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Problems with dual monitors

Question: Problems with dual monitors

So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a new laptop compaq computer with vista and I am trying to use it with a multimedia projector with powerpoint. But I am having trouble setting it up right. For some reason when I start the powerpoint show it displays on the laptop and the part that I use to set up the powerpoint shows up on the projector. This is backward to what I want. I want the presentation to show up on the projector. I have gone crazy trying to fix this. How am I suppose to set the dual monitors up on the vista so that what I want shows up on the projector?
 

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So I decided to try dual monitors, but I'm having a few problems:

1. How do I add my icons to the first monitor while still keeping them on the second? I tried copy/paste, but it doesn't support icons with the same name.

2. I downloaded Ultramon, and it let me add another taskbar, but not the start menu, the icons next to it, and the clock and the icons next to it.

3. How do I make it so games won't minimize when I use the other monitor?

Oh yea, Ultramon only has a 30 day trial period. Is there anyway to do this without it, or are there any other programs?
 

Answer:I'm having problems with dual monitors

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors

When i was running dual monitors the graphics card had 2 ports. The problem with this is that you can only use either the graphics card, or the onboard graphics card. You can't use both at once. Atleast this is what I learned. There could be a way, but never found one.

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I am trying to set up dual monitors on a Dell opteplex 755. and I have a multi monitor card Dell / ATI Radeon X300 128MB PCI-e Graphics Card - 102A2590401installed. When I go to "Display" "Settiings" there is no "Identify Hardware" tab. all is shows is a single monitor, with no options. Both monitors a working fine, but only in unision.
 

Answer:Dual monitors problems

You should be able to run software from Dell/ATI to set up both monitors; it should have come with your system. If not, go to www.dell.support.com and download it for your particular card. Once that is done and run, make sure and go to Display in Control Panel and ensure that they are placed the way you have them, 1 & 2 or 2 & 1.
 

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Hi guys,

First of all, I didn't really know where to put this, so my apologies if I did anything wrong.

I recently found a second monitor just lying around and decided to hook it up to my laptop. It worked fine for about a week but now, after maybe 30 minutes of use the problem occurs;

First of all, both my screens go completely black and the windows error sound plays. After a few seconds my main monitor comes on again and the seconds displays 'No Signal'.
Around 10-20 seconds later, the seconds monitor comes on again, but all the windows have been moved onto my main monitor.
I really don't know what else to say, I'm unsure what the problem is.

Anyway, thanks for any help.

-MrYodaylay

Answer:Problems With Using Dual Monitors.

Check your power settings, some laptops on battery power will disable a second monitor automatically. Also, did you try clicking type mobility center in the search programs and files, and choosing the monitor mode you want under display? You can also press the Windows Key + P to open Display Switch.

You can also check your settings against this tutorial here, and see related tutorials there as well:

Display - Change Main Display

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I have AIM and when I open a window or recieve an IM it shows up in my primary monitor I drag it to my secondary monitor thou but I was wonderin if there was away to recive IM;s from my second monitor.
 

Answer:Dual Monitors Problems

A window should reopen in the same spot you closed it. By default any program will open a new window (one it's never opened before) on the primary monitor (hence why it's the primary monitor). If it's not opening on the secondary monitor upon reopening (after having closed it on the secondary monitor) it's because AIM themselves have done something stupid to prevent such functionality.

If you want some help with dual display issues or an app that can help with things like this you should check out ultramon you can find it at www.realtimesoft.com. It's the best dual display app I've ever found and I use it myself all the time.
 

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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I just installed Vista Business and get the same exact image on both of my monitors. How do I change it so that the displays are independent? Do I need to download the ATI drivers instead of using the ones built into Vista? Thanks in advance. So far, Vista looks pretty slick.
 

Answer:Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

I'm not on my Vista machine right now, and I can't remember the exact vernacular but it's in Display Properties. Highlight your secondary display, and then select the option to "stretch" (or something like that) the desktop onto the secondary display.
 

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors - Help would be awesome.

Hello Bodomi,

I have already made a reply, please do not make a second post:

Problems with Dual Monitors

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I have a dual monitor setup on my pc. Gforce4 440 128mb agp card and an ATI rage 128 pro pci. My problem is that when i am playing media ie music, video etc. i get distorted sound when i open, close, maximize, move any window on the monitor that is on the ati rage card. I remove the card and the sound distortion goes away. I have moved the monitors around, i have updated drivers for EVERYthing in this mess. I have an ECS mobo k7s5a with sis7012 integrated sound. cannot find ANY references for this type of problem. The only thing i haven't done is tried another pci card to replace the ATI. I would just like to know why there is distortion.

THanks in advance!
Rich
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

Did you try a differnt PCI slot for the ATI card?
 

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Ok, this problem is getting really annoying and I think its a problem with windows 7 itself and not my computer.

Basically I have a dual monitor setup with the left hand monitor as my secondary and right hand monitor as my primary.  Whenever I have an application with any graphics on it at all such as a progress bar on my left hand monitor moving windows around becomes laggy and juddery, yet this doesn't happen when the graphical app is on my primary monitor!

My system Specs: 
ASUS Striker Extreme MOBO
OCZ 850W gameXtreme
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
4GB (4x1GB) OCZ DDR2 1066MHz RAM
Nvidia 8800GTX
Sound blaster x-fi Xtreme Gamer (older PCI version)
3 x 80GB HD for system drive in RAID 0
1 x 500GB and 1 x 250GB drives for storage
Monitors are 1680 x 1050 res

Windows 7 Exp Index:
CPU: 5.9
Memory: 5.9
Graphics: 6.8
Gaming Graphics: 6.8
Primary HD: 5.9


What iv tried:


Updating to latest drivers
Upgraded system memory from 2GB to 4GB
Installing 64-bit version
removing sound card and re-installing windows from scratch
upgraded my PSU


Thanks for your help!



 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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Hello,

As the title states, I'm having some issues with having all three devices connected to my video at the same time. My card has a vga, dvi, and s-video slot. I have a lcd monitor connected to the vga connector, a crt monitor connected to the dvi port through a dvi to vga adapter, and I just recently bought an s-video cord to hook up to my tv which also takes s-video.

It seems that I can't have all three connected at the same time because when I restarted so that the tv could be detected, my system kept making weird noises and displaying some message on a black screen before windows loaded, but I couldn't see what it said since the comp. restarts before I can read it. As soon as I unplugged the s-video cable the comp. started up normally. I think I read somewhere that nvidia cards can only have two displays active at once, but my main question is: Is there a way to switch between using my lcd and crt monitor and using my lcd and tv without screwing up settings?


Sorry for rambling and the long explanation, any advice or sources of advices would be much appreciated!

P.S. another side issue I had was that when I got the display working on the tv, the tv would not show the entire window, like part of it was cut off from the top, i tried messing with the resolutions but it didn't work, is there any way to make it so that a window will maximize properly on the tv.
 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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As the topics aid above ,I have a problem with dual monitor via HDMI.

I want to connect my laptop to the second monitor via HDMI cable.

I can connect it with out any problem but the the second is display Not optimus , recommend 1600*900 60Hz

And the font in the second in second is very blur and it have some cross line on the screen (Not the monitor problem)

I tried to change the second monitor display to the recommend setting but it not working.

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As the topics aid above ,I have a problem with dual monitor via HDMI.

I want to connect my laptop to the second monitor via HDMI cable.

I can connect it with out any problem but the the second is display Not optimus , recommend 1600*900 60Hz

And the font in the second in second is very blur and it have some cross line on the screen (Not the monitor problem)

I tried to change the second monitor display to the recommend setting but it not working.

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I am having a nagging problem with getting the 2nd monitor in my dual monitor setup to start properly when doing a Windows restart (only). The appearance is blue and very faded. It looks like a CRT where the red and green guns are not working. I can faintly see the information being displayed but it's hard to view. This problem does not happen when I do a complete turnoff and boot my computer fresh as everything works perfectly.

What happens differently during a restart vs a fresh start?

I am using a GeForce2 MX/MX400 NVidia compatable video card from gainwardusa.com and am running Windows XP Pro with SP2.

I have contacted gainwardusa and have been sent several different drivers in an attempt to solve my problem but thus far, I have been unable to care for this issue.

One other point......when the pc recovers from standby or hibernation, everything comes back working properly.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - Problems with Restart Only - Not Fresh Start

Does this problem occur if you on the pc fresh and then do the restart without starting up any apps?Does this problem occur in safe mode or low resolutions?
 

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Hi There everyone!

This is a new build. Please check the spec's for this machine.

My default OS is Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. When I am using this OS all Is good with my monitors. My left screen is my primary screen and has the start button and all my short-cut icons on it which is the way I would like it to be in all three Os'. I can open many panes and move them back and forth to any screen I want.

When I restart the system to enter into Win Vista Home premium My Right screen is the primary screen and I cannot move any panes into the left screen and i cannot move the cursor into the left screen.

When I open the device manager in this OS there are no problems showing in either the display adapters or the monitor criteria.

I have tried correcting the problem in both the windows control panel in displays and also in the Nvidia control panel and I can't seem to solve this problem.
What do i need to do to get my left monitor to be my primary screen and to move window panes from left to right and vice versa.

Not sure but I think this is a driver issue.

Thank you for your help.
ranger72

Answer:Problems With Dual-Monitors in a Multi-Boot System

Hi ranger, welcome to VF, it is a bit of a problem, I assume you've updated your drivers from Nvidia's site? I've not come across a problem like this for a while, but it does sound like Nvidia's drivers at fault, have you tried switching the dvi ports around, might fix it, and have you also tried reverting back to WDDM drivers and see if it is Nvidia's fault? I often find also that when you try and adjust a setting on nvidia control panel, you need to set the resolution to low to get results, however that may just be me :-)

MrNeeds

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I recently updated my nVidia drivers to the latest and also my SiSandra Lite software (for quick access to accurate specs of my PC). After updating SiSandra Lite, I looked at the GPU section. As usual it loaded the primary monitor first where everything was fine. I then changed to look at my secondary and my primary monitor turned off and my desktop was shifted to my second.

Now when I boot my computer, my primary comes on, but after the pre and post bios. Only when Grub comes on does something appear on my primary monitor, but it's very low resolution (compared to what it used to be). The windows 7 loading bar appears on my primary but before the logo can appear and glow, it swaps to my secondary monitor where it stays.

Windows 7 cannot detect my primary monitor trying both screen resolution detection and it's missing from the devices menu. Really confused about this whole business

I realise this may have been posted as a problem before. I did find little snippets of information about it but nothing sufficient.

Any help or redirecting to places where this problem has been solved would be much appreciated

Thanks

Ben

Answer:Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

Anyone?

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HI. I have a Samsung HD monitor and a VGA SuncMaster Samsung monitor. The HD monitor is what I use on my desktop all the time. I am wanting to have dual monitors to use on occasion and use both these at the same time with a mirror image. The graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 has a place for my HD and VGA slots. Win 7 recognizes both monitors, BUT my HD monitors resolution is not HD anymore but the VGA monitor is good.

How do I get the settings to be the same as it is on my HD monitor and then display the mirror image to the VGA monitor????

Thanks so much, Tammy

Answer:ATI Radeon HD 5450 Dual Monitors HDMI & VGA Resolution Problems

Are you sure what you want is to DUPLICATE the contents of both monitors (referred to as "clone mode")? You want to show the identical desktop content on both monitors identically and simultaneously?

Or do you want to EXTEND the Windows desktop to run horizontally across both monitors, so that your Windows desktop is pretty much "double wide"? This allows you to drag windows onto one or the other monitor, and open up independent program windows on either monitor to meet your needs (e.g. to look at two open program windows independently presented on each of your monitors).

If you run the dual-monitor setup in EXTEND mode (with one of the monitors called "primary" monitor for Windows and the other monitor known as the "extend/secondary" monitor) then each monitor can be configured to run at its own native/optimal resolution, independent of what the other is configured at. So if you have a CRT (typically 4:3 or so) it can run at say 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 or 1440x900 or something like that, while your flatscreen/TV (typically 16x9 or 16x10) can run at say 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 or something like that. So you'd get FULL use of both monitors at their native/optimal resolutions, and maximum width of the effective combined Windows desktop.

If instead you do really want to run the two monitors in "clone mode", then you only have a Windows desktop that is the smaller of the two monitors. And you will be running the... Read more

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Hi,My setup includes dual monitors with a T61 in port replicator  and a Dell 24" monitor positioned above.  While I can achieve this setup by manually dragging the external monitor above the laptop each time I dock, I cannot get the Presentation Director to capture this position accurately.  It will capture the setup, but reverts to horizontal monitors with left/right mouse whenever the captured profile is used.   [With my old T43 in the same setup, I was able to get the monitor positions memorized correctly. ] Does anyone have a solution?  I've checked the Control Panel--> Display settings and the NVIDIA Control panel.  The control panel allows me to set up the external monitor as per above, but I haven't found any control to ensure the settings "stick".

Answer:Dual Monitors / Cannot capture vertical monitors (mouse up /down vs left /right)

Additional Note:  I've also tried creating a new profile in the Presentation Director with the selection for "External Monitor positioned above laptop", but that does not work as it will not recognize the external monitor resolution of 1900x1280, and thus will not allow me to finish the profile.

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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

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

.....Gord
 

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

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

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So I just ordered an 8800gts to replace my 7800gts in Vista x64. I was wondering if keeping it and running my secondary monitor off of it would alleviate the stress aero puts on the video card when running dual monitors and gaming and increase my performance. Would I be better off keeping the 7800gts for the second monitor? Is this even possible?
 

Answer:Dual Video cards, dual monitors, and Vista game performance

It is certainly possible, you can use both cards at the same time, assuming your mob supports it.

I doubt if you'll see a huge increase in gaming performance, as aero essentially shuts itself off when needed (gaming), but it won't hurt anything either.
 

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

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

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

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

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that would allow a different screensaver for each screen. I currently use Mapped Up for all my computers (which is one of the coolest ones around), but would love to be able to use a different RSS ss or a network information ss on my second monitor to maximize the news shown.
 

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I now have two monitors set up on my computer. One is using the VGA output, and the other is plugged into a DVI to VGA convertor in the DVI port. I have a Radeon 9600 Pro video card and am running Windows XP Home.

What I want is to extend my taskbar across onto the second monitor. Even better than that would be to have a second, independant taskbar which displays only programs open on the second screen. The first screen's taskbar would show programs open and displayed on the first monitor.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Guess what I found?

Exactly what I was looking for

Actually, not exactly. I was hoping for a native Windows solution that doesn't require running another program to get the second taskbar.

I'll clarify my question: Is there a way to get a second taskbar on a second monitor using options or features found in Windows XP? Failing that, does anyone have any favourite programs they'd like to suggest?
 

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

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

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

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

Are there any games that support this as of yet?

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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Hi Guys

I was thinking of having two monitors as my graphics card supports two but i have had a look at the back i have a connection for vga which is what this monitor is on then i have a dmi or other connection for another monitor, do i have to by a converter two have the other monitor on?? Also what are the benefits of having two monitors can you have different programmes on the different screens?

I have a nvidia geforce 6200 256mb 8xagp graphics card.


Thanks

-Baltan
 

Answer:Having dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

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

Answer:Dual Monitors

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

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

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

Bernie
 

Answer:Dual Monitors WIn 7

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Question: dual monitors

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

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Question: Dual Monitors

I Have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop with the xb3000 dock station. I'm running XP pro SP3 (legit but aftermarket). I plugged in my Fuji monitor (which is working). The problem is both monitors show the same thing. I want to run an expanded desktop. I tried to go through the control panel display tab but I do not have the dual monitor choices i would prefer. If it helps, on settings I only have 2 options, 800x600 and 1024x768. Do I need a special driver or update?
 

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Question: dual monitors?

im just wondering about this iver heard of ppl doing it and im wondering how its done.

.:thx:.

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I just did this to my own setup. First, you need to check and see if your video card is compatible. If you are using any newer model NviDia or ATI card, then it should be. Second, you need to get a hold of a VGA to DVI adapter. You will plug your primary monitor into your VGA slot and your secondary one into your DVI slot. Plug in your second monitor, then go to Display Properties, click settings and then select your secondary graphics adapter. Then, check the box next to "extend desktop onto this monitor," click OK, and whalah.

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

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

Answer:Need help with dual monitors

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

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

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

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I have an issue with windows and my dual monitors. I have a GeForce2 Ti 64mb AGP4x card set as my primary monitor, and as my secondary monitor I have a GeForce2 MX400 64mb PCI card. And when i start windows with the monitor plugged into my secondary card windows can't start that card, but when I don't have the monitor plugged into the card it works just fine. Meaning both of the drivers are loaded just fine. Does anybody know how to fix this? I don't want to unplug my monitor every time i start up windows.

I'm running Windows XP Professional.

Thanx
The51

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Probably not a direct fix... but in your bios, what is your primary video source set to? It should be set to AGP. (which it probably already is but im just making sure). Have you tried different monitors on the PCI video card and does that make a difference? Im assuming you have reinstalled your PCI cards driver and updated it in your trouble shooting process. Now that im thinking more about it... id try a different monitor for starters.

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

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runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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

Answer:dual monitors between XP and Win 3.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have acquired a tft monitor which I want to run seperately to my normal monitor, the tft has a seperate video card which I have installed and appears to be working ok , but how do I switch between the two video cards so that I can use the monitors seperately, I am running win xp. Dave

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you need a single graphics card with 2 out ports and dual monitor support

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Hello everyone... I have grown very impatient while attempting to setup a second monitor to my computer. I have a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 and I have read that they are capable of running 2 monitors. I need to run 2 monitors in order to keep up with more online poker tables... The sooner the better.
My video card has the 24 pin slot, and the 15 pin slot on the back of the video card. I have bought cords/connectors so that both monitors are hooked up through seperarate cords... VGA/DVI? :-D Anyway...I figured that I could just hook both of them up and restart...

When I go to properties/display my computer only picks up one monitor... Please help me.

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Maybe you have to go through a NVidia software, or maybe a NVidia wizard? I would think that if you installed the drivers AND the NVidia software what there would be an option somewhere to enable this.

BMR777

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

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

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


 

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

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

Any hints or tips please let me know.

Timo
 

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

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

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I have 2 monitors hooked up to one tower with a VGA splitter and in the resolution settings it only shows the one monitor and it does not detect the 2nd?

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Hey All,

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

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

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Bump?

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

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





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

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

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Aspect Ratio setting in TV can make it fill entire screen

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

Dell: 60Hz
Benq: 30Hz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The product seem to work? I doubt now that i... Read more

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

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

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Go for a dual head vid card.
 

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

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

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what do I need to hook up two monitors? a dual dvi video cARD or a monitor with two dvi ports on it. By the way one monitor is crt and the other is lcd
 

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you want a video card with one VGA and one DVI

although it's usually best to have two VGA as most LCD monitors have VGA and/or DVI input ports, but to my knowledge there isn't a single DVI CRT out there. Of course there are adapters but they are clumsy.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Need help with dual monitors

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

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

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

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I cannot get my computer to detect the second monitor and both screens show the exact same thing. It does not act as an extended screen. I have an older HP---not sure which model and I am running Windows 7. Please help..my new job is depending on it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3543 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset, 1547 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (193 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3646h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Thank you!
 

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first of all, hello. i have windows xp sp2 and i'm trying to add my old CRT monitor into this system. how would i go about doing that. i'm a n00b when it comes to working dual monitors. thanks... giggity giggity giggity all right....

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first of all, does ur video card support dual monitors?

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I have a dell dimension 2300 computer that has on board video. I have installed a pci ati all in wonder 128 pro video card. I am wondering if both video outputs can be used to run two monitors. I can go to the device manager and under displays it shows the ati as enabled and the on board disabled. I have enabled both cards and then chickened out, not knowing if I would be able to get it to work again. If I hook up the second monitor and enable the on board graphics are all kinds of bad things going to happen.
 

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Should work fine but you are asking that little 2300 to work harder.
 

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I have 2 monitors, but I'm not sure how to set them up. Some sites say I need a new video card with 2 line-outs. Others are selling a Y-shaped cable splitter that could go into my existing monitor output and splits into 2 for 2 montior connections. Another site said something about using my existing monitor output and an SVGA (?) for the second monitor.

I'm running XP on an older (2002) desktop maching.
Thank you.
 

Answer:How to set up dual monitors?

As far as the splitters, if it is 15-pin d-sub then it will just send the same signal to both monitors. I assume this isn't what you want to do.

The easiest solution would be to buy a $40 video card that has 2 outputs. (If you don't already have one)

First though, you need to understand the two different connectors. DVI, and SVGA (or 15-pin D-sub). This picture shows both. The blue connector is SVGA and the White connector is DVI. The one in the middle is S-Video usually used for output to a TV.

-Here-
 

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

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

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

Any suggestions?
 

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Can anyone here tell me how its possible to run dual monitors and have each one do its own thing? such as running maybe aim on one screen with a normal desktop and watching a movie or playing a game on the other monitor.

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Yes. You need 2 videocards or a videocard with 2 outputs. (mostly 1 vga and 1 DVI) Then connect a CRT to the vga connector and an LCD to the DVI. Or a second CRT using an adapter.

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I have no idea about this sort of thig really so i need some advice. I want to get 2 monitors on my pc so i can have either work/game on one monitor and then on the other monitor i can be watching tv or you tube. You no hwt i mean so i can have 2 things at once going.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MATROX-DUAL...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214646074&sr=8-1

I was looking at that but dont no if thats the best thing to go for and i dont no if its overpriced. I am a student so obviously i dont have that much money haha. would that be the right thing to go for then or could you suggest something different?
 

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Cheap, really. The good solutions cost a great deal more. You didn't tell us about your rig... or you monitors.
 

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Running windows XP Sec ed. Have one monitor but also have GrandTec pc toVideo Converter to watch monitor on a LCD tv (for streaming video). Would like to set up so TV becomes second monitor and still do work on first monitor.
Only have one VGA output on Motherboard (Have VIA/S3G DEltaChrome IGP Internal Memory Size 128 mb. AGP enabled. Have two PCI standard slots and one PCIEX16 slot. Can I add a graphics card with two VGA outputs and will that accomplish my goal? How much memory should the Graphics card have?

Thanks much.
 

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Memory on the video card is not a big factor in streaming video.
Only for rendering 3D apps and games.
A 256MB card should do fine.
A PCI express X16 slot is for a video card upgrade.
Shouldn't need to high performance of a card so a power
supply upgrade probably wont be needed.
Something like this.............
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130313
I know it's a 512,but the price is right.
 

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

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

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I have two monitors one i have been using to display text relating to a program which I display on the main monitor up to now this has worked fine but suddenly I put the text up on the secondary monitor and when I try to display the program on the main monitor the secondary monitr goes blank (no text on view). what should I do to be able to see the text or whatever on the secondary monitor whilst at the ame time use the program on the main monitor please. My OS is windows 7.
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Ok - i've tried stuff but I can't get it to work.
1- LCD (MAG)
1- CRT monitor (IBM G54)
1 -Radeon 9800 Pro(def supports dual monitors)
I have the LCD connected to the radeon monitor socket, then the CRT connect to a Dvi -> Vga connector.
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Monitors -
 

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I have my new Samsung 24" running and I'd like to use my old Samsung 17" as a 2nd monitor. I have both the DVI and VGA pluggen into my GeForce 7600, both running on the same monitor. Do I just use one of them to hook up the 2nd?
 

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In a word... yes. Make sure you go into the 7600's control panel to activate both video ports
 

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

Answer:dual monitors possible??

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

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

Answer:Dual Monitors using RDP over VPN

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

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

Answer:Gap between dual monitors

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Need help with dual monitors.

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

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

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

Thanks,

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

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Setup: Dell Monitor as primary, Sharp 32" TV as secondary monitor.
When I move VLC over to the TV and click the maximize button, it maximizes on my dell monitor.

The only workaround I've found so far is setting VLC to minimal view, then toggling fullscreen on.

If I do a VLC playlist and it switches tracks, it toggles off fullscreen mode, so I have to get up... plus I'd rather click one button to make it work instead of doing that workaround.

A guy at work said he noticed the same thing, and has not found a better solution...

Any idea how to make this work?

I found this: Quickfix: VLC fullscreen dual monitor: wrong monitor! jb’s open source blog
But I have no “XVideo extension video output” option.

Answer:VLC w/ Dual Monitors

do you have an nvidia card?

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How I can set up to use 2 monitors simultaneously? I want to have one on the application and the other on the help screen.

Answer:Dual monitors

It may help in getting the answer required if you included the specification & operating system in your next post.

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

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

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

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Plug in your second monitor and enjoy.

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

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

~Lordbob

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas? Possibly bad monitor?

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Check that the monitor can handle the refresh rate.

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Yeah... I have dual monitors, one 19" to the left of a 15", both Acer LCD. If your looking to hook it up with XP, you'll need to right click the desktop>proprieties>screen settings (or somthing... i forget... im using vista, its what'd you'd do to change the resolution)>you should see two sceens on the little black window thingy>click the grey one> check the checkmark 'extend desktop onto this screen. That should do it.

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Yup.

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I have 2 monitors. My main one is to my right and the other is to my left. I have to drag to my right inorder to go to the monitor on my left. I want to drag to the left where my second monitor is at? I don't seem to be able to do this can anyone help?

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Right click an open spot on the desktop and select Resolution. Where it shows the monitors listed as 1 and 2, just drag the one you want to be on the left.

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

Thanks in Advance
GoferGal
 

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

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

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

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

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I am trying to setup dual monitors using usb adaptor to vga for second monitor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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