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Dual Monitors Issue

Q: Dual Monitors Issue

Hello All, I wish you luck helping me solve my problem

I am running windows xp home with an AMD 760G chipset in it.

My mother board actually has a port built in for VGA and DVI.

I have 2 monitors that both work great in the VGA port but when I try to put them through the VGA to DVI adapter they don't work. My computer doesn't even recognize the second monitor.

I've tried upgrading my drivers and using different monitors and using different adapters.

I've tried unplugging and replugging everything.

I've tried to enable the second monitor through windows display settings and through Catalyst.

It really feels as if the DVI port just isn't working. I don't know if there is a way to activate the DVI port.

No, I don't have this on warranty.

Any help would be awesome.

Preferred Solution: Dual Monitors Issue

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Dual Monitors Issue

Some on-board video chips don't support dual monitors, even if you have both type of ports.
Most likely, you need real video card.

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I am running Windows 8.1 with a AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU.
Drivers are up to date (14.501.1003).
I am using no other software for managing dual monitor configurations.

I have the following two monitors...
Asus VN247 DTV HDMI 1080p @ 60Hz (Primary Monitor)
Connected via HDMI on monitor to DVI on GPU using a HDMI to DVI cable)
Available Connections: Dual HDMI, D-sub.

BenQ FP91G+ DFP DVI 1280x1024p @60Hz (Secondary Monitor)
Connected via DVI on monitor to DVI->HDMI adapter to connect to GPU.
Available Connections: DVI, D-sub.

I'm using Internet Explorer 11 with all settings default.

I use both monitors and switch to using them as an EXTENDED desktop using the Windows key and pressing "P". And then choosing EXTEND.

When I watch any videos on YouTube on the Asus monitor the Asus monitor will go red with thin red lines vertically and horizontally across the monitor. The BenQ monitor remains ok and the rest of the system appears to be unaffected.

I usually have to reboot the system to correct the issue. Usually after a reboot if I go to watch YouTube again it is often unaffected and plays fine.

Can anyone please suggest what might be causing this issue as it is really annoying, thank you in advance.

A:Dual Monitors Crash issue

Does this happen when you remove BenQ too?

Another thing I noticed (unless I am getting it wrong):
Why don't you use HDMI to HDMI for the ASUS, and DVI to DVI for BenQ?

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I have the M58p and as you know, it has a microphone jack on the backside of the tower, as well as the front with a mic and headphone jack.  Is it possible to run AND RECORD audio from both mics if I use the two provided jacks? From what I have tried so far, I cannot get my audio software to take in both without some sort of issue.  I thought maybe I was missing something, hence the question. thank you in advance!  

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Hi there,

I recently bought a second monitor to use with my computer. My display adapters are an HDMI to VGA to a VGA splitter. This splitter has two VGAs coming out into the monitors. Both monitors display fine, but when I identify, they both show up as monitor 1. I want to have one monitor be 1 and the other to be 2, so I can extend my display. If anyone can help me that would be great.

Thank you!

A:Trying to use Dual Monitors but Running into Issue

You're not going to be able to do this with a VGA splitter. The only method to use would be to hook a second monitor up to one of the DVI plugs on your card, then assign either the HDMI/VGA or the DVI as the primary monitor.

Not for nothing, but what kind of monitor(s) are you using? I'd like to believe that you're using something that takes advantage of HDMI (or DVI, for that matter).

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First time user (sorry); not computer savy (sorry)

I'll give this a go, i have dual dell monitors which worked. I moved homes and a plug fell out and now i can't get it to operate.

NB: Monitors do not have HDMI capacity.

I have a DVI cord and also a VGA cord;

Only 1 screen is working; ive tried pressing windows button and P (to extend) no results
I've tried resetting the monitors to 1 = VGA and 1 + DVI - no results
I've tried disabling the driver, updating - no results
I've tried switching it on and off whilst doing this. - no results
I've reset the monitor settings (on both) - no results

I have 1 monitor plugged into the VGA cord to the computer and one monitor has the DVI cord.

I've uploaded the photo of the back of the computer, if i move the DVI cord from im assuming the graphics card slot to the other slot then both monitors are blank.

I have 1 monitor working (its the DVI connection) and as long as i swap that cord to the other monitor it works else i am unable to get them working simultaneously.

The message i get is that there is no signal coming from my computer.

How the hell do i get this thing to work , which use to work, but no longer works

Please help

forever grateful

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Hey again

I Installed windows vista home premium and i had server 03 and ran xp on a dual boot and i had no problem using horizontal view so i can make 1 very large screen but since i installed VISTA PREMIUM i only gives me the option for


so this is a problem for me because i was running a crt with my 19 wide and that looked great but next week i was going to buy a matching 19 inch wide
i also do not have the NVIEW configuration is that a known issue with vista or is there some kind of solution??

THANKS again in advance

A:Issue with dual monitors on vista premium

Download the latest drivers from nvidia.

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I have a dual monitor setup:
- Main screen, where I work using different applications in different virtual desktops.
- Secondary screen, where another application constantly running in the foreground (e.g.: showing a movie, youtube videos etc.), which I need to be always shown.

When I create multiple desktops in my main screen, Windows also creates the same desktops in the secondary screen.

When working, I alt-tab to move between main screen's applications, which potentially changes desktops.
The problem is that the same desktops are changed in my secondary screen; therefore, my application stops showing when changing desktops.

I was wondering if I can resolve this somehow. For example:
1) Disabling virtual desktops for my secondary monitor specifically
2) Copy application to all desktops (therefore, it shows regardless of which desktop I am switching)

A:Task View with Dual Monitors issue

No, you can't do this. A "desktop" is all of your monitors combined. This is why it says "Extend your desktop" when you apply more than one monitors.

Thus, when you have a new virtual desktop, it will display on all monitors, and there is no way to make a monitor see one desktop and a different monitor see a different desktop.

It would be nice if they would add a feature that allows an application to stay on whatever the current desktop is, but I doubt that is going to happen.

I would suggest submitting feedback in the feedback app suggesting this feature. If enough people vote for it, it might happen.

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Hey guys. I've recently gotten 2 dual monitors and hooked them up to my Macbook Pro but now things have fps issues especially games. The Fps will just have a seizure and rapidly move inside the range of 10-60 making it impossible to play. As far as I know my macbook should have enough power to handle 2 monitors.

Before the dual monitors Windows 7 ran perfectly on my macbook pro and all my games had steady 60fps. However when I trade to play those same games on Mac my fps would be in the 30s. BUT, now that I have dual monitors my fps and performance on windows 7 has gone to utter crap but those same games that didn't work as well on mac now have perfectly normal fps.... It literally makes no sense.

Is there anyone to fix this?

A:Horrible FPS/Performance issue with dual monitors

Depends on your hardware. Typically in Windows with a dual monitor configuration, gaming only occurs on the primary monitor. In any case, it requires a lot more power to drive twice the resolution (assuming you are gaming on both monitors as a single screen).

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Hi there guys, my name is James. I'm new to 7 Forums so please help me out!
In my work office I have dual monitors connected to a single desktop computer via DVI. I usually work both at work and home so I use my laptop alot. When I'm at home I need more desktop space so I bought 2 cheap monitors that only support VGA inputs. But because I'm using a laptop I only have 1 VGA panel. I have bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter and I have installed all necessary drivers to run it. So here is my issue with my display.

In the Resolution Settings it shows 3 displays. 1 Saying Mobile PC Display, 2 saying HP vs17 (My Monitor) and 3 saying Generic Non-PnP Monitor. There is nothing wrong with the monitor as it worked fine on my old windows 7 laptop. There are 2 issues here:
1.) The second monitor is called Generic Non-PnP Monitor and it's default resolution is 800x600 even though it's native resolution is 1024x1024.

2.) The screen is not being displayed even though my computer thinks it is being displayed.

If anyone can help me with my issues it will be much appreciated. I will list some basic specs and If you need any more description details feel free to ask.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66 GHz 1.66 GHz or Intel Centrino Duo
RAM: 3.00 GB
SYSTEM: 32 Bit Operating System
WINDOWS ACTIVATION: Windows is Activated and is Genuine.

Thanks in advance for helping!! Look forward to hearing from you guys!
Australia, Melbourne
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A:Please Help! Issue with Dual Monitors connected to Laptop.

Hey guys just a quick update here, I figured out the problem.
My USB to VGA cord. That for some reason only allows me to use screens at a resolution of 800x600. Is there any way to change this?
Kind regards,

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So I have my laptop connected to a second monitor, and whenever I maximize a window on the second monitor, the outer border of it overlaps onto the laptop's screen. I can't explain a possible cause, I'm gonna include some pictures to make it easier to understand.
It's not that big of a problem, just an aesthetic thing...
As you can probably see, there is a small white border on the left edge, which is from a maximized window on the second monitor. Any ideas on how to solve it?


A:Dual Monitor Overlap Issue between Monitors

Can you mouse to the white boarder and resize the window so it doesn't overlap?

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Hi. Have an issue here with a dual monitor setup that is really beginning to irk me. My main display, display 1, is an 'LG 1680 x 1050', display 2 is a 'Samsung 1920 x 1080'..., the problem is, that every once in a while the second displays aspect ratio goes all screwy, like it shifts...for instance, if i have media center on that display, the screen gets cut off so the volume buttons and media center button are off screen.

I can fix it by going into the screen resolution settings and disabling that monitor, and then re-enabling it. But obviously i'd like a more permanent fix.


A:Dual Monitors....aspect ratio issue.

Does media Centre always open on display 2 (the 1920x1080) or do you sometimes open it on the 22" display?

If you bounce back and forth between displays, it may be the 1680x1050 16:10 AR is confusing MC which causes the 'zooming' (for a lack of a better description) when moved to the 1920x1080 16:9 display.

If media centre is only ever opened on the 2nd display and still 'zooms' ... then I'm not quite sure why.

I'm merely hypothesizing as to how this could occur since I haven't personally had this issue occur and therefore don't know of any 'permanent' fixes offhand.

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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?

A: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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Hi all,

I'm having some issues with extending my desktop onto a secondary monitor correctly. I have an HP Elitebook 8460p with a Radeon HD 6470m graphics driver, and the Catalyst Control Center installed. I've hooked a VGA-VGA cable into a Dell monitor. I can successfully clone my desktop onto the second monitor, but I cannot typically *extend* my desktop to use dual monitors.

I've tried extending it using Function-F4 and selecting extend, going to the desktop->Display, selecting the monitor (it is recognized) and clicking "Extend", and going through the Catalyst Control Center to Arrange Monitors, clicking on the external, and clicking "Extend". In all cases, the screen flickers to black, and when it comes back, my monitors are still in "Clone" mode. In fact, even if I've selected to only use the laptop or only use the external monitor, on clicking "extend", it goes back to "clone". I do see that when I select "extend" in the Catalyst Control Center, it *very briefly* shows me both monitors in its configuration area, but then flickers back to a single monitor (the laptop).

I've reinstalled Catalyst Control Center's latest software/drivers to no avail. I have noticed that if I install the latest version of the driver for the graphics card, it resolves the issue, but never permanently. At some other point in time upon disconnecting the external monitor (when I leave work for example... Read more

A:Radeon Graphics Card / Dual Monitors Issue

Someone may have a better answer. But whenever I've seen issues such as this where software won't retain settings, or something works for a short time but continiously breaks in the same way, it's typically a sign of an OS/registry...and a fresh install of the OS will usually resolve the issue.

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Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?


A:Dual Monitors & HDMI Switch: Desktop Issue

Quote: Originally Posted by rjupiter

Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?


So let me get this straight: You have two monitors, both are used by your computer, but you want to switch one of them over to the Xbox when you want. This sound right? Have you installed the newest drivers from the Nvidia site? That card is quite old, im not sure if you're gonna get drivers for Se7en, but if not, use the XP drivers.

Oh yeah, and did you upgrade or clean install? If you upgraded, there should be a old.windows directory in you C: and you should find the old working drivers ... Read more

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The screen flickers for 10-30 sec to 5-10 mins. I saw a post which is the same issue for the 840 G3 laptops that was marked fixed by HP while it is clearly still a huge problem. Please fix this issue since we bought a huge number of these laptops and we are ready to return them if this issue is not fixed.

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Hi, New EliteBook 840 G3 with discrete graphics and 2013 UltraSlim Dock using windows 10. I am using 2 HP Z23n screen, there are connected with 2 DisplayPort on 2013 UltraSlim Dock. I have 1 issues with this 1) My 2 external screens, connected to the 2 DisplayPort, started flickering then going blank and came back again without any flickering. Extremely annoying. Seems that the graphic card somewhat resets on screen or the other from time to time. Been trying to look at logs without any luck. Any ideas? 

A:External Dual Monitors and Laptop screen issue EliteBook 840...

Sorry, I can't help fix your issue, but I wanted to let you know that you are not alone!  We have 7 Elitebook 840 G3's wth Windows 10 on the 2013 UltraSlim Dock as well, and they are all doing the same thing.  Both external displays will go black for a few seconds periodically throughout the day.   We are using HP EliteDisplay E242 displays for all except one user, who has ASUS displays, and they all have the same issue, so the display itself does not appear to be the issue. The VGA port seems to work fine, so this points to the Display Ports/driver being the issue.  I have tried all available driver updates, but nothing has resolved the issue. We are looking for a solution to this issue as well.

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Hi, New EliteBook 840 G1 with discrete graphics and 2013 UltraSlim Dock using windows 8.1. I have actually 2 issues with this 1) I want to use the laptop monitor also as a 3rd screen but i want to change primary (main) display to one of the external monitors but the laptop keeps reverting the primary (main) display back to the laptop. 2) My 2 external screens has since 2 days ago started flickering then going blank and came back again without any flickerin. Extremely anoying. Seems that the graphic card somewhat resets on screen or the other from time to time. Been trying to look at logs without any luck. Any ideas? 

A:External Dual Monitors and Laptop screen issue EliteBook 840...

ChristianA Please Update your Bios and Driver And install HP 2013 Ultraslim Docking Station DisplayPort Hub Firmwarehttp://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=5405365&sp... Intel Documents, install the monitor .inf deactivate the power safe modehttp://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/graphics/4cp-hd4400gfx

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I recently bought a new monitor to my PC... and i have a big problem.

I connected 2 monitors to my graphic card: Geforce gtx 1050.
One with HDMI and the 2nd one with a DVI adapter. 
They both detected by the computer but the 2nd monitor is blank/black.

My monitor that is not working is a Samsung s24f350


When i plugin the hdmi to the 2nd monitor he displayed but with the dvi he is only detected and not displaying...

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 920. When I connect a single Dell Monitor through a USB-C to HDMI adapter from j5create, the screen appears to be the same as I swap monitors in and out. However, when I used a j5create adapter to plug two of the same Dell monitors in, they're is a visual difference between the two. I'm not familar enough to know if it's color/contrast/brightness/etc, but am confused as to why two of the exact same monitors would require me to set up a custom color profile to work. Shouldn't it be as straight foward as plugging the identical monitors in and expecting the same visual result between the two?

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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!

A: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!


A: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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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?


A: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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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.


A:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

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

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

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

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

A:Dual monitors

Give me a screen shot for your monitor setup.

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

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

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 894717 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8P67-M, Rev x.0x, MT7014044500110
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:Dual Monitors

Have you tried simple troubleshooting such as hacking the secondary monitor works on its own and whether the setup would work with reversed roles? Should help narrow down the problem if we can know the outcome of these points.

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Getting used to dual monitors

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


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


A:Dual Monitors

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

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

A:Dual Monitors

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


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

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


A:Dual Monitors

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

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

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

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


A:Dual Monitors

This thread may shed some light -


of interest -

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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Are there any games that support this as of yet?

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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TVich welcome to the forums.

Something like this,

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

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

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

O/S: XP Media Center Edition 2005

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

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

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

System Information
Time of this report: 3/25/2007, 03:02:38
Machine name: SECURED
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FE770G
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 561MB used, 3369MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
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Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC type: Internal
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Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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Hey guys, today i bought a new 3d LCD monitor for my laptop. My laptop screen is 21" and my other monitor i bought is 42". My problem is that the wallpaper isn't correct, its been cropped (its not the full image just partial amount of it). However if i open up a window and maximize it, its the proper size. Also, how can i spread the taskbar, at the moment its only on the main window. I can do this with Desktop Fusion, but its dodgy.. Is there a feature in Windows 7 to change it?

Many thanks!

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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.


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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16228 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (840 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97N-WIFI
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/GA-Z97N-WIFI-rev-10/sp#sp and
So I know this motherboard has an onboard video card can another video card be added so I can run dual monitors?

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What is the least expensive way to add a second monitor, not including cost of monitor

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All you need to add a second monitor is a graphics card with at least two display ports (which most do). Two DVI connections is recommended but you can use DP or HDMI as well. The desktop can be configured and arranged after through your video card's control panel.

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

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

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