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Is there any software to lock the cursor in 1 screen on a dual monitor setup?

Question: Is there any software to lock the cursor in 1 screen on a dual monitor setup?

Is there any software to lock the cursor in 1 screen on a dual monitor setup during a fullscreen game? My cursor will move to my secondary monitor while playing fullsreen games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. Thanks!

-Nico Ritschel

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Answer: Is there any software to lock the cursor in 1 screen on a dual monitor setup?

You dont need one, just reconfigure your monitor like this:

1) On your Main computer desktop right click on the desktop

2) click on Properties , then click on Settings tab

3) Now click on your secondary monitor display

4) Uncheck extend windows desktop box....

5) click Apply , then OK

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Your all set to play your game

To reset your game, just recheck the box you changed...

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I like dual monitors though I usually just dump something on my secondary and don't need to access it with a cursor for long periods of time. It's kind of a pain having the mouse constantly jump ship when you move it slightly too far on file menus and chrome tabs

I have searched some applications.
Dual Monitor Tool's "Swap Screen" keeps not working. The program Cursor lock I had trouble getting working at all and it is application based.

What do people use to lock a cursor to a monitor?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:New to dual screens: Cursor Lock to Monitor?

I have never heard of locking cursor to 1 monitor, been using dual screens for years now be interesting to hear the answer to this, my suggestion, just be more patient as it really is not that bad to have cursor on other monitor, myself I have the issue of using TS and my back button going back on explorer unless I get it out of focus then no problems
 

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I'm running XP pro as a VM using parralels 5.0 with the host being a mac. I have a dual monitor setup. When I'm using monitor 1 and start typing the cursor disappears. When I go to move the mouse the cursor is at the top of the screen in the middle of the two monitors, or the overall middle. It only pertains to monitor designated as 1. If that monitor is on the left the cursor moves to the upper right corner of monitor 1. If that monitor is on the right it moves to the upper left corner of monitor 1. I haven't had this happen on the second monitor.

I've had this happen in Word and in MS dialog windows, IE. changing a file name, saving a filename, etc. I did happen in dreamweaver cs4 when renaming a file by clicking on it. It doesn't happen in browsers or Excel.

I don't have hide cursor when typing checked in my mouse settings. Almost all the posts I've read are people using laptops and their problem is them accidentally using the touch pad. I don't really care that the mouse disappears, but it relocating is a big pain.

I'm starting on the windows side. It could very well be related to parallels though.

Thanks,
Gunner

Answer:Cursor disappears, relocates on dual monitor setup.

Moved thread to MAC forum for better results.

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hello tenforums so ive recently setup a secondary monitor, but the mouse simply wont lock into the screen where the game is being played (total war) and if i do end up clicking somewhere on the secondary monitor the game will be minimized which is bothersome, anyone know a fix of sort to this? and ye i have tried borderless and fullscreen but in vain.


another issue ive had is that the secondary screen (1600x900) gets some flicker/lines whenever i use vga to connect it, but it works superb with dvi, any idea as to why?
now another thing is that when i move the mouse/cursor from the top right corner of the main monitor(1920x1080) it wont switch over to the secondary one(my idea being that the res/size is diffrent)
video example: example - YouTube

Answer:mouse wont lock on dual monitor setup in some games

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hello tenforums so ive recently setup a secondary monitor, but the mouse simply wont lock into the screen where the game is being played (total war) and if i do end up clicking somewhere on the secondary monitor the game will be minimized which is bothersome, anyone know a fix of sort to this? and ye i have tried borderless and fullscreen but in vain.


another issue ive had is that the secondary screen (1600x900) gets some flicker/lines whenever i use vga to connect it, but it works superb with dvi, any idea as to why?
now another thing is that when i move the mouse/cursor from the top right corner of the main monitor(1920x1080) it wont switch over to the secondary one(my idea being that the res/size is diffrent)
video example: example - YouTube

Answer:mouse wont lock on dual monitor setup in some games

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hello tenforums so ive recently setup a secondary monitor, but the mouse simply wont lock into the screen where the game is being played (total war) and if i do end up clicking somewhere on the secondary monitor the game will be minimized which is bothersome, anyone know a fix of sort to this? and ye i have tried borderless and fullscreen but in vain.


another issue ive had is that the secondary screen (1600x900) gets some flicker/lines whenever i use vga to connect it, but it works superb with dvi, any idea as to why?
now another thing is that when i move the mouse/cursor from the top right corner of the main monitor(1920x1080) it wont switch over to the secondary one(my idea being that the res/size is diffrent)
video example: example - YouTube

Answer:mouse wont lock on dual monitor setup in some games

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hello,

I have been using dual screen for a while now. But recently my mouse has been changing randomly on my second monitor. When I start my PC theres litterally no problem but after a while the cursor randomly changes to what you can see on the pictures below. I'm not using a custom cursor.
The only difference between the 2 monitors is that one is connected with HDMI and 1 is connected with a DVI kable into a DVI to DP converter on the graphics card. The HDMI monitor is the one ruining it.

(sorry for the bad picture quality, my cursor does not display on screenshots and I couldn't find how to change that)

The picture with the black box is the cursor hovering a textbox.

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Whilst scouring the whole internet via Google search, I came across solutions for "Windows spotlight additional backgrounds" and additionally, I went looking for "Additional Screensaver downloads for Dual Screen use and installation".

1. Windows spotlight backgrounds.
Go into Windows 10 STORE.

Look for SpotBright. Freeware,but pay for paid version 79p, which gives you option to change hourly or daily both Lockscreen backgrounds (spotlight) and additionally, desktop backgrounds. You can download a vast quantity of backgrounds for Spotlight and desktop from here.

2.Site for screensavers that work on multiple monitors is ReallySlickScreensavers-0.2_installer.
Really Slick Screensavers - Downloads

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

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hi, i am using normal desktop with p4-2.8ghz cpu,agp graphic card... my purpose is want to setup this desktop as 'dual screen output' because i have 2 monitor,if i have a dual screen than easy for me doing job. how to setup this??
Thank for reply my question.
 

Answer:how to setup a dual screen monitor on desktop pc.

First: your card needs to have video out ports,
then you just go to right click desktop / properties / setting tab, then extend to the second monitor.
 

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

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Hi, new user here!

I have an issue with one of my monitors and/or my graphics cards (and/or Windows 10, just to complicate things).

I have been happily using Windows 10 with a dual screen set up for months, and both my screens have been plugged into my external graphics card. At the beginning, the graphics drivers (Nvidia Geforce) conflicted with the stupid Windows 10 auto updates resulting in double black screen, but I was able to sort it out by plugging one of the monitors into the internal graphics display and have had a stable system for over a month.

Yesterday Windows 10 insisted on downloading an update and crashed the whole thing. No problem, I plugged the main monitor into the internal, uninstalled what the Windows graphic drivers and refreshed the system as I had done previously. The second monitor came on and I restarted the computer to allow me to replug the main monitor into the external graphics card.

No luck. The main monitor remained off, even though the second monitor was clearly working on the external graphics card. The device manager said all the graphics cards were working with no conflicts.

I have tried every combination possible now. I have deleted and reinstalled the graphics drivers several times. I have tried the main display in both the external graphics card ports, but it will only display (in terrible low resolution) on the internal graphics card. The second monitor works in every slot (in good resolution), the main monitor will only work on ... Read more

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I've been trying to use the laptop screen as secondary monitor in a dual-screen setup but I can not change it in the display properties. The option of selecting an external monitor as primary screen is grayed out. Only option is to use the external monitor as secondary screen or clone, but that's not what I want.
Things I have tried:
*Laptop in docking station
*Update videocard drivers
*Use UltraMon

Any thoughts on this?

Answer:How to set Satellite Pro M10 screen as secondary in Dual Monitor setup?

Hi Steen

Can you please tell me which notebook model you have? Is this older one or the brand new? As far as I know this option is not offered on all Toshiba notebooks. On my Tecra I am also not able to use this option but I know for sure that on some notebook something like this is possible.

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I have a IBM Think Pad T42, the latest driver does not work properly when running dual monitors. My OS is Windows XP Professional. I'm using identical monitors, no matter which monitor I plug the DVI cable into the resolution goes off the screen (Scrolls)when selecting 1680 by 1050 (manufactureres recommended resolution) the display is streched too wide on all resolutions. If I reverse the cabling to the other monitor and use VGA resolution is fine. Envision says the problem is from the video adapter/driver. The Thinkpad T42 has "ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 IGP" adapter, ATI site does not have that driver nor do they say they support IBM or Lenovo. Will there be any new released drivers for this adapter? or is there anything I can do to force the resolution to fit the screen on the monitor where I'm trying to run DVI? I need to run DVI on one monitor and VGA on the other in order to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this Monitor"

Answer:Thinkpad T42 DVI Resolution not fitting screen on dual monitor setup

just search for omega drivers.... or download here... 

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Just purchased two Dell U2715H 27" monitors the other day and a Dell XPS8900 tower.

intel Core i7
16GB Ram
NVidia GTX 960
I am having an issue where when I launch two steam games I run into a crash. The games i'm trying to run are "Pure Pool" and "Pool Nation FX". Both games sometimes run without any issues, but occasionally when the game has ended the screen which I was gaming on will turn completely black, not even backlit, just black.

Also when I launch the games sometimes the monitor in which the game is running will be completely black, not even backlit, but i'll still be able to hear the sound.

What is really odd is that when I close the program such as the pool game, the black screen will still remain. (please note I can still use task manager on my other monitor).

Also, sometimes when I finish playing either game I won't get any black screen, but when I come to restart my computer one of my monitors will be black, not even backlit as before.

I can run DOTA 2 without any issues at all. This PC and monitors are both new purchased this week.

Answer:Computer with dual monitor setup showing black screen on game launch

One thing I also notice is that when running in Window mode it tends to perform better, but yesterday as I was playing Pure Pool, the screen just went randomly black even when in windowed mode.

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Just purchased two Dell U2715H 27" monitors the other day and a Dell XPS8900 tower.

intel Core i7
16GB Ram
NVidia GTX 960
I am having an issue where when I launch two steam games I run into a crash. The games i'm trying to run are "Pure Pool" and "Pool Nation FX". Both games sometimes run without any issues, but occasionally when the game has ended the screen which I was gaming on will turn completely black, not even backlit, just black.

Also when I launch the games sometimes the monitor in which the game is running will be completely black, not even backlit, but i'll still be able to hear the sound.

What is really odd is that when I close the program such as the pool game, the black screen will still remain. (please note I can still use task manager on my other monitor).

Also, sometimes when I finish playing either game I won't get any black screen, but when I come to restart my computer one of my monitors will be black, not even backlit as before.

I can run DOTA 2 without any issues at all. This PC and monitors are both new purchased this week.

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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I just installeded the latest version of lenovo "screen reading optimizer". However, my W520 frezes when playing a YouTube video in Full screen on my dual-monitor setup. (the video is scrambled and the audio continues to play) I have to reset my system using the on/off switch. I have un-installed "screen reading optimizer".  EDIT: oops - it happended again without "screen reading optimizer".   I suspect it is an Adobe Flash issue.  





_______________________________________________________________________W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674









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Answer:W520 freezes when playing Full screen Flash video on dual monitor setup

hey huberth,have you tried updating Adobe Flash?Since this is a dual monitor setup, what's your setup like ?laptop (primary) - monitor (secondary) ?laptop (secondary) - monitor (primary) ?laptop (primary) - monitor (secondary+extend from primary) ?laptop (primary) - monitor (secondary+mirror/clone from primary) ?no matter which configuration you have, could you try flipping it .. so that if currently, laptop screen is primary.. set external to primary.at the same time, drop by to http://support.lenovo.com and check if your graphic driver is up to date.





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

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

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

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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I'm running dual monitors and I wanted the background to span across both screens. The only way I found that I was able to do this was to set my left screen as the primary monitor and set the background to "tile". I then moved the taskbar and all of the icons to the right screen because I wanted my real primary screen to be the right one. I'm running a Radeon HD 4870 made by Asus and my two monitors are both 24" 1900x1080 AOC 2436VH and 2436VW (one uses dvi input, the other hdmi). My operating system is Windows 7 64bit Professional.

So now that all of the technical stuff is out of the way, let me show you what the issue is:
http://royalty-ro.com/forums/uploads...1586543-U1.jpg
(link only because it's a rather large image)

So where the screen is split on the right side there are two small horizontal grey lines, I boxed them in red to make it easier to spot.

These two lines show up over anything I open on the computer including the browser I'm typing in right now. I know it's not the monitor because if I scale the screen-size using my graphics card the lines move with the screen scaling. I should also mention that if I make the right monitor the primary monitor these lines disappear (they don't show up on either monitor). Any ideas?

Answer:Double Monitor setup, two odd lines showing up on secondary screen (software related)

I would recommend trying out a program like Ultramon (not free) or DisplayFusion (free version for just different wallpapers: DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...), where you can set each monitor to have its own wallpaper instead of tiling it across. Try that, and maybe that will solve your issues.

Since it's showing up in screenshots, it's definitely not something with your monitor, and not likely something with your graphics drivers.

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I want to have my cursor locked on my primary monitor and only switch to the second using 1 hotkey. I've tried cursorlock and dualmonitor tools but they don't work in-game still switch monitors when I swipe to the left and its really annoying and i cant seem to find a fix. Please Help!

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

Much appreciated

Weeg

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello beau,

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

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info:

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

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

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I've never had this problem before, though i have never used dual monitors on a computer before, but when i have dual monitors the cursor lags, jumps around and doesn't respond for a split second, this mainly happens on my second monitor but is now happening on both and seems to be getting progressively worse, it also affects games causing them to lag, even though i have the game windowed on one monitor. I am running a NVIDIA GTX680

Answer:Dual monitor cursor lag

hi ive had this problem before what mouse are you using? have you checked for driver updates? i use various mouses like trust. Microsoft. gigabyte. i uninstalled my trust mouse driver and reinstalled and the problem stopped. im running 3 monitors.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from the taskbar on my desktop. The upgrade was successful and I was able to use my computer normally. Today, when I started my computer, a disk check was started. After a long time of being stuck at 10%, I force booted the computer off. Now, the computer boots past the Windows 10 logo and goes to a black screen with the cursor. This screen appears before the login screen does. I am able to move the mouse but that is the limit of my control. The mouse is also showing the little blue loading circle next to it blinking over and over.

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

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

Both monitors are the same.

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

crossfire on, same card

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

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

Answer:dual system- dual monitor setup

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

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Hello, I want to have two mice hooked up controlling two different cursors on windows xp, and I'm looking for software that enables this.

-I do not mean two mice controlling one cursor. I do not want this.
-I know windows does not support it by default.

Why do I want this? Couple of reasons:

-Two player games
-Ease of access with multitasking
-I have two hands
-Stretching windows/scaling items easily
-Its awesome, people would go "WTF, why is there another mouse on the left of your keyboard?
 

Answer:Dual Cursor Software for XP

This little app comes highly recommended:

http://carl.kenner.googlepages.com/glovepie

You can use it within games, with a Wii controller, etc.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are my system specs:

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

Thanks!

Djoulz.

Answer:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picture of what I'm seeing:


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

Any help is appreciated!

DXDIAG

DxDiag.txt

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

2nd monitor is an lg2241

Tried:

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

I'm lost. SOS!

lol!

Thx,
Dave

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

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

Assuming this is your monitor,

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

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

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

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

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

However

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thereya go
 

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

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

Answer:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

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

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Hi,

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

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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Hi,

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

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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Hey,
First off thanks for taking the time to help me on this. I just recently started using a dual monitor setup. The whole reason I wanted to run this was so that I could run a web page while i was running a game. It did not take me long to realize the inadequacies of my foresight in this quest for freedom from alt tab quirks, like the mouse not syncing with the game reticle (how is that word spelled!?) or color skewing, because the game locks the mouse inside the window the game is running in. So panning over is a no go. My question is whether or not there is a way that I can set up a dual mouse system. I have a custom built computer. My main monitor is plugged into my graphics card and my off monitor is just plugged into the HDMI port on my motherboard.
 

Answer:Dual screen dual mouse setup for Game and web page use

If anyone has any other ideas let me know. I have never seen the setup Willburforce is looking for.

You can plug multiple mice into a PC, and both will work, however, both will control the same single mouse pointer. Even if you had a mouse and a touchscreen, the mouse's pointer will immediately go to your finger the second you touched the screen.

Anyone else....
 

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Recently, i've noticed that everytime windows 10 (x64 pro) starts and gets to the initial lock screen, it takes up to 6 seconds to show the mouse cursor and register keyboard events in order to let me log in. It used to be instantaneous.

Is this related to Build 1511 (10586.104)? All my drivers are up to date, etc.

Specs:
-Core 2 Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.2ghz (vs 2.8ghz))
-8GB RAM (OC to DDR2 900 (vs 800))
- 1x 128gb Kingston SSD
- 1x 120gb Samsung SSD
- 1x 1tb WD Black HDD
- AMD Radeon R7 200 (2gb)

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Recently, i've noticed that everytime windows 10 (x64 pro) starts and gets to the initial lock screen, it takes up to 6 seconds to show the mouse cursor and register keyboard events in order to let me log in. It used to be instantaneous.

Is this related to Build 1511 (10586.104)? All my drivers are up to date, etc.

Specs:
-Core 2 Quad Q9550 (OC to 3.2ghz (vs 2.8ghz))
-8GB RAM (OC to DDR2 900 (vs 800))
- 1x 128gb Kingston SSD
- 1x 120gb Samsung SSD
- 1x 1tb WD Black HDD
- AMD Radeon R7 200 (2gb)

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

Answer:dual monitor setup help

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

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

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

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitor setup

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

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

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

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

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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup

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





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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup - Need HELP!

configure it on the settings tab on display properties.

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

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

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

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

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

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

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

Answer:dual monitor setup ..

surely someone knows somethin abt this, no ?

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

Windows XP pro (32 bit)

nVida GeForce FX 5200 has VGA;DVI;SVideo

ok heres what i did b4

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

now....

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

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

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

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

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

What to i do now?

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

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

Answer:dual monitor setup help?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xXINSANELOSERXx



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


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

You can follow this:

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

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

Answer:M50 Dual monitor setup

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

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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have provided some images.


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

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

I have an AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card

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

Answer:How to Setup a Dual-Monitor?

Hi there,

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

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

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

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

Hope this works!

Martin

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

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

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

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

Answer:Need help with a dual monitor setup

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

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Hey all,

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

Thanks

Phill3990

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup help

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

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Question: Dual-Monitor Setup

Hi,

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

Thanks,
James
 

Answer:Dual-Monitor Setup

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

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

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

Cheers.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor Setup HELP!

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

Support for LE37C530F1W

I would imagine you may need the latest version.

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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

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

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

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

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Hi.

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

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

Please help

Answer:Dual monitor setup on GPU and CPU

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

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

Connect both monitors to the Asus

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I have a ATI Radeon 9000 which supports dual display.

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

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

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual monitor setup help

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

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

Have you got catalyst installed?

if so try to detect the monitor from there

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

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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

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Not that I'm aware of.

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

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

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

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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup

Hello Bassfisher,

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

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

I like it.

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

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

Answer:Dual Monitor setup

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Dual monitor setup help

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

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

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

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

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

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

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

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

*confused*
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

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

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Question: dual monitor setup

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

Answer:dual monitor setup

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

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my sister is having problems with her dual monitor setup.

she is using a 9800gt as her video card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:dual monitor setup

You got PM.

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Question: dual monitor setup

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

anyone know why this is happening?
 

Answer:dual monitor setup

help me
 

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

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


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

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


Any help will be most appreciated.
 

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should I expect any kind of issues??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup

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

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

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

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Evenin' All,

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

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

Any help is appreciated.

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

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Hi all,
I've had this issue for some time now, it was bearable at times but now is getting worse. I have two monitors, an oldish SONY SDM-S95DR and an LG FLATRON W2252TQ. Since upgrading from XP to WIN 7, the monitors go to sleep whenever or have strange behavior. On startup one or both may stay in standby, when turning on a usb device, one or both may go to standby, while playing a game or even when pressing CTRL-ATL-DEL. I know your first thought might be the grpahics card drivers, I can assure you I have always had the latest ones installed. Recently I upgraded my CPU, MOBO and RAM with a clean WIN 7 installation and the problem is worst than ever. I'm constantly having to plug in and out the cables behind the case to get them to work. My GPU is a GIGABYTE geforce GTX260. I thought of upgrading it as well, to bring it up to speed with the rest of the setup, also hoping that it would solve the dual monitor issue.
Any ideas would be very welcome.
thanks

Answer:Dual monitor setup - going to sleep whenever!

It seems, because at the moment I cannot think of any other reason why this is happening, it might well be a power issue. But as I say I am a little stumped.
How are you connecting your monitors to the GPU?
Your card can, with out a doubt, handle dual monitors. Can you unplug one of them and run it for a day and see how it behaves, then the other one and swap which connector you use?
The card might well be failing but try my suggestion and post back

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I've just seen Skotches two monitor setup in the photo gallery section and was well impressed, my question is this - is it possible to play games stretched across the two monitors?
Would you need a special gfx card to facilitate this?
Finally, are there any games that take advantage of two monitor setups specifically? (i.e imagine a flight sim where one monitor represents the cockpit view and the other displays the instrument panel)
 

Answer:games on dual monitor setup

I know X2:The Threat allows you to have a cockpit view on one screen and external/enemy/instrument on the other monitor. From what I know it only works with Nvidia cards at the moment.
 

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