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Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Question: Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

I have the 2nd setup through a vga to hdmi cable but it just sits there black with "check signal cable."

2nd monitor is an lg2241

Tried:

- multiple re-boots
- downloaded a driver from LG but don't see that it did any kind of install. Double clicking it's zip file opened it and clicking on the three files did nothing but open gibberish code.
- at screen resolution I see multiple displays and I have it set on extended.
- Clicked detect and identify
- #2 says display device on vga
- tried unplugging and reconnecting the cable (hdmi to vga)

I'm lost. SOS!

lol!

Thx,
Dave

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Answer: Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

That cable won't work unless the VGA port on the computer/laptop supports digital (highly unlikely), as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is digital. To get it to work you would need some kind of converter not an adapter, which that cable essentially is.

Assuming this is your monitor,

LG E2241V-BN: 22" Full HD LED LCD Monitor | LG USA

is says it has a VGA port on it. If it does then just use a plain old VGA cable.

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I am looking to buy a new video card and a new monitor. I currently have a monitor with DVI output. I want to buy another with DVI output and make a dual monitor setup. But the video card I am looking at has HDMI and DVI. Will I be able to hook two DVI monitors up to that video card? (I think my motherboard also has DVI if that helps. Will the mobo and card DVIs work at the same time?)
 

Answer:HDMI and DVI for a dual monitor setup?

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I need help for my 2 monitors I'm not sure what's up with one of them.
On the left I use (DVI to VGA) and the right monitor, my main one I use (mini HDMI to HDMI)
This one, the main one displays 'no signal' I've been using it for a couple months no problem working fine and a couple of days ago while on my computer it just displayed 'no signal' while my monitor on the left (vga) stayed on working perfect.
But the computer recognized the monitor still being visible as I can move things to it and when I access it on 'chrome remote desktop' on my phone you can see that it's still being displayed (picture attached below) click here and the other pic below is what I see irl, sorry for the bad lighting it's late here.
Anyway I'll get the simple suggestions out of the way
-Yes it is selected as 'HDMI' on the monitor.
-Yes the HDMI cable works as it works with my PS4 and the PS4 Hdmi cable also tested on it with no results
-Yes the monitor works, I plugged in the VGA and it displays, I also plugged in the PS4 over hdmi and it displays my PS4 no problem
- And I also replaced the 'mini hdmi adapter' and that hasn't fixed it.
So any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

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Turning on HDMI 3rd monitor screws up the Display 1 & 2 which are VGA and DVI

I usually have Skype open and 2 browsers. Monitor 1 on DVI for work and monitor 2 is VGA for facebook Twitter and that kind of stuff and Skype under the browser on monitor 2 and monitor 3 is on a second/separate video card hooked up to HDMI used for music videos and cctv cameras.

As of lately when I turn on the HDMI monitor all the programs switch sides.

Skype will move from the lower right side of monitor 2 over to the lower right side f monitor 1
The browser thats on monitor 2 will switch over to monitor 1 and the browser that was on monitor 1 will swap sides from monitor 1 over to #2.

The 3rd monitor is sometimes used for music videos but currently it is hooked up to a CCTV DVR on the DVR VGA hookup so it even does this when the TV (Monitor 3) is not on HDMI mode for the computer.

I can turn monitors 1 and 2 on and off 1000 times and nothing will happen but as soon as I turn on the HDMI everything swaps sides.

Why would powering on HDMI display do this and how can I stop open programs from swapping sides on monitor 1 & 2 when I turn on the TV (Monitor 3) even if its not in HDMI mode when powered on?

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So I just bought a new computer and 2 identical monitors for a dual monitor set up.
Here are the products:
click here computer has vga and hdmi inputs and the monitors have all: vga, hdmi and dvi.
When I connect the monitor to the computer via hdmi (tried both monitors and several hdmi cables) it stays blank and says 'no vga input' on the screen.
The computer is set up properly; when I connect my tv to the pc via hdmi it works fine and works as a dual monitor extended set up should. This therefore indicates the computer is set up correctly, the leads are fine and thus the monitor is the problem.
It can't be faulty (or at least I hope not) as neither monitors will connect this way.
I have read around that windows 8.1 can cause these kind of problems but I really don't know much about this and have tried uninstalling and re installing graphic card drivers but it still doesn't work.
The computer always recognizes when the monitor is plugged in as the main screen will flicker and in control panel it displays both monitors as being connected; and as such if I move my mouse off the screen it will keep going as if I could see it on the next screen along.
Any ideas before I return the monitors? As I hateeee returning products purchased online.
Also thinking about purchasing a vga to hdmi converter - is this likely to work do you think?
Many thanks.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00O8SED2Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo01_s02
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Answer:Monitor hdmi input not working - dual monitor set up

Dunno what happened with the formatting on that post in respect to the links :/
Computer:
click here
Monitors:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0097I6R5I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo03_s00

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Hi all,

I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue..

When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly normal. However when I land on the PC login screen all i see is a black screen with a cursor.

Just before the PC loads up this screen, my 2nd monitor (which should display the password login screen) loses signal, so I know the PC is loading up fine, it's just not displaying on the monitor.

Strangely when I manually switch the PC off via the power button and then switch it back on again everything starts up fine, the 2nd monitor is posting/receiving a signal.

I have checked for updates on my graphics card but I have the most recent ones. The graphics card is quite old (roughly 7 year old Nvidia card.

I have looked at the display settings menu and the monitors appear to be configured correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be solved?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi all,

I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue..

When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly normal. However when I land on the PC login screen all i see is a black screen with a cursor.

Just before the PC loads up this screen, my 2nd monitor (which should display the password login screen) loses signal, so I know the PC is loading up fine, it's just not displaying on the monitor.

Strangely when I manually switch the PC off via the power button and then switch it back on again everything starts up fine, the 2nd monitor is posting/receiving a signal.

I have checked for updates on my graphics card but I have the most recent ones. The graphics card is quite old (roughly 7 year old Nvidia card.

I have looked at the display settings menu and the monitors appear to be configured correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be solved?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi,

I am using windows 10 pro with 3 monitors attached to a GTX770.
2xDell U2715H monitors (1440p) - work monitors
1xPhilips 1080p monitor - client monitor.

Two monitors are used all the time for work in a dual monitor setup. The third monitor is placed away from me facing clients. When I want to show stuff on the pc to the clients, I will open the display settings and select the duplicate one of the 1440p monitors to the 1080p monitors. The display of the 1440p will scale down to 1080p. When clients leave, I toggle back the settings. The third display is only on when clients need to see something as it is a hassle for clients to come see the stuff the other side of the desk.

Is there a way to automate this process? Maybe some sort of macro/hotkey which I can configure the commands so that I don't need to go adjust the settings every time. I would just like two macro/commands that turns duplication on and off.

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Hello I basically need conformation that I'll need to buy a new monitor in order to have a dual monitor set up with my current system. I'm not super tech savvy so if you need any other info please let me know.

I have a Radeon HD 6670 with 3 ports, an HMID, VGA (which is my monitors type) and DVI. Each port has a stamp next to it that indicates what port type it is/supports (the VGA has a CRI stamp next to it though). My main VGA monitor works fine with the VGA/CRI port, but my second I have to use a VGA to DVI adapter and it's not working.

I've gone through a lot of forums, and found some conflicting information. So I really want to know is it possible to use a converter/adapter or will I need to just go out and buy a new monitor that has a DVI hook up?

I hope I don't need a new monitor, I'm on a very tight budget. (la sigh)

Answer:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

I would try one of these before giving up on the monitor:

Rosewill 10ft. DVI-A (24+5) Male to HD15 VGA Male Analog Video Cable w/ Ferrites Cores, Model RCW-900 - Newegg.com

Forget adapters, you might not a have a compatible one, the DVI connector has many variants.

Look at that cable end and make sure it would fit on your video card's female DVI connector (it should), it's DVI-A (analog only) to VGA which is analog only....

More info:

http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_cables.html

http://www.cableorganizer.com/articl...or-pinout.html

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Running dual monitors in Win 10 and when going through the Color calibration steps on monitor #2 (Control panel / Display / Calibrate color) the settings stick as long as the 2nd monitor is active.

If I switch to single display (Windows Key + P / PC Screen only) then the 2nd monitor loses its color calibration. Also anytime I reboot my PC (Even if I have both monitors active) the 2nd monitor loses my calibration.

The 2nd monitor has a fairly strong bias for the color Green so I can always tell right away.

I'm probably overlooking something and was hoping someone might of dealt with this before

Answer:Dual monitor setup, Monitor #2 keeps losing color calibration.

I am not really an expert here, but I am wondering do you set the default calibration as well as the current calibration? I have always done that so I can't tell you whether it will cause your problems if you don't set it, but I can tell you that I have never had the issue you are having.

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Running dual monitors in Win 10 and when going through the Color calibration steps on monitor #2 (Control panel / Display / Calibrate color) the settings stick as long as the 2nd monitor is active.

If I switch to single display (Windows Key + P / PC Screen only) then the 2nd monitor loses its color calibration. Also anytime I reboot my PC (Even if I have both monitors active) the 2nd monitor loses my calibration.

The 2nd monitor has a fairly strong bias for the color Green so I can always tell right away.

I'm probably overlooking something and was hoping someone might of dealt with this before

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I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

Am at a loss and I hope I have provided enough information for some assistance.

Much appreciated

Weeg

Answer:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg


I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.


I don't understand why you are using a combination of DVI (to VGA) out of your HD6670 to one monitor, and also using the VGA out of your motherboard to the other monitor.

Am I interpreting what you've done correctly? You are using just the DVI output from your HD6670 through a DVI-to-VGA adapter and on to your first monitor, and also using the VGA output from the onboard graphics of the motherboard to feed the second monitor? If so, this is very wrong.

Your new HD6670 has TWO video outputs of its own: one is DVI, and the other is VGA. You should connect your second analog monitor to the VGA output of the HD6670, not to the onboard graphics VGA output.

Also, if you can disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS that's definitely what you should do when you install an external video card as you've done. At the very least you should give priority to the new PCIe video over PCI (which was your old GeForce card, and probably o... Read more

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Answer:Make Taskbar Display On Only One Monitor in Dual Monitor Setup

Hello beau,

You can use Option One in the tutorial below to turn off showing the taskbar on all other displays other than the main display.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 10

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The other night, Windows wanted to update. I figured it was the usual patch session, so I let it do its thing. However, after restarting my computer, I noticed that my ASUS monitor would only operate at 144Hz if it was the only monitor plugged into the system. When I try to set it higher in the Nvidia control panel, it just reverts back to 60Hz after applying changes. I updated my graphics drivers (though I was only one version behind) and even sought a special ASUS driver for the monitor to resolve the issue, but nothing has helped.

Did Windows recently add a forced refresh rate sync between all monitors recently? If so, that really sucks because I only own one 144Hz monitor.

Answer:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

Are you sure the other monitors are independent (dual or multiple mode) rather than cloning the main monitor? If they clone the main monitor, then this explains the 60Hz refresh rate, as all settings (resolution, color depth, refresh rate) should be common for all monitors and the others can only do 60Hz.

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I've been running a multi-monitor setup for a while now, with an ASUS VG248QE 144Hz monitor as my main, and one or more spare monitors as secondary displays. I've set the ASUS monitor to 144Hz without issue in the past, while the other monitors stay at 60Hz.

The other night, Windows wanted to update. I figured it was the usual patch session, so I let it do its thing. However, after restarting my computer, I noticed that my ASUS monitor would only operate at 144Hz if it was the only monitor plugged into the system. When I try to set it higher in the Nvidia control panel, it just reverts back to 60Hz after applying changes. I updated my graphics drivers (though I was only one version behind) and even sought a special ASUS driver for the monitor to resolve the issue, but nothing has helped.

Did Windows recently add a forced refresh rate sync between all monitors recently? If so, that really sucks because I only own one 144Hz monitor.

Answer:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

Are you sure the other monitors are independent (dual or multiple mode) rather than cloning the main monitor? If they clone the main monitor, then this explains the 60Hz refresh rate, as all settings (resolution, color depth, refresh rate) should be common for all monitors and the others can only do 60Hz.

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Need help with dual monitor setup. First time trying to do it.

2 Problems
1.
Second monitor does turn on, but is only showing native resolution (1024 x 768) but it has the ability to go up to 1280x1024.
I want to to be able to set it to 1280x1024.

2.
Second monitor will not boot up along with computer.
I shut down my PC, the monitor is still plugged in, and it doesn't wake up automatically.
Things I've tried
- Updating drivers, obviously. (Nvidia, etc.)
- Uninstalling default driver of second monitor in Device Manager then rebooting computer, then plugging out and replugging the monitor back in (so it reinstalls) because it doesn't boot up on its own.
- My Power Options is set to "High Performance" so that's not the reason why my 2nd monitor isn't booting up with my PC.
- I have tried plugging in the VGA cord of my second monitor into the mother board but it didn't come up.
General Information
- The second monitor is an HP Compaq LE1711
- The second monitor is plugged into my GPU? via a VGA cord into an HDMI to VGA Pigtail Adapter (company: ATIVA), into an HDMI port.
- The main monitor (1920x1080) is plugged into my GPU?, via a VGA cord into VGA to DVI-I Dual Link Adapter, into a DVI-I port.

Picture of what I'm seeing:


I'm pretty sure I've got some of the terminology wrong (I'm not a computer expert).

Any help is appreciated!

DXDIAG

DxDiag.txt

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First of all, hello! And thanks for your time!

I am running a dual monitor setup with my TV hooked up via HDMI to my laptop.

Everything was working fine before, I always had the laptop as my main display yet I could play a video or a game fullscreen on the TV.

Since a couple of days, as soon as I put something in fullscreen, it immediately goes on my laptop, regardless if it's open on my TV or my laptop.

I don't remember changing/installing anything that could've changed that...

I checked a bit in the AMD vision software and the Windows control pannel but I can't seem to solve my problem without switching my TV as the main display.

I also made a quick search on google as well as here but the problems were mainly with Flash, which isn't in cause here.

Here are my system specs:

Toshiba Satellite L75D
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
AMD Radeon 6520G

Thanks!

Djoulz.

Answer:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

My desktop has my LCD monitor through Display Port and my TV through DVI. What I do is have my multiple monitors set to "Extend these displays" and make the LCD the primary display. Ive included two pictures of what my settings look like, first is with the LCD(1) selected and the second is the TV(2).

I will say that sometimes the program you are using forces the fullscreen to go to the primary screen, I have had this trouble with Everquest a number of years ago. There was a program that you could run with the game that allowed you to put the game window into boxes, different screens and a bunch of other things.

I primarily use my TV for watching movies/tv, Media Player Classic does a great job of being able to open to fullscreen in either monitor, regardless of how the monitors are setup.

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Answer:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

Right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution, then click on the screen you want to make primary. Select Multiple Displays, and it should be there!

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However

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Right now my only real "solution" has been to set up monitor 2 in the upper left corner of the main monitor so that only the very tip of the screen shoots the mouse pointer across the room. This almost works. What I am looking for is a solution that keeps the mouse pointer contained so that it doesn't leave unless I let it out.

The solution I'm looking for is probably not from ATI, but more likely another multi monitor control program or some cute utility that doesn't let the mouse go to certain places on the screen.

Can anyone recommend a better mouse trap? My mouse is trying to escape.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor setup, how can I Keep the mouse pointer on monitor 1 only?

This works for alot of my games pretty sure it works for video to ++ It's freeware beta version

http://www.dr-hoiby.com/MouseJail/

Thereya go
 

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Hi,  What was the solution for this issue? I have the same and can't find a solution. Updating the drivers didn't solve it. Thanks,Regards

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Hi,

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I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
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Answer:Second monitor connected by HDMI to DVI shows black screen

Solved. Sorry, it seems the monitor is just Pfftt. It's dead, and it's going to the Samsung Service Center ASAP.

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Answer:Trying to dual monitor / HDMI + VGA

You might try connecting only the HDMI monitor and adding the VGA monitor after.

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Is it just Windows that's the problem, or is there something else?

Answer:Dual monitor - One VGA, one HDMI

What are your system specs...mainly your hardware? Is the dual monitors actually monitors or is one of them an HD TV? If they are both monitors are they the same make and model? How are you wanting to setup and use the monitors?

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setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
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I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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Ive got a Radeo 2900pro 1gb HD Graphic Card.

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Many Thanks
 

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Can I use this adapter with a HDMI cable on a second monitor to make it as dual monitor?

Answer:DVI Male to HDMI - dual monitor?

Before I comment, it would be nice to know what kind of graphics card you have so that we don't give you the wrong advice.

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Answer:XPS 8900 Dual Monitor HDMI

You cannot use both ports. When there is a separate card installed, the integrated video is disabled. If the card also has a display port or a DVI port you can add a cable with DVI or Display port connection on one end and HDMI on the other. www.amazon.com/.../B0002CZHN6

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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Does anyone have some tips regarding to setting up a monitor via HDMI for dual viewing on a u330 laptop? Second, if the monitor doesnt have speakers do I just run sound through the laptop speakers like normal? And finally, does anyone have any experience with the brand Hannspree (Hanns G.) monitors? Trying to figure out if theyre decent quality since they are reasonably low priced compared to brands like LG and Samsung. Thanks













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Answer:u330 Dual Monitor HDMI Connection

1) Fn+F3 and Fn+F4 are used to manage external monitor options.2) You can play sounds through laptop speakers3) never heared of this brand in Russia





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i was looking for monitor for myself on ebay, i found interesting one.. brand name WASABI MANGO anyone has/has seen one???  seems pretty  fine with reasonable price to me. WASABI MANGO QHD275 dual HDMI.27"LED backlight1,000:1 Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio100mm x 100mm VESA holes8 bit color 16.7 Million Colors2560 x 1440HDMI x 2, D-Sub, Dual link DVI-DVoltage-Free (110V to 240V)Aspect Ratio 16:96ms Response time380cd178? Viewing angle2W + 2W Built-in Speakerswhad do you think??

Answer:advise plz! Dual HDMI ports monitor

I personally dont buy displays through ebay, but instead buy through a known retail chain either in person at a local store or online. Also its a gamble with unknown brands like this. At least through a retail outlet I know that I can easily get a replacement or trade it in for something else if there is any problems.Here is another person who posted similar to Toms Hardware and the reply is about the same as what I have to say about it.http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2117745/wasabi-mango-qhd275-dual-hdmi.html

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Hi All. I try to connect second monitor (NEC MultiSync EA232WMi) via DisplayPort to my Lenovo U310 HDMI port and it didn't work. The only I can see is a black screen on NEC and nothing more. I tried Fn+F10 to select output mode and standard Windows 7 resolution settings. Maybe I should use HDMI-DVI instead of HDMI-DisplayPort cable or need to install additional drivers? Can anybody help with it? Thanks in advance! 

Answer:Can't see dual monitor via HDMI on Lenovo U310

Solved this problem by using HDMI -> DVI cable connection.

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hi
im about to buy new monitor for myself.. i was looking for Dual HDMI ports monitors.
while i was looking for monitors at e bay, i found company name WASABI NAMGO anyone heard about this manufacturer? seems new to the market and korean brand (this fact make me keep attracted by this monitor, also price was pretty good compare to the others)

BTW only little info.. so i need your help if anyone has one/has seen one any reviews would greatly appreciated!

Answer:Brand New Korean Dual HDMI monitor

Hi. After some searching I found Wasabi Mango monitors online:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...wasabi%20mango
Wasabi Mango | Computer Monitors Line

Never heard of the brand though. I don't think it's widely available outside of Korea. Can't find any reviews on Amazon or elsewhere.

Personally I would steer clear of any product not widely available in your region with no / lack of reviews, as you won't know anything about reliability, quality or performance ahead of purchase - a bit of a risk.

Any particular reason why you want a monitor with two HDMI ports?

Instead, you could purchase a monitor which has a HDMI, DisplayPort and / or DVI port which are more widely available in the market, and use a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, or a DVI to HDMI adapter to achieve two HDMI inputs.

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Hi I wanted to use my CRT TV as a second monitor and connected it to my Computer using an 'S' connector.I have an NVIDIA 5500 Card with TV Out. so I ran the Cable from this to my TV.I then Selected Clone mode to get the same picture on my Monitor and my TV the problem is while my Monitor works fine and displays in color my TV only displays in Black and White.So how do I get my TV to display in Color when connected to my Computer.Note: The TV works fine for normal TV reception its just that it won't display in Color when using it as an additional Monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem TV+Monitor (Clone mode) Monitor (OK) TV (No Color)

You will alway struggle with a cathode screen. You need to really have a T.V that has a VGA port. Which generally means spending money. My tv is a Sony Bravia with a VGA port and it works perfect but I had to spend the money to get it. 

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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I recently picked up anVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 (FX5500) 256MB 128-Bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card DVI VGA.The problem is when I try to connect aDell E E197FPB 19" LCD Monitor to the dvi port it goes into standby mode.The max resolution of the monitor is 1280 x 1024. Is there a way to get these to work together? If not, what are some agp graphics cards that have dual vga ports for my monitors?This card was $18.00 so I am trying to keep the price as low as possible. Really want dual monitors!!! Thanks

Answer:M50 Dual monitor setup

I am using a thinkcentre M50 8187F4U. How could I forget to include the most important bit o' information?

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Hello all, The last time i ever dual screened my pc was a long time ago and i wasn't happy with the outcome because i couldn't run a full screen app (like a game) and use the other screen at the same time (for some obvious reasons that fall under game mechanics etc..) But, is there a way NOW to do this? - without playing in windowed mode.

I think i posted this int he right place - apologizes if it isn't!

Cheers.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup - Is there a way....

I know on my dual setup, youtube will stop playing if i click somewhere on the other screen. Is that kinda what you mean?
 

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently rocking a dual monitor setup with 2 different GPU's in my media rig. I am just wondering how many out there are running a dual setup similar to this, using 2 completly different GPU's.

Should I expect any kind of issues??

Main GPU is ATI 9800 All-In-Wonder PRO - AGP card
secondary GPU is S3 ViRGE VX 4 Meg - PCI card

So far, for the past few days, doing nothing other than having more space for websurfing, and iTunes and whatnot, I haven't had any issues.

Since I am embracing the older rig, and it will hardly play some of my newer stuff, I installed Diablo 2 this morning, and have to install the expansion & patch it when I get home in 2 hours, followed by starcraft & patch. When I am gaming, will only 1 monitor be active, or will I still have desktop on the other monitor??

Also, for gaming and such, if I have it spanning the 2 different monitors, is the 4 Meg GPU monitor going to look terrible, or not work at all, or does the ATI card do all the work, and the secondary card just output it to the display? I am guessing it will be the former, but I am not sure.

Should I expect any other kinds of issues to pop up with a set up like this?

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup's

I personally wouldnt be comfortable running two totally different graphics drivers from different manufacturers. I would expect there to be conflicts in the drivers, however, having said that i havent tred it myself so it might work fine.

BTW i run a 22" and a 17" off one card.

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

Hi, I have just bought 2 new graphics cards in the hope that i'll be able to run some kind of dual monitor system.

In the AGP slot I have a 128MB GeForce4 MX 4000
In the PCI slot I have a 64MB GeForce4 MX 4000

I have spent today trying to get it working... to no avail.

Every time I set one monitor as primary (or install it first), as soon as I apply changes to 'extend my desktop on to the secondary monitor' the screen just freezes and shuts down before having to restart windows from 'last known good configaration'

Another thing that is quite weird, when setting primary VGA device in the BIOS, it only gives the option of 'onboard VGA' or 'AGP VGA' nothing about the PCI device.

Yet if I only have the PCI card plugged in and take out the AGP card, the PCI card outputs as default monitor when the BIOS is set to boot from 'onboard VGA'!

*confused*
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

Never tried it in WinXP but did in Win 98SE. THe PCI Graphics run as the primary monitor. If you are trying this in Win XP try designating the monitor connected to the PCI Video Card as primary monitor.
 

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

Just installed a second monitor on my GF FX5700 graphics card. My question is does it matter which of the two monitors is analog and which is digial?
Right now I have the 21" primary monitor as analog and the secondary 19" as digital. Does it make a difference.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor setup

Shouldn't be any difference. You could try swapping the monitors just in case you notice a difference in picture quality but I doubt it.
 

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I want to setup dual monitors. After I learned the The Nvidia FX5500 graphics card that I had was not supported by Windows 7, I went out and bought the Nvidia 8400GS card. When I installed it, the Nvidia 9100 integrated card was no longer available/supported/installed. Specifically, I get get the computer to recognize one or the other graphics cards but not both at the same time. I am running Windows 7 and I have read that others have used this card for dual monitor applications so why can't I get the computer to recognize both graphics cards?
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

I assume the integrated video is not a physical card but video built into the motherboard. You can't have both. Inserting a video card into the motherboard automatically shuts down the onboard one. However your video card will support two monitors. There are two outputs on your video card. Plug the two monitors into the card and use Windows to set them up.
 

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Question: Dual monitor setup

I am setting up a new HP computer for dual monitors
I want to installed a3DFuxion GForce MX4000 PCI graphics card and use the CD card for the primary monitor and the stock (on motherboard) card for the secondary monitor.
Both monitors are VGA

Will this work?
The 3D Fuzion card requires me to uninstall the current display driver using Add/remove programs. the current system uses ATI video. I am hesitant to uninstall the current video unless I am sure the new setup will work.
any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Dual monitor setup

I think that's going to depend on how the MB graphics controller is handled by the BIOS. I believe some will be automatically disabled if you have a second video card.

I don't think the PCI bus is the best choice for video, doesn't that machine have an AGP slot?
 

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Question: dual monitor setup

hi all, can someone give me basic instructions on setting up dual monitors
thanx
 

Answer:dual monitor setup

You need a graphic adapter with two outputs; connect each monitor to each output. For example most lower priced video cards will usually have a DVI and VGA out connectors, most monitors will have a DVI and VGA input connectors. Whatever configuration you choose, just make sure your monitors have the right connectors to hook up with the video adapter.
Maybe this video will help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzAQ1hao7U
 

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I am using Windows 7...
I have two monitors which mirror each-other currently but they are not independent of each-other.
I am trying to get the mouse to move to the next screen when scrolling, currently moves on both.
Also I would like to have a full screen up watching a movie for example while keeping my email in full view on the other screen.

I right clicked and selected "screen resolution" but that is when I get lost.

I also want to note I currently have an HDMI splitter, HDMI cable from my computer goes into splitter, with HDMI output 1 going to screen 1 and HDMI output 2 going to screen 2. Maybe the splitter is the wrong set-up for my needs?

I like the HDMI cables but I saw a video on youtube which says to connect the DVI from computer to monitor, then take VGA (blue cord) and connect from the main monitor to the secondary monitor but I tried doing that first before going the HDMI route and no luck. In fact, only time I got both screens to display is with the HDMI splitter.

Also...I tested the VGA and DVI on both monitors and got a picture when testing cable from computer to each monitor indepently, just can't get a connection frm monitor to monitor with the VGA cord, only get a display with HDMI splitter.

So...do I have the wrong cables, does a HDMI splitter not help get independent screens?
Or...maybe I did the setup wrong in the screen resolution page from the picture below. I tried several methods from drop down including restarting computer but... Read more

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Question: dual monitor setup

i just received two LG monitors today. L196WTQ-BF. they both look amazing but i am having trouble setting them up. When i set them both to the native resolution of 1440x900 they both appear to go to that resolution but the desktop doesn't seem to fit on the screen. to see the left edge of the screen you must scroll over to the edge with the mouse and when you do this the right edge of the screen slides off the side.

anyone know why this is happening?
 

Answer:dual monitor setup

help me
 

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Hey guys-
I've got two of these crossfired and I would like to know how to connect a second display. I've never had a dual display set up before and am not exactly sure what peculiarities are (there are always peculiarities). My current monitor is plugged into the d-dvi port, leaving the HDMI and Display Port open. The monitor I'm trying to use only has d-dvi and vga out and is a different size than my primary.
Can I make this work?
Thanks!
 

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Hello,

I am not sure where to submit this topic, but the graphics card is sort of relevant in this situation? So I thought I'd post it here. If this is the wrong thread, then please, by all means, move this to the correct one.

So, I am having a little trouble with my dual monitor set-up. I have connected a second monitor to my graphics card using a DVI-D adapter, yet for some reason, the monitor cannot be detected. I've gone to the screen resolution window and hit the detect button, but that does not seem to fix it. I have done a lot of research online, but cannot seem to find the solution.

A list of things I have done so far:
-Restarted the PC
-Updated all drivers
-Changed modes on the second monitor from Digital to Analog, did not work for either of those
-Held down the Windows button on my keyboard, and chose the Extend option, but that also did not work.
-I have connected the VGA cables from my main monitor to the DVI-D adapter to see if the adapter was broken, but my desktop did show up on the second monitor, so the adapter is fine.

I have also connected the VGA cables from the second monitor into the VGA port of my graphics card PC (where the main monitor is connected to), but that did not work either. The second monitor just sits at a black screen that says "Check Signal Cable", with 3 red coloured boxes under it (Red, Green, and Blue).

This led me to believe that there was something wrong with the VGA cables from the second monitor. So... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

Have you got catalyst installed?

if so try to detect the monitor from there

go into display options and select force tv detect,
and click apply, does it recognsie it?

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I have a ATI Radeon 9000 which supports dual display.

I have LCD's that both support DVI.
But the graphic card only has one DVI output.

What kind of cable do I need to connect to both monitors?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual monitor setup help

You should have gotten an analog-to-DVI adapter with your card to hook-up that second port. If you didn't, go buy one at a computer store.

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First off, hello. I'm new to this forum and from what I've seen of the people here so far this will be a very educational journey and I will be here for a long while (WooHoo! )

Let me also start this post off by warning all those who dare to read: I am a complete and total noob when it comes to anything about computers. I know absolutely nothing about how they function and I will gladly admit to that, only because I'm attempting to educate myself on this matter.

Now that you have been warned, let's get started. As the title suggests, I'm looking to make a dual monitor setup for my home desktop. My computer is pretty much only used for online gaming and online banking. On most occasions while I'm playing games online I thoroughly enjoy streaming videos and/or internet radio in the background for a little extra entertainment. That is where the dual monitor setup has come into play. I would like to expand my desktop onto a 2nd monitor to use that monitor for extra browsing/video playing while gaming or doing other miscellaneous things on the first monitor. I've done a bit of Google browsing on my own in the past few hours, and honestly it's just led me to confusion. Hence the reason I began searching for a good forum to begin my journey with.

Now that you know my goal, let me tell you a bit about the hardware I'm using. Please remember, I'm a total noob and have no idea what I'm talking about with this stuff .

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Answer:Dual monitor setup help

You need another video card. Audio has nothing to do with dual monitors or your current setup. Dragging a program from one monitor to another doesn't move the audio from one to the other.
 

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Hi.

I want to use two monitors for two different scenarios:
1: Gaming on screen 1, connected through HDMI to my GPU, ASUS GTX 980 Strix, and browsing on screen 2, connected through VGA to my CPU/Motherboard
2: Working on both screen 1+2, while screen 1 is connected through HDMI to my GPU, ASUS GTX 980 Strix, and browsing on screen 2, connected through VGA to my CPU/Motherboard.

I've set my BIOS to enable IGPU, or whatever it's called, to supporth monitors when connected through both GPU and CPU, but can only get 1 of the monitors to work.

Please help

Answer:Dual monitor setup on GPU and CPU

You can`t do that, just use the GPU.

Why would you buy a 980 and not want to use it for all your monitors ???????????

Connect both monitors to the Asus

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allrite the desktop extends over to the second monitor and works swell .. now how do i get it to run full screen video on both screens, kinda like a widescreen ? .. it only runs on one of them and the other one is sitting bare (which is kinda neat at times when am using the other one for work) ..

sadly not many games or appz out there supporting dual monitor setup ..

Answer:dual monitor setup ..

surely someone knows somethin abt this, no ?

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

when setting up dual monitors how do you configure the task bar to extend to the second monitor? by default when you check "extend my desktop to this monitor" it does not put the task bar on the second monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitor setup

your start menu only extends to one monitor so set it on the monitor that you want it on the select ok.

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

I have 2 LCD screens hooked up to my video card at the moment and they are set at vertical (1A, 1B) configuration. When I play a game the second monitor turns off though. Is there a way I can keep my dual monitor configuration even during gaming? By the way I don't want the monitors to clone each other, but I would like a widescreen view. Thanks for your replies.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

My secondary moniter goes all screwy when I play game like it changes resloution and random Icons from the other desktop appear on it. And if I do anything in the on not running the game it minimises the other screen. is there any way of preventing tht.
 

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The assets:I have one W500 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock The mini dock has two video outputs, a VGA (blue) and DVI (white) connected to two 22" monitors. What I want:To use the monitors in a dual screen setup with the laptop screen not being used.  The problem:I can get the laptop and one monitor to support split screen.  I cannot get both monitors engaged at the same time.  Basically it will only push video out of the DVI or VGA exclusively.   I've gone into the BIOS: Config > Display > changed settings to discrete graphicsRebootedWent into BIOS again: Display > checked  to try to switch to DVI+VGA which I read opens both video outputs but the option wasn't availible. So here are my questions:Does the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock support a dual monitor output?If it does, could someone spell out in detail the steps to set it up in the BIOS? I've been able to get dual monitors working with a main screen and secondary screen but the laptop always assumes one of the video out rolls. Thanks!Ben 

Answer:dual monitor setup help

Ben, welcome to the forum, Are you using ThinkVantage Presentation Director? (shortcut Fn+F7)  
When creating your profile and selecting screens there is the
option to select output to DVI and VGA, this is only available if you
first de-select the internal screen. It will also allow you to clone
the screens or select extended desktop. Hope this helps  

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Hello,
I recently upgraded to windows 10. I have a laptop and a big monitor that I connect with an HDMI cable to set up dual monitor display. Everything was working fine until randomly, a few weeks ago, the set up stopped working. Now when I plug in HDMI, laptop completely blacks out and the external monitor becomes the only display. I have no idea how to fix this. HELP, PLEASE!

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i am an extreme noob so bare with me. Well i had a last post and that wasn't all to good of a start off so i will start from the list of things that i have:

Windows XP pro (32 bit)

nVida GeForce FX 5200 has VGA;DVI;SVideo

ok heres what i did b4

i had 2 monitors one vga one and one dvi one and i hooked it up and i had i good dual monitor setup but when ever i loaded some programs the would give me a bsod screen and restart for example fsx dark basic and others that change resolution.

now....

i re installed nvida drivers and there updated (i think)

i have the DVI monitor hooked up right now with 1 display only

i have the desktop manager software enabled and running and the Nvida control pannel running.

and what i want to now is that i want to have a horizontal span setup (reason):

ok well i have seen that FSX can run on 2 monitors and that you can have a really cool display with both displaying images can i do this on a dual monitor setup or not or do i need to get a better card (preferably not)?

What to i do now?

ok so do i go to set up multipul monitors and do it that way or is there another way to do it better

theres one last question, well i herd from a friend that in the display options like when you right click in the desktop then goto properties then settings.... the friend said that there was an option to enable dual monitor support. before i had my setup i did not see that option and neither do i now im guessing that i don't have 2 monitors hooked up no... Read more

Answer:dual monitor setup help?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xXINSANELOSERXx



btw i got my processor to work and i got it hyperthreaded =D


That was me that helped you. Did you go with a slight overclock or stock speeds?

You can follow this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

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Question: Dual monitor setup

I have a question about the usage of dual monitors. I have 2 Lenovo widescreen monitors I would like to use but can only seem to get one of them to work at a time.  Each Monitor has a ports for DVI and VGA. I am using a Graphics card with only DVI and HDMI. I have one monitor connected to the DVI input on the GPU and the VGA of the other monitor connected directed to the  CPU. Is there a way to get these to both work or must they both run on the GPU. I would need to buy and VGA- HDMI adapter to use both ports on the GPU.  Lenovo Thnkcentre 9196Windows 7 (64b)ATI Radeon 4350 512mb

Answer:Dual monitor setup

I believe you can not have hybrid setup in M57p. So you'll have to drive both monitors from discrete graphic card (Radeon). You will either need HDMI->VGA adapter or HDMI->DVI adapter / cable for second monitor ...





***Disclaimer: I am not Lenovo employee. While I do work for Lenovo Partner, all my contributions are my personal, non-official and not that of Lenovo or my employer.

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Hey all,

I am thinking about setting up a dual monitor on my PC. I tried to find a FAQ or tutorial on here but had no luck. I have 0% knowledge on how to set this up or even if i can on with my specs, so any help would be awesome.

Thanks

Phill3990

PS: if this is in the wrong section I apologize.

Answer:Dual monitor setup help

for that card you can have four displays. so should be no problems running 2 just need the appropriate connections on monitor and video card.

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

I have had a dual monitor setup for at least a year now with no issues on either monitor. A month ago, I decided to buy a new monitor and I set my wife up with my old monitor so she could use a dual monitor setup for herself. I plugged the monitors in and it booted up just fine. She went to work so she turned off her computer and went to work. When she came home that night, she hit the power button and all the lights and fans turned on and turned right back off which followed by it turning all the same things back on by itself and turning itself off. It did this about 3 times until finally, everything turned on and stayed on but there was no beep from the speaker like there usually is. There was no display on either monitor. On a hunch, I decided to unplug one of the monitors and turn it on and it booted up perfectly (had the beep and everything) and once windows prompted for the password, I plugged in the second monitor and both of the monitors worked properly. However, later that night when she turned the computer off again, all of the fans and lights stayed on and would not go off (we left it on all night just to make sure). When I woke up the next morning, the lights and fans were still on but there was no display or anything that could be done to prove that the computer was in sleep mode. Today, I finally decided to see if it was just the video card so I placed the video card in my computer and the computer booted up just fine with both monitors. Turned it off and turned... Read more

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Hey
I have 2 monitors
-One which is a HP w20 20" TFT
-The other which is a GNR 17" TFT

Whatever I do I cant get the 20" to work it will work with VGA but this is then useless as i cant then use the 17" monitor. Also I cant get the resolution that I want through |VGA orless someone can help me with that too???


Can any body help.......even if i just have the DVI working for now it would be great!

I havea Radeon 9600XT GFX
An Asus A8V-X mobo
1X 200gb HD 1X80gb HD
2.5gb Kingston Ram


Any help will be most appreciated.
 

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I have a Samsung 530 Series TV. I also have an LG E2370 monitor. I am using a dual link DVI cable to use the 120 hz on my monitor. My 560 TI grphx card has a dual link DVI (which i use for the monitor), but NOT an HDMI output. The 560 TI graphics card has another Dual Link DVI connection, but my TV does not. Which means i have to use my onboard video which DOES have an HDMI, to use the Samsung 530 TV as a second monitor.

All i want to do is use my TV for when i watch movies and my monitor for everything else.

All i've done is go to display properties and try to do this from there, but the samsung TV just says "Check cable" which i've already done. Either that happens, or both monitors go blank.

Please help. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. I built my computer.... Now i want to use my TV with

Answer:Dual monitor Setup HELP!

There is recent firmware for your TV available on Samsungs website.

Support for LE37C530F1W

I would imagine you may need the latest version.

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I have one 15" Monitor which is here:
MAG HD 572 15 inch flat screen LCD monitor data sheet
I am planning to get a 24" 1920x1080p Monitor.

Instead of wasting my 15" Monitor, I would like to go Dual Boot with my current monitor:

I can see 4 Ports the monitor can go in (one is reserved already), so 3.

There are 2 Red ports: My Belkin Adapter goes in one and a blue wire goes to the adapter to the 15" monitor as it is a DVI Port, however it only works with the left one.

There is one Blue port - I tried this with the Blue VGA Cable it didn't work.

There is one white port - Labelled DVI and it didn't work with my adapter and VGA Cable.

I have provided some images.


The bottom image is two red ports showing the adapter plugged in and in the adapter is the blue cable

This is the monitor I have chosen to get:
BenQ G2420HDB Full HD TFT LCD 24" DVI-D Monitor | Ebuyer.com

I have an AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card

Can anyone tell me what I will need to do and if this will work and if it doesn't can anyone link me to a 24" monitor under ?135 that will work.

Answer:How to Setup a Dual-Monitor?

Hi there,

You mentioned dual-boot. I don't think it's possible to run two os's at the same time unless you use virtualization.

In windows 7, there's a very good, simple interface which allows you to change all the basic monitor settings.
The monitor you want to buy comes with a VGA cable, so you can use that one besides your old monitor.

When you right-click your desktop and click "screen resolution", you can change the way of how your different monitors connected to your pc are working.

View a complete tutorial here: How to Setup Dual Monitors in Windows 7

Hope this works!

Martin

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

I Have a Toshiba Satellite C640 laptop with a standard VGA Graphics Adapter. (Windows 7)

Am trying to hook up an external monitor but only one works at a time. Tried using the Fn/F5 keys. Also the second monitor does not show up in the display settings even after trying the detect button. If the external monitor is connected before the machine boots it starts up but then I loose the laptop display and vice-versa.

Is it to do with no dedicated video card (graphics).

Answer:Dual Monitor setup

The Fn+F5 combo should give you five options on-screen provided that the external monitor is switched on & connected:

❖ Built-in display only
❖ Built-in display and external monitor (simultaneously)
❖ External monitor only
❖ Built-in display and external monitor (extended mode)
❖ Swap-Switch primary display between internal display
and external monitor when using extended desktop

If the external monitor is not switched on, some of the above options will not be available.

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Question: Dual-Monitor Setup

Hi,

I have integrated Intel GMA 4500 with a DVI and VGA output from my motherboard. Would it be possible to run dual monitors from both outputs? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as always!

Thanks,
James
 

Answer:Dual-Monitor Setup

I'm not sure, since I haven't heard of dual monitor configurations directly from a motherboard with both type ports. Anyway, can you get, or borrow, a second monitor to test it? If it doesn't work, then you'll have clear evidence that you'll have to buy a video card in order to use two monitors.
 

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Hello all, I recently picked up a Compaq elite 8000 sff but soon realized that the power supply is not really upgradable, unless you do some serious rewiring. All I want to do is hook up a second monitor. The computer has 1 hdmi port and 1 vga port. The monitor has a vga and DVI-D port. I aready have one monitor attatched to the vga port. Are there any adaptors or workarounds for this? Thanks.

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Okay, so I've got a 21'' sony trintron and a 17'' samtron that I want to setup as a dual monitor system on my rig. How do I do it first off? Next, what piece of software is the best to use?
Idealy I would like to be able to do exactly this..

Have two seperate desktop screens basically and not have something stretched onto the other screen.

I would also like to run my sony at 1280x1024 @ 100hz and I would like to run my samtron at 1024x768 @ 100hz.
Thank you all for helping out.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup - Need HELP!

configure it on the settings tab on display properties.

whatever your primary monitor is (i'm assuming the 21") set that to 1280x1024... then set whatever your secondary is to 1024x768 and drag it around in the box till you get them set up similar to how they are physically on your desk.

if you want a good piece of software, pick up Ultramon . then configure it to how you like it.

Oh.. and Dual monitors are Awesome.
oh. for you, might i suggest turning the 17"er physically on it's side (using some monitor display properties.. i forget which to rotate the visible desktop) and using them as a 2048x1024 resolution desktop?
 

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion Desktop - 510-p020 thnking that the advertised "multiple display capable" meant I could use the normal VGA to DVI connections.  However, this tower only has VGA and HDMI connections.  How can I setup 2 monitors for dual monitor access using VGA and HDMI connections?  Do I need to now buy a monitor with HDMI connection?  If, so how would I set the monitors up for dual access.  I just want to make sure if another purchase is necessary that I purchase the right accessories. 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

@Dman2015?, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that will help you understand what can be done with adapters.  If you already have two monitors, you can use adapters to connect them; HDMI (digital) to VGA (analog) or VGA to HDMI or DVI (digital), etc.  If you want to buy a new monitor, I suggest getting one with a HDMI connector.  You will get a far better picture with digital than you will with analog. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have a friend I am trying to setup a dual monitor setup for, and while I got it setup for the most part there is a could quirky things I cannot figure out.

His setup is an HP desktop computer with a Nvidia card with both VGA and DVI outputs. His primary monitor (DVI) is setup in landscape while his new secondary monitor (vga) is setup landscape. The desktop is setup as extended.

His goal is to run 1 application on the secondary monitor all the time, which is a Schwab investment program and use the primary monitor for everything else. So before I setup the secondary monitor, he would have the Schwab program opened up maximized to the now primary monitor, so when you maximize it on the new secondary monitor, it is displaying as if it is being viewed on the portrait orientation. So then you have to start it on the primary monitor, resize it and drag it to the secondary monitor.

My question is, is there any way to change the way this application is opening so he can just click maximize and have it fill the secondary landscaped monitor?

Answer:Need help with a dual monitor setup

Does the app open up full screen on the primary or does it do the same?

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Would there be any negative effects, performance wise of adding a 2nd LCD monitor? My parents are buying a new monitor and I'll probably take their old one to run a dual monitor setup. Does it cause extra strain on the GPU?

Answer:Dual monitor setup

Not that I'm aware of.

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Is it worth setting up two monitors. I have an opportunity to get a brand new gateway 19" monitor for $100, still in the box. How hard is it to set up and what would the main benefits of dual monitor setup? Most of all would I really like it if I did a dual set up. Any body else have a dual set up, do you like it. Thanks.

Answer:Dual monitor setup

Hello Bassfisher,

If your graphics card as a secondary output on it, then your good to go with just connecting the monitor to the secondary connector on the card and installing the monitor's driver (if it has one). Pretty much that simple.

It really depends on your needs, but it makes having multiple windows opened a lot easier to see and organize by dragging some of them over to the second monitor.

I like it.

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I'm using a CRT and LCD in a Dual monitor setup and would like to have the LCD refresh rate at 60hz and the CRT at 75 or so.

Is there any way to assign refresh rates to each individual monitor?

Answer:Dual monitor setup

i think you can do it through the properties for the individual monitors in question

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my sister is having problems with her dual monitor setup.

she is using a 9800gt as her video card.

one monitor is 24" (main monitor)
other monitor is 19"

when the 2nd monitor for the first time yesterday, it worked fine, both monitors could display their individual correct resolution.

but this morning when she went to restart her pc, the 2nd monitor would not display.
so i unhooked the 2nd smaller monitor and connected as a main monitor on a different pc in the office, works fine. so i went back to her pc and tried again, no display again.

so i tried swapping the 24" and plugging it in the slot on the back of the video card that the 19" was plugged in, and now i think i have found a problem, it did not post a display in that slot. well after about 10 mins of playing with it, i managed to get it to post a dislay in that slot. so i plugged the 19" in the other (known working ) slot and both the monitors would post display.

during all of this i did manage to install the latest driver from Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies for her 9800gt.

so with that said, when you install a new driver, you must restart the pc, well after the new restart, the 19" monitor would not post display agian.

and anyone help with this problem, should i be using n-tune to configure this setup or does the options in the control panel work fine.
(start-->control panel-->display--->settings)

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You got PM.

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my beloved a64 box has stood by me for 3 years, but now i have to use serious software for school (video editing, flash, photoshop, autodesk) so i need a stronger machine... i still need to figure out the specs ill need but i have one main question at this point, KVM switches.

right now (in the a64) i have a radeon 9800 256 pushing 2 monitors at 1280*1024 and a kvm switch that allows one monitor, the keyboard and mouse to click to my linux box when i hit scroll lock twice fast. is there a such switch that could switch BOTH monitors and keyboard and mouse AND sound between my a64 box and future dual core intel? (or whatever you guys recomend lol)
 

Answer:dual system- dual monitor setup

You could get a better AMD processor if it is a socket 939 and then there would be no need for a new motherboard, a Skt 939 Athlon X2 would be good, if you dont wanna upgrade ur mobo.
 

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What is the best setup for running dual monitors with dual video cards?

Plug one monitor into one card and the other into the second card with Crossfire off, or turn on Crossfire and plug both monitors into the same video card?

Both monitors are the same.

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

crossfire on, same card

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Hello, I just purchased a Dell computer at the unbelievable price of 400 dollars (quad core 2.4 GHz) and I also bought 2 HDMI 22' monitors. The video card in the Dell computer is built in, so I know I need a new one for the 2 monitors to work. Which video card should I use to take advantage of the High Def of both? I dont wanna spend a lot of money. Thank you for your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Which Video Card for Dual HDMI monitor

I have a GeForce 8600GT with 512 MB of memory. I've tried plenty of video cards of a lesser power than that and they all worked...sort of. Little glitches and problems seemed to always pop up though and it just wasn't a perfect experience on a dual monitor setup (one 1680x1050 and one 1920x1080) until I hit the 8600GT. Since then, its been butter all the way.

So something on a par with the 8600GT should serve you well. Some of the new ATI cards are supposed to be very good also. You probably want to look for a dual DVI port card (if the monitors have DVI of course) and use that connection and save the HDMI ports for an upscaling DVD player or somesuch. Going from dual DVI to HDMI might work or it might cause some scaling problems.
 

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Quick question from a noob.

I have two computers sharing one desk. I have been curious about using a dual monitor set up. Is it possible to have a dual monitor set up on two different computers sharing the two monitors? I know 2 computers can share one monitor...but what about sharing two and not having to use one for each. If I'm going to have two monitors on the desk I would like to be able to utilize both of them.

Thanx!
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup on 2 Computers?

You'll probably end up not using that configuration too much as having the full processing power of two machines on side by side screens at the same time is usually significantly more productive, BUT as long as you have both DVI and VGA inputs on both screens and dual video out from each machine its not a problem, just utilize all four outputs and inputs and switch from analog to digital or vice versa on each monitor according to which computer you want to be working from.
 

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okay, if anyone has read my other post about the computer not booting, it is now fixed as the topic says for it....anyways, the motherboard that we bought has onboard graphics, and my dad has an AGP GeForce 4 FX graphics card, has VGA and S-Video outputs on it, is there anyway I can hook up 2 monitors to the onboard graphics (VGA) and to the graphics card (also VGA, don't plan on using the S-Video, unless there is a VGA to S-Video converter?)
and have dual monitors, because right now we have his flat panel LCD display hooked up to the graphics card, and a 17' CRT monitor hooked up to the onboard graphics, and we only get one display(to flat screen) because of the AGP graphics card did the BIOS disable the onboard graphics, or is it possible to run a dual monitor setup on this setup?

Also, do the monitors have to be the same (17' CRT and 17' CRT) or can they be different (17' LCD and 17' CRT)??
 

Answer:Solved: Dual monitor setup

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Hey guys,  I bought a batch of ThinkCenter M58e's(7259-B1U) and need to get them up and running with dual monitor displays...  I bought the ATI Radeon HD 3470(45K1636) Video Card and then the Lenovo ADD2 DVI-D Monitor Connection Adapter (43R1985) per my sales reps advice.  My monitors are VGA Lenovo L171p's. The onboard monitor works, but I just cant get the second to turn on. Im using the Windows XP native display settings to enable the second screen, but it wont. The cards detected in the Device Manager...  Is there something Im missing with this new DID feature? Is there a card/dongle that I can get to turn this into a dual monitor computer?  Thanks in advance for your help...  

Answer:Dual Monitor setup for M58e?

I had this same issue with the newer M58E or 7258-B3U also.  What I found was that when a video adapter is inserted into the PCI-Express slot (black connector on these machines) instead of the PCI slot (White connector) the PC automatically disables the onboard video card.  We purchased the Jaton nVidia GeForce 8400 GS cards which have two video ports (one VGA and one DVI)  but the kit comes with a DVI to VGA converters so you can use two VGA monitors as a dual monitor setup.  You don't use the onboard video card at all.  Works great.  Hope this helps.

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Right now, my Citrix server only has 1 video card. My desktop is setup with 2 video cards. Does my Citrix server need to have dual video cards?
 

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Answer:Using 9200se for dual monitor setup?

O yea, sorry if this is the wrong forum, I didn't think it fit well in anything else.

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Hello, my problem is that I am trying to set up a second screen (HDTV, 60 Hz) via HDMI, When my TV is turned off, my computer detects the TV, but as soon as I turn it on, my computer stops detecting it. Is this the fault of my computer or of my TV? Help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

~Greg

Answer:Dual Monitor setup troubleshooting Help

Hello, have you tried turning it off and on again?.

Just kidding. What option are you using to connect one monitor to another?, is Extend or Duplicate?, when I connect 2 monitors in mine I use extend to be able to manipulate one large desktop. You see those optiones at Start/AllPrograms/Accesories/ConnectToAProjector. That's how I use mine, however, I only have VGA.
And by the way, something unrelated, how good has been Sapphire so far?, any comments on that?

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Just got for xmas. I have 2 Samsung B2230 22" monitors I used with my old computer. Once is DVI connection and the other is VGA. This computer comes with Radeon R7 450 graphics card and it has a DVI port, AND HDMI BUT no VGA. What exactly do I need or adapter to use my second VGA monitor with this computer so I have dual monitors. I hope there is a simple adapter I can use













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Answer:Dual Monitor setup with HP 510 p127c

Hi, Have you read its specs ? Your machine has Radeon card  which has 3 ports at the back:        Rear I/O connectors: DVI + HDMI + DisplayPort You alreade use DVI port for the first monitor, now please buy an HDMI to VGA adapter/converter for the second monitor. Hope this is a bit clearer now. Regards.  

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I am trying to connect two monitors and use my TV to duplicate my primary monitor. Unfortunately every time I try to save the settings in windows screen resolution a message pops up that says "unable to save display settings"

This is my video card
XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - Newegg.com

This is my primary monitor via DVI
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 Full HD CD Monitor w/Speakers - Newegg.com

and my secondary monitor is an Acer x203w using a VGA to DVI converter to plug into my GPU

I am trying to connect my TV via HDMI

I tried switching the two monitors, however the Acer that is using the DVI adapter doesnt seem to work on the bottom slot of my GPU

any help with this?

Answer:Dual Monitor + HDTV Setup Help

Only one of the DVI ports supports VGA via a DVI to VGA adapter. Also to use more than two monitors, one of them has to be connected to the diplay port; either native of using an adapter.

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Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T430
Docking station: Thinkpad mini dock series 3
Monitors: 2 Flat Panel Monitors 1980FP
VGA and DVI connecting

I have the same setup at home that I have at work. Just different monitors. Same docking station and transport my laptop from work to home. At work I can plug my laptop into the docking station, close the laptop and my display comes up on my monitors. At home if I close my laptop it shows nothing on either monitor. If I leave it open, it shows on the laptop screen and the monitor that is hooked up by VGA. If I go into Display and Screen Resolution, it is detecting my 3rd monitor, however no matter how many ways I try to extend it, copy it, etc the 3rd monitor still will not show up.

I want to have it like I do at work where I can close my laptop and show up on both monitors.. Please someone help me?? I've switched out the chords to each monitor to see if that helped, but still only able to connect to the VGA screen, could this indicate that it's the DVI that is the issue?

I've even tried using a docking station from work to see if my docking station was the issue and it's the same thing.

thank you in advance
 

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Im trying to setup dual monitors, i pluged a monitor into my onboard video(Intel D856BGF Mobo) and a second monitor into my AGP Geforce 5700 Ultra. So i restart the computer and the AGP card works but the onboard doesnt detect anywhere, i ran through my bios settings and cant find anything that enables onboard.... help please!

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Help setting up dual monitor setup

you can't. you have to use one or another. Pci or Agp

if you want a dual monitor setup, by a video card with dual vga's

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OK I expect I am missing something really basic here. I have brought a second monitor to run in conjunction with my first one. They are both the same so will certainly be compatable.The first one which is plugged in via a VGA connection shows on display in my control panel shows as"Plug and Play Monitor on REDEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory"The second plugged in via a DVI connection shows in the control panel as"(Default Monitor) on RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory Secondary"With the 2nd (new) one when I hover over the number monitor in the display is says "Not Active"When I check the option to Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor it doesn't take, probably due to it being inactive.I know my graphics card supports two monitors so what am i missing and what else do i need to do?

Answer:Dual monitor setup help needed

Hi, have you looked at Desktop>Properties>Settings>Advanced

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