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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 - 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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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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As the topics aid above ,I have a problem with dual monitor via HDMI.

I want to connect my laptop to the second monitor via HDMI cable.

I can connect it with out any problem but the the second is display Not optimus , recommend 1600*900 60Hz

And the font in the second in second is very blur and it have some cross line on the screen (Not the monitor problem)

I tried to change the second monitor display to the recommend setting but it not working.

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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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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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As the topics aid above ,I have a problem with dual monitor via HDMI.

I want to connect my laptop to the second monitor via HDMI cable.

I can connect it with out any problem but the the second is display Not optimus , recommend 1600*900 60Hz

And the font in the second in second is very blur and it have some cross line on the screen (Not the monitor problem)

I tried to change the second monitor display to the recommend setting but it not working.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Question: Dual monitors

I have two monitor outputs on my video card. One is SVGA and one is digital. Can I use two monitors to view different images or will both display the same image? I read that one monitor can display a page and the second monitor can display the next page.
 

Answer:Dual monitors

If their off the same card then they will have the same image. Just different types. You can add a second monitor if your MOBO has onboard video, it just has to be designated the 2nd monitor.
 

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I Have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop with the xb3000 dock station. I'm running XP pro SP3 (legit but aftermarket). I plugged in my Fuji monitor (which is working). The problem is both monitors show the same thing. I want to run an expanded desktop. I tried to go through the control panel display tab but I do not have the dual monitor choices i would prefer. If it helps, on settings I only have 2 options, 800x600 and 1024x768. Do I need a special driver or update?
 

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I have dual monitors and two computers. One computer is using Windows XP the other is using Windows 7. My issue is when I go to the XP computer that does not utilize both monitors the win 7 computer switches everything onto one monitor. Is there any way to get this resolved without getting a new KVM switch for dual monitors?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Why XP doesn't use both?
 

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Question: Dual monitors???

Yeah... I have dual monitors, one 19" to the left of a 15", both Acer LCD. If your looking to hook it up with XP, you'll need to right click the desktop>proprieties>screen settings (or somthing... i forget... im using vista, its what'd you'd do to change the resolution)>you should see two sceens on the little black window thingy>click the grey one> check the checkmark 'extend desktop onto this screen. That should do it.

Answer:Dual monitors???

Yup.

O_o

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Question: dual monitors?

im just wondering about this iver heard of ppl doing it and im wondering how its done.

.:thx:.

Answer:dual monitors?

I just did this to my own setup. First, you need to check and see if your video card is compatible. If you are using any newer model NviDia or ATI card, then it should be. Second, you need to get a hold of a VGA to DVI adapter. You will plug your primary monitor into your VGA slot and your secondary one into your DVI slot. Plug in your second monitor, then go to Display Properties, click settings and then select your secondary graphics adapter. Then, check the box next to "extend desktop onto this monitor," click OK, and whalah.

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Question: Dual-Monitors?

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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Ok, I have an hp 15" lcd monitor with 1024 by 768 res. What I want to do is run that but also my 20" lcd tv. The tv only has 800 by 600 res with an Svideo input. Is it possible to run both of these on one pc?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors?

have you tried changing it on the video properties?

does you LCD TV have vga /dvi inputs?
 

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I am trying to enable dual monitors on my system using Dell S2409W(Digital) as my primary and Dell 2007WFP (Digital) as the secondary. The primary monitor works fine, but the secondary monitor can't detect a signal and remains "asleep". The computer recognizes the monitor exists, and the extended display is enabled (I can move my mouse off the primary into the blank secondary monitor). How should I resolve this problem? Listed below are the specs of my computer using the Tech Support Guy System Info Utility.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 894717 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8P67-M, Rev x.0x, MT7014044500110
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Have you tried simple troubleshooting such as hacking the secondary monitor works on its own and whether the setup would work with reversed roles? Should help narrow down the problem if we can know the outcome of these points.
 

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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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Hi All,

So brought home my new computer today. wanted to hook up the new monitor and the old one. New one works. Nothing happens with the old one. So GPU is a MSI 6950, it has 2 DVI hook ups. Old monitor has only VGA out so I got an adaptor. Not working. Any ideas?

Answer:Dual monitors

Right click the desktop, click screen resolution. After that page pops up you should see, "Detect" and "Identify". Click on detect and it should find the second monitor.

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Question: Dual monitors?

As I'm looking into top spec computers rigs at the mo as when I'm 18, I run into a bit of ??? from a compensation from a dogbite when I was younger and my savings that my granma has saved up for me, so about 12K in all. So I'm looking for nice PC set up, and was wondering as I'm doing a graphics and photography course and college and no matter what I go on to study at uni would probably do it for a hobby and have always wanted dual monitors as it'd make my job so much easier. What do other people use it for? It would help me out as I could look at a picture on one screen as a reference and then my own piece on a nother screen. Could anyone just shed light onto the matter in general, what people use them for, requirements and limitations?Cheers

Answer:Dual monitors?

Well you need to make sure the graphics card can support a dual monitor hook up.They can be used for gaming, picture editing, theres just all kinds of stuff you can do with a dual monitor set up. Its almost like having to seperate computers in one.

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I have an Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition laptop. I currently use 1 monitor, but I am thinking about expanding. Would a HDMI splitter work for the 1 HDMI port I have, or would I have to use the USB C port for one monitor and the HDMI for another? 

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Hi, I need to connect the Lenovo L520 with dual monitors how do I go about. I have connected an external monitor but dosen't detect. Any thoughts

Answer:Dual Monitors

Hi lydia and welcome to the forums. Is the monitor connected to VGA or displayport? What brand of monitor do you have?





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Question: Dual Monitors....

Hello all, first post here!

I have finally got my dual monitor setup and am loving it...

Did some research online here and got myself UltraMon for some customization, but there is still ONE thing I would like to get, something like a virtual kvm switch. Whereas I could hit a Hotkey and change the keyboard and mouse inputs between the screens. I wouldnt mind if it caused the mouse not to switch normally between the screens.

My main reason for looking for this is I am a gamer and would like to be able to stay in a game while browsing the web or IMing in the other screen and not be kicked out and have to Alt+Tab back in :(

Thank you :)

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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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hello all,

recently my dell monitor had passed away and so i needed one straight away i purchased a samsung one which does the job beautifully and now i am thinking of fixing my dell and using both monitors to look at which would be very usefull for other things aswell ........ what do i need to connect the two monitors to my video card..

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Help with dual monitors

you need a piece of software to sync the 2 monitors...we use Ultramon here in the office...look for it on google...u have to pay like $40 for lifetime...but it does sync perfectly...
 

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Hi, i have a Think Center m72e and want to connect two displays by using VGA and DVI Port.But only the Display with the VGA Port ist working.

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Hi

I have a windows xp laptop hooked up to another monitor via a vga output.

MY laptop is an old dell with nothing but an integrated intel graphics card.

I would like to have an extra monitor and take my laptop off my desk. So one laptop with an extended desktop over two montiors

Is this possible?

the laptop has an s-video output. Is there a cable converter i can get to enable output to a second vga monitor?

Thanks!
 

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I have been using my and my Tv to watch netflix movies in dual monitor mode, but today when I turned everything on my dislpay on the tv is rolling rapidly. I can see my desktop wall paper but it is not in color and rolling not sure what changed can anyone help?
 

Answer:Dual monitors

Can you post some system specs(ie. OS, mem, proc, vid card, ect.) Have you tried to roll back with system restore? Have you tried switching the monitor outputs to see if it is a problem with the card?
 

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Question: Dual Monitors?

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
 

Answer:Dual Monitors?

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ok i was planning on putting dual monitors up on my new pc (LCD) how do i hook them both up to my computer?
 

Answer:Dual monitors

Does your GPU have 2 outputs? For example, new graphics cards all have Dual DVI output. You just connect the monitors to the two outputs and set it up in your graphics settings (right click desktop->property->settings->advanced). I think if you don't have dual outputs for your GPU, you might need to actually have 2 GPUs, each outputting to one monitor.
 

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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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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)
 

Answer:how to get dual monitors.

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Question: Dual monitors ATI

I just got a new system with an ATI HD4890, very fast in gaming but i'm getting sluggish performance on the desktop. I'm pretty sure this is something to do with me running dual monitors as when I disable the second monitor everything is fine.
Is there some sort of fix for this? does anyone else have the same problem? is it a known ATI limitation?

Thanks,

Answer:Dual monitors ATI

Never had a problem with running dual monitors with mine. You may want to update your drivers or, if it started after an update, go back to the last version.

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I have 2 monitors, but I'm not sure how to set them up. Some sites say I need a new video card with 2 line-outs. Others are selling a Y-shaped cable splitter that could go into my existing monitor output and splits into 2 for 2 montior connections. Another site said something about using my existing monitor output and an SVGA (?) for the second monitor.

I'm running XP on an older (2002) desktop maching.
Thank you.
 

Answer:How to set up dual monitors?

As far as the splitters, if it is 15-pin d-sub then it will just send the same signal to both monitors. I assume this isn't what you want to do.

The easiest solution would be to buy a $40 video card that has 2 outputs. (If you don't already have one)

First though, you need to understand the two different connectors. DVI, and SVGA (or 15-pin D-sub). This picture shows both. The blue connector is SVGA and the White connector is DVI. The one in the middle is S-Video usually used for output to a TV.

-Here-
 

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I didn't know where to put this thread, but I run Vista, so here it goes.

I am going to get Dual Monitors, and I currenlty have a 19 Inch Fullscreen LCD, so I wasn to get another 19 LCD, but Widescreen are cheaper than Fullscreen.

So, my question, will it work to have dual monitors, one fullscreen and one widescreen??
Thanks for your help.

Answer:Dual Monitors

Hi,

If you Graphics card allows either 2 VGA or VGA and DVI or 2 DVI connectors then yes it will work fine.

Jay

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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?

Answer:Dual Monitors on Win 7

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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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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I would like to install Dual Monitors. I am running Win 98SE
Pentium III 900 mghtz - 30 GEG HD. Can this be done without screwing up the syatem ?

Roger V
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Answer:Dual Monitors Win 98

I think it would be ok if you have the right Video Card

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I am trying to setup dual monitors using usb adaptor to vga for second monitor.

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Question: Dual monitors

This is going to sound stupid but does a vidio card have to have two outputs to drive two monitors?
 

Answer:Dual monitors

Yes, either that or two video cards.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have the HP Pavilion dv6700, and i want to use it with a dual monitor set up...
i have no idea how to do this, so il post my specs and hopefully someone can help me...

graphics card: nvidia geforce 8400m GS
Outs: 1 HDMI, and 1 VGA

i will purchase the monitors after i fugure out exactly what i have to get / do...

Answer:Dual Monitors

Well, you'll have one monitor connected via the HDMI, and another via the VGA. If the monitor(s) you get don't have either of those connections, there are converters for what you need.

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Question: Dual monitors

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

Answer:Dual monitors

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

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Hello,

I recently installed Windows 8 and was playing around with it for most of the day yesterday, I was able to get both monitors up and working, I have a Vizio E470VL and a Sony SDM-P232W ... Yesterday I had the E470VL as the main Screen and it made the 2nd Display a Generic Nvidia Display monitor, but both were working..

So last night I watched some preseason football on the Vizio on HDM2 and when I woke up this morning, the Sony was still working but the Vizio (computer is on HDM1) had no signal input, while I noticed the extended screen was enabled meaning my mouse disappeared onto the other blank screen .. so the thought occurred to me to restart..

So I restarted, then it recognized my Sony with its proper settings instead of the Generic and only listed one monitor in the Display settings.. I did a detect device and was given a few options of adding another monitor, and tried to do that, without any success.. so then I detached the Sony, and tried to restart only with the Vizio on both ports, the one it was originally in and the one the Sony was in.. with no success, still no signal, checked the connections, and somehow I doubt it would be the cable and I admit that the symptoms in trouble shooting things kind of point to that, but the cable is new.. and would love to entertain other ideas before getting a new one..

any suggestions?

Answer:Dual Monitors

First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

Probably be good to go after.

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Question: dual monitors

Not really dual monitors. 22inch LG monitor, and 50 inch plasma tv.
I have a new HP HPE-150F, with an Nvidia 230GT video card.
What I would like to be able to do is watch a movie, with media player, on the tv, using the hdmi port on the back of the computer, while still allowing my wife to use the computer, on the monitor using the digital connection.
Is this possible?
The computer has the power to run both, but can't find how to set it up.
Thanks in advance.
Windows 7 home premium,
Core i7 860
8gb ram
 

Answer:dual monitors

Have you tried the Windows Media Center that comes with Win7 (and Vista) but improved with W7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/features/windows-media-center

+ a review here:

http://hd.engadget.com/2009/07/27/windows-7-media-center-review/

Good luck
Ray
 

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Ok, So not sure exactly how to describe my problem. I use 2 monitors on my PC, and use one for gaming, and the other one for watching Tv/movies/browsing while downtime in games. Now, When I am gaming on my Main monitor, everything is fine. But if I move over and interact with anything on my 2nd monitor, My game freezes up and goes (Not Responding) and I have to close it out and restart the entire game. This happens with most games, but not all. Drivers are up to date (as far as my knowledge goes) I just cant figure out what is causing this. I have tried looking up on google to no end but nothing

I7 2600k
32G of G. Skill Ripjaws
Gtx 960
Win 10

Here is a pic of what I mean by (Not Responding)
http://imgur.com/AOAkqFr
 

Answer:Need help with dual monitors.

That's about the equivalent of Alt+Tabbing on a single screen when gaming at full screen, you're pulling the focus, CPU and GPU away from what needs it most - it's really not recommended, can crash games, etc.

Set your game(s) to run full (single) screen in a window and see if that helps.
 

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Hello. I cannot get a dual monitor setup to work for the life of me. I've made a LITTLE progress though by tweaking the BIOS to load from the Mobo VGA port first on boot, but now the second monitor just stays lit up with the windows 10 logo and nothing else, while the first still works just fine. Windows will not detect the second monitor, nor will extending it on the projector settings work. The main monitor is plugged into DVI on an old ATI Radeon HD 7700 Series card. Forget the exact model and that. I believe it's an H.I.S. Radeon. But I'm going through all the options and i'm scratching my head here. help would be appreciated.

EDIT The Radeon card I have only supports one DVI connection and one HDMI. Both monitors I have are VGA/DVI.

Answer:Need help with dual monitors

I'll happily be wrong, but I don't believe you can run one from the mobo and one from the video card together.

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

Then get an HDMI/DVI adapter so you can run the second monitor off the card with the first.

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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

Answer:Dual monitors on xp.

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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So I'm a newbie to the site and I just want to say I like all the great advice that people are giving. I want to start of with my problem. I want to run dual monitors with a s-video out and run rca's to my television on my Dell Dimension DIM300 Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ and 512 mb ram. Both monitors that I have are vga LCD flatscreen. I have been reading everything that I can trying to find what video card I should use. I will primarily be using it for viewing videos and eventually doing some editing on it, but I want to have the ability to use my t.v. in the mix and view videos and dvd's through it. I am of intermediate skill level so I have some knowledge, but I don't know exactly what I should look for whether it is brand, specs of the card etc. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
FJB
 

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Well if u cant find a card with both 2 VGA outputs and a tv out jack on it then u might have to go with one with a DVI and a VGA and a tv. out and jsut buy an adapter to make the DVI into a VGA. For just watching videos, Any video card will be sufficient
 

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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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what do I need to hook up two monitors? a dual dvi video cARD or a monitor with two dvi ports on it. By the way one monitor is crt and the other is lcd
 

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you want a video card with one VGA and one DVI

although it's usually best to have two VGA as most LCD monitors have VGA and/or DVI input ports, but to my knowledge there isn't a single DVI CRT out there. Of course there are adapters but they are clumsy.
 

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yo...i've got vnc 4.1.1 and running an nvidia card with dual 19" lcds....when i connect via vnc from work I only want primary monitor to show up on server....anyone know a way to do this?

thanks -shan

Answer:VNC 4.1.1 dual monitors

Have you tried it? It should be that way....Do you see split screen or something when you remote in?

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Hey team

I have a client who two all in one's (one is a pavillion 20 and the other being a compaq la2206x) now they want to make them dual monitored.. with one connection being hdmi/dvi the other being standard usb. How do i go about doing this?

Cheers
Thanks in Advance

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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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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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What is the least expensive way to add a second monitor, not including cost of monitor
 

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All you need to add a second monitor is a graphics card with at least two display ports (which most do). Two DVI connections is recommended but you can use DP or HDMI as well. The desktop can be configured and arranged after through your video card's control panel.
 

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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!

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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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Is there a way to switch between using a single monitor and multiple monitors without going through properties or the control panel?

Is there some sort of OLE I could use to access it all?

Any hints or tips please let me know.

Timo
 

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It might be possible to create an autoit program to do this.
It would require a lot of skill and computer knowledge patiance and willing to learn some programing if your up for it. see this link. AutoIt 3.0
THe easiest way is to set it up to simulate mouse clicks and keystrokes. You use note pad to write the script and save it as .au3
A list of functions can be found here Functions
You can also use a nifty little gadget included called AutoIt Window Info which provides you with details about the enviroment your working in.

Other than that i dont know of any other programs
Hope ive been help full
 

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I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo D 8800 Laptop with Provisions for an additional Monitor, it has an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 Graphics Card, can I spread a programme across both Monitors and can I have two different Programmes running, if so how do I do this?Cesar

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Ok so i have 2 monitors one that is extended off of my main one so when I am playing games i can chat with friends or what not, but when i play games and one of my friends chats to me and i answer the game minimizes. I know this is how it is supposed to go, but is there any way that i can fix this so that the game doesnt minimize?

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Hey All,

I just got a second monitor, and I want to be able to play a game on one, and watch a movie on the other, both using full screen. They are running off the same GFX card (8800GT) - when I open the game, the movie when running in full screen pans to the side on the second monitor and black, so I see half black screen and half desktop background, but I still hear the movie playing, when the movie is running in windowed mode and I open the game, the video just turns black, but with sound.

So how can I fix this? My PC is pretty good and should run fine, I dont know whether this is a config problem or what..

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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