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Dual Sceensavers on Dual Monitors?

Question: Dual Sceensavers on Dual Monitors?

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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Preferred Solution: Dual Sceensavers on Dual Monitors?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

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

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I 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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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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Hi there guys and girls,


I just have a quick question that I'm looking for an answer for.


I've recently been given a shiny new video card, which is awesome as I've only ever had onboard video on this PC. It's a Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB. I realise it's not the greatest video card in the world (just because I can't afford to buy one doesn't mean I don't know what's good ), but it's free, and I rarely turn down free things.

Anyway, on to the point.


As some of you may know, the Radeon 9800 has 3 ports. VGA, TV, and DVI. I wish to set up a dual monitor system, but all the monitors I have sitting around are analog (VGA). I thought, no problem, I have a VGA port on my motherboard, and I can use the one on the video card.

Alas, I've been playing around for a few hours, and I couldn't seem to find a way to do it. So I do what I usually do when I need an answer. I hit google. Found tons of dual monitor tutorials and faqs, but none of them mentioned anything about onboard.

My question is as follows:

Is it at all possible (even if it requires some slight hacking) to set up a dual monitor system using one VGA port on the video card and one on the motherboard?

If not, is there a VGA to TV or DVI adaptor I'm able to get? If so where, and at what price (I'm in Australia ). Or can you think of any other way I can do this cheaply? .


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Answer:Dual monitors with 1 dual video card and onboard video

Well AFAIK you can't dual-monitor with and I/O card and onboard video. Its one or the other. However I know you can get DVI-to-VGA adapters. Those might work for you so long as the card supports dual-monitor (no time to check right now).
 

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

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

.....Gord
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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Greetings all.

I'm having a slight problem figuring this one out. I shouldn't, but this problem is kicking my rear. I've got two AOC monitors set up for a client, yet they don't actually portray a "stretched desktop" over the two monitors. It Displays one "widescreen image of my desktop on the right monitor, and what looks like a fullscreen image on the left. I've gone through the usual setup for dual monitors...

Change Display Settings ->
Select 2 in the monitor selection screen ->
Select "Extend" in the other option menu.

I've tried "Windows + P" and tried it that way too.

I've made sure they're the same resolution and an display hertz are the same. I hope to the Gods that this is an easy fix and one of you will have a quick solution for me, but I've gone over all my specs and I just can NOT figure it out. Its usually an easy setup, but for some reason, I'm stumped.

Answer:Dual Monitors not so dual

Are they the same model AOC monitors? How are you connecting the monitors...what type of cables? Are you connecting them both to the mobo or to a gpu or one to each?

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..Hey gang..built my daughter a system for Xmas which is not going to be 100% I guess, but close..I built a dual-hard drive system one for the kids and one for her to do graphics work..I installed a spinner sata with Win 7 for kids and an SSD with Win 8.1 for her..installed 7 first and then 8 and things were fine, Win 8 would give me a nice screen asking me which OS I wanted to boot to.. but then the spinner started blue screening and grinding so I changed the hd and of course it screwed my boot up and I don't know alot about mbr's and that kind of thing but downloaded EasyBCD and was able to fumble my way through it to luckily get Win 8 back but here's my problem..When I shut down in Win 7 everything is fine as when I start it up I get a bios like screen asking me which OS I want to boot to..but when I shut down in Win 8 it automatically boots back to Win 8 without asking...I have to "restart" to get to the OS choice screen..I don't want to go messing around much further here without some direction as googling my way around miraculously saved me the first time but this problem is a little too convoluted to try and research on my own...Any suggestions greatly appreciated..merry xmas all!

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

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

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

Answer:Need help with dual monitors.

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

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

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Question: Dual monitors

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

Many thanks!
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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





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Question: dual monitors

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

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

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Question: Dual Monitors?

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

Answer:Dual Monitors?

have you tried changing it on the video properties?

does you LCD TV have vga /dvi inputs?
 

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

Answer:Dual monitors on xp.

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

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Question: Dual Monitors....

Hello all, first post here!

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

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

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

Thank you :)

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Question: Dual monitors

hi guys i just borrowed my mates 17" wide screen monitor and set it up got everything going fine got ultrmon ect,

the problem i have is if i load itunes i have hundreds of albums and album covers, on my primary monitor it runs fine but on the new secondary monitor it is laggy as heck, why is this? should i try and find some drivers for the 17", would this help?

everything else i have tried on the monitor seems to work fine, i cant work it out because on my primary monitor everything works fine its only when i drag itunes across to the secondary when it lags, if i drag it back it is instantly fine!?

Answer:Dual monitors

What kind of graphics card are you using?

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a laptop running Linux Mint... And for some reason, I can't extend my screen from my desktop the my laptop. Can anyone walk me through how to do this?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

You can't. It's a laptop, not a monitor. How is it even connected? There isn't a video input on a laptop, just a video output.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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













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Answer:Dual monitors on E73

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

As most of you know I was searching for a new graphics card awhile ago to replace my archaic Voodoo 3. I ended up with way more than what I needed (which is good). A nvidia GeForce FX. It's been perfect so far, now I want to put it to it's full potential. I currently have two monitors set up to it now heres what I want to do. For example, on Unreal Tournament 2K3. I want my first monitor to be showing First person view, and my second monitor to be the cinematic view. Where do I start in something like this?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

There is one link that is worth taking a look at regarding unorthodox setups such as you desrcibe. The site is 2CPU.COM aimed at people running dual processor systems but there are lots of tips for setting up high end displays, dual monitor configs. etc in their forums here :

http://forums.2cpu.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=14
 

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Question: dual monitors

every time i restart, my dual monitor cinfiguration messes up. i have them set out like this from left to right: 2, 1.

after a restart, the pc puts 2 on the right, so they do not join up correctly. i have to chnage it back every time i boot. if i hibernate, it is fine when resuming the session.

this hasnt always happened. it only seems to be doing it since i installed my wireless network, and have the internet.

its very annoying, and i would appreciate people's input on this matter.

thanks.

Answer:dual monitors

update both drivers

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I used to have things set up where the monitor was hooked in to my laptop and I could see the desktop on both the monitor and the laptop screen. Somehow I managed to extend the desktop on to the monitor and I can't get it back to where the desktop is on both. I tried deselecting the "extend my desktop" option but now XP doesn't recognize the monitor and I just get a flashing yellow light.

Is there any way I can get things back to having the desktop on the monitor?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors In XP

Are you talking about the option where you see the exact same thing on both monitors? If so, look for the option to clone the display. If you're using an nVidia card, it should say something like clone. As for ATI video cards, I'm not sure but it should be similar. I don't have a dual monitor setup with ATI cards at the moment and my only ATI cards are running Linux which probably has some different settings and names for them.


 

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I am trying to use dual HP LP2065 monitors. I have plugged both into the docking station and selecteddual monitors in the system properties. Only 1-image appears on 1-of the screens. Is there a driver,system set-up or video card that I am missing to make this work? Thank you.

Answer:R60 using dual HP Monitors

you have GMA950 Intel GPU so it only supports one monitor on your dock, and the DVI out doesn't work. Try to buy an USB2D-SUBbreak out box to connect the second monitor. 

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

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

Bernie
 

Answer:Dual Monitors WIn 7

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hi All
Setup
Montitor 1: Dell UltraSharp U2718Q UltraHD 4k
Montitor 2: Benq BL2711U 4k
GPU: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 970 4GB

Dell: 60Hz
Benq: 30Hz

The issue is mainly in Adobe Lightroom. but have had display issues in Bluebeam Revu and Photoshop
The Map & Web modules do not display correctly, see attached picture (Lightroom-Map Module) as you can see the map should be in the center of the module. See below
If you drag Lightroom from one monitor to the other I also get display issues?

If I right click a photo in lightroom and select edit in photoshop I also get display issues in Photoshop (Note: Photoshop is not running when I selected edit in photoshop). See the attached picture (Edit in Photoshop) below. If Photoshop is running it is not an issue?

In Lightroom under the performance tab, I am not using the Graphics Processor. If I do enable the GPU I get issues.

As I mentioned earlier it is not just affecting Adobe products.

I have asked on Adobe forums, but please note that this was with a different monitor. See the link below, I did not receive a response?

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/2384378

After a chat with Adobe and changing the resolution on my old set up (the setup in the link above) to the settings below, they come to a conclussion that it was a resolution issue as the modules were displaying correctly.

Benq BL2711U 3840 x 2160 : Resolution 1920 x 1200
Dell U2415 1920 x 1200 : Resolution 1920 x 1200

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Answer:Dual Monitors

Try right clicking your program's .exe file, select properties open the compatibility tab, and set "Override high DPI scaling..." and set it to System Enhanced:

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I recently posted laptop for wife but she ended up wanting a new tv so i got the vizio 37 in lcd but it has a few features a 42 inch vizio doesn't have

anyhow from switching to display2 display and turning the tv to the cable and hdmi off does the video card reconize that that monitor isn't being used and doesnt co mingle with the desktop on the second screen ?

or does it just do nothing because it is off inactive or hdmi port is not in use?

just wondering never used dual screens untill i though of g i could watch movies from my pc to tv with out having to burn disc anymore so pretty much i am new to this effect

so please i hope i dont sound too stupid but i just wanted to know

also is there anyway to play games and the other screen do movies or that just can't happen thanks looking forward to some replys

Answer:Getting used to dual monitors

The computer will still see the 2nd monitor and still "display" to it, but if you are, say watching TV, on it at the same time, it will display that instead.

~Lordbob

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Question: Dual Monitors

I am attempting to install two monitors to my existing Gateway 5026E system. I have a NVIDIA grahics card 8800 GT OC from my son's older computer. I am usure whether I should even try this since I am assuming that my existing computer may not have all it needs to accomplish this task. I have installed the card and have the installation cd in telling me "the grahics adapater installed in the system is not compatable with the current set of drivers". I also realize the I need a power supply of at least 425w. I am overstepping my knowledge here and any step by step assistance would be appreciated. Let me know what other information is needed to assist. Thanks.
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

firstly the power supply will need to be 425 or 450w min as for the drivers the ones on the disc could be for a 32bit windows you could be running a 64bit i would right click my computer and click on properties at the bottem then click device manager in there find the card under display adaptors ( should have a yellow trangle next to it)
right click that then click on update drivers and search online (windows updates) for some new drivers also you could check the nvidia web site for new drivers 1 other thing did you uninstall the drivers for the card that you had in before?
 

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

Answer:how to get dual monitors.

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

Roger V
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Answer:Dual Monitors Win 98

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

I was wondering if my Leadtek GeForce4 Ti 4600 WinFast A250 Ultra(heh, too long of a name) would support dual monitors, if I got an adaptor for the DVI out?

I doubt it would since it says nothing about dual monitors in the manual and nothing on the website. But I can always hope! If that doesn't work, does anyonw have any recommendations on a dual monitor setup?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual Monitors

Not sure on the card, but if you install a second Video card in a Win2k or XP box, you have Dual desktops right away. Only problem is that the second card has to be PCI so there is some lose there. One the Card, unless otherwise noted, you will get the same desktop twice. If you can find a reference for Dual diplays, then you should be able to have two independent screens. I didn't think that Nvidia did that, but then I have been found wrong a few times...
ATI cards have this ability in the Radeon Line of cards. The only problem I have found is when gaming, you have to reduce to one display cause it takes too much power from the GPU.
Hope this helps...

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Question: dual monitors

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

Answer:dual monitors

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

+ a review here:

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

Good luck
Ray
 

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Question: 3 Dual Monitors

Hi all,

I'd like to run 3 DUAL monitors on my computer.

I used to use integrated graphics on my computer until recently, where i started using a video card
My video card has 2 outputs, so i can (have) two dual monitors right now.

I read in a article that when I plug in a new video card, the integrated graphics is disabled.
is there anyway i can enable the integrated graphics WITH the video card so i can have THREE dual monitors??

I have a AMD Athlon XP disc, with ATI Radeon 9550.

Thanks!!

Answer:3 Dual Monitors

Let's think about this. Three dual monitors equal 6 monitors. Welcome!

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..if my video card has a vga and a dvi output? how would i do that? my video card is  geforce 6800gs and i got the lil adapter plug to make the dvi a vga output.

Answer:can i run dual monitors if...

Unless the card supports dual monitors i'm afraid it's one or the other...check your vid card documentation...patio.  8-)

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Hi Gang I want to run dual monitors my system is huge
what sort of video card could I get to run 2 or more monitors ??

thanks moura41
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I have a radeon 9800 xt and was wondering if dual monitor support is really worth it? I already have another monitor but i still need to get the adapter to let the vga connect to the dvi. any way is it really all that great? or should i for get the idea of wasting 10 bucs on an adapter.

Answer:Dual Monitors

you do realize you physically need a second monitor right? it's up to you whether you think you need all that extra work space

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

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Yes, either that or two video cards.
 

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Alright, so I have my primary running on a radeon9200se with omegadrivers... and I want to run my secondary on my onboard which is an asus p4s800-mx and i checked in the bios and it's enabled. BUT i can't select in the display settings to have that monitor run on the onboard instead of the radeon... and i don't know what to do.
 

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

Answer:dual monitors

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

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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I have had a hd4350 card installed to me compaq but for some reason I have a my desktop on both monitors, When I go to my display settings it is only showing 1 monitor, has anyone any ideas for an irate computer idiot ?

Answer:Dual monitors

Welcome here is some information on dual monitors.
Work and play better with multiple monitors
http://www.ehow.com/how_5960696_setu...computers.html

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How can I control/save the location and size of pop up windows.  A program I use at work utilizes a lot of pop ups.  The problem is they always open up straddled across both monitors, so I have to be constantly moving them over every single time.  I only have to re-size once in the morning, but the location is not saved.  What determines which monitor will show the pop up?

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Question: Dual monitors ATI

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

Thanks,

Answer:Dual monitors ATI

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

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

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

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Hello,I have a video card with dual vga ports. I'm trying to run dual monitors. When I plug in both monitors and start my computer, only one monitor shows. It gets all the way to the "loading Windows XP" screen and then goes black. The light switches from blue to amber as if its in hibernation. What can I do to get both monitors to work?Thanks.

Answer:Dual Monitors

You have to tell Windows to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".  Have you done that?  This should help: http://it.cas.psu.edu/1423.htm

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

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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.

Answer:Dual Monitors

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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Hello everyone, I'm still stumped. I have 2 samsung22 monitors hooked up to a 8800gtx running on windows7 64bit. The problem I've had ever since going to windows7 is 1 monitor works, the other just black screen with power on. I've gone into nvidia control panel and also through windows and it shows both monitors present but I noticed one monitor is attached through an analog cable but both are hooked up with the dvi cables. Could my card have a bad port? when I plug in monitor 2 in the r/s dvi port it shows the right side desktop portion of the extended view and when I switch to monitor 1 on the right side dvi port it shows the left side desktop view but nothing comes up when attached to the left side dvi port. I've taken a snap shot of my desktop and it shows both screens. I've tried older drivers as far back to 170's and nothing worked.

Answer:dual monitors

You are on the right track, if when either monitors are hooked up to the r/s it works, and when hooked to the l/s it does not, then I think it is safe to say that the l/s is bad. Have you tried removing the card and the drivers, and then reseating th card, then reinstalling the drivers? But wait, you said when you go into the display settings, you see both monitors when they are both hooked to l/s and r/s? Have you tried clicking the detect button to see what happens? Sorry I have more questions than answers.

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

Answer:Dual monitors

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

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

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

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Hello - I am beginner kind of PC guy, and am trying to work something out for my Wife. Her work will let her do some work from home, but in order to do so, we need DUal Monitors like she has at work. Her Work IT guy said to plug one into the VGA and the other into the DVI...But I don't have a DVI port...I only have the standard VGA port (which our regular monitor is plugged into) and an S-Video port...

My question is, can I do Dual Monitors using the s-video? Do they make a S-video to VGA convertor? I have an HP, about a year old...A friend said i need to get a new Video card and install it, but I am not to keen on cracking open the PC myself, or paying someone to do it unlesss it is the only option...

Can anyone help me out with some advice? The goal is to have 2 workspaces, so splitting the single VGA won't help??

Thanks!!!
 

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I have a home workstation (Win7 Ultimate 32 bit) with dual monitors connecting to my office workstation (Win7 Ulitmate 64 bit), which has 3 monitors. The checkbox in Remote desktop to allow dual monitors is checked but I cant get the second monitor to work (through the VPN). I have tried disconnecting the 3rd monitor to match the number of monitors, but that didnt work. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks

Answer:Dual Monitors using RDP over VPN

Original post was incorrect. Office workstation had Windows 7 Professsional. The host computer needs to have Ultimate installed to allow the dual monitors to work using remote desktop. Upgraded to Ultimate and it works great.

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

What are your actual symptoms?

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

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RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
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Have you tried simple troubleshooting such as hacking the secondary monitor works on its own and whether the setup would work with reversed roles? Should help narrow down the problem if we can know the outcome of these points.
 

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

Answer:Dual monitors?

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

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Question: Dual Monitors...??

Hey everyone, got a quick curious question here.

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

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

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

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

From HERE it states that:




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

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



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

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

Answer:Dual Monitors...??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Are there any games that support this as of yet?

I have used a TV as a 2nd montior in the past to watch downloaded eps on a larger screen, but now with the lower cost of larger monitors I began wondering about this when i bought a newer video card capable of supporting dual monitors
 

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Hi Corwin,
check this out! it gets more insane as you go down the list

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLEDyHCehGo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP5yx9jKTfU&feature=related
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqB01Cp_wPM&feature=related
 

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Ok i want 2 monitors on 1 desktop 1 is envision and the other one is acer i plug in the acer and it dose not detect the acer monitor is there any way i can get it recognizable ?

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I was looking at the Vista help files and it says to use the keyboard shortcut that turns on monitors to get to the New Display Detected dialogue box to set up the undetected display. I guess you'll have to figure out what that is. It say that FN + F5 combination typically works on mobile pcs. You might give that a try.

Are you plugging into a graphics card? Does anything at all happen when you plug in the monitor, e.g., does Windows tell you it doesn't recognize the device.

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so hello again

basicaly
i have two monitors, one im using right now
unknown make 1440x900 60hz max
and my older monitor is a sony 1280x1024 max i think 70hz refresh rate? not sure.
i would like to use both, my main concern is what wire to buy, i cant afford to waste my money tbh i would like to know if anyone can help me before i go buyin anything

system specs are

1.8 ghz amd sempron 3000+
nvidia geforce 8600 gt
windows xp sp3
about 2 gig ram
plenty of hdd space

halp plz?

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How does the end of your graphics card look like compared to these pic?

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

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Hi,

I'm new to Tech-Heaven.

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

Can anybody help me?

Thanx,
The51

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OK

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

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

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So my girl just got me a 2nd samsung 22in monitor so i got it all setup and dual monitored it then all of a sudden i was watching youtube then something poped up saying display drivers failed to respond and freaking went crazy and got the blue screen of death any idea why it happened thanks.

Answer:Help With Dual Monitors

make sure you have the most recent video drivers:
Update ATI Visiontek video card drivers

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

Answer:Gap between dual monitors

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

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

Thanks for your help.
 

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hi everyone. I have a new laptop with 8.1 as an os. It is okay. I am trying to get xbox video tile to go to the second monitor.
I know I can duplicate the displays, but I would like to watch the video on my tv which is the 2nd monitor. Can one metro tile be moved to another display? Any assistance will be helpful. Thank you. deanie44

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Can I use two monitors with this product? It has both a VGA and a DVI. I tried using a VGA to DVI adapter.  Intel 4400  

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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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Background:
With my monitor setup i have a large monitor in the middle of my desk and a smaller one to the left. I like having the task bar on the left monitor but keeping most of the programs im actively working on the bigger.

Now what im wondering if its possible to have all windows open on the left(secondary).

Answer:Dual monitors

Hello,

I believe it is. Just change the primary monitor in Screen Resolution. Select "this is my main monitor".

~JK

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

Answer:dual monitors between XP and Win 3.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi guysi currently run a Geforce 6800 PCI-E with 1 DVI output. Is it possible to put a PCI graphics card in my system also, eg (click here) and run a separate monitor from that?thanks

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Does the Geforce 6800 PCI-E have an analogue output as well? Mine has and I run two screens from the same card, there is little difference in picture quality.

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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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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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Ok, so I know about KVM and dual output video cards, but what is the best way to simply and inexpensively split two monitors from a single source. I don't mind losing quality. This is only for one of my rebuilt comps that I only use to play and power my surround sound stereo. I have monitors set up for visuals on either side of the unit, but can only use one. Please help!

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Get a dual output video card, most of the ones over past year do it.

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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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I have a Sony Vaio laptop and external flat LCD Samsung 22"

O/S: XP Media Center Edition 2005

How do I make it so I can watch tv on my Pinnacle USB tv tuner card on the external monitor (Samsung) while I work on my laptop?

Also, how do I setup the laptop so it switches automatically to the external monitor when I close the lid?

Another thing, I did try 'extended' but I have no idea how to get the proper resolution on the external (it is 22" wide screen) and I also have no idea how to get Media Center to open up in external only so I can watch tv while working on the laptop.

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Time of this report: 3/25/2007, 03:02:38
Machine name: SECURED
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FE770G
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 561MB used, 3369MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_03
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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I Have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop with the xb3000 dock station. I'm running XP pro SP3 (legit but aftermarket). I plugged in my Fuji monitor (which is working). The problem is both monitors show the same thing. I want to run an expanded desktop. I tried to go through the control panel display tab but I do not have the dual monitor choices i would prefer. If it helps, on settings I only have 2 options, 800x600 and 1024x768. Do I need a special driver or update?
 

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I know this is the right place becous it's not the graph card that's wrong it's windows 7..

I wanna go dual monitors but windows 7 wont let me!

I have the exact same setup as i had when i was using win XP and it worked then but it just won't work now with W7

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Give me a screen shot for your monitor setup.

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Well, problem solved by NOT USING the Nvidia control panel, just the plane jane windows controls work fine, they see the seperate monitor as not capable as the NEC's resolution, allow me do dial it down to an appropriate rez and keep the NEC nice and sharp. Go figure, would have thought that the card's control panel software would be better than Windows, but no. Solved.

I just built a PC, which I have done before several times, including a PC back 5 years ago with dual monitors - in which I did not have the problem I am having now.

I have a good new Nvidia 256mb card with both DVI and standard outputs. I am trying to use my old 15" monitor with a nice professional NEC monitor (nice one on the DVI). The secondary monitor I want to be a place for pallets in photoshop or just to keep a web browser open. I.E. it doesn't have to be fancy, just functional. The problem, however is the the Nvidia control panel really reduces the resolution of my primary monitor significantly when I try to use the 2nd monitor. Both the aspect ratio and all-over resolution are "ruined" on the good NEC. I was told that this would not occur by the salesperson on this card, that it was capable of handling 2 high-res monitors. When mixing my good and the old monitor, however, it seems to be defaulting to the lower res monitor (even when I make the good NEC the primary screen).

I don't want to, but am I going to have to get another video card? Is there some other 3rd pa... Read more

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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
 

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

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I'm using two 22'' Widescreens both connected to my current nVidia 9800GT Vidcard, is there a way to extend screen 1 to screen 2? For example, having the taskbar start on screen 1 and finish on screen 2? I know in the nVidia control panel it just lets you run multiple displays...

would I need an additional vid card? I'm planning to ugprade to the gtx285 soon..

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Hi! I think you can't. I use two monitors like you and I can't figure out how to do it.

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

Thanks in advance.

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


Or...

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

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Can someone please recommend a good not too expensive graphics card that will enable me to have dual monitors, one being a tft screen the other being a crt screen. I have curently 32mg intergrated graphics card, I would rather have just the one card, but if needs be I could install two. I don't particularly game on due to having a PS2, (I know that was a little like swearing on here lol), I do watch dvds on my pc, so would appreciatte something that will make the picture crisp while watching these. If not too expensive an intergrated TV card would be good but not essential.

thanks woody.
 

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I have a PowerSpec Radeon 7000 video card. I have bought two Dell E173FP flat panel monitors. Screen 1 works just fine at 1280x1024. The second screen wont fit correctly. I have tried all the the display settings for the desktop and the video card. Any other suggestions?

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WOW...after I submiitted this...I finally fixed it. Thanks.
 

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I bought two W2252TQ lg monitors and got them set up and the colours are way off, I tried adjusting them manually and dicking around for like 2 hours and cannot get them to match. I was just wondering if anybody know the best way to do this or if there is software that can easily match the colours and stuff.. It is kind of annoying having two monitors displaying two different results.

I am looking forward to hearing some responses.

Thanks for your time.
 

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If your monitors come with calibration software, use it. But I have no idea how to calibrate 2 monitors individually and keep their profiles.
 

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I am having some "detection" issues with my KVM switch on a Windows 7 machine.

As you can see in the above diagram, PC 1 has two monitors connected to it. One coming off of the KVM (monitor 1) and one coming straight from the computer. (Monitor 2)

Now whenever I switch to PC 2 and back to PC 1, Monitor 2 goes dead and I have to re detect in Windows. Is there any way to get it to automatically re-detect after I switch back to PC 1?
 

Answer:KVM + Dual Monitors

The issue is caused by that the KVM did not support DDC/EDID communication check/feeding between connected system and console monitor. You can either find KVM switch support FULL-TIME All DDC/EDID or just put a VGA-EDID emulator between PC1 and the TK-207K.

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Hello, I have a Windows 7 PC and I would like to use dual monitors. But it's not working. Please ask me questions for me.
Thank you. MEkid

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One monitor is using DVI thru the GTX 960, the other through the VGA and motherboard.

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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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