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

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

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?

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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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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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I'm not much of a gamer and haven't played around with dual monitors too much. I do have an Ati 9600 and the dual monitor option is great as in I can drag my team speak program window to the other monitor. I just bought this Nvidia 6600 gt and I can't figure out how to enable this option correctly. I get the option of "clone" which does just that. I want to be able to run other programs on the other monitor. Can I do this with Nvidia?
 

Answer:Nvidia 6600gt + dual monitors

Man!!!!!!!! I don't know why? I just went back into my device settings for about the 15th time since insatlling this card and now all of a sudden there is a new choice.. Dual View. Didn't see it before, but it is there now and is exactly what I wanted.
 

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I just plugged in an S-Video cable from my nVIDIA Geforce4 MX 440 video card, and ran it to my tv. I can't get anything to show up on the TV!! I looked in the display properties, and i really can't find anything about multiple displays, but i know i've done it in the past with other drivers. Can someone help me or tell me what driver to download??

Answer:Dual Monitors- No TV Display nVIDIA

Hello,

If you're second display is not detected in the Windows XP Display Properties Settings, even after a system restart, then try going into the Nvidia Display Settings.

There should be a tab which says something like Displays, on the left in the menu tree. You should then be able to activate your second monitor from there.

If you're still having problems, then try checking the My connected TV is not being detected in the Troubleshooting tab. If you have the newest Nvidia Display Drivers installed, then the similar checkbox will be located in a different tab.

If you still can't find success...post back! .

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I have a PCchips A13G+ motherboard generic PC with an NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 card in one of the slots. This configuration allowed me to have a desktop covering both monitors running XP. Since I tried Vista, then Windows 7 RC1, I have only been able to get one of the monitors going at a time. Whichever one I tell the Bios to activate first, is the one that comes up. The other one is not detected. It looks like there are many other examples of dual monitor setups failing under Windows 7 and Vista which worked fine under XP. I've got all the latest drivers from NVIDIA and all the updates from the Windows updates site. Any ideas? Seems like Microsoft wants us to pay extra for reduced functionality. Doesn't seem like a good deal to me.

Answer:NVIDIA and A13G+ dual monitors problem

First; Welcome to the SevenForums.

Not really sure why you are having this problem, and basically do not believe this is a problem caused by the OS, but the video card. If it worked under XP if should work with Vista or 7. Did some research which I will include here:

A. Please use the latest 7.15.11.6369 version of the device driver, it will help you to use functions of your NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405, easier and better. Old versions can create conflicts of devices and an error in display work. Try to update drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 monthly or more often. Choose the correct driver for your NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 and make windows backup each time when you wish to update the nVidia driver.

B. Step-by-step guide for install NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 driver.

1. Download file for NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 from our site, save it on your computer and unzip.
2. Connect your NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 to computer.
3. Right click on My computer and click Properties. Go to Hardware tab. Click to Device Manager button.
4. Find your new NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 on display category double click on device and press Reinstall Driver button.
5. Select Install from specific location, check Include this location and click Browse button to select the nVidiadriver click Next button to continue and click Finish button to finish installation.
6. After this procedure you should see new NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 in display inside device... Read more

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Computer crashes when I used dual monitors.

Here is the BLUE SCREEN crash report:


Version=1
EventType=BlueScreen
EventTime=129313783635116969
ReportType=4
Consent=1
UploadTime=129313783834485319
ReportIdentifier=b3d53891-d626-11df-9946-90fba646b530
IntegratorReportIdentifier=101210-29499-01
Response.type=4
Response.AnalysisBucket=X64_0x50_win32k!PFEOBJ::vFreepfdg+97
DynamicSig[1].Name=OS Version
DynamicSig[1].Value=6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
DynamicSig[2].Name=Locale ID
DynamicSig[2].Value=1033
UI[2]=C:\Windows\system32\wer.dll
UI[3]=Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown
UI[4]=Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
UI[5]=&Check for solution
UI[6]=&Check later
UI[7]=Cancel
UI[8]=Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown
UI[9]=A problem caused Windows to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available.
UI[10]=Close
Sec[0].Key=BCCode
Sec[0].Value=50
Sec[1].Key=BCP1
Sec[1].Value=FFFFFA804A877CC0
Sec[2].Key=BCP2
Sec[2].Value=0000000000000001
Sec[3].Key=BCP3
Sec[3].Value=FFFFF960000F9408
Sec[4].Key=BCP4
Sec[4].Value=0000000000000005
Sec[5].Key=OS Version
Sec[5].Value=6_1_7600
Sec[6].Key=Service Pack
Sec[6].Value=0_0
Sec[7].Key=Product
Sec[7].Value=768_1
State[0].Key=Transport.DoneStage1
State[0].Value=1
State[1].Key=CA
State[1].Value=1
State[2].Key=BLOB
State[2].Value=CHKSUM=E0AAFAE2C58621CE2BD576AFF5CB1205;BID=OCATAG;ID=f03c853d-8b81-416e-ba9c-7e919417a5f1;SUB=10//12//2010 10:33:06 AM
File[0].CabName=101210-29... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitors Crashing = NVIDIA GeForce 315

Morning eduki,

We will get a more definitive overview of your problems if you follow the advice in the links below.

Upload all of the minidump files located in C:\Windows\Minidump

If you require more help let us know.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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Does the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX400 support dual monitors? I currently have both of my monitors hooked into this card.
 

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Hi-
hope you can see my specs. took the time to put all info. the two monitors are
calibrated for optimal use and resolution, the Nvidia software was updated today.

i have a strange problem:
when i play VLC movies on the 2nd HD monitor, sometimes the video starts to
stutter and strobe, and after a few seconds goes back to normal play.

i found out it happens especially when i load or refresh firefox (on the other monitor, the first one-main) while watching a video on the second HD monitor.

any tips? help? (again, i wrote down my full specs at my page details)

thanks in advance

Answer:Nvidia 8600GT dual monitors problem

The only suggestion I can find in relation to this issue, is simply to try another driver version. The problem is apparently known and has been happening off and on since 94.24 or so.

Unrelated personal note, I would set the 1080p monitor as the primary. ...that's just me though.
as you can see it's not any one card type or driver that seems to end in this problem though
Dual Monitor flicker - Nvidia - Graphic-Displays
Dual monitor flickering 7950GT - NVIDIA Forums
GeForce 210 - dual display flickering/flashing issue - Nvidia - Graphic-Displays
T3400 dual monitor flicker - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

...you get the ideal, the only suggestion I have is to try a different driver version.

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Hello Everyone,
I want to connect my two lg 25um65 p monitors with nvidia quadro. quadro k620 has two ports 1 x DP and 2 x DVI... i can easily connect one monitor by DP Cable but for 2nd monitor i am using vga cable with DVI Converter to attach.... but 2nd monitor is still black... im restarting it...but useless.... in nvidia settings it is showing 2 monitors (1. LG Electronics LG Ultrawide, 2. Digital Display)

PC Configuration...
Processor - i7 6th gen.
Motherboard : Gigabytes H170M-D3H
Ram : 32GB
Graphics Card : NVIDIA QUADRO K620
 

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How to setup dual monitors to Dell xps 8700 ?
1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 DDR3

Answer:1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 DDR3 -Dual Monitors

Hi,
Thank you for reaching out to us. NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 DDR3 Graphics card has 3 Ports at the back.
You can connect the primary monitor to the VGA [blue] and Secondary monitor to HDMI [middle] or DVI [extreme right] ports.

If the second monitor does not have DVI/VGA/HDMI ports, you will need to buy a DVI-VGA adapter or HDMI-VGA adapter accordingly.
Once both monitors are connected they will start getting signal.
Press the Windows logo key + P on your keyboard and then select the correct option according to your needs.
Right-click any empty area of your desktop, and then click Screen resolution.
Click the multiple display drop-down list and then select the option according to your needs.
On the same page you can set the resolution for both the monitors for optimum performance.
Hope this helps.

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For the last few months I have been using a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card with two monitors attached. I have nVidia drivers from 3/27/2009 (version 7.15.11.8250 according to device manager) installed. My monitors are configured (through the Windows Display Settings) such that my primary monitor (identified as "1") is to the right of my secondary monitor (identified as "2"). My second monitor also functions as a TV (with its own tuner) and when put into TV mode, it disconnects from the computer. When returning from TV mode, the monitor is again detected by Windows, and my dual monitor setup is restored.

I just downloaded and tried the latest drivers (182.50 5/7/2009) from the nVidia site. I can configure my monitors correctly, but after the second monitor returns from TV mode (which again, disconnects and then reconnects the monitor with the computer) Windows thinks monitor 2 is on the right of monitor 1. I can manually go into the Display Settings and correct this, but the issue returns as soon as my second monitor is disconnected/reconnected (for TV mode).

Nothing else has changed, except the video card drivers, and rolling back the drivers fixes the issue. While it is not necessary for me to upgrade right now, I'm sure I will inevitably need to update the graphics drivers, and would therefore like to get this problem worked out. Any ideas?

Answer:New nVidia Drivers re-arrange dual monitors

Originally Posted by RTAdams89


For the last few months I have been using a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card with two monitors attached. I have nVidia drivers from 3/27/2009 (version 7.15.11.8250 according to device manager) installed. My monitors are configured (through the Windows Display Settings) such that my primary monitor (identified as "1") is to the right of my secondary monitor (identified as "2"). My second monitor also functions as a TV (with its own tuner) and when put into TV mode, it disconnects from the computer. When returning from TV mode, the monitor is again detected by Windows, and my dual monitor setup is restored.

I just downloaded and tried the latest drivers (182.50 5/7/2009) from the nVidia site. I can configure my monitors correctly, but after the second monitor returns from TV mode (which again, disconnects and then reconnects the monitor with the computer) Windows thinks monitor 2 is on the right of monitor 1. I can manually go into the Display Settings and correct this, but the issue returns as soon as my second monitor is disconnected/reconnected (for TV mode).

Nothing else has changed, except the video card drivers, and rolling back the drivers fixes the issue. While it is not necessary for me to upgrade right now, I'm sure I will inevitably need to update the graphics drivers, and would therefore like to get this problem worked out. Any ideas?



according to your previous drivers, you just re-i... Read more

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I had no issues whatsoever when I was running WinXP Pro. I have Dell Vostro 220 running Win7 Ultimate with EVGA GeForce 9500GT running dual Samsung 2494's. I have installed the latest nvidia drivers. I am able to get cloned displays, but not extended display. And everytime I reboot, no settings stick, even the resolution. It looks as if I'm running in Safe Mode after a reboot. Please advise.
Thanks,
Chad

Answer:NVIDIA + Win7 + Dual Monitors = Frustration

After every reboot, I need to set the resolution all over again. And I am not able to select to extend the display over the 2 screens, it will only let me clone. Anyone else ever seen this?
Thanks,
Chad

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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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System specs:Laptop: Lenovo Y510POS: 64 bit Windows 10 Pro editionProcessor: Intel Core i7-4702MQ CPU 2.20GHz processorRAM: 16GBVideo card: GeForce GT 750M - driver version 21.21.13.7849, released 1/20/2017I've been having an ongoing issue with my NVidia GEForce GT 750M graphics card for quite some time. I am unable to detect a second monitor, no matter what I try. When I go into Display Settings -> Display, and click on Detect, I get the message "Didn't detect another display."For a short while after I installed the driver listed above, I was able to detect the second monitory by going into the NVidia Control Panel, where I was able to detect the second monitor with no problem. However, after I rebooted my laptop, now when I try to open the NVadsgeqtjidia Control Panel, I get the following message:NVidia Display settings are not availableYou are not currently using a display attached to an NVidia GPU. I get this message whether I have the second monitor connected via a VGA cable or an HDMI cable.In addition, I noticed that when I go into the Windows Control Panel -> Device Manager, it always lists two instances of the NVidia GeForce GT 750M under the Display Adapters heading, and the first of the two always has the yellow triangle with the exclamation point showing, indicating that it is not working properly. When I look at the Properties window for this first instance, sure enough, it states the following:Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problem... Read more

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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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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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I am using a IBM Lenovo T61 and an HP LP1965 as a dual monitor. I have used this monitor(which is only two weeks old) on another lenovo t43, so I know the monitor and cables are good. I cant get W7 to see two monitors. It will only pick up the one, it will not detect the other. I have tried "scan for hardware changes" too. If I have the hp monitor plugged into the laptop at boot up, it will work, but the laptop screen will not. I have just installed W7 last week. I have updated drivers and completed all W7 updates.

Any ideas???

Answer:Dual monitors on Windows 7

Well, I doubt it will help since you are saying it's not even detecting it... but Win+P is a nice little shortcut for changing display modes for multi-monitors. If it is detecting, but just not using one of the monitors you could use that to change to extended/cloned/etc.

By chance have you checked for any BIOS settings which might play a factor? Also by knowing whether the GPU is ATI/nVidia/Intel people may be more likely to be able to point you in the correct direction.

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I have an HP proBook 4440s and a external HP S2031 monitor.
I can get the extended monitor feature to work outside of the VPN.
Once I go into the VPN the only thing I can do is move the entire VPN to either screen. I can't share anything within the VPN such as word, excel, or outlook.
Does anyone know how I can move items within the VPN from screen to screen?

thanks

Answer:Windows VPN dual monitors

You can't transfer files from a laptop to a monitor, a monitor can only view the whole desktop from your laptop.

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Let's say I have the following...

- Belkin Pre-N Router (with the proper ports opened)
- A computer system with dual monitor at home (with a client VPN software)
- A computer system with dual monitor at the office (with a host VPN software)

Now I am able to get the computer system at home to connect to the office one, but it only display as one monitor with the resolution of 1280 x 1024. I'm using Windows XP Professional Edition's Remote Window.

Is there a way to somehow get my home system to view the office's dual monitor format or am I stuck with one (due to limitation of something)?

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:VPN - Dual Monitors with Windows XP Pro?

The RDP client and server software in XP doesn't support multiple monitors.
 

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I have just hooked up my test laptop at work to my docking station and now have Windows 8 running with dual monitors. I like quite a few things with the way the dual screens work on Windows 8.

The one thing I have issue with right now, might be easy to fix. Say on monitor 1, I want to display the Start screen, and on monitor 2, I want to run the classic desktop. Anytime I launch a desktop app from the second monitor, it switches my primary monitor from the start screen back to the desktop. Or it switches the 1st monitor back to any previously opened and running metro app.

Is there a way to launch a "classic desktop" app, from the 2nd, keep it on the 2nd monitor, but not have it change away from the Metro interface on the first monitor and keep the start screen up?

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I did this but they both show the same screen. The main screen is HDI and the other is DVI... Is there a solution for this.
I want to put 3 on here.

I want it to show different screens.

Answer:Dual monitors on Windows 10

Hi Gina France,

Do you have it set for extend or duplicate?

-Chuck

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So, I recently installed windows 7 on my computer and I have triple monitors. Everything worked immediately. So I told a friend that windows 7 kicks ass, and her dual monitors will work no problem.

Turns out, I was wrong.

She has a Asus v9520/td/256m video card, and it ran dual monitors just fine in Windows XP. However I am having difficulty finding drivers for windows 7. Both monitors are working in windows 7, however they are mirrored, and we do not have an option to change them to landscape. (In the display properties, it only 'sees' one monitor)

Any help out there?

Thanks so much!

Answer:Dual Monitors in Windows 7

Try right-clicking on an open space on the Desktop and select 'Screen Resolution' then click 'Advanced settings'. Click 'Detect' to find the second monitor and then 'Extend' the display.

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On my primary monitor I've run a 360 and my Windows 7 p.c into it. I've set up a shortcut hotkey so that I can disable the primary to swap to the 360 when needs be. However I'd like to be able to access the web whilst using my 360 without having to cycle through the monitor menu to swap back. So I got my old monitor on my desk, however I can't think what to do with it. It's got a lower resolution than my primary so simply making it the secondary whenever I want to use the 360 isn't viable (it messes up the icons). I can't think of any work around, using ultramon and shrinking the main image isn't very good either due to it having both delay and a lower framerate even at the the highest systme usage settings. Can you guys think of any work arounds? I've tried saving the icon positions but then firefox still opens in the main monitor. I really would like to swap monitors on the fly with a hotkey and restore icons later.

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I want both to be the same? Thanks for any input on this. Did a new install,can I still get Media Center? If so Where?
Z

Answer:Same Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Media center was removed from 10. I have multiple monitors with the same background. How do you have yours set up? If you extend the monitors, you should get the same on both.

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My video card has two outputs one DVI-I and the other DVI-D. Two monitors are an old vga only and the other is a tv with vga and two HDMI connections.
I have not been able to figure out the cabling/digital processing that I need to facilitate the dual monitors connected to different web sites. Any help would be appreciated.

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As of right now I am running Windows XP Pro 64bit cause Windows 7 will not display dual monitors, I tried a combination of things and nothing... But xp shows them both with no problems and I didn't even have to install my driver for it! Windows 7 uli when I stall the driver cause i have the same disk that came with the video card what's the deal-le-o here

Running: on board video is Nvidia GeForce 6100 512mb
PCI card with dual vga ports and 1 S-Video port Nvidia GeForce FX 5200

not sure if ram has anything to do with this but i have 3.25gb ram but both windows 7 and xp only show 2gb I'm thinking that might have to do with that 1.25gb are not of the same as the 2 1gb sticks I got that figured out so what am I missing her??????

Answer:Windows 7 will not show dual monitors

Do you have both monitors connected to the FX5200? Your motherboard may not permit onboard graphics and a discrete card to be used at the same time.

On my desktop at work, with a Quadro FX1800 adapter, the second monitor only became usable after I ran the multiple monitor configuration in the nVidia control panel. Are you able to run that?

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Evening all,

Just curious to know if i can have my windows task bar on both my dual monitors or if i would need some kind of third party tool to do this?

Answer:Windows taskbar on dual monitors

Realtime Soft UltraMon

Somebody here suggested this to me - I tried it - I like it - I bought it.

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I have installed an Appian plug and play dual monitor card. The system shows two monitors on the display in the control panel but the two monitors act as one. Has anyone installed dual monitors using Windows 2000? Is it okay to use a different software or does Windows 2000 have it's own software to handle dual monitors.

Can't get them to work independently.
 

Answer:Dual monitors with Windows 2000

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Hey all. I'm a newcomer here and a relative novice with hardware issues past simply installing cards and drives so be gentle. Basically I've been wanting to run dual monitors for a while and for Christmas my sister finally got me a second so I could give it a try. The machine I'm using came with very mediocre integrated graphics so the first thing I did was bought and installed a new graphics card (Sapphire HD 4650 512MB DDR2 HDMI DVI VGA Out PCI-E) which worked great and really brought my frame rate up across the board. Currently I have the active monitor connected to the video output on the PCI-E card so the only real option for the second monitor was to connect it to the default VGA which results in the second monitor just showing the orange power light rather than green which I always took to mean standby. Do I need to buy a second graphics card to feed the other monitor or is their some simple switch I'm missing that allows it to read the old VGA out? Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 4094 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series , 512 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 601688 MB, Free - 504046 MB; M: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 75370 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0, A00 , ..CN7509303800BE. Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 with Dual Monitors

You can't use both your HD 4650 and your integrated graphics at the same time. However your 4650 has both VGA and DVI adapters on it, so you can plug two monitors in to it that way.
 

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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 want both to be the same? Thanks for any input on this. Did a new install,can I still get Media Center? If so Where?
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Answer:Same Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Media center was removed from 10. I have multiple monitors with the same background. How do you have yours set up? If you extend the monitors, you should get the same on both.

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, like Windows 7, makes very is easy to set up dual monitors. You can add a second monitor by using the following procedure.
Setting up two monitors is useful and convenient when you need to change the display settings during your presentations with a projector connected to your laptop.
Connect the second or external monitor to your computer first. Then press Win+P. This will open the Charms bar.
Select the Extend option.
That's it!
Related read: How to setup Dual Monitors in Windows 7 easily

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I work from home and remote into my office in another town through Merus. The office had GOTOMYPC for the last 3 yrs but now I can connect to the office but when I start to work I can not use both monitors which is necessary for my job. We have updated all applications but only one monitor works from here. I am not sure if both work from the office or not.
 

Answer:Windows XP Dual monitors for Merus

I do not think you will ever get dual monitor functionality out of any of those remote desktop apps.
 

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Currently using Vista, have found this VERY annoying problem with gaming and window sizes.

Right now my 23 inch is the main monitor and the 19 inch is the monitor for etc.

I have itunes, utorrent, ventrilo, and trillian all set up (in terms of size and position) the way I want them on the second monitor.

HOWEVER

Whenever I open a new game which isn't configured on my main monitor, the resolution would not be 1920x1080 and EVERYTHING on the second monitor is suddently shifted towards the left, I would always have to reposition them back to the way they were.

So, is there a program to "lock" the size and location of windows?
 

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Hi, everyone -I have a strange problem. Here are my machine specs:Toshiba Satellite P305D laptop with 4GB of RAM, AMD Turion 64 X2 processor (2.10 GHz) running Vista 32-bit on the C: drive. I also have an external VGA monitor connected.After researching it, I learned the system was capable of running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, so I created a second partition (D:) and did a "custom" install of Windows 7 on that partition to dual boot Vista/Win7. The installation went fine. The first thing I did was the Windows updates... all 123 of them, then rebooted the requisite number of times. The problem is... Windows 7 isn't detecting the external monitor, even though Device Manager tells me the drivers are up to date. (Both monitors work just fine in Vista.)Actually... that's not quite correct. It DOES detect the external monitor if I boot into Windows 7 with that monitor plugged in. But then the laptop screen is dark. Plus, when I go to my screen resolution settings to extend the desktop, only one monitor shows up in the drop-down box for "Display".If I boot into Windows 7 without the external monitor plugged in, the laptop screen will display instead.Now... I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I'll just throw it out there. When I'm booted into my Vista installation, I'm using a program called Display Fusion to control my display settings instead of Windows. This shouldn't matter, though, when I'm booted into Windows 7 - right? Windows 7 should still be detecti... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Capable of Dual Monitors?

Beautifully explained."Windows 7 should still be detecting both monitors, right?"Correct.Probably a setting in > Multiple displays, needs to be changed.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976064http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/...http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-s...message edited by Johnw

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When Windows 10 upgraded my build to 1607 of 7/14/2016, I lost my second monitor. Windows will not detect it at all.

I'm running a GeForce GTX 970 and have already tried updating the driver for that.

Any help fixing this upgrade bug from microsoft (can't wait for the class action law suits) would be appreciated.

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My family is streaming a televison program to the family computer and it runs automatically through Windows Media Player. We have the second monitor hooked up and we would like to be able to view the show on both monitors. Is there some way we can make WMP show up on both monitors or open a second WMP to play it on there? If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much!

~AnTwan
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Windows Media Player

It will depend on your video card and drivers. Some cards allow you to display the same image on both screens.
 

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Hello,

I've read around a little on this forum regarding the issue with the logon screen in Windows 7 and how if you have dual monitors, the other monitor is always black; but, I have not seen a definite answer to the problem. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this?

If I have missed the thread with the answer, I apologize and would appreciate being directed there.

Thanks for your time and help!

Answer:Help with Windows 7 logon screen with dual monitors

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are these any help to you?

Guided Help: Dual monitor setup is easy in Windows 7!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tors#section_1

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nitor-problems

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When Windows 10 upgraded my build to 1607 of 7/14/2016, I lost my second monitor. Windows will not detect it at all.

I'm running a GeForce GTX 970 and have already tried updating the driver for that.

Any help fixing this upgrade bug from microsoft would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 Build 1607 - Dual Monitors

Go into Device Manager and click the monitor tab. What entries are there? Also, check the Display Adapters tab.

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I've searched the web extensively and read pretty much all of the solutions offered up the the screensaver issues in Windows 10 [and the variety of issues indicates Microsoft has some work to do], but none of them seem to work for me.

I don't care about saving my monitor, or watching pretty pictures, or saving power. I need the screensaver for security reasons to lock the screen after an unattended time period. Apparently nobody else uses this feature, or if they do they haven't had a problem, or if they posted on the web I simply haven't found it.

1. This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home. It has an ASUS motherboard, an i5-6600 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM. The components are all about 2 months old. Windows 10 x64 Version 1511 10586.63. The original configuration was a single monitor attached to the DVI port of the ASUS motherboard. The screensaver worked fine with that configuration.

2. I installed an Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card (2 DisplayPorts) with two identical Dell monitors. The latest driver is installed (dated Oct 2015). This is when the screensaver stopped working.

3. I have the screensaver set to "Blank", and the preview function works perfectly well, blanking both monitors.

4. I have no HID devices other than a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have tried a different mouse and keyboard to no effect. I have tried disabling the HID devices one by one to no avail.

5. If I disconnect one monitor at the computer, the screensaver still doesn't come on.

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I have recently uninstalled Vista (more problems than I can possibly list here) and reinstalled Windows XP. I am using 2 Acer AL1917W monitors and a Radeon X1600 Series Video Card. When using this same equipment with Vista, both monitors work using the recommended 1440 x 900 resolution. Now that I am using Windows XP, only monitor #1can be set at 1440 x 900. If I set the monitor #2 at that resolution, I receive the error "Input Not Supported" and the best resolution I can get is 1280 x 960. There are no drivers for these monitors on the Acer site.

Can anyone help??
 

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

Answer:Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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In windows 7, if you move a window to the left or right of the screen, it will give you the option of expanding it to take up only that half of the screen. This is a really cool feature, but with dual monitors, it doesn't work in at the point where the 2 are "connected". So on each monitor, the side that is closest to the other monitor, i cannot use this feature. is there a way to change it do a different shortcut or something?
 

Answer:Windows 7: Aero Features + Dual Monitors

IIRC, (not in front of my Windows box) Windows Key + Left and Right arrow keys do it.
 

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

Answer:Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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I've searched the web extensively and read pretty much all of the solutions offered up the the screensaver issues in Windows 10 [and the variety of issues indicates Microsoft has some work to do], but none of them seem to work for me.

I don't care about saving my monitor, or watching pretty pictures, or saving power. I need the screensaver for security reasons to lock the screen after an unattended time period. Apparently nobody else uses this feature, or if they do they haven't had a problem, or if they posted on the web I simply haven't found it.

1. This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home. It has an ASUS motherboard, an i5-6600 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM. The components are all about 2 months old. Windows 10 x64 Version 1511 10586.63. The original configuration was a single monitor attached to the DVI port of the ASUS motherboard. The screensaver worked fine with that configuration.

2. I installed an Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card (2 DisplayPorts) with two identical Dell monitors. The latest driver is installed (dated Oct 2015). This is when the screensaver stopped working.

3. I have the screensaver set to "Blank", and the preview function works perfectly well, blanking both monitors.

4. I have no HID devices other than a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have tried a different mouse and keyboard to no effect. I have tried disabling the HID devices one by one to no avail.

5. If I disconnect one monitor at the computer, the screensaver still doesn't come on.

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Ok so I turned on my computer this morning and all of a sudden both monitors in my set up (Using extended monitor) are using the same wallpaper. And its still going through my pictures file with 400+ wallpapers but both monitors always display the same wallpaper and cycle at the same time.

Now before today it was a different wallpaper for each monitor and the cycled separably. I haven't changed any settings and I cant for the life of me figure out how this happened or why I have tried restarting the machine 3 times to no avail so its not some fluke. I have also looked around on the net already for an answer but it seems that the people who have tried setting win8 to use the same wallpaper on both monitors and cycle actually had to get 3rd party software mines doing it on its own for no reason? If anyone had an idea to try to fix this it would be much appreciated Also dual screen wallpapers still display properly as in they extend to cover both monitors.

Here is a picture of my desktop I can post a video of them changing if need be.

Answer:Windows 8 not using separate wallpapers for dual monitors

Apperently there was an update today and installing it fixed my problem!

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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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Ever since i got dual monitors ive been having trouble playing videos off the internet. When I click on a movie to play directly off a site it doesnt play I just see the first frame of the movie froze. If i close wmp and quickly reclick the link then itll play. On sites where the clip has to buffer first its not a problem. Its also not a problem when the video is saved directly on my hard drive, only when im playing it directly off a site. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:windows media player and dual monitors

Try using Media Player Classic instead of WMP. I have far fewer problems with media player than I used to with WMP9/10. I dont even install WMP anymore, and remove it from my windows install discs.
 

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does anyone know?


thanks

Answer:windows xp home support dual monitors?

it does

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307873/EN-US/

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q296538

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips523.html

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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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I upgraded because on windows 7 the second monitor would flicker so much. It was a pain and It would get super annoying. So I heard upgrading might help, but when I did so It wouldn't detect the second monitor, so I am guessing my drive would need updating...Which i cannot do currently. So now I am out of options. In need of any suggestions?
Ive tried: w/ windows 7 before upgrading
Fixing the wires
changing desktop backgrounds
Lower hertz
etc-I forgot the rest of what I tried
W/ WINDOWS 10 UPDATE:
kept trying to identify other monitor- didn't help
Extend monitor
etc
I tried everything i had come across besides updating drive since I am unable to. As these are work computers at a company i work for. Just wanted to see if anyone knew of anything else that might be successful.

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I set up my dual monitors yesterday. This is how I have it configured: 

1. Monitor 1 cable attached to HP DisplayPort into computer via what looks to me like a USB type connection.
2. Monitor 2 D-Sub cable into computer via D-sub cable connection. 

Both monitors are on and working; however, monitor 2 is a duplicate of monitor 1. I tried changing the Display settings to extend, but the computer does not detect a second monitor. 

I did what was suggested by Microsoft: shut down computer and/or unplug the cable and plug back in. Doing this twice did not help. 

I downloaded LGs Dual Smart Solution driver to possibly fix this issue as well, but it did not. I contacted LG for support, but they could not figure it out - thinking it is a PC issue and not their driver. I modified the Dual Smart Solution driver with
a recommended modification from LG, but it did not fix the issue. I also reversed the cables as suggested, but that did not help.

Is there another solution for this problem or is it just the PC itself?

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My laptop was recently having a lot of problems and it seemed to be from a faulty hard drive. I was unable to find my operating system disks which I know may cause a problem in the future. I got my hard drive replaced by a local computer repair business and they replaced the faulty drive as well as uploaded a version of Windows which I'm not completely sure of the specific version yet. I have noticed some differences the format of the default windows preferences and when I tried to connect another monitor via a VGA cable it won't display it. Before there was always an option for an extended display but now a drop down menu for resolution and display. I also never had to install any drivers or anything it would just recognize it and I could do what I please. It still says that I have Windows Home Premium but I still don't have the option.
Here are my computer stats from dx.diag.exe-

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
System Model: Q430/Q530
BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore(tm) NB Version 02KF.M008.20100529.KSJ
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 1314MB used, 6596MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
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Answer:Windows 7 HP- no option for dual monitors after new drive/restore

Hi, bornbritish.
First try to validate the install here: Genuine Microsoft Software
Click on Validate Windows button on top left.

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My HP laptop has an intel HD 520 graphics card with an HDMI out port.  I can use dual monitors when I am in the windows environment.  However, I work from home on a secure desk top (loaded from a thumb drive).  Once the Secure desktop loads, both monitors work, but they only DUPLICATE.  I cannot get them to EXTEND.  The SD has a video toggle, and it does not recognize that I have two monitors. Is there a toggle I can use via software or Bios?  I have a feeling it is because the wireless monitor  capability.  Eventhough I do not wirelessly connect to the monitor, the secure desk top doesn't like anything wirelessly connected.  I can use the external monitor on the secure desk top with an older laptop that has VGA output.  Should I try an HDNI to VGA adapter? As far as BIOS setting go, I am required to enable legacy boot and turn off scure boot for the secure desktop. Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I contacted intel already, and they directed me to HP...

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I know there a lot of these threads, but none seemed to work for me. So here is my situation. I have an AMD Radeon HD 7850 HIS IceQ Turbo graphics card which has a DVI, HDMI, and 2 DisplayPorts. I have two identical LG 23EA63 Monitors connected to the graphics card using two DisplayPort to HDMI cables. This setup worked well in Windows 10 until the day I bought a mac and wanted to share monitors. So I connected the Mac to one of the monitors using the DisplayPort to HDMI cables, then connected the DVI cable from the PC to the 2nd monitor. So now the PC has monitor 1 connected through a DP to HDMI, and monitor 2 connected by DVI. I decided to get the Mac its own monitor so I disconnected Monitor 2 and put it back on the PC using the 2nd DP to HDMI. Now, the 2nd monitor will not display.

So here's what I have already tried. I uninstalled the graphics driver and CCC by using the clean uninstall tool on AMD's website. Rebooted, then downloaded and installed the latest driver. Still nothing. I have clicked on Windows Key + P and set it to extend, still did not work. I went to Control Panel, chose Troubleshooting and ran the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Nothing. So looking in device manager I see that it is only showing one monitor (where there used to be two). When I click on Control Panel and go to Display, it shows two monitors - the first being the correct LG 23EA63, but the second shows "Display: 2. Display device on: VGA". It will not let me make any change... Read more

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Hello. I have a 20 of these computers and have a requirement to run dual displays in extended desktop mode on Windows XP.  I need a video card that supports this and have seen the following mentioned as possibilities: 1.) 64MB NVIDIA GeForce 6200 VGA PCI-e Dual head ThinkCentre graphics adapter (Who has these in stock?)2.) 128MB ATI RADEON X700 VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI-e Dual head ThinkCentre graphics adapter (the M52 8215 is not listed but another posted suggested it)3.) PNY GeForce FX 5200 PCI 256 MB 2 Port VGA + S-Video Graphics Card VCGFX522PEB ($40 card but these guys say they need a 250W power supply....the M52's I have only have 225W) My question(s):   Has anyone else out there done this with the M52?  If so, what video card did you use?  Did it work OK? I seem some other posts, but none seem to have a definitive answer.  Please reply with your experience.  Thanks.  

Answer:M52 8215-32U Dual Monitors and Extended Desktop Running Windows XP

first you have to find out that you actually have a PCI-express card slot or an ADD2 slot. Open up the machine and check the break out board which contains the PCI slot, next to that you would either have the ADD2 slot or the PCI-express slot.
 
The PCI graphics card may or may not work in this machine, but the power supply is more than adequate to handle the power demand from the FX5200 card.
 
You can alternatively get the ADD2 DVI breakout card from, which gives DVI output to the desktop machine. But these card are not cheap at around 50 dollars and it doesn't boost the graphics performance of the machine like a graphics card can. 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an AMD 64 bit processor & Radeon HD graphics card 1.70Ghz, 8GB memory, 500Gb SSD hard drive with a 1Tb SSD external hard drive for Dropbox. I have dual Dell 22" monitors hooked up to a Dell port replicator. I am running Windows 10 version 1511, build 10586.545... I HAVE NOT upgraded Windows 10 yet.

This instance of Windows 10 was a clean installation on a new SSD hard drive replacing one that crashed so it is not an upgrade installation. I run the video output on Extended with the lid closed on the laptop.

I use Actual Window Manager to control the monitors. This system has worked successfully on the Windows 8.1 that was on the laptop until the HD crash and has worked perfectly with Windows 10 for several months, until this week. I started the laptop up from sleep mode as usual in the morning, both monitors fired and then immediately displayed "no signal".

I checked the monitor settings section in Settings and only 1 monitor, the PC monitor showed up. I checked AWM dashboard and only the PC monitor showed there as well. I checked the Project box and the output is on PS Screen Only and WILL NOT switch to any of the other 3 usual options there.

I am running the latest Video drivers and AWM drivers. I have uninstalled & reinstalled BOTH to no avail. I have exhausted 3 Microsoft Rocket Jockeys who all said "I dunno"...

I suspect that this was caused by one of Microsoft's Magic Overnight updates... Read more

Answer:Dual monitors not recognized by Windows 10 - Did work fine yesterday

Sounds like a port replicator issue. I'd reinstall the drivers for that. You could also try plugging the monitor directly into your laptops video port. Then do a + P > Extend. If it works you know its not the monitor or the video drivers. With that monitor plugged into the port replicator it becomes a USB 3 monitor, and is dependent on that devices driver to function correctly. I have an external USB 3 monitor for my laptop, it uses DisplayLink. If DisplayLink gets messed up it doesn't work.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an AMD 64 bit processor & Radeon HD graphics card 1.70Ghz, 8GB memory, 500Gb SSD hard drive with a 1Tb SSD external hard drive for Dropbox. I have dual Dell 22" monitors hooked up to a Dell port replicator. I am running Windows 10 version 1511, build 10586.545... I HAVE NOT upgraded Windows 10 yet.

This instance of Windows 10 was a clean installation on a new SSD hard drive replacing one that crashed so it is not an upgrade installation. I run the video output on Extended with the lid closed on the laptop.

I use Actual Window Manager to control the monitors. This system has worked successfully on the Windows 8.1 that was on the laptop until the HD crash and has worked perfectly with Windows 10 for several months, until this week. I started the laptop up from sleep mode as usual in the morning, both monitors fired and then immediately displayed "no signal".

I checked the monitor settings section in Settings and only 1 monitor, the PC monitor showed up. I checked AWM dashboard and only the PC monitor showed there as well. I checked the Project box and the output is on PS Screen Only and WILL NOT switch to any of the other 3 usual options there.

I am running the latest Video drivers and AWM drivers. I have uninstalled & reinstalled BOTH to no avail. I have exhausted 3 Microsoft Rocket Jockeys who all said "I dunno"...

I suspect that this was caused by one of Microsoft's Magic Overnight updates... Read more

Answer:Dual monitors not recognized by Windows 10 - Did work fine yesterday

Sounds like a port replicator issue. I'd reinstall the drivers for that. You could also try plugging the monitor directly into your laptops video port. Then do a + P > Extend. If it works you know its not the monitor or the video drivers. With that monitor plugged into the port replicator it becomes a USB 3 monitor, and is dependent on that devices driver to function correctly. I have an external USB 3 monitor for my laptop, it uses DisplayLink. If DisplayLink gets messed up it doesn't work.

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Last night one of the Windows (anniversary?) updates messed up the connection to my second monitor (which is a TV and only used to watch movies) and as a result whenever I switch to it or even duplicate my screen it keeps hanging in a continuous flashing loop, either instantaneously or after 2-3 minutes.

I already tried rolling back to 4 different versions of the NVidia driver (from NVidia, not MS) since I had this problem before some months ago when I updated the NVidia driver from 362.00. Rolling back to that one solved the problem and later on -when trying a newer driver resulting in the same problem- I rolled back again without problem so I figured 362.00 was the last that worked proper for me so far.

A few weeks ago another MS Update messed up my (only) account -in effect needing me to login with my password while I only knew my PIN- and after 10 consecutive days of troubleshooting using every known method to reset accounts through cmd/regedit/seth.file, Hiren and Linux distros I had to do a complete restore. While restoring and reinstalling drivers my NVidia driver was automatically updated to 368.69 and everything was fine regarding a newer GPU driver. So that was at least 1% of luck after 99% drama. Now again a MS update messed up something since it also updated my GPU to 368.81 (I didn't know you could turn of GPU driver updates in MS Auto-update till just now) and I am seriously pissed since again, every "normal" troubleshooting so far has been frui... Read more

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Last night one of the Windows (anniversary?) updates messed up the connection to my second monitor (which is a TV and only used to watch movies) and as a result whenever I switch to it or even duplicate my screen it keeps hanging in a continuous flashing loop, either instantaneously or after 2-3 minutes.

I already tried rolling back to 4 different versions of the NVidia driver (from NVidia, not MS) since I had this problem before some months ago when I updated the NVidia driver from 362.00. Rolling back to that one solved the problem and later on -when trying a newer driver resulting in the same problem- I rolled back again without problem so I figured 362.00 was the last that worked proper for me so far.

A few weeks ago another MS Update messed up my (only) account -in effect needing me to login with my password while I only knew my PIN- and after 10 consecutive days of troubleshooting using every known method to reset accounts through cmd/regedit/seth.file, Hiren and Linux distros I had to do a complete restore. While restoring and reinstalling drivers my NVidia driver was automatically updated to 368.69 and everything was fine regarding a newer GPU driver. So that was at least 1% of luck after 99% drama. Now again a MS update messed up something since it also updated my GPU to 368.81 (I didn't know you could turn of GPU driver updates in MS Auto-update till just now) and I am seriously pissed since again, every "normal" troubleshooting so far has been fruitles... Read more

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I have a MSI FX5200 graphics card. It has 2 outputs, 1 VGA 1 DVI. How do I get both monitors to work. I can only get the VGA to work. I have both monitors conceted.

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You need to go into the nvidia setup in the Display control.Start - Settings - Coontrol Panel. Double Click DisplayChoose Settings Tab - Click Advanced - Choose Ge5200 or nvidia tabClick Start the nvidia Control Panel - click setup multiple displays - choose what you want to do.

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

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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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Can anyone here tell me how its possible to run dual monitors and have each one do its own thing? such as running maybe aim on one screen with a normal desktop and watching a movie or playing a game on the other monitor.

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Yes. You need 2 videocards or a videocard with 2 outputs. (mostly 1 vga and 1 DVI) Then connect a CRT to the vga connector and an LCD to the DVI. Or a second CRT using an adapter.

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

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Aspect Ratio setting in TV can make it fill entire screen

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hey,

i'd appricate any help at all here because im really stuck,

basically i brought a new moniter today so i can run dual monitors but i can't seem to get it how i would want it,see i like to play online games but obviously i cannot do that while using other programmes... so i thought if i did dual monitors i could but so far all i've got out of it is 2 desktops one with out anthing on and the other with is normall i've dragged aa few programmes over and got the to run on my other monitor but im still having to problem of having to drag everything over each chat window etc and also when i run up a game on one monitor and then click a programme on the other moniter the game auto minimizes

now is there anyway to set up dual monitors to do 2 different things at once and have all windows task bar and icons on it etc or is there any way to disable auto minimize ?
thank you
 

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

I'm running Windows XP Professional.

Thanx
The51

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

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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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Setup: Dell Monitor as primary, Sharp 32" TV as secondary monitor.
When I move VLC over to the TV and click the maximize button, it maximizes on my dell monitor.

The only workaround I've found so far is setting VLC to minimal view, then toggling fullscreen on.

If I do a VLC playlist and it switches tracks, it toggles off fullscreen mode, so I have to get up... plus I'd rather click one button to make it work instead of doing that workaround.

A guy at work said he noticed the same thing, and has not found a better solution...

Any idea how to make this work?

I found this: Quickfix: VLC fullscreen dual monitor: wrong monitor! jb’s open source blog
But I have no “XVideo extension video output” option.

Answer:VLC w/ Dual Monitors

do you have an nvidia card?

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

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual Monitors

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


Or...

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

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Ok I used the search feature and I am going to say I cant do this but I would like to mkae sure by asking my own question

I have a radeon x850pro video card, a 19" lcd and a 19" crt, a disabled onboard (STOCK) video card as well. Is it possible to run dual monitors on this win xp system ?

I seem to remember in the manual of my radeon card it said I was able to.

Thank you
 

Answer:Can I do dual monitors

Yes, it should work fine. Hook the VGA plug to the CRT and the DVI to the LCD. Then go into ATI Catalyst Control Center and make your LCD desktop 1 (primary) and the CRT as desktop 2. You can set the resolution independently for each monitor.

You could also hook-up the s-video output to your TV.
 

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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.
 

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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 a T510i running on a port replicator. The replicator's single VGA port is running a 19" LCD monitor but I'd like to be able to run another monitor (for extended desktop) from the laptop's VGA port. However, the laptop is not recognising that there is another monitor connected. Can what I want be achieved? Thanks David

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Sorry - should have mentioned..running Windows 7

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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 want to install a two-monitor set-up. After Windows 7 driver install, Windows detects the new LG 2486L as 'LG 2486 (Digital) on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' and shows only one display icon as #1, failing to detect the older NEC display altogether, thus no option to extend the display onto a second monitor appears in, 'Change the appearance of your display'.

I am running the DVI cable that came with the new LG monitor. I am using an VGA/DVI adapter to connect the older VGA monitor. I disconnected the NEC monitor and restarted the system using only the LG monitor connection and still get the same result.



Monitors:NEW: LG 2486L (DVI Cable)
OLD: NEC LCD 1530V (VGA Cable w/Adapter)
System: Windows 7 64-bit
Asus P7P55D
Radeon HD 5770 (ATI)
Can anyone guide me through a correction of the errors or oversights I've made and help with the set up of these two monitors?

Thank you.

Answer:Dual Monitors: Set-Up

I just installed a Geforce GT 220 in my system and had the same problem you have. After installing the latest NVidia drivers my second monitor showed up.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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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i have two monitors using xp i love it and it works great but i can't get my screen savers to work on both?
 

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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?
 

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

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

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

-Techn00bie.
 

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

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hi, i'm trying to do either one of two things, both of which have the same end problem, i want to do dual monitor on my win 7 desktop, so, i have two choices, a regular (and outdated) monitor, or a new win vista laptop. I'm trying to get the pc to recognize one or both secondary monitors, and it will for a second, then beeps, flashes the screen, and says there's only one, beeps again, flashes, says there's two, repeats.

I don't know if it's the software or the hardware but it DOES see them but then says it doesn't, so i dunno. any ideas?

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"One or both secondary monitors" ?

Vista laptop as a second monitor?

How many actual monitors do you have? Not including the one on the laptop.

If the laptop has a video IN port, what type is it?

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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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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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i got a new graphics card its Asus AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-Express, GDDR5, Dust-proof Fan)

it only has 1 slot to fit in a monitor cable into it.. so does that mean i cant have dual monitors? or is there some way i can have dual monitors?
 

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Hello I have a Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 72 running Windows 8. I have just installed a Radeon HD5450 Dual Head Graphics card but can not get the monitors to work, so that I can have more than one programme open on each monitor.
 

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welcome to TSG. What is on the display? Is it blank, or is it just extended?
 

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Hi, I'd recently bought a VGA cable splitter to attempt to enable dual monitors onto my PC. I ran into some trouble with the dual monitors, I do have 2 monitors, 2 VGA cables, a splitter, and also 2 graphics cards. So when I plug in the 1 end of the splitter with the 2 other ends of it sticking out, I insert each VGA cable from each monitor to each end of the splitter. Both monitors turn on correctly and function properly, but they both show the same picture, and I'm trying to get one monitor to show my desktop and the other monitor able for me to slide other windows onto it. I've also tried connecting one VGA cable from one monitor do 1 of my graphics cards and the other VGA cable connected to the other monitor to the second graphics card but only one of the graphics cards will display my desktop. I recently bought the Galaxy GeForce GT620 graphics card, and I also have an integrated Radeon HD 6530D graphics card that was in my computer when I bought it. If you can support me in any way to get my dual monitors working I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
 

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