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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? .


Or does anyone have a spare VGA-DVI adaptor or video card sit... Read more

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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Question: dual ATI monitors

I have two ATI PCI cards, one is older, but no matter which one is first in line of the PCI slots that is the only one it will read. I was hoping to get dual vids on this but it seems my bios won't let me --any help?
 

Answer:dual ATI monitors

Go for a dual head vid card.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

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 ?

Answer:Dual Monitors

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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Question: Dual Monitors

I recently bought a S-video/RCA cable to connect my computer to a TV. The RCA cable is connected to the TV while the S-video cable along with the green sound cable is connected to my graphics/sound card ports. Basically all the cables are plugged in the right spots.

I went through display settings and went to the second monitor and checked the extend desktop box, but every time I click apply it unchecks itself and does not work. It use to work but it doesn't anymore.

Now I don't know if I am doing something wrong but I also can't change the resolution on the second display. It stays at 800 by 600. I have tried changing my main monitor to 800 by 600 and trying to recheck the box but that still does not work.

Any suggestions?
 

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I've got 2 monitors that have both VGA and DVI-D connections. I've got 2 PCs, one with 2 DVI-D connections, one (a laptop dock) has 1 VGA and 1 DVI-D connection. My keyboard and mouse are USB. I want to find a Dual-monitor, 2-port KVM switch that will work with this setup. The hangup is the one VGA output on the laptop dock: VGA to DVI-D is problematic.

Would it be best to use a 2-port, dual-monitor KVM with VGA connections, and put DVI-D-to-VGA adapters on the output connections? I think I'd be sacrificing some screen quality, but I don't think a "VGA-to-DVI-D" adapter exists.
Thanks....Nurseferatu
 

Answer:KVM with Dual monitors, DVI-D and VGA

Sounds like you might be able to use something like this...
http://networkingoutlet.stores.yahoo.net/ldli4dumod71.html
All these dual head KVM's are expensive.
 

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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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hello all,

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

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Help with dual monitors

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

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..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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Question: Dual Monitors

To run 2 monitors, as an extended desktop and not just a clone, can you simply just use a cable such as this

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/BELMK021

or do you have to use like 2 graphics cards??
 

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Question: dual monitors

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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I guess this is a simple question folks, but I would like to use a dual monitor system on my PC, as I have a spare monitor.

During my days work, I am planning to use one monitor, for example running MS Excel as a database and the other MS Word.

If I am using my only keyboard for Excel how can I switch to Word and start typing in Word?

Would it be just a simple question of moving my mouse over to the other program and type?

Thanks
 

Answer:Using dual monitors

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Question: dual monitors ati

hi anybody running dual monitors with ati graphics cards having trouble with the display driver not responding on a regular basis
I have read elsewhere that its a common problem that hasn't been resolved as yet

Answer:dual monitors ati

runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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Question: dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual monitors

How do i setup 2 monitors on the 6600gt?

Answer:Dual monitors

Plug them both in

Right click > properties > Settings > Advanced > Geforce 6600GT

Now their is the Nvidia Display settings menu, as well as their's a wizard at one of the bars at the bottom

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Question: Dual Monitors

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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Question: Dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual monitors

What is needed to run dual monitors on a dell pc with Windows2000 operating system?
 

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Question: Dual monitors

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

Answer:Dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

Gentlemen,

I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit Home blah, blah, blah, with a NVIDIA GEForce 6150 graphics card.

I have 2 monitors, but believe I need to purchase another video/graphics card.

Anyone smarter than me out there (that was meant to be self depricating), that could recommend a plain jain, cheap graphics card so I can hook up my second monitor? I'm not into gaming, just love having two monitors at work, and once you have two, you can't handle one, right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Dual Monitors

TVich welcome to the forums.

Something like this,

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3450/DI/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

would do the trick quite nicely, seeing as gaming is not a concern.

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Question: Dual Monitors

Can someone give me an easy step by step for setting up dual monitors?

Answer:Dual Monitors

Plug in your second monitor and enjoy.

It varies depending on what video card you have. ATI tells us nothing. If it has two ports, you should be able to plug in a second monitor, and have it clone. From there, you need to open the settings and set it to extend not clone. Since I am not familiar with ATI cards, and each one varies, we cannot tell you exactly.

I will bet it will work if you just plug it in though.

~Lordbob

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hello
I have a Asus Laptop and also a 46" Full HD Samsung TV Monitor
I have plugged in a VGA lead only 2 Mtrs Long to watch movies etc off my PC
Switch source to PC and on TV screen the message comes up "Mode not supported"
My old laptop worked fine with movies slideshows etc
What settings do I need on my new laptop to get it to work
Cheers Marian
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

You may need to set resolution and refresh rates in
display properties in the control panel to settings
that the TV can display.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

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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Question: Dual Monitors?

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

Answer:Dual Monitors?

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hey All,

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

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

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Dual Monitors

Bump?

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Question: Dual Monitors

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

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

Any hints or tips please let me know.

Timo
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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

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Just bought the Thinkcentre E73 (Win 7 Pro)... but I'm having problems to connect my displays.The first screen has a DVI and VGA-slot, the second has DVI, VGA and HDMI.I want to use the two screens separatily (fe. left screen = spreadsheets, right screen =  databases).Thinkcentre only has 1 VGA-slot  + 1 displayport... .The store where I bought the E73 recommended me an Y-splitter VGA Cable: result --> I have two identical screens...Does any one know how I can solve this problem? 













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Answer:Dual monitors on E73

You would want one of these, or Display port to DVI or whatever you prefer.https://www.google.com.mt/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=...

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have a new Dell desktop Inspiron 546 and it has 2 ports for monitors... 1 VGA and 1 HDMI.
I would like to connect a second monitor. Is there a way to hook both up using the HDMI connection?
I have 2 emachines E19T6W monitors... they have both VGA and DVI connections. I have ordered a HDMI to DVI cable so I can take advantage of the hi definition resolution.
Is there a way to split the HDMI or would i have to use one monitor on VGA... or? ... gosh I sure wish I knew more what I'm trying to talk about LOL

Thanks in Advance
GoferGal
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

If you split the HDMI or any other video connection to your computer, you'll have the same thing on both monitors. Is that what you want or do you want to be able to open separate applications on each monitor?
 

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Question: Dual monitors

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

Answer:Dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

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?

Thanks
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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Question: M58 Dual Monitors

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3470+ an Onboard video card.  I am trying to do a dual monitor setup, but every time I enable one of the video cards, the other one gets disabled...making it impossible to have two running at once.I've used the bios settings automatic, PEG, and the internal card setting (can't remember what it's called in the bios) Any help or advice?Message Edited by mangler108 on 07-15-2009 11:20 AM

Answer:M58 Dual Monitors

the problem is that lenovo sysboards are deciding by trigger signal, which graphic port is powered off (auto/auto). Why do you like to use the internal graphics and waste system performance? you should be able to run both screens on your ATI. The card should be able to provide analogue signals too, if you like to use an analogue one for secondary, you could use a standard DVI-Adaptre.





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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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Question: Dual Monitors

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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I have two monitors one i have been using to display text relating to a program which I display on the main monitor up to now this has worked fine but suddenly I put the text up on the secondary monitor and when I try to display the program on the main monitor the secondary monitr goes blank (no text on view). what should I do to be able to see the text or whatever on the secondary monitor whilst at the ame time use the program on the main monitor please. My OS is windows 7.
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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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I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M57 Type 6072. I only have 1 DVI slot on the back of my machine. I want to hook up dual monitors for work and i need to nkow how to do it. I already looked at the ADD2 cards but that does not match my model. Please help.  

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http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-60292 Maybe! Mike Lynch

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Hey team

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

Cheers
Thanks in Advance

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Hello,

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

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

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

any suggestions?

Answer:Dual Monitors

First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

Probably be good to go after.

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Hi everyone,
 
I have an IBM M52 8215-d1g, that according to the internal riser has a PCIe 1x addr2-r slot. According to the documentation on the website it is a Small Form Factor (2x3).
 
I have some questions:-
 
I want to run a second monitor off my machine, what cards/ type of cards are recommended for my desktop box?
Should I be looking for a dual head card, or would the system be able to utilize the internal card at the same time?
 
I would preferably be looking for at least a 256Mb card minimum, would also be looking at mebbe HD support for future ref, but not essential, as the TV has a VGA in that I use.
 
Thanks so much.. if there's anything I have missed, ask away.
 
Moderator Note; please update your profile to reflect your location as per forum rules.
Location is important when offering advice, as sales, service, and product options may not be consistent country to countryMessage Edited by andyP on 05-22-2008 08:33 PM

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Thanks AndyP.. Have updated my location. Can anyone help me?  Or is there a direct mail address to lenovo / IBM where I may get support? I am finding that because my machine is out of warranty, I'm the I.T. equivalent of the boy at your school who smelt of cabbage and sour milk.

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I was wondering how to go about using the dual monitor feature of Windows XP. Please help I am a Newbie. I am taking a power user group in the next month at school. I just can't wait though, I have second monitor.
 

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What kind of video card do you have?
Ya might as well post all your PC specs.

I run dual monitors, I run a Video card that supports this, it has dual heads
 

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

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

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

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

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

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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?
 

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

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Why XP doesn't use both?
 

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I have an extra monitor and would like to add it to my laptop so that i could view my desktop and everything that i am doing on my laptop on my extra monitor. How do i set it up?
 

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i was thinking about hooking up 2 monitors to one computer so i could better use zoon text which suports dual monitors and thus puts half the screen on one and theother half on the other

what i need to knpw is do i need a specific video card to do this or is there a splitter cable to fo it? i did this with my laptop half the screen was on an ext monitor and the other half on the laptop so thats why im thinking perhaps a splitter cable may work
 

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I think it would just be easier to install a second video card.
A good guide ( even though a bit dated ) should help you out.

http://freepctech.com/pc/001/guide_dual_monitors.shtml

A splitter cable would just split one desktop (each an exact copy of the other) is this what you wanted ?

Check your video card it may have dual capability already

haveaniceday

Petaluma
 

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

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Aspect Ratio setting in TV can make it fill entire screen

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i can't get my screen savers to run on both of my monitors like the 3d ones. only one 3d screen saver will work at a time. i have a radeon 32 mb vid card and the built in i think 4 mb card ...
 

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XP duo core intel processor 2mg ram

I'm going to a dual monitor setup. Is there any good software which would help or enhance dual monitors?

Regards,

dogsteel
 

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Since setting up monitors requires a video card, could you please tell us what video card you have.

There are tons of applications for dual monitors. I use Ultramon on one system and a Matrox box for a 3-monitor system.

Courtney
 

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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

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

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

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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??

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

What are your actual symptoms?

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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 a ThinkCentre A62 (9935-b7u) at work that I'd like to set up with dual analog displays. I took a PCI Express card that was running dual displays out of an A61 (9120-acu) and it doesn't recognize the card at all. Even after updating the BIOS, all I get are post beeps. The A62 has a built-in VGA and DVI-D output on the back. However, from what I've been reading, it's not as simple as buying a VGA to DVI-D adapter to make this work. Can the A62 actually display dual monitors with the two onboard video heads? and if so, what adapter would I need to make a VGA monitor compatible with the DVI-D port? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Dual Monitors on A62?

your system should support surroundview, in which if you use an ATI graphics card (i.e. ati 3450), you can use the dvi + vga port from the thinkcentre, in addition to the video card's video port output. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-and-M-Series-ThinkCentre/How-do-you-get-4-monitors-support-through-Sur...

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Alright, I'm at a complete loss right now. I'm trying to run dual monitors on my comp, but I can't get a second monitor to work. At first I thought it was the monitor itself, but that isn't the case. I switched the monitors around, and the second one worked just fine, but the first one stopped working this time.

Whichever monitor that is supposed to be the second one just has a black screen. I know it's doing SOMETHING though, because I can hear it flicker on when I plug it into my comp. It's just a black screen though. I've gone through the Windows Troubleshooter, but nothing has worked so far.

Anyone have a problem like this before?

Answer:Dual Monitors

Are you using the software that came with your graphics card?

What are you trying to set it up with?

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Ok so i noticed that when i poped in my 2nd 7600 for SLI it said that in sli mode 1 monitor will go blank so im guessin u cant run dual monitors in SLI mode? is there away and i can get the Dual monitors but still have it in SLI mode?

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Well i havent used dual monitors with SLi b4 But there Should be away, Though I dont think if you do, that the video cards will be SLi, They will most likely be Independant

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I have a Acer, Sony and a Compaq laptop and want to be able to attach to have 2 additional monitors through VGA ports. However I need both to be recognized as seperate monitors hence a splitter wont work. If it was a desktop I could install a dual vga video card but not with the laptop. I am thinking that the only way to do this is to get a usb docking station with video however I am not sure if I would have to plug the vga for the laptop into the vga(in) on the docking station in order to use the vga on it. What can I do?
 

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I would like to add another monitor to my pc. I believe it would help with my online classes and other things. I have done my research online to figure out how to do this yet, some of these sites look outdated and overly complicated. Hopefully someone can help me with the simple purchases i need.

My specs:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 [email protected] 2.93GHz (Linnfield 45nm Architecture?)
RAM: 8GB Eplida Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0X231R / Intel DMI Host Brigge Chipset
Graphics: Dell ST2410(Analog) on 1792MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
HD:1000gb Samsung HD103uj ATA Device

Thanks for any help guys.
Its late, Im bored, and I am tired of learning today lol.... so I think i want to know what to purchase and just go do it tonight lol.
 

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I would like to note that I only have one monitor at the moment Cant wait to buy my other one!
 

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We have a Dell Optiplex 745 and we want to set it up with dual monitors with a stretched desktop setup. The problem is that it is the compact version so it does not have any expansion slots where i could plug in a 2nd video card.
Are there any other solutions out there for this?
 

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If you don't plan on using the second monitor for
graphics intensive applications like games or video,
you could use a USB video adapter.
Something like this.......
Newegg.
 

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I am running W2K Professional with a Matrox G400 DualHead video card. My only complaint is that all of my messages/login screens pop up in the center of the screen (right in the middle of the 2 monitors) and get cut in half.

Does anyone know of a way to fix this? It drives me batty!
 

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Can I use an onboard plus a regular video card to run a dual monitor setup or do I need a dual monitor card?

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no, you canot use both the integrated and your other card to use two monitors. You will have to get a gpu with 2 monitor hook ups.

the nvidia 7800 has 2 and it is cheap

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So I just set up my dual monitor display on my new rig running Vista 32 bit, and my right, extended monitor goes out. When I turn it off and back on it starts up, stays lit for like 20 seconds then goes black again. They green light stays lit. I had a funny power cable connected to it, so I decided to swap for a known good cable. Still giving me the problem...

Im gonna swap monitors and see if it still happens...

Any ideas? Possibly bad monitor?

Answer:Dual Monitors...

Check that the monitor can handle the refresh rate.

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I would like to eventually do a dual monitor set up.

I have this video card EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card I wanted to know if I need a different video card and whatever else I may need.

Thanks
 

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you should be able to run dual monitors with this card, your card will come dvi converters if your monitors are old, but im assuming you're going lcd. You should be fine.
 

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I have the X61 notebook with an Ultrabase.  Each device has its own VGA port.  Can I connect an external monitor to each port and manipulate the output?  













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Unfortunately not.  When docked the VGA port on the X61 will be disabled and the output sent to the dock's VGA Port.  One possible solution for you would be the USB to DVI Adapter from Lenovo, details can be found here.
 
Other members will certainly provide other alternatives which they're using.

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Yeah I got 2 questions to ask about the dual monitors, I have it all set up but whenever I play videos on my main screen, it makes my 2nd screen play the video maximized which looks bad anyway because my main is a wide screen, 2nd is reg. I don't want it to full screen on my 2nd monitor, and also, whenever I play a full screen game, I move to the other monitor and click on something like an internet browser it minimizes my game on the main screen, how do I get it to just open it on my 2nd screen and keep my game up on the main screen?
 

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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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I just bought another monitor for my computer. Is it difficult to set up two monitors, or can I just plug in the second one and go?
 

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Depends on your video card. If it has two ports (and is set up to use them--not all video cards are), you can easily set up the display settings to use both monitors. (I assume you want to extend the monitor.)

Courtney
 

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Im running WinXP Pro... I have 2 monitors.. I have the Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead graphics card.

When the screensaver pops on, it only works on 1 monitor... It used to work on both monitors like it was a seperate computer and now it doesnt...

Any suggestions so I can see the screen saver on both monitors??

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

This thread may shed some light -

http://forum.matrox.com/mga/viewtopic.php?t=3387

of interest -

Only problem, I have to uncheck:
"While using streched mode maximise windows:" - In Powerdesk
Otherwise saver only starts in left display.Click to expand...


With the latest Matrox drivers, you can now set application specific settings and so I can disable "Maximise program in current display" and the screen saver always opens acroos all three displays now! Click to expand...

hth
 

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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 am getting a new T500 from CDWG plus an "Advanced Mini Dock." It has both graphics cards in it. How will it be possible for me to implement a dual monitor setup such that I'm using the laptop monitor plus my regular 19/20" monitor?? Thank you, Tom

Answer:dual monitors possible??

Hi...looks like several of us have the same question: 2 external monitors plus the laptop display on a T61.This looks like a business opportunity, because once you get accustomed to using the one external monitor, you begin to consider that 2nd external monitor. I researched several adapters, but I am unwilling to shell out the money for an experiment.I hope an SME has the answers!

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I just bought a new TV and hooked it up to my Acer Aspire X1200 Desktop PC via HDMI Cable (HDMI from PC to HMDI TV input).

Every time I drag something over to the TV, (e.g. a Video)... the TV Picture works OK but I lose all the desktop icons on the PC Monitor and get an error report (one of which I sent for analysis).

In order to get the icons back, I have to reboot the computer and usually the icons are reconfigured in a cluster....i do not have 'align to grid' selected (Lucky I have a little Gismo which will reset the desktop items to my previously configured favourite layout).......

I have a VGA to HDMI Converter but did not use that yet because I am waiting for a splitter for the VGA Cable which will boost the signal to both monitors (and I believe would simply duplicate my desk top anyway).

If I could simply use the TV as an extension Monitor without all the problems after I have dragged something over to that screen, then I would not even have to use a converter or a VGA splitter.

Any ideas as to why my Desktop Monitor goes 'skewiff' after I push something out to the extension monitor?

Answer:Dual Monitors W7 x64

One monitor with VGA connection and one with HDMI, both of the same graphics card (which from the Acer Aspire X1200 I am assuming is the integrated NVIDIA GeForce 8200).

If you press the (Windows Key + P) together, holding down the Windows key, is the option Extend selected? If not, can you select it please (still holding down the Windows key, press P a couple of times until Extend is selected).

How have you setup the two monitors, their resolution mainly but anything else?


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Originally Posted by Knucklerapper


...(Lucky I have a little Gismo which will reset the desktop items to my previously configured favourite layout)...




Can you turn this off temporarily and test?

[QUOTE=Knucklerapper;4161611...I have a VGA to HDMI Converter but did not use that yet because I am waiting for a splitter for the VGA Cable which will boost the signal to both monitors (and I believe would simply duplicate my desk top anyway)...[/QUOTE]

Yes, a VGA splitter will only duplicate the output, you will see the same image on both monitors.

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hey i got dual monitors hooked up one on the pc's 19'' lcd and the other monitor is my telivistion. the problem is the on the tv is so crapy that i cant read a single work. its a great tv though. what could be the problem?
is the any settiong i must change?
please help me
ps - im connected to the lcd by a DVi cable and the tv via a s-video cable. im using a Nvidia 6600gt
thankyou

Answer:Dual monitors on T.V

A tv makes a very poor monitor that's why!! The only way to make it readable is to set the res very low and use a low res desktop and enlarge your text/font's menu's and such. The only half decent tv monitor would be a high def tv with idealy dvi input!! It's nothing you are doing. Oh btw that's what windows media center does! low res desktop with special font's and such.

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Question: Dual Monitors

I am wanting to get a Video Card that will support 2 monitors on one pc.

I have looked at a few and ATI Radeon 7500 64mb seems to be the one that I might go with.

I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on any other cards that will do the job cheaply but reliably.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Stufine
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

Will I have any problems running dual 19" wide screen monitors on a 8800 GTS 320mb video card? I want to purchase another monitor but want to make sure its going to work first and I wont have any issues with the amount of power it will use or anything. They will be going on the computer in my Sig. Does having dual monitors require any extra power resources or anything?

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hehe monitors don't draw power through the pc, thats why they have a power cable of there own, a 320 8800gts will handel 2 19" fine.

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