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Macro/hotkey dual monitor to triple (duplicate) monitor setup

Question: Macro/hotkey dual monitor to triple (duplicate) monitor setup

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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This one has me stumped, hoping someone can lend a hand.
(The rig in question is up to date in my system specs)

I currently run a triple monitor setup, all the monitors were purchased at the same time, and are the following model:
Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch LED Monitor

The three monitors are all connected to: XFX DD Radeon HD 695X (Cross-fired with an identical OEM/Model/GPU) All three are connected to a single card (which was tested out of cross-fire beforehand, and each card was tested separately)
The monitors are arranged as shown below:
1-DVI ========2-Display port to DVI (active adapter)======3-DVI
With monitor one being the far left, monitor two the center display, and monitor three the far right display.

The best way to describe the issue: There seems to be a single blue pixel on display 2 that stays in the same place, but this pixel does not show up when the color displayed is solid white, solid black, or solid red.
To rule out the usual suspects:
-All cables have been checked with new replacements (on two different rigs)
-Both cards have been tested and work properly (on two different rigs)
-The cards are NOT overclocked
-The display that shows the pixel has been tested as well (the pixel does not appear on my test rig)
-Disabling eyefinity does not resolve the issue
-Removing the second card does not resolve the issue
My question: What am I seeing? A stuck pixel? Artifacting?
Could the active adapter be causing the issue?
If it turns out to be a... Read more

Answer:Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Sounded like a stuck pixel until you mentioned it doesn't show itself in solid black. It's possible it still could be though, have you tried any of the remedies?

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So the title explains most of my problem, ive connected 3 monitors to my computer but it detects all 3 as one very large monitor, im not sure if this is a setting that i just cannot find and change or if it is within the detection, as is im using the nvidia control panel to set a custom resolution in order to make the monitors display what they should, but this leaves me with only the option of using them as if they were in span mode, i am not able to use them as three seperate monitors

my specs are as follows:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Amd FX-8150 at 3.6ghz
32768mb GSkill ram
Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580
3x LG Flatron e2241 monitors

if any more information is required i will be happy to provide it, thank you in advance.

Answer:Triple monitor setup detected as one large monitor

Were you expecting to run 3 different programs and have one on each screen? If so, what were you going to do about the keyboard? Were you wanting to view 3 different photographs at one time? Telling us why you connected 3 monitors would be a help.

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I want to setup my PC with three monitors. I have a desktop, not sure on the internals. What do I need to do to get all three monitors up and running? Do I need a special graphics card? Are there some monitors that are better for this, or have better specs for this than others?
I don't want to go broke but want ao solid setup.

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Hello,

I currently have two 24 inchers as dual screen (which i love to brag about ) and i want to add a third one. However my video card has only 1 vga and 1 dvi output.

Are there special video cards that can handle 3 screens on 1920*1200? Or do i need more video cards?

Regards
 

Answer:Triple monitor setup - How?

More video cards, well, one more though there are or were some specialized cards from Matrox I think that had even more output ports for additional monitors.

Now I see they have something called the TripleHead to Go which is a breakout box to control three monitors but I don't know if it supports 1920x1200.
 

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I would like a Triple Monitor setup on my desktop.

I'm currently running a dual monitor setup, main monitor on HDMI, and the smaller on DVI, both running off my GeForce 9800 GT card. I'd like to get a third monitor in this setup, but the GeForce card only has two available ports. Since my GeForce card is an addition to the base computer, could I use the old DVI port that came with the base system? Because even if I didn't have the GeForce card in there, I can still put the two monitors in the old DVI and VGA plugs that already exist on the back of the tower. If I need to buy a new card, I will, but I want to try and use what the system already has.

I am a hardware newbie, I know what I'm looking at and what to look for, but I'm slow, so please be patient with me.

My computer specs are as such:
HP Desktop Pavilion a6720y
AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor
2.20 GHz 6.00 GB (3.50 GB usable) RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Future thank you to anyone who can help me!
 

Answer:Triple Monitor Setup

BayWalker said:





could I use the old DVI port that came with the base system?!Click to expand...

No. You can only use the ports coming out of the same card. If you want a 3 monitor setup, you have to buy a card that specifically supports 3 monitors (has 3 ports on the card).
 

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Whats up guys so I have a laptop and have bought 3 ben q monitors and I want to do a triple monitor gaming setup but I don't have a external gpu. With the 3 monitors I bought an hdmi splitter so i can get picture to all three monitors but i have no idea how to extend the display across all three monitors and i am running windows 8 if you know anything at all please let me know and thank you

Answer:Triple monitor setup

As far as I'm aware, an HDMI splitter will allow the same image to be sent to multiple monitors, not send 3 different images to 3 monitors.

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Hi! I have a three monitor setup and play wow. It's cool but I keep getting a error window that shuts the game down like every 10 minutes when flying around, sometimes not for a long time if I don't fly anywhere.

It says: Not enough storage is available to process this command.
File .\MapMem.cpp
Line 505
Requested 1919652 bytes of memory.

I was told this may be due to addons. I only run healbot and recount. I was also told it is filling up the cache and has nowhere to dump or something along those lines. Is there anyway to alot more memory to the cache?

I would like to be able to run wow with three monitors and on full settings but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

System specs:
Intel I7 860 2.8
16gb ddr3 ram
1.5tb hd
ati radeon HD 5850 1gb card
windows 7 64

It was suggested I turn off shadows so I'll start there. Any help and or suggested much appreciated!

Edit: This has been solved, I made an entire new computer, and got a different error 132 all the time. That was solved by forcing the game into direct3d 11 mode. Who would have guessed that it doesn't automatically use directx11.... Page 2 has the new computers specs and some benchmarking information.

Answer:WoW and triple monitor setup

Welcome
A thread on problems realated to games.
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi,
Im trying to setup eyefinity. Windows can see my 3rd monitor but AMD CCC cant. Set up is as follows...

HDMI (actual DVI cable with adapter)
DVI
DP - (active adapter using DVI cable)

I think Its the display port thats causing the problems as thats the one that is not being detected. I have tried swapping the monitors to confirm functionality and they are all working.
Windows detected the 3rd display but when i extend the desktop to the DP monitor i get the "unable to save display settings"
dialog,
All 3 monitors are identical

I have checked and updated to the latest software and drivers.

What am I missing???


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Answer:Triple monitor setup

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First, I want to thank those who responded to my previous questions about PCI video cards and dual monitors. Second, I've only had dual monitors for a little over a day now and I am ready for a third monitor already. How would that work though? Here is what I have...

ATI Radeon 9250 PCI with 1 VGA and 1 DVI output. Currently I have one Dell 1704FPT hooked up to each connection and my display is spread across both monitors. One annoyance is that every centered window that pops up shows up half on each screen. I believe 3 monitors with a stretched display would eliminate that problem so I would like to add a 3rd Dell 1704FPT to my system. The centered windows would pop up on the middle monitor, correct? For that and other greedy reasons I think I want a 3rd now.

How would I hook up the 3rd monitor though? I believe I had to turn off my internal AGP to get this PCI video card/dual monitor set up to work properly so I can't use that connection. Would you use something like a y-cable off of the DVI connection? So, you have a VGA running to monitor one and a DVI split to run to monitors #2 and #3? Would that still work with a stretched display?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Triple Monitor Setup

You wouldn't split the DVI signal (except with special cards I've only seen on IBM machines) to display on two monitors. Instead, and probably easiest, you would put another PCI card in your machine giving you support for 3 or 4 monitors if you please.
 

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Ive got a 8800GT which has 2 DVI outputs and a tv-out. Ive got 2 monitors now hooked up. Both use DVI but one of my monitors has tv inputs so I was wondering if I could hook up three monitors by getting another monitor and using 2 DVI wires and a tv-out?
 

Answer:Triple Monitor Setup

I'm not absolutely sure so don't rely strictly on my comments. I don't believe your card will support three monitors. So, if you still want to add a third monitor, get a PCI video card for the third monitor. Since your primary card is nVidia, I'd stick with nVidia for a second card; doing so is less likely to cause any driver conflict.
 

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Processor Count: 2
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Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
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I'm having a little problem with the setup of my video card. According to ASUS, the EAH5450 will support and run 3 monitors at the same time. However, I can only get it to work with 2. The card has 3 outputs, 1 VGA, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI. Is it possible to actually make all 3 ports work at the same time? I have an LG 1752TX on analog, an LG 1952TX on the DVI and an RCA 32" LED TV on the HDMI. Right now, the only way I can get the HDMI to work is to disconnect the VGA cable from either the video card or the monitor.

I know that the 3 monitors is a bit extreme. Due to health problems, I can't sit in a chair with my feet on the floor for very long. I have to have my feet elevated. I watch all my TV online. I can't see the monitors from either the couch or the recliner so I bought a 32" TV so I can recline and keep my feet up. Any time I want to watch the TV, I have to shut down my system, disconnect the VGA and reboot. This is a real pain. Does anyone know ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Triple Monitor Setup

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I just got my zbook 15 G2 which came preloaded with Windows 7 Pro but did the upgrade to windows 10 as we are in the process of testing before deployment. I already have a setup of 3 Asus 24" monitors that I used with my previous setup (Elitebook 8470p). I installed the new dock that I got with it and put the zbook onto the dock right before the upgrade to windows 10 and it recognized all three monitors and immediatly started displaying as one would expect. So I ran the the upgrade and afterwards I have yet to get my setup to display to all three monitors. They are connected via a DVI, VGA, and a Display to vga adapter cable (display is in the back of the dock, vga portion in the monitor). I have noticed that it pushes out through the DVI and display adapter only and the VGA stays dormant even if unplugging any of the others. But when looking at the Nvidia control panel it shows as if the vga and DVI is pushing and the displayport is doing nothing.  But it is in fact the VGA that is not working... Any Ideas? Setup is below... My Setup:Zbook 15 G2i7 4810MQ8 GB Ram1 TB HDDNvidia quadro k1100m-- 2.00GB GDDR5 HP 230W docking station A7E34AA  3 Asus 24" Monitors

Answer:HP Zbook 15 Triple Monitor Setup

To fix for me anyway. I went to the BIOS and turned off hybrid mode for the display.then in the nvidia control pannel it gave me the options for 5 monitors Sodakjones

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I have been running a dual screen setup for the past 2 years and now that I have just recently purchased a samsung syncmaster 220wm I wanted to make the jump to triple screen setup.

I have tried the Nvdia control panel to detect my 3rd screen but to no avail there is nothing showing on it

I am running a xfx 8800gt Sli setup and i do have my Sli disabled. I would like some help on how to get my videocard to recognize my 3rd screen

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The previous problem has been solved via update of drivers. However i have encountered a new set of challenges that i need help on.

Here's a Pic of my current setup


Physical
Left to right
Monitor 1 2 3

NVidia Control panel Software recognizes it as
Monitor 1 2 3

HOwever... the monitor order that the image is outpputting is
Monitor 2 1 3

What this means is that the farleft monitor thinks its the middle and my middle monitor think its the farright and my far right monitor thinks it's the farleft. (confusing huh)
I cant find the way to change the image order in the new version of Nvidia control panel.
 

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Hello everyone,
I currently have a single ultrawide monitor, an LG 29uc97c. I am looking to buy two more 1080p 16:9 ips monitors to get a triple monitor setup. My question is will this work with me having an ultrawide display? will windows recognise it being like this ?has anyone had any experience yet with this kind of setup. Also any model recommendations are welcome.
thanks in advance

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Hey, i'm currently on a Palit GTS250 Gfx and it has a DVI, VGA and HDMI slot, so I have 2 monitors and a tv with HDMI.

Up to now i've been using my 22" TV (HDMI) with a 17" VGA and I want to connect another 17" with DVI.

So I plugged it in, but it doesnt seem to get recgonized. Have shutdown and turned on many times. At boot up it displays loading screen but when my other 2 monitors come on it enters sleep mode and in display settings its not on there.

Is there any ideas why this could be?

Thanks.

Answer:Triple Monitor Setup Problem

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

what os?

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Hello here I have a T60 which I will have the opportunity to be connected to 2 extra LCD monitors in addition to my laptop. When I connect the two LCD, I can not have anything to laptop - Can this be changed? So I have picture on both LCD and the screen of my laptop ?  Regardshjml 

Answer:Dual/Triple monitor on T60 - Help

hjml, welcome to the forum, using a mini-dock you can only drive two screens, internal +1 or, 2 external with the internal turned off, see here. You can use the full-dock and insert a graphics card in it to achieve more, see here. There are also third party solutions which could help such as Matrox DualHead2Go. Hope this helps

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How would this work out, would it just be one extended screen or do you have different things on each monitor, please lighten me up.

Thanks.

Answer:Dual/Triple Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421


How would this work out, would it just be one extended screen or do you have different things on each monitor, please lighten me up.

Thanks.


You can do either one. I have separate things on each one most of the time....my browser on one side, and my media player or whatever else I am doing on the other side. I use DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more....

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi,

I've just picked up a Dell Ultrasharp U2410 monitor, and am planning a hardware upgrade to expand this to a triple monitor setup. My requirement is as follows.

- I will be using the monitor for two purposes.
- First is web design / graphic design / music production and coding, for which I will use the multimonitor setup.
- The Dell will be my primary workspace monitor (1920x1200), and I will be buying two other 17-19" monitors (1920x1080) to be placed on either side to use with additional reference documents, images and organizing my photoshop / flash / cubase panels.
- The second use is that I will be connecting my PS3 to the HDMI port of the Dell monitor to use when gaming. I will not be gaming much on my computer, and even when I do, I do not wish to have multimonitor gaming - I will use only the Dell monitor.

My question is this - what is the best solution for graphics cards keeping my requirements in mind. I was thinking of using a GTX 4XX series card as my primary display card connected to the Dell, and using any GTX 2XX series card to the remaining two monitors. I am not interested in SLI, so I dont need to have identical cards, but will this solution work? Can I use both PCIe slots this way? In case I do game on the PC, will I be able to use only the graphics card connected to the Dell while the other two monitors are not used (that is, they continue to display whatever it is they had on while the game continues in the main display)?

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Answer:Triple monitor setup hardware question

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Hello.

I'm in the market for a new Video card, have an extra LCD monitor sitting around in addition to the 2 new ones I just picked up. Am looking to pick up the 512MB GeForce 7900 GTX.

Does anyone know of a quick-and-easy (and preferrably inexpensive) solution to setup Triple Monitors? I've seen the Matrox adapter, but wasn't altogether sure I needed to spend $300 on something to acheive it.

I'm a web designer and gamer, so would be my dream setup to have that much screen area.

Thanks

-E

*edit*
Running Windows XP Pro
 

Answer:Triple Monitor Setup with a GeForce 7900 GTX

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Is it possible to have a triple Monitor setup w/ the Lenovo y580 ?

Answer:Triple Monitor setup Lenovo y580

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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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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 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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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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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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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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 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 there. It may be because there are 3 DVI ports on the one card but Win 7 does not recognise all 3 monitors, only 2.

On the contrary the Nvidia control panel recognises all 3 monitors and I am able to configure all 3 screens with a res of 5760 / 1080. All is fine until I reboot and then nothing. All monitors blank. I can only assume that it's because of a conflict with the Nvidia driver (latest) and windows.

My question is, is it possible to force windows to recognise all 3 monitors? I think then my problems will be over.



ASUS SKT-1366 P6T Deluxe V2
Windows 7 64 bit
i7 975 Extreme OC to 4.2GHZ
6gb of 1866mhz Dominator DDR3
1TB Samsung F1 SATA II
Nvidia GeForce 590 GTX
Acer 3D 27 inch X 3
3D Vision Surround.

Answer:Geforce GTX 590 in conflict with windows during triple monitor setup.

All fixed now. 3D Surround gaming, at last, at a resolution of 5760 / 1080.

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Hey All,

So I'm running 2xR9 290X (crossfire) with 3xQnix Qx2710 monitors. One of the qnix monitors was purchased with HDMI/DisplayPort connectors along with the usual DVI connector (normally these monitors only come with the D-DVI input)

I had a 2 monitor (with just the two DVI-only monitors) setup for a while that was working fine.

Since installing the third monitor I'm experiencing several weird things:

- On boot, until the Windows login screen comes up (Windows 8.1), there is nothing on the non-primary DVI monitor (so my setup is my primary monitor is one of the two DVI monitors, and then the left and right monitors is another DVI-only and the DP monitor).

- If the monitors go to sleep, or I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, any windows that were on the non-primary DVI monitor are moved over to the primary DVI monitor. Windows on the DP monitor do not move in this configuration.

- WIthin CCC, after sleep / monitors off, I have to restart CCC's control of the color settings for the non-primary DVI monitor. (I'm forgetting what the actual button says, but it's the button under the Display color controls settings where you can manipulate the R/G/B channels - I have to use the GPU for color matching since the monitors don't have any inherent ways to change R/G/B levels
If I only connect the two DVI monitors this is not an issue.

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Answer:Having issues w/ Triple Monitor Setup (DisplayPort issue?)

I run a triple monitor setup on my desktop PC. 2 DVI and one HDMI on my GT 640. The one using HDMI goes as follows Mini HDMI on video card to normal HDMI to HDMI to DVI adapter. What I notice is regardless of which monitor is set as primary my BIOS POST screen and the initial Windows Boot screen always shows on the same monitor on one of the DVI ports. The video card determines what monitor the POST screen shows on. For me it depends on how many monitors I have plugged in and what ports they use. I have never seen it where it didn't show. The logon screen then shows on my Primary monitor. I don't use sleep or hibernate so I can't help you with that. Why you don't see your POST screen I don't know, I have seen other people report the same thing though. I don't remember if they found out why though.

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I am trying to set up triple monitors. I already have 2 monitors hooked up to an nVidia 7950 GX2. I am looking for a graphics card to attach my third monitor to. Any suggestions that will work with my mother board
Here are my specs:

FOXCONN NFORCE 590 SLI MOTHERBOARD
650 WATT POWER SUPPLY
Athlon 64 X2 5000 AM2 DC processor

I would like to be able to span games across all three monitors? what graphics cards can you guys recomend?


here is the card I am thinking of, will this work in my system
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121255
ASUS EN9600GSO MAGIC/HTDP/512M GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
 

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I bought an Alienware 15 r2 (NVidia 970m and 4k laptop touchscreen) and Alienware Graphics Amplifier (w/Titan X installed) a few months ago and I am now trying to get my three Asus 26" 1080p LCD DisplayPort monitors to function with it.
I have connected all three to the individual DisplayPorts on the Titan X in the amplifier, but it only detects 2 + the laptops screen in Display Properties of Windows 10. I can get it to extend the desktop to one of the monitors + the laptop screen, but I get an error when trying to extend it to the third.
Looking in Device Manager I can 3 Generic PnP monitors, two connected through the Titan X and the laptop screen. In the Nvidia control panel I can see the two Asus screens. 
I have tried the latest Nvidia drivers and I have even factory reset the laptop to try it on a fresh install with no success. All 3 Asus screens will function individually, as long as I move the DisplayPort connection around on the Titan X so I know the screens are ok.
What do I need to do to get the third Asus LCD detected and get windows 10 to allow me to enable all of them?
Exact System Configuration:
Alienware 15 R2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
16GB (2x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
15.6 inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS-Panel TrueLife 350-nits Display with Touch Technology
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
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Hey guys,

I'm needing some information that is extremely hard to come by.

The 740m in the HP Envy 17t-j000, does anyone know, or does anyone know WHERE to look (Google failed me, or I failed Google!) to find out whether it needs ACTIVE displayport -> HDMI adapters?

I question this because I know the 57xx series from ATI required active. The card only supported 1 RAMDAC signal (or something?) and the Nvidia's tech seems different. According to HP support, passive will work fine. I need to have the adapters ordered ASAP, but I do not want to order the incorrect ones.

Any assistance is appreciated.
 

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I have this card, ATI Radeon HD 5700. Trying to hook up my LG TV using a display port adapter. So when I go to display settings, my monitor is found and shown with the 3 screens. So when I click on my TV and try to extend the display I get an error stating 'Unable to save display settings'. Please advise me on what I should be doing.

Answer:ATI Radeon HD 5700 - Triple monitor setup, unable to save

Hi there,

Are you giving all the display's the correct resolution?

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I'm planning on buying a powerful PC for triple monitor gaming. I want to play at high framerates on max settings (driving sims mostly, Project CARS, Assetto Corsa). I've been planning on using two GTX 780s in SLI.
However, for a variety of reasons, I want to keep the 46" plasma TV I have and add two screens on either side (those screens would be best at 27" in portrait - an almost perfect fit, in fact). With the peripheral monitors in portrait, I guess that's a 4080 x 1080 resolution across the three monitors (1080 + 1920 + 1080 = 4080). The peripheral monitors could go in landscape but that's not ideal.
So I'm hoping to use mismatched monitors. I've understood that you can use mismatched monitors with GPUs in SLI, but they have to have the same resolution, refresh rate, and sync polarity. I'm thinking this won't be possible for me as it's pretty much impossible to get info on what sync polarity a monitor has. And the plasma is reportedly 600hz - that'll be hard to match too.
How can I get around the same-resolution, refresh-rate, sync-polarity problem when using GPUs in SLI? Has anyone got an idea?
Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Triple-monitor (mismatched) setup for high settings gaming - help!

How about using a GTX Titan Black instead of the two GTX 780s in SLI?

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Alright, Ive been searching for the past 2 days non-stop to try and figure this out but I haven't found Anything really about it.

Im completely confused!! I am running a ATI/AMD Radeon HD 7770 Ultra Overclocked Edition
and i have an AMD 760G Chipset

Im running a 32" TV at 1920X1080 from the HDMI port on the Discrete card and a 19" Monitor at 1280X1024 from the DVI also on the Discrete Card. Im trying to use Surroundview to add another 19" 1280X1024 on from my Internal cad.. I have already Enabled surroundview in the BIOS but i Cant get it to Find my 3rd monitor no matter what i do.


I did have everything working 100% perfectly with all 3 screens when i was running Windows 8 (For about 3 months) but now that i went back to Windows 7 its not Finding the 3rd screen again..

When i enable the internal Graphics in the BIOS and then boot into windows i start having Driver Issues.

My GPU is an ATI Radeon HD XFX R7770 Ultra OC Edition
and my Internal Card is the an ATI 760G Chipset

Any help would be More then Apreciated!!

Answer:Triple Monitor Setup using Internal Graphics and PCIE card (Win 7)

Seems like a driver issue to me. Did you try uninstalling the on-board driver and reinstalling it? Did the computer originally have Windows 8 and you went to Windows 7?

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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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It appears as though there are two DVI and one HDMI port.
I am unable to confirm whether all three can be used simultaneously.

Answer:Does the GeForce GT 750Ti from Dell support a triple monitor (1080p) setup?

Does Not Support this.

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I have: W530 (K1000M) upgraded to Win8Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 - 170W (US/Can/LA) Will it be possible to connect 3 27 inches monitors with resolution of 2560*1440?Will laptop support such huge resolution (7680*1440 totally)? Thanks

Answer:triple 2560*1440 monitor setup on W530 + dock station + win8

modelka wrote:I have: W530 (K1000M) upgraded to Win8Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 - 170W (US/Can/LA) Will it be possible to connect 3 27 inches monitors with resolution of 2560*1440?Will laptop support such huge resolution (7680*1440 totally)? ThanksProbably.  You'll have to use the two DisplayPort connectors on the dock, and the mini DisplayPort connector on the W530.

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After upgrading to Windows 10, the "extend displays" function is not functioning well on my PC (ASUS monitors; ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO display adapter). I have tried disconnecting & reconnecting and have tinkered with most related settings I am aware off, but all in vain.
I found a crude workaround accidentally. I restart my PC from the log in screen until the dual monitors start in the extended view (I have no idea how this works!). It usually takes about two to three restarts.
I hope someone can explain what is going on and how I can fix this so that I don't waste time every day!

Answer:Windows 10: Dual Monitor - Extend these displays not working (duplicate view only)?

I'm running into a problem with the backlight of my second monitor going out after installing build 10565.

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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Hi,
I already have a desktop computer (specs are below) with Windows 7 installed in it and I was interested in upgrading it to a "Triple Monitor Gaming Setup" with a powerful "Graphic Video Card" (E.g: AMD Radeon R9 Series or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti) so that I'm able to play any recent Games on it! The sizes of PC Monitors I want to get are 27 inches!

Now, I have a few questions, here they're:
#1) With the Desktop Computer that I have at the moment, what "parts" do I need to upgrade in order to have a "Triple Monitor Gaming Setup"?
#2) What Monitor brand do you suggest?
#3)Concerning the Monitor, can you please explained to me what the "ms" mean and is it really important? (For example, some led TV are 5Ms and other are 2Ms!!)
#4) I have been told that with a "Triple Monitor Setup", it's not worth buying three monitors that have a higher resolution than 1080p (E.g: 2560x1440) due to the simple fact that most PC Games don't support such a high resolution! Is it actually true?
Thanks in advance and I would appreciate any suggestion,
Yannik; )

Here Are Some Upgrade Parts I Think I Will Need:
- Graphic Video Card:
AMD RADEON: (E.g: R9 SERIES: [R9 295X2], [R9 290X], [R9 280X] and [R9 270X])
----VS.----
NVIDIA GEFORCE: (E.g: GTX 780 Ti) OR (GTX TITAN, GTX TITAN Black and GTX TITAN Z)
- Triple Monitors Mount Stand - Up to 27" or 28"
- Three Monitors 27" or 28": Any Brand (Ac... Read more

Answer:Questions related to Building A "Triple Monitor Setup"?

1) Just your GPU unless you have something like a 500w PSU
2) Asus gets my vote every day of the week
3) Ms refers to the response time in terms of milliseconds. The lower the number the better.
4) Going higher than 1080p may cause you to run into the limitations of the GPU as it has to render 3 images at 1920x1080 for all intensive purposes thats the best part of 6k! But a 780ti 4gb will handle this fine, a 3gb version may struggle on the more demanding titles that are very Vram intensive.

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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Hi I wanted to use my CRT TV as a second monitor and connected it to my Computer using an 'S' connector.I have an NVIDIA 5500 Card with TV Out. so I ran the Cable from this to my TV.I then Selected Clone mode to get the same picture on my Monitor and my TV the problem is while my Monitor works fine and displays in color my TV only displays in Black and White.So how do I get my TV to display in Color when connected to my Computer.Note: The TV works fine for normal TV reception its just that it won't display in Color when using it as an additional Monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem TV+Monitor (Clone mode) Monitor (OK) TV (No Color)

You will alway struggle with a cathode screen. You need to really have a T.V that has a VGA port. Which generally means spending money. My tv is a Sony Bravia with a VGA port and it works perfect but I had to spend the money to get it. 

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

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

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

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Question: dual monitor setup

my sister is having problems with her dual monitor setup.

she is using a 9800gt as her video card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:dual monitor setup

You got PM.

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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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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

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
 

Answer:Dual monitor setup

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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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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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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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

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

Answer:Dual Monitor setup

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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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).

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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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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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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

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!
 

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

Should I expect any kind of issues??

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup's

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

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

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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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Question: Dual monitor setup

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Dual monitor Setup HELP!

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

Support for LE37C530F1W

I would imagine you may need the latest version.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have provided some images.


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

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

I have an AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card

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

Answer:How to Setup a Dual-Monitor?

Hi there,

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

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

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

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

Hope this works!

Martin

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

Answer:Dual monitor setup

Not that I'm aware of.

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

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

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Question: Dual Monitor Setup

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

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup

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

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Question: Dual Monitor setup

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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