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Re: Dual monitor setup Eliteone 800 g2 with hp e240c monitor

Question: Re: Dual monitor setup Eliteone 800 g2 with hp e240c monitor

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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Preferred Solution: Re: Dual monitor setup Eliteone 800 g2 with hp e240c monitor

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 Have a eliteone 800 g2 with additional hp E240c monitor.Want a setup with dual monitor, but no detection of the E240c.Have followed the installation guidelines from the E240c and connected with the displayport cable on both machines but no additional monitor detected.  Graphics intel hd graphics 530 has factory special driver. Looked if driver should be updated, but no driver was found to update this config specific driver. Who can help me out why it doesn't work. Posted to support team but no respons after 3 days , so hope this forum can help me out.

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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.

Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have dual monitors. The Taskbar appears on both monitors (top, bottom, right or left, as specified).
Is there a way to have the Taskbar appear only on one monitor?

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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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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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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I recently purchased a dual head ATI video card and have started using it's ability to display to my TV. This has given me the opportunity to watch movies while my wife is still surfing and I love it.

However

My current setup has the TV set up as monitor 2 and in "theater mode" so that it catches any video signal from the main monitor and duplicates it. The TV is across the room and doesn't need to benefit in any way from the mouse or as an extended desktop in this mode, and in fact the mouse pointer goes missing if it drifts into the second monitor when movies are playing anyway.

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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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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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

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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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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Have a large screen tv on wall connected with HDMI to computer. Have a Samsung monitor on my desktop. Cannot make the desktop my primary monitor no matter what I do. (although have had this working before). We had a break-in and monitor was stolen. So replaced with new but cannot make it primary.....always defaults to samsung tv on wall. I have tried all normal solutions.... unplugged all....began with desktop monitor....added tv, etc. Have spent way too many hours and am sure answer is simple. HELP PLEASE!

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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Question: E240c monitor

E240c monitor goes to sleep and will not come back on unless  you hard power machine down and back on

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Hi,

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)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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Hi,

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)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
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
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question: Dual monitor setup

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!
 

Answer:Dual monitor setup

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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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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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
 

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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

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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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

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.
 

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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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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 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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Question: Dual monitor setup

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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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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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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Question: dual monitor setup

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

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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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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question: Dual monitor setup

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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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Hi,I've just connected a second monitor to my computer and I now have 2 displays so windows operates exactly the same on each screen.I now want to have the second screen as an extension to my desktop so I can drag open applications onto the second monitor. I've looked on google and the instructions are controlpanel>display>settings and to click on the 2nd monitor and to tick the "extension to my desktop".........My settings are only showing the 1 monitor!! I have a geforce3 ti200 and I've downloaded the latest driver on xp.Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong...thanx

Answer:dual monitor setup problem

click here suggests you might be out of luck. Check with the maker of your particular card.

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Kind of a basic question but I'm having trouble finding definitive answers so i though i would ask here. I'm trying to setup one the people i work with - with dual monitors for the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 DM that she works on. I was provided a VGA splitter to VGA. I used that to connect the two split VGA to the monitors to the HP VGA port.Both monitors are showing the desktop but in Control panel display, it only detects one monitor. The displays are just duplcated. I've tried everything i can think of to get the detect to work but it just won't see the second monitor. I updated the driver without any change. My questions are: I'm assuming that the problem was that I was using a vga splitter to vga. What cables should i be using to setup dual monitors for this PC? Thanks!











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Answer:HP EliteDesk 800 G1 DM dual monitor setup

Hello, vga splitter just splits the actual display, you will just be able to duplicate with a splitter,  you cannot extend.s you can use display cable and vga cable for dual monitors

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Good Morning,

I have an hp 5150 machine running Windows XP with a Radeon xpress 200 graphics card. The card has 1 VGA and 1 DVI port. My question is: Can you setup dual monitors using 2 VGA monitors?

Currently, the first monitor is directly into the VGA port on the graphics card and does not have an issue. The second monitor has a VGA female to DVI male adapter hooking it into the DVI port on the graphics card and it does not work. The monitor immediately goes into power save mode.

Thanks in advance for any help!!
 

Answer:Solved: Help with Dual Monitor Setup

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I was recently looking up info for dual monitor setups. I have a 9200se and was on www.ati.com. It says the card comes with drivers that are ready to support dual monitors. So, how do I hook up the second monitor? Sorry i'm a noob, couldn't find the info online. And my friends know nothing about comps, haha.

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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So I watch one monitor in a mirror. My question is this; Can I just mirror the secondary monitor (flip image horizontal)? I am running Windows XP Pro with sp3 and and ATI allinwonder 9800 Radeon with dual monitor output. Ffdshow lets me flip the image, but It flips it on both videos. It would be neat to look up and see the same image in the mirror that's on my screen and not backwards. It would be useful for watching movies with subtitles. I think Ultramon will do this, but I'm really looking for a free solution. Unfortunately, my cramped living quarters do not allow for moving the TV in front of me or turning the desk around. Someone must have run into this before. Thanks for reading this. PAJ692
 

Answer:Solved: I have a dual-monitor setup, but one of them is behind me.

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My questions but first a bit of back ground.

Win 7 64 bit Ultimate, my MB is an ASUS M34A78-EM and am using the integrated graphics which is the ADI Radeon 3200 chip/card, ( driver up to date ).

The above MB supports HDMI, VGA and DVI-D.

Recently replaced my aging but still quite usable 19 inch Hanns-G HC194D monitor with a 24 inch ASUS 242H.

The swap over was simple enough, everything plug and play, ( DVI to DVI ), everything working and displaying just fine on the new monitor and I am more then happy with it.

So there was my Hanns-G doing nothing, I have read so much about the benefits of dual monitors but what do I want with dual monitor set up, my new screen had more then enough desktop clutter space but there was the Hanns-G just asking to be hung and connected, so I did just that.

VGA to VGA cable, then went to start/control panel/display/made sure everything showed up, that the ASUS was set as my main monitor, that " Extend these displays" was chosen and clicked OK.

On the ASUS side of things the resolution is set as recommended 1920x1080, the Hanns-G, 1280x1024, I restarted the PC.

Now what, seriously! what should I be expecting?

Having restarted the PC, everything seemed/s to be working fine in as much as on my ASUS everything is normal, my desktop is showing along with desktop icons and the back ground wall paper but on the second monitor just the wall paper is showing, no icons nothing.

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Answer:Dual Monitor setup questions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tram 1



Now what, seriously! what should I be expecting?

Having restarted the PC, everything seemed/s to be working fine in as much as on my ASUS everything is normal, my desktop is showing along with desktop icons and the back ground wall paper but on the second monitor just the wall paper is showing, no icons nothing.

I can drag my mouse cursor across from screen to screen, I can drag a document over to the second monitor but when I click to open, it only opens on the main monitor.

What am I not understanding, is this how it should be or where have I gone wrong in setting things up?


Sounds like you've set it up correctly.

If you want the icons on the 2nd screen, simply drag and drop them there.

A lot of apps will always open on the 'main' display initially, but if you open your document, place it on the second screen and then minimize and maximize it a few times, it should 'remember' to open on the second display next time.

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Hi,

I currently have an old bulky 21" CRT and have decided that now is a good time to finally upgrade to a nicer LCD monitor for my desktop. I have been debating between getting a 24" (http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=21749284) or two 22" (http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=32830843). I'd like to get the two 22" LCDs but I'm not sure if I can support an extended desktop.

My video card is a Leadtek Geforce4 ti4400 with 128mb. I tried testing out the dual monitor support but I only seem to have options for regular view, clone, horizontal and vertical spans. I haven't been able to figure out a way to set up using an extended view (the spans limit me to a total resolution of 2048 x 768). I use a higher resolution (1200x1024) currently and want to keep it that way. Is it possible to use an extended view or would I also have to get a new video card that supports it?

Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:Request for 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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Hi there, I currently have a dual monitor gaming setup with my pc. I wanted to connect my ps4 to one of my monitors and switch between the ps4 and my pc to go back to dual screen or to the ps4. Is this possible and how so?

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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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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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I am running WIndows 10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X200 tablet and am suffering reboot loop problems as long as the system turns off dual screens after a period of no activities. I suspect the graphics card driver is not compatible with Windows 10. My graphics card is the Mobile Intel 4 series chipset. Sometimes, the BSOD gives the "Critical process died" error. Can anyone provide a solution to fix it? Thanx.

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hi, does anyone know if dual monitors are possible on my new H415??  is a graphics card the means to do it?  and if so, what cards are compatible?
 
 
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Answer:dual monitor setup - H415

hi poolmanwes,
 
The Lenovo H415 has an integrated graphics which you can only connect 1 monitor via the VGA connector (if you get a VGA splitter, it will only clone the VGA display - you will not be able to extend it)
 
Your best bet would be to use the PCI Express x16 ver 2.0 slot and insert a GeForce GT 630 1024MB DDR3 Dual DVI (or a higher end card) for a dual monitor setup and gaming needs (medium to high settings). Also, you will need two DVI cables to output the display and you will need to upgrade your ATX Power Supply to at least 450 W as the minimum requirements for the Graphics Card alone is 350W.
 
If you want to get a higher end card, check this list of cards with the specified PSU requirements.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Evening all

I have a dual monitor setup and i would really like to be able to have different wallpapers on each one, would i have to install a 3rd party taskbar in order to be able to do this? If so i have heard a lot of people seem to use ultramon i believe its called, is there any good free alternates as i really dont have the cash at the mo to fork out for it.

hope you can help

many thanks

Have a great xmas everyone

Answer:Can i have some advice regarding my dual monitor setup

Here is a thread talking about that
How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?
Jerry

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Hi,What do I need to do to enable dual monitor on my M57 6069-CTO system ?CheersGC

Answer:M57 6069-CTO dual monitor setup

You need a video card that supports dual moniotors.  Many new ones support Dual Monitors.  There are options, you can get a video card with two ports, or you can get a video card with one and a splitter.  Before you purchase anything, check to make sure you know what kind of video adaptor slot your computer has.  I believe that M57's have PCI-E slots, but you may have AGP.  You should also have a regular PCI slot.   If you want to find out, simply open up your case and look at the top slot.  If the slot has a vertical bar very close to the left side (about half an inch from the side)  Then you ahve PCI-e.  If the bar is further away, or if you have two, then you have AGP.  If the only bar is very close to the right (about half an inch from the right) then you only have regular PCI slots.   Once you determine waht kind of available slot you have, go check out some cards online and make sure they support dual monitors.  I would recommend sticking with the top brands, mainly being NVidia or ATI.  In my experience, if you've never heard of the brand before, you avoid it.





T61 15.4" T9300 (2.5GHz 6MB L2) Windows 7 Professional x64 4GB Memory, NVidia Quadro NVS 140M

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Hello, I'm having problems setting up dual monitors with my Toshiba Laptop and my LG L1932TQ monitor.

1st: When I look at the Display properties, I am only seeing two Display options:
1. (Multiple Monitors on NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460
2. (LG L1932TQ(Analog) on NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460

I have the 2. disabled in my devices and have the LG L1932TQ(Digital) enabled, however, the Digital doesn't appear in the above Display properties...which is confusing.

My problem is that I do see image on both laptop screen and LG screen, however, when I select #2 to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor, I don't see images on my LG monitor, just my laptop and cannot extend my desktop.

Also, If I try to run any Windows Media, it only appears on my laptop screen and not my LG Monitor.

I have updated drivers from my LG monitor install CD. Followed the steps exactly. Searched the web for similar problems (to no avail).

I know I'm doing something wrong or have configured something wrong, just don't know what I have done or not done.

I hope I have provided all information necessary.

I would really appreciate any help or point me to some relevant info on the web.

Thanks much!

Melodie

Answer:Problem with dual monitor setup in XP

hello & welcome to TSF,


have you checked this out

link

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../monitors.mspx

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I was getting tired of having 2 screens opened for a tutorial i was working on when I remembered i have dual monitors. I went to the DESKTOP, PROPERTIES, ADVANCED, SETTINGS, DUAL MONITORS AND when i clicked on the second monitor and activated that monitor I now have a blank as in black screen.

I feel pretty stupid!
so now what , how can I force or revert to my last video settings if i can't even see the screen?

Thanks in advance!!!!!

Answer:Dual monitor setup now no video

sorry to bother. after yelling at it and booting up 4 times in the dark, the video setting reverted back.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, wasn't sure if it should be in the forum for GPUs or Hardware or not.

I have 2 monitors (1920 x 1080) connected to my Nvidia GTX 770:

BenQ XL2430T (Primary)
BenQ E2420HD (Secondary)

I currently have my XL2430T (Primary) set to 120hz and my E2420HD (Secondary) set to 60hz both connected by DVI.

This is the first time I have had more than a single monitor so sorry if this is a stupid question.
I have noticed that if I have a game running on my secondary monitor (60hz) while I have anything else on my primary monitor (120hz), I get FPS drops for that game.
If I play the game on my primary monitor (120hz) while having anything else on my secondary monitor (60hz) there are no FPS drops.
I also get no FPS drops if I play a game on my secondary monitor if I lower my primary monitor from 120hz to 60hz and have both monitors running at 60hz, and I know that it seems stupid to be playing a game on the secondary monitor but I am still curious.

So in short it seems I only get FPS drops with games on my secondary monitor (60hz) when my primary monitor is set above 60hz.

I guess my main question is, should this be happening? Is this just the limit of my GPU or is there something else possibly at play here?

extra specs incase you need them:

Processor: i7 2600 3.40GHz 3.70Ghz
RAM: 8 GB
OS: Win7 Home Premium 64 bit

Currently the only real game I have tested this with is Shovel Knight and being that it isn't really a graphic intensive game, I figur... Read more

Answer:New monitor (Dual Setup) FPS issues

My guess would be that the graphics card has to work harder when the refresh rate is set to 120 Hz. Two different refresh rates probably causes the GPU to work even harder, resulting in lower frame rates. Also, the secondary monitor is most likely not given priority by the system, again leading to lower frame rates.

Is there a specific reason that you need to run your primary monitor at 120 Hz? Does your frame rate on the primary monitor increase if you run it at 60 Hz? Myself, I would run the monitors at the same refresh rate to avoid potential stability problems, and situations like the one you are describing. But that's just me.

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Evenin' All,

I am trying to run a dual monitor setup using my Compaq Presario SR5228UK pc with the second monitor being my Dell Vostro 1000. I have installed a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS graphics card and have connected both my original pc monitor (Acer X223w) and my laptop to it.

My real problem is that I dont know what to do now. I dont know how to make the laptop become the second monitor.

Any help is appreciated.

Oh and btw, My OS's are Vista Home Premium on my Presario and XP SP2.
 

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I recently purchased an all in wonder 9800 pro, and I want to implement a dual monito setup. The 9800 pro doesnt support this, but I"m wondering if I can accomplish this with a second pci video card. Any help would be appreciated.

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Is there a way to keep Windows requesters from popping up in the middle of a dual monitor configuration? While we want everything else to stretch between the two monitors, we'd like the requesters to pop up on one of the monitors so we don't have to move it to be able to read it.
 

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Hi there. I have a Thinkpad T60 and a Thinkpad mini-docking station. When I connect the Thinkpad to the docking station, is it possible to use dual external monitors and not use the laptop's screen? I did try adding a vga splitter, but it did not work as my two external monitors are showing the same imag while my T60's screen is still being used. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup with Thinkpad T60?

if you are using the advanced mini dock, then you connect two external LCD through the dock's vga and dvi port. 

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Alright I'm planning on using dual monitor (maybe tri monitor) with my current system. I have a Geforce 3 ti200 without dvi. I'm planning on purchasing an ati radeon 7000 32 mb ddr pci with dvi so I can use dual monitor setup. I have an extra monitor lieing around too.

First question, can I even do this and would it require anything else than what I listed?

Second question, how do i switch using the monitors as in... will i need another mouse or how do i switch controlling with my mouse. If i'm playing a game on one monitor and then have my desktop on the other monitor how will i swap from one to another using my mouse?

Thanks guys
 

Answer:A few questions about dual monitor setup

Just in case you didn't get it on IRC here's the link...

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/customize/multimonitor.asp
 

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DISCLAIMER: I dont know exactly which forum to put this in, so feel free to move it to the correct forum.

I am trying the MaxiVista program right now, and i love it, only one problem.

my main goal with this is to be able to use dual-screen for WoW on my laptop (connected to my main PC)

for those unacquainted with the program, it is basically a software program that makes another computer operate as a second monitor by sending display info across a wireless network (though i assume it works for USB and other connections too).

My problem is this: I cant get my nVidia card to recognize the second monitor, and World of Warcraft, when connected to a dual-monitor system, is supposed to offer larger resolutions, such as 2048x768 (2x 1024x768), to accomodate using both screens, but it doesnt.

anyone know a way to get my main computer to recognize my laptop as a second monitor? or will it never work and i just need to purchase a second monitor.

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Hi
I am trying to setup a dual monitor system, the same as I had with Win 8. My main monitor is plugged in via a HDMI cable to one graphics card, and my second monitor is plugged in via HDMI to an onboard graphics card.
I have setup the displays to extend, and it sees, and correctly identifies the second monitor, and when I click extend it briefly shows the desktop on both (correctly) bt then the second monitor goes black, although the light stays green indicating it is receiving a signal.

Can anyone advise on how I can get the second monitor working correctly.

I have updated the graphics cards (today).

Thanks in advance,
Perdimia

Answer:PC Dual monitor setup not working

Always helps to post your system specs. Kind of hard to help without any hardware information.

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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 currently have a dual monitor setup with the extended display setting on Windows 10 and it works perfectly. However, I recently bought a HDMI cable to plug in to my TV/computer so I could duplicate my main monitor on to the TV so my wife could watch me play games(she likes watching me game for some reason). The TV will duplicate the main monitor, but when I do that it disables my second monitor that has the extended display. Is there any way to have three monitors or screens where you duplicate the main monitor and the third monitor, then have the second monitor as an extended display? I have a Radeon r290 graphics card if that helps at all.

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