operating system. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt.

Note In these commands, Drive is the drive where Windows Vista is installed.
? Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Description for earlier Windows version"

Note In this command, Description for earlier Windows version can be any text that you want. For example, Description for earlier Windows version can be "Windows XP" or "Windows Server 2003".
? Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=x:

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1.  Is this possible with built in Intel 4500 chipset. The t61's with Nvidia Chipsets did it.2.  Anyone know what settings need to be made to make it happen if it is possible? Thanks 

Answer:T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

so you want each monitor to display at 1280 x 1024?

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Can anyone please tell me how to set up another monitor to work with my laptop computer? I've made a little progress, HOWEVER...

I would then like to open my Excel Workbook that has 2 sheets. One sheet is constant data input into various columns using my laptop. In the second sheet, I have formulas which constantly updates the data within a formatted table that I would like displayed onto the external monitor.

My project is to hook the laptop monitor into an overhead flat screen tv using HDMI cable. Then, while sitting in a corner with my laptop entering data, the results would be constantly updated for the audience to see.

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

With a laptop, (assuming you have an HDMI port), it shouldn't be too difficult. However, laptops are different. For example, mine, you plug in the secondary monitor, and there is a function key (Fn) that you press, and the corresponding key to change the output mode (for me, it is F1). It should let you choose how you want to display to the monitor. Test it out yourself to see, but if you can't find it, let us know. It helps if you provide the laptop type, so we can tell you the keys exactly

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that would allow a different screensaver for each screen. I currently use Mapped Up for all my computers (which is one of the coolest ones around), but would love to be able to use a different RSS ss or a network information ss on my second monitor to maximize the news shown.
 

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I now have two monitors set up on my computer. One is using the VGA output, and the other is plugged into a DVI to VGA convertor in the DVI port. I have a Radeon 9600 Pro video card and am running Windows XP Home.

What I want is to extend my taskbar across onto the second monitor. Even better than that would be to have a second, independant taskbar which displays only programs open on the second screen. The first screen's taskbar would show programs open and displayed on the first monitor.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Guess what I found?

Exactly what I was looking for

Actually, not exactly. I was hoping for a native Windows solution that doesn't require running another program to get the second taskbar.

I'll clarify my question: Is there a way to get a second taskbar on a second monitor using options or features found in Windows XP? Failing that, does anyone have any favourite programs they'd like to suggest?
 

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Microsoft Windows XP Pro version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 on an Intel pentium 4 processor. This is an Hp Compaq dx2200 microtower pc. Problems began when I switched from desktop speakers to headphones using the front panel headphone jack. Now the rear audio out no longer works. It doesn't matter how I configure the sound through control panel sound options-I am only getting sound through the front headphone jack. I have a Realtek integrated sound chip. I wrote to HP's email tech support and they suggested that I clear my CMOS. Problem is I couldn't see the tiny print on the motherboard well enough to identify the CMOS jumper. So, idiot that I am, I unplugged the cables that were in the area identified on the graphic they sent me near the CMOS. I plugged them all back into their original positions. (I never even saw the CMOS jumper the first time I went in because I had no idea what it looked like.) When I rebooted, all my colors were reset. Everything that is supposed to be blue is green and everything that is supposed to be white is yellow or has a yellowish cast to it. This is also the case even when I am in BIOS so I know it's not a "Windows" setting.   That's problem number two. Back to problem number 1-I went back to the graphic HP referred me to and manipulated it so I could identify the CMOS. I went back in and moved the jumper from pins 2-3 to pins 1-2-did this for 5 seconds as told by them and then returned the jumper to it... Read more

Answer:Dual problems, System default colors changed, no sound from rear output

PROBLEM 2:  Try to fix any loose connection w/ your monitor connection to the CPU.  If it aint work, try using other good-working monitor.PROBLEM 1:  I think u have a problem with your front audio jacks. There are some jumper configurations in installing front audio jacks. Try removing the connection of the front jacks from the mother board. Then try the rear jack if it works. If still it does not work, try downloading your motherboard manual for any front-audio-jumper config. 

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I have a ThinkCentre E73 Small Form Factor with a i7-4790s CPU which uses the built in HD 4600 graphics. I'm planning on connecting two 2560*1440 resolution screens. The problem is that I only have 1 display port out. What's the best way to resolve this problem?  My guess is that I need to install another graphics card. Will I be able to use both the built in ports and another card simultaneously, or do I need a card that I can connect both monitors to? What card would you recommend? I don't need any gaming performance, since this is an office computer.  













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Answer:Dual monitors on E73

According to this, you can run both at the same time. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht062228also I suggest you update you BIOS to the latest using the ISO method. You need a low-profile card for a SFF pc. I suggest a Nvidia GT730 as the best performance for the money non-gaming. GDDR5 is better. Be careful checking the specs for your resolution, you need it to be at 60 fps: DisplayPort, dual-link DVI, or HDMI 2.0The list of supported Nvidia cards is here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-e-series-desktops/thin...

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I got a new computer  and run two monitors from a Nvidia double port video card.  Card has worked well on a previous computer.  Newer computer has 'big time' processor speed and memory.  However I can't put up more than one page/site at a time.  With one up, any desktop icon I click to put something else up on the second screen,  just knocks the first one off.  If I minimize the first screen to the Task Bar,  and click a second site,  it just replaces it in the Task Bar.  I did not have this problem before, so I'm hoping its something I need to tweak on the new computer.  Any thoughts ?

Answer:Dual Monitors

I would check the video settings in Control Panel...did you re-install the vid card drivers in the new machine ? ?patio.   8-)

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So I just set up my dual monitor display on my new rig running Vista 32 bit, and my right, extended monitor goes out. When I turn it off and back on it starts up, stays lit for like 20 seconds then goes black again. They green light stays lit. I had a funny power cable connected to it, so I decided to swap for a known good cable. Still giving me the problem...

Im gonna swap monitors and see if it still happens...

Any ideas? Possibly bad monitor?

Answer:Dual Monitors...

Check that the monitor can handle the refresh rate.

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Got a little prob with setting up dual monitors.have a Gforce 3 card with dual outputs the second output being DVI.All cables are linked and correct.When I first run from bootup I get a display on both monitors (the dos boot info and the black startup screen)As soon as windows fully loads I lose my second display.I'm using XP Pro op/sys.Have been into the display settings but it is NOT showing second monitor icon.Have the latest drivers from Nvidia 43.45As I,m getting a display on bootup on second monitor the hardware must be working ok.Any one had this prob before please and know what the answer may be....?Many thanks for any help.

Answer:dual monitors

Are you sure these are dual outputs, and not alternatives - most cards I have seen like this are altenative outputs - ie one or the other - not both.

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Can I use an onboard plus a regular video card to run a dual monitor setup or do I need a dual monitor card?

Answer:Dual Monitors

no, you canot use both the integrated and your other card to use two monitors. You will have to get a gpu with 2 monitor hook ups.

the nvidia 7800 has 2 and it is cheap

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I have acquired a tft monitor which I want to run seperately to my normal monitor, the tft has a seperate video card which I have installed and appears to be working ok , but how do I switch between the two video cards so that I can use the monitors seperately, I am running win xp. Dave

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you need a single graphics card with 2 out ports and dual monitor support

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I have a Nvida GeForce Ti 4200 graphics card. It only has the one monitor connection, but has a TV out (s-video?it's round) and a strange squarish input (no idea what it is). There are also 2 different plugs in the back that aren't part of the graphics card, they are shaped like the monitor plugs (male part) only with 9 pins. The one is labeled I0I0I , and the other is labeled I0I0I/[monitor symbol].

I realize I sound like a moron, because I don't know the names of these different plugs, sorry...

I just want to know if I can hook up dual monitors without installing another card. Is there an adaptor that I could use to hook to either the S-video, the other plug on the graphics card, or the other things?

Sorry it's so vague, I'll try to get a picture of the back of my tower posted if what I typed isn't helpful.
 

Answer:dual monitors?

Here is a link to some pictures of the ports...
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sonicman54/album?.dir=/c12e


And I am running XP with 256 ram and that 128 graphics card.
 

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Hi Guys

I was thinking of having two monitors as my graphics card supports two but i have had a look at the back i have a connection for vga which is what this monitor is on then i have a dmi or other connection for another monitor, do i have to by a converter two have the other monitor on?? Also what are the benefits of having two monitors can you have different programmes on the different screens?

I have a nvidia geforce 6200 256mb 8xagp graphics card.


Thanks

-Baltan
 

Answer:Having dual monitors

all u would have to do is buy a second monitor and have the right drivers for u're computer, i mean graphics card.
 

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I have a Dell Studio xps laptop and a Dell ultrasharp 2007fp monitor. I don't have a cord to connect them. What kind of cord do I need?
 

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What model of XPS?
 

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Hey guys, today i bought a new 3d LCD monitor for my laptop. My laptop screen is 21" and my other monitor i bought is 42". My problem is that the wallpaper isn't correct, its been cropped (its not the full image just partial amount of it). However if i open up a window and maximize it, its the proper size. Also, how can i spread the taskbar, at the moment its only on the main window. I can do this with Desktop Fusion, but its dodgy.. Is there a feature in Windows 7 to change it?

Many thanks!
 

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I would like to add another monitor to my pc. I believe it would help with my online classes and other things. I have done my research online to figure out how to do this yet, some of these sites look outdated and overly complicated. Hopefully someone can help me with the simple purchases i need.

My specs:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 [email protected] 2.93GHz (Linnfield 45nm Architecture?)
RAM: 8GB Eplida Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0X231R / Intel DMI Host Brigge Chipset
Graphics: Dell ST2410(Analog) on 1792MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
HD:1000gb Samsung HD103uj ATA Device

Thanks for any help guys.
Its late, Im bored, and I am tired of learning today lol.... so I think i want to know what to purchase and just go do it tonight lol.
 

Answer:Dual-Monitors?

I would like to note that I only have one monitor at the moment Cant wait to buy my other one!
 

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Question: Dual Monitors...??

Hey everyone, got a quick curious question here.

I am fascinated by the idea of having dual monitors on my desk. I really want the extra workspace. However, I have a few uncertainties about how it works.

I know the obvious thing: dual monitors give you more workspace on your desktop.

Is it just like an extended desktop where you drag things over to the other monitor for more workspace? In what way is the extra desktop workspace achieved?

Of course I would not come asking without doing my own research...
Several Google results and many pictures are all I have at the moment, which still does not tell me much about the details i seek.

From HERE it states that:




the "exended" or "independent displays" mode and the "spanning" or "streched" display mode. In both these modes, display devices are positioned next to each other in order to create the illusion that the two displays are logically contiguous.Click to expand...

Which basically means the monitors are side-by-side, which is what I want. It then explains more about different ways of using two monitors:



In "extended" mode additional desktop area is created on additional monitors. Each monitor can use different settings (resolution, color, refresh rate).

Alternately, some video cards are able to "span" the existing desktop area across two monitors rather than create additional desktop space. This is accomplished by using a widescreen res... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitors...??

There are basically 3 ways that things can happen, and it may vary on what they are called by the brand of the video chipset.

You can have them be exactly the same, meaning everything you see on monitor 1 is also identically displayed on monitor 2. This is pretty worthless unless you are doing color comparisons between the 2.

Another way is to have a HUGE start bar which spans over both screens, you can drag between 1 screen and the other, its effectively 1 big monitor. This way is better than the first one for obvious reasons, but its still not very good. Messages boxes often pop up right in the middle, so its split between 2 monitors not much good.

The 3rd way is to have 1 monitor be the primary and will house the start bar, then the second monitor is just an extention, but behaves independently. You can still drag windows between both. This is in my opinion the ideal setup.

Try not to make this more complex than necessary, its a pretty simple set of senarios.

Edit: Here is a shot of how mine is setup, I have a quicklaunch like bar set to autohide on the far right I forgot to have pop out for the screenshot.
 

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I have a Acer, Sony and a Compaq laptop and want to be able to attach to have 2 additional monitors through VGA ports. However I need both to be recognized as seperate monitors hence a splitter wont work. If it was a desktop I could install a dual vga video card but not with the laptop. I am thinking that the only way to do this is to get a usb docking station with video however I am not sure if I would have to plug the vga for the laptop into the vga(in) on the docking station in order to use the vga on it. What can I do?
 

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Gentlemen,

I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit Home blah, blah, blah, with a NVIDIA GEForce 6150 graphics card.

I have 2 monitors, but believe I need to purchase another video/graphics card.

Anyone smarter than me out there (that was meant to be self depricating), that could recommend a plain jain, cheap graphics card so I can hook up my second monitor? I'm not into gaming, just love having two monitors at work, and once you have two, you can't handle one, right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Dual Monitors

TVich welcome to the forums.

Something like this,

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3450/DI/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

would do the trick quite nicely, seeing as gaming is not a concern.

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Question: Dual LCD Monitors?

hey guys, i don't know much about dual lcd monitors and i was wondering what is required to have dual monitors. 1 monitor for gaming, 2nd to chat or watch movies at the same time.

vid card... mobo.. cpu.. anything u guys can tell me about nesscary stuff in order to have dual lcd monitors?

thnx =]

Answer:Dual LCD Monitors?

what are ur specs right now?

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I would like to eventually do a dual monitor set up.

I have this video card EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card I wanted to know if I need a different video card and whatever else I may need.

Thanks
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

you should be able to run dual monitors with this card, your card will come dvi converters if your monitors are old, but im assuming you're going lcd. You should be fine.
 

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I recently bought a S-video/RCA cable to connect my computer to a TV. The RCA cable is connected to the TV while the S-video cable along with the green sound cable is connected to my graphics/sound card ports. Basically all the cables are plugged in the right spots.

I went through display settings and went to the second monitor and checked the extend desktop box, but every time I click apply it unchecks itself and does not work. It use to work but it doesn't anymore.

Now I don't know if I am doing something wrong but I also can't change the resolution on the second display. It stays at 800 by 600. I have tried changing my main monitor to 800 by 600 and trying to recheck the box but that still does not work.

Any suggestions?
 

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I have a ThinkCentre A62 (9935-b7u) at work that I'd like to set up with dual analog displays. I took a PCI Express card that was running dual displays out of an A61 (9120-acu) and it doesn't recognize the card at all. Even after updating the BIOS, all I get are post beeps. The A62 has a built-in VGA and DVI-D output on the back. However, from what I've been reading, it's not as simple as buying a VGA to DVI-D adapter to make this work. Can the A62 actually display dual monitors with the two onboard video heads? and if so, what adapter would I need to make a VGA monitor compatible with the DVI-D port? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Dual Monitors on A62?

your system should support surroundview, in which if you use an ATI graphics card (i.e. ati 3450), you can use the dvi + vga port from the thinkcentre, in addition to the video card's video port output. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-and-M-Series-ThinkCentre/How-do-you-get-4-monitors-support-through-Sur...

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I was wondering if anyone can offer clarity for me please? I have an E560 and want to run two monitors off the laptop to use it as a workstation when I am at the office.  Ideally I would like to use the mini display port option, and there are splitters out there that would then give me the chance to run 2 HDMI monitors.  However I was told to find out whether the unit supports this.  I have tried to look but cannot find the answer...so I was wondering whether anyone on here knew? Thank you in advance. Jonty

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We have a Dell Optiplex 745 and we want to set it up with dual monitors with a stretched desktop setup. The problem is that it is the compact version so it does not have any expansion slots where i could plug in a 2nd video card.
Are there any other solutions out there for this?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

If you don't plan on using the second monitor for
graphics intensive applications like games or video,
you could use a USB video adapter.
Something like this.......
Newegg.
 

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What is needed to run dual monitors on a dell pc with Windows2000 operating system?
 

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Hello,

I have searched the internet trying to work out if it is possible to use both a DVI connection and a VGA connection to set up dual monitors but I cannot seem to find the answer anywhere.

I have a nVidia Geforce3 graphics card which has DVI, VGA and an S-Video connection and I just want to know if it is possible for me to set up dual monitors as I want both my computer monitor and my TV screen hooked up at once.

Thank you for any replies!
 

Answer:Dual monitors: DVI and VGA

Yes it should be possible to hook up via different connector types. I've used hdmi and dvi for tv and monitor
 

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hey, just wondering how you can plug two monitors into one computer, i have a Radion 9800 graphics card with S-Video out, a high definition graphics port and standard blue port. and a few monitors all without high-definition plugs. i may be able to get a hold of a plug that converts a high definition port to a standard monitor port. if i do this will i be able to plug in the two monitors and get dual monitors? or will it not work because you cant combine a high definition monitor with a standard one. or is there some sort of other adapter i could get (i would prefer to not halft to buy a new graphics card or a second graphics card)
 

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first of all, hello. i have windows xp sp2 and i'm trying to add my old CRT monitor into this system. how would i go about doing that. i'm a n00b when it comes to working dual monitors. thanks... giggity giggity giggity all right....

Answer:dual monitors

first of all, does ur video card support dual monitors?

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Hi,

I'm new to Tech-Heaven.

Here's my problem....Im running dual monitors in Windows XP Professional. The two video cards I have is a GeForce2 Ti AGP4x(default monitor) and a GeForce2 MX PCI(secondary monitor). When I start up my computer it just sits there, I've found a way to trick it in to starting by unplugging one of the monitors and letting the computer boot into windows. When I do that everything works fine.

Can anybody help me?

Thanx,
The51

Answer:Dual Monitors

OK

Thanx for the post that helped alot, but i have another issue. i switched my 'init display first' to my agp(it was originally set to pci). when i start up my computer my agp card with my monitor hooked up to it work fine, but the pci card doesn't work at all. I found out that my pci card cannot start.

I have the AGP card in the AGP slot and the PCI card is in the second PCI slot, only because my AGP card blocks the first PCI slot.

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Question: Dual monitors.

Hello! i have a few questions and a few problems i would like to have solved.

Firstly i would like to inform that my primary monitor is a 27" samsung syncmaster, my secondary screen is a 19" philips ( not sure what model, but it has a working hdmi input) and my graphic card is a Geforce GTX 660ti. i have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz Processor, and msi z77a main board. (Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit)

my question is; how do i connect my second screen ? i can see two hdmi inputs im my computer, one is on the Gtx, and the second one is on the main board. the one that connects to my primary screen is the one that is connected to the GTX, and there is my problem, the one that is connected to the main board is not working. how do i fix this? is it just like that, or is it something in the settings i have to mess about in? . Thank you for your help and understanding!

-Techn00bie.
 

Answer:Dual monitors.

u have hdmi and dvi connections on the video card........ connect one monitor with hdmi and the other with dvi.... both are digital, should be dvi on atleat one of the monitors
 

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I Have an NVidia GeForce 7200 Video Card but I'm not able to use the VGA & SVideo outputs at the same time. Can I they both be used at the same time??

Answer:Dual Monitors

Most likely, but it can vary by make and model of the video card.

What are your actual symptoms?

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Or should I say "dueling monitors". They seem to be competing. The problem is the screen resolution on the 32" flat screen TV. I can't get it to cover the whole screen. I had a similar set-up with a 22" monitor and a 40" TV and every thing was fine. Now I have a new set-up, a 22" monitor and a 32" TV. I went into the control panel, adjust screen resolution and tried to get it set up but it's not working. I have tried it in "Extend these displays" which shows a different resolution for each monitor but the TV still doesn't have the screen filled. I tried in "Duplicate these displays" and it's the same thing. I can understand it wouldn't work in this mode because it shows only one resolution. My video card is a XFX1-PL. I have the monitor hooked up by DVI and the TV by HDMI, that's how my other set up was too. I think I might have had the same video card. 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Aspect Ratio setting in TV can make it fill entire screen

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I run 2 monitors on a QuadroFX 4600. An HP 30" is primary and a Viewsonic 21" is secondary. This has worked fine for over a year. As of today, if I set the resolution of the ViewSonic to less than 1600 x 1200, the picture on the Viewsonic is shifted extremely far to the right, leaving a large gap in the extended desktop. I reset all of the basic params of the monitors in Control Panel and Display Properties, but no fix. This was working fine just 2 days ago!
Anyone know of a fix?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Gap between dual monitors

For LCD's there should be an auto or adjust button
on the monitor.
Otherwise,check the menu on the monitor for postion controls.
 

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i was thinking about hooking up 2 monitors to one computer so i could better use zoon text which suports dual monitors and thus puts half the screen on one and theother half on the other

what i need to knpw is do i need a specific video card to do this or is there a splitter cable to fo it? i did this with my laptop half the screen was on an ext monitor and the other half on the laptop so thats why im thinking perhaps a splitter cable may work
 

Answer:dual monitors

I think it would just be easier to install a second video card.
A good guide ( even though a bit dated ) should help you out.

http://freepctech.com/pc/001/guide_dual_monitors.shtml

A splitter cable would just split one desktop (each an exact copy of the other) is this what you wanted ?

Check your video card it may have dual capability already

haveaniceday

Petaluma
 

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i have a dell latitude laptop n i wanna be able to plug a monitor into it and have the same display on the other monitor as on the laptop monitor. i pluged the other monitor in and restarted the computer but wen i reight clicked, went to properties, settings it doesn't have the two monitors. is just have the normal one monitor but where it says Display is says (multiple monitors) on ATI Mobility 128 AGP 2X (DELL), but nothing is showing up on the other monitor. Please help. Thanx.

Answer:dual monitors

I believe there is an FN key in your laptop.
There is also somewhere in the numerical keys, something like two squares, imagine one square then another square right on top of that but up and to the left a little. That is what this icon looks like.
Press fn and the key with that logo. THere are 3 options that you toggle like this. One is laptop display only, external monitor only, and display both (not necessarily in that order). So once you get it to display on both post another message if you have problems after or during this process.

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Can someone give me an easy step by step for setting up dual monitors?

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Plug in your second monitor and enjoy.

It varies depending on what video card you have. ATI tells us nothing. If it has two ports, you should be able to plug in a second monitor, and have it clone. From there, you need to open the settings and set it to extend not clone. Since I am not familiar with ATI cards, and each one varies, we cannot tell you exactly.

I will bet it will work if you just plug it in though.

~Lordbob

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What I want to do, is have a single display stretched through two 1280.1024 DELL monitors, here is a diagram of my setup done roughly in paint lol
 

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Have Asus V9520/TD GeForce FX5200 video card with DVI & VGA connectors. Read the Windows XP help and still can't get both monitors to work. One is dark in tandem. If I unplug one the other works fine. The identify button under display option always shows screen 1 even when I click on screen 2. I assume the video card will display dual monitors since it has dual connects? Help appreciated!
 

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I hope I didn't goof up. I purchased an Idea Center K Series desktop from Tiger Direct along with a KFA Nvidia GeForce 8400 video card. I bought the system to use in my church to run a projection system as a 2nd monitor. I thought enabling dual monitors would be as easy as installing the video card and connecting the projector to its output. However, with the GeForce video card in the PCIE slot, the integrated video seems to disapear leaving only the GeForce. I assumed there would be a BIOS setting that would allow me to enable both the integrated video and the PCIE card, but I can't find it. Please tell me there's a way to make this work!  

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What type of computer do you have?  How did you get the graphics adapter to work?  Did you have to change the power supply to be able to plug in the adapter?

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I have an issue with windows and my dual monitors. I have a GeForce2 Ti 64mb AGP4x card set as my primary monitor, and as my secondary monitor I have a GeForce2 MX400 64mb PCI card. And when i start windows with the monitor plugged into my secondary card windows can't start that card, but when I don't have the monitor plugged into the card it works just fine. Meaning both of the drivers are loaded just fine. Does anybody know how to fix this? I don't want to unplug my monitor every time i start up windows.

I'm running Windows XP Professional.

Thanx
The51

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Probably not a direct fix... but in your bios, what is your primary video source set to? It should be set to AGP. (which it probably already is but im just making sure). Have you tried different monitors on the PCI video card and does that make a difference? Im assuming you have reinstalled your PCI cards driver and updated it in your trouble shooting process. Now that im thinking more about it... id try a different monitor for starters.

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So I have been trying to get this specific setup working lately but i'm somewhat at a loss.
I have 2 monitors on my computer right now, everything normal is working okay but my what I am having trouble with is, Is there a way I can make it so while they both display different things, let's say I am in a full screen game, and talking to someone on an instant messanger via second monitor, I can move my mouse freely on the second monitor click/type without the full screen application minimizing?

Thanks in advance.

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Do you have the setting for dull-view that should work.


Or...

I have a nvidia card and the software includes a control panel.One of the options is for full screen. It lets you set it what display will be used for main display and thats were the full screen game or movie would be. Im sorry i cant help you better but I kinda dont know how to put it.

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I have an extra monitor and would like to add it to my laptop so that i could view my desktop and everything that i am doing on my laptop on my extra monitor. How do i set it up?
 

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I have dual monitors, one on my laptop and another bigger monitor for when I am docked and at the office.

Under XP I had it set so that when I closed the lid on my laptop, the lapto screen was shut off and all files that were subsequently opend were opened to the main big screen.

It appears now that when I close the lid the screen stays on and if there was a window showing on the laptop when the lid is closed it does not automatically switch to the big monitor. It used to under XP. Is there a way to duplicate this behavior in Windows 7?

There are times when I want to use just one monitor and shut the monitor built-in to the lap top - off. Is there an easy way to do so?

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Wish someone would give a response to this. Surely I am not the only one. It appears the way Windows handles multiple monitors has changed substantially since XP.

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Is it possible to set up Dual Monitors using a "Y splitter"?


If not, please offer an alternative solution, but not "buy another video card" Thanks.
 

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if your video card only has a single VGA out, then the best i would imagine that you could do is use the dual monitors in a 'mirror' configuration, where they both display the same thing.

do you have a TV out on the card?
 

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I did a search and note that this has been asked before with few replies.Come on chaps i know you are the experts.I have a pen4 with a geforce card in the agp slot and would like to fit a sec mon -dual display - would it be best to go for another geforce?The sec mon would not be used for anything that needed a fast reaction - mainly to display a flat (2d)picture or printing

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I think that you can get cards that can support two monitors at once (just checked the May 2003 issue of the mag). You could try Crucial click here but I haven't tried to do this, so your guess is as good as mine.

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Recently, for some reason, the two monitors reversed their "prime" status.

Where the LG one was primary for years now what ever I do or change in NVidia of Ctrl Panel the desktop appears in the Dell one.
Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFi Intel,
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600, EVGA GeForce 9800,
W10 pro.
 

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I bought a TV to use as a second monitor but it will not detect it on my computer.  It is connected with an HDMI to the computer from the TV.  How do I fix this problem? I have Intel Graphics 4600.   

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Hi, Your machine has HDMI IN port on the left              You can't use this port to connect to a TV. Option : Using USB to HDMI for TV adapter. Regards.

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I was wondering if anybody knew if it was possible to use dual monitors with one monitor going into a PCI video card and another monitor going into my onboard. If nobody knows of a way to do this i'll go buy a connector changer (I'm cheap, rather try doing it a free way than having to pay for it )


Motherboard: ACSElite K7SOM
Video Card: Radeon 7000 PCI

If you need any more info just ask me.
Thank you in advance for anybody who helps me

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why dont you just buy a pci card with 2 monitor outputs?

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I guess this is a simple question folks, but I would like to use a dual monitor system on my PC, as I have a spare monitor.

During my days work, I am planning to use one monitor, for example running MS Excel as a database and the other MS Word.

If I am using my only keyboard for Excel how can I switch to Word and start typing in Word?

Would it be just a simple question of moving my mouse over to the other program and type?

Thanks
 

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Pardon my ignorance, but at my work we run XP alongside the very ancient Windows 3.0. Can you run dual monitors between these systems in order to use only 1 mouse and keyboard?

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Could you clarify what you want to do? Do you have two complete systems except for keyboard and mouse? Or are you running two different systems on the same computer?

Either way, you will have to have your keyboard and mouse plugged in to the system in order for it to boot.

If you have two computers, you'll have to swap the keyboard and mouse after shutting down one system and before booting up the other.

This means you can only have one operating system running at a time.

Keyboards and mice are not expensive, and it's worthwhile for any business to have a spare around anyway.

If the desk space is a problem, then arrange things so you can sore the keyboard and mouse not being used off to one side.

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i have an HP Pavilion 21 and I would like to use an HP Pavilion 27xw monitor as a dual monitor.  The monitor comes with an HDMI cable however the computer does not have an HDMI plug.  How do I accomplish using the monitor as a dual monitor? Thanks!

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I have a friend who wants me to set up a dual monitor system like he has at work and I'm confused. He has an HP Win 7 machine and the graphics card has a regular vga port and one that according to the specs says is a DVI-D.

I went to pick up a VGA to DVI-D adapter for the second monitor and the guy said that it wasn't possible to do that without a "converter box." That doesn't sound right. Help?
Thanks,

Bernie
 

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Ok...I have a Radeon 9600XT with the vga and dvi out. What i want to do is hook my regular monitor up to the vga out and hook my big screen HDTV up to my DVI out. My tv has a dvi in as well so no need for adapters, just a straight up dvi-d cable. Most of the time i will just be using my regular monitor, but every now and again i would like to switch to the tv on command. So i got it all hooked up, but it seems like both displays are being picked up as primary monitors/displays which causes problems because i need the tv at a lower resolution than my regular monitor and if i switch in between the two all my display settings are the same for both. I want to be able to set it where the display settings stay unique to each of the displays. Is this possible? I have all the latest ATI drivers and it seems possible to me, but i've been just having a tough time with it. If anyone could please walk me through this it would greatly be appreciated. Thanks, Correy.
 

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Aloha,
I don't know if this will help but I have a ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 video card using XP Pro as OS but here goes. According to my manual, it says to click on Monitor (display)in your control panel and then click on settings. Click on the advanced button and then click on Displays. Click on monitor or TV to set your settings. I don't know if your Radeon menu is the same as the ATI's but I would think it should be similar. I only have my card going to the monitor and not to the TV so I don't know if this will work for you. Hope this helps. TIA

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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I have a Dell 4600 with onboard video which I disabled months ago to install a Nvidea stand alone video card. The system works great but now I would like to add another monitor for a dual setup. Can I enable the onboard video for one monitor and use the stand alone card for another monitor?
Will this cause conflicts?

Thanks for your help.
 

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I have 2 monitors hooked up to one tower with a VGA splitter and in the resolution settings it only shows the one monitor and it does not detect the 2nd?

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im tring to set up dual monitors as i have recently aqquired a new monitor. but the pc that i use has only 1 vga port and one dvi d port(think thats what it is called) so im wondering how or if it was even possible to set up dual monitors
 

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Running windows XP Sec ed. Have one monitor but also have GrandTec pc toVideo Converter to watch monitor on a LCD tv (for streaming video). Would like to set up so TV becomes second monitor and still do work on first monitor.
Only have one VGA output on Motherboard (Have VIA/S3G DEltaChrome IGP Internal Memory Size 128 mb. AGP enabled. Have two PCI standard slots and one PCIEX16 slot. Can I add a graphics card with two VGA outputs and will that accomplish my goal? How much memory should the Graphics card have?

Thanks much.
 

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Memory on the video card is not a big factor in streaming video.
Only for rendering 3D apps and games.
A 256MB card should do fine.
A PCI express X16 slot is for a video card upgrade.
Shouldn't need to high performance of a card so a power
supply upgrade probably wont be needed.
Something like this.............
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130313
I know it's a 512,but the price is right.
 

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Hello,

I have just hooked up a second monitor to my PC and its up and running fine.

I have the monitors set up in dual view and i just have a little question.

I have my left monitor set up as the primary and my desktop is been extended onto the next screen. But the tast bar is not been extended. So if i open a program and drag it accross to the next screem the program will stay in the tast bar in my left screen.. and that is a little anoying for me.

Is there a way i can get the task bar to span 2 screens?

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I beleive it will stay that way...atleast is does for me, I never looked into as it wasnt that big of a deal for me...

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