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multiple monitor setup on Envy 700-074 tower question

Q: multiple monitor setup on Envy 700-074 tower question

I have an Envy 700-074 tower with two monitors connected via the onboard DVI ports. How can I connect a third monitor?- should I buy an additional graphics card and risk interrupt issues with the motherboard provided DVI ports? OR- should I buy a USB monitor or USB adapter for my third monitor?- is there another option?

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Not sure if I'm able to set up dual monitors with my 750-167c tower.  It looks as though there is only one video output.  Is that correct?

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So, I understand that the Prodesk 600 G1 with a Intel i5-4590 CPU supports up to 3 displays using the 1 VGA and 2 Display Ports. My question is, if I install an AMD Radeon HD5450 GFx card (1 VGA, 1 HDMI and 1 DVi - supporting up to 2 displays): 1. Does it disable the onboard GFx?2. If not, will I be able to support 5 displays or will I still be limited to 3?

A:HP ProDesk 600 G1 Tower - Multiple Monitor Support

Hi, 1. Yes,2. Good luck with 3 displays. Regards.

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Hi there!

What I want to do: "...extend my desktop on a second monitor, but, my second monitor is compounded by 2 HDMI TVs and a VGA LCD stage monitor both used as Duplicate setup in Windows 7".

How I have done this (and it works!):

-I have 4 diplay devices (2 HDMI TVs that are connected using a splitter and two monitors both on VGA);
-I also have two "video cards" (GPU): one Amd radeon hd 6570 (with VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports), and Intel HD onboard (aprox. 1GB with VGA output port).
-I have connected the TVs with a HDMI 1x2 splitter on amd radeon's HDMI port, and one of my VGA monitors (this one acts as a STAGE MONITOR for the singer / artist lyrics).
-The integrated Intel HD card has my "Control" monitor attached that I use as my primary monitor (the one that shows me the Desktop and the lyrics control application).

Software aspect of the problem: In Windows 7, I use my Intel HD video card as my primary display, then I can extend on a second monitor the desktop! (The second monitor is my VGA Stage monitor). The Third display that appears in the setup is the HDMI splitter, this one is a Duplicate of my stage monitor. I use: 1680x1050 resolution for my primary display, and 1024x768 for the second monitor... (I know, this resolution is too small for my HDMI TV's... Windows recommends me a 1900 x ... fullHD resolution, but my STAGE MONITOR does not support that much, so I need to use a small resolution).

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Any assistance is appreciated.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I am in desperate need of help.

Just started new business and wanted to setup 3 additional monitors to my current laptop. Bought 3 monitors and plugged in and to my surprise only two working. Did some research and found that my laptop only has the ability to set up 2 additional monitors and not 3.

Went to local computer shop and they advised to get a video card and that should help.

Before that I tried all the below option but nothing worked

1. HDMI to USB
2. VGA to USB
3. DVI to USB

What I haven't tried is the external docking station as that is bit expensive.

My laptop is Acer Aspire F - 15 F5 -572G - 77KY
Intel Core i7 with turbo boost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM
16GB DDR3 l Memory

If my only option is Video card can you please suggest which one to go for and if that can be plugged into usb or something.

If there is any other option please let me know.

Regards
 

A:Multiple Monitor Setup

Have you seen this video tutorial.
 

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I have a GeForce 6600 video card that support ups to two monitors and I saw that I could set it up to display one really wide screen or to clone one screen but I want to have one screen always stay at my desktop view and only open windows with the minimze, maximize, and close buttons on top, while the other screen opens up my games. is there any way to do this.

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Hi,

I am trying to set up my Gateway DX4300-19 Desktop PC for dual monitors. The problem I am having is that the second monitor is not accepting the signal and or not getting the signal. I am not very tech savvy so I may be completely wrong with this so here it goes:

My video card is a ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated.

So this is how I'm trying to set it up and if I'm completely wrong please tell me what to do.

On the back panel of my desktop there is a VGA output and a HDMI output. I have the VGA going to my desktop Monitor its a gateway.

And Im trying to use the HDMI into my LCD TV as it is hung above my desktop anyway.

Am I doing something wrong or will it just not work?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. I recently upgraded to WinXP-Home. I just plugged in an external monitor but when I go to Display Properties/Setup, I don't see 2 monitors pictured... so I can't run my system with a multiple monitor desktop... all I can do is display the same image on both the Laptop LCD and the external monitor.

Clues? Solutions?
 

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I would like to setup three or four monitors on my computer. I want the screens to have individual properties but also be connected in a panoramic fashion. Can I add more video cards or should I get a ready made unit that supports several monitors? If so, where's a good place to look for one?
 

A:How Do I setup a Multiple Monitor Computer?

The Three main Hardware based ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

1) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios, it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

Multi-Monitor Adapters

2) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support. Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

Multi-Monitor Video Cards

3) You can buy a pre-manufactured multi-monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at: Multi-Monitors.com.
They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER PC that can support from 2 to 16 monitors.

Multiple Monitor Computers

Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

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So if I move a window from my 144 hz monitor to one of my 60 hz monitors it gets laggy. I have also noticed that if I fullscreen a window on my 144 hz monitor that I will get some strange tearing in specific places when I scroll up and down. If I revert the 144 hz monitor down to 60 hz it goes away. It also goes away by switching to windows basic instead of aero? Does anyone else have experience with this? I am pretty sure it is a windows problem.

I looked it up and other people had a similar problem as well. Sadly not many people use monitors beyond 60 hz so I doubt that this will be patched anytime soon.

A:Wierd Lag With Multiple Monitor Setup

Could be Graphics card maybe, check and update drivers.

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Hi  Hoping someone may know the answer - but is there any hardware or software I can get to allow me to output my Lenovo Y50 onto three external HDMI monitors? I need them to be extensions of the display, rather than duplicates... I tried a HDMI splitter in one HDMI port connected to 2x external monitors but it only seems to duplicate the display on two of the screens, even when selecting ''extend'' from the Win10 display options. I have a USB to HDMI converter that is allowing me to extend the display onto one additional monitor, but not onto two... Thanks in advance

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Hi guys,

I haven't posted in a while, but I have a problem that is really beginning to frustrate me!

I was recently running a setup with dual monitors. This allowed me to move toolbars and menus out of the way to maximise working area when 3D modelling. Unfortunately, I've had to temporarily rever back to a single monitor.

The problem is, when I load the application and open the toolbars, they open off the screen, on the missing second monitor. I'm sure there is a quick and easy way of fixing this problem, but I can't find what it is for the life of me! I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help out.

Thanks very much.
 

A:Change from multiple to single monitor setup

For XP.
Right click the desktop and click properties.
Click the settings tab.
Right click the monitor with 2 in it and click the attached
listing to uncheck it.
Click apply/OK.
May have to restart.
For vista.
Right click the desktop and click personalize.
Click display settings at the bottom of page.
Do the same as above.
 

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Hello..I am running the Windows XP home ed. OS. I physically connected a Samsung SyncMaster 750S monitor to my Dell Latitude C800 laptop. Upon booting up, the 2nd display monitor displayed an exact duplicate of what is on my laptop screen..

The problem is, I would like to have the laptop as the main monitor, followed by an extension using the Samsung, extending the horizontal field. I went into Help in Win XP and it told me to
click Identify on the Settings tab in Display to have a large number displayed on each monitor.
The Identify button or option does not appear though, so I can't set it up the way I want.

The video card in the laptop is supposed to be able to handle this kind of setup, so I suspect it's an adjustment in XP's control panel...any help would be gratefully appreciated...thanks,
Steve
 

A:Multiple monitor setup for Dell Latitude C800

Steve- You might want to take your email address out of your posts--the webcrawlers will be spamming you madly if you don't....

Your Dell--what video adapter is installed?
 

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Hello,
I am looking to setup a preview panel on a 2nd monitor which will show the contents of each open window on the 1st monitor; similar to how you can preview the window by scrolling over it on the taskbar.

1st monitor is at 1080p and the 2nd closer to 720p. I have my desktop set to extend displays so they display at their native res.

My situation: I have 4 maximized windows for projects I work on, all open and maximized at the same time. It's a bit tedious to switch back and forth between them in certain instances when I'm just looking to see what % a process is at, for instance. As a result I'm looking to use my 2nd monitor as a means of seeing previews of these windows. I would like it divided into a 2x2 grid where each quarter of the screen is a preview of 1 of the 4 windows.

If this is possible, how would I go about doing it? Would I need 3rd party software?

Cheers!

A:Setup previews on 2nd monitor for multiple maximized windows on 1st?

Not possible?

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okay, having trouble dual monitor setting up my cousin's pc. in the device manager, under display, it shows ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, and, ATI Radeon 4200 Series. now. I tried to setup a second monitor to it through vga, but it didn't detect the second monitor. monitor is fine. the original wasn't detected in the second one either. stays in power saver mode like it is plugged into nothing.

i am too a picture to show you the back of the pc. i know what to do once the monitor is detected, to enable the small greyed out second display in the display settings, but only ONE monitor box is shown.

much help would be appreciated =)

(the old monitor is plugged in to the left, and below, the lone bga port is the one we are trying to use.)
 

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ThinkPad W540Ultra Dock 40A2NVIDIA Quadro K2100M HELP PLEASE!  I need to hook up 5 additional Monitors (6 including the W540 LCD).  This is for Stock Trading. I have all 5 additional monitors on a monitor stand, it's a sweet setup! I have set the Graphic BIOS on the W540 to Advanced. In Advanced Mode I thought that all of the Video Ports would be live.  Here is what I can get to work: W540 LCD Monitor, two Monitors using the Dock's two Display Ports, and one Monitor using the Dock's VGA Port.  Althhough they work, the resolution is not sharp as expected except on the W540 LCD.  I cannot get the two remaing Monitors to work. I tried using the HDMI Port on the Dock connected to the HDMI on the Monitor, and the DVI-D Port on the Dock, using a DVI-D to HDMI converter cable (HDMI connected to Monitor) and that won't work.  I've also tried using the USB 3.0 cables.  I cannot get two of the 5 monitors to work. Is is possible at all with the setup I have, or do I need to go to a USB Display Adapter?  If I need to go the USB Display Adapter route, can I still use some of the cables I have and only use the USB Display Adapter for the two that won't work.  Or, do I need to get a Plugable 7 Port USB Adapter and connect them all up this way.  Using the USB Display Adapter should I connect them all using HDMI or VGA? Thanks in advance for helping me out, I have multiple hours invested and no hair left!&nbs... Read more

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Hello
At the moment, I have a Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT. This graphics card has 3 ports, which are; VGA, HDMI and DVI. This has two monitors connected up through the VGA and DVI, to use as a dual monitor setup.
Whenever I try to connect 3 monitors to it, I get a message which says 'This GPU can only support up to two monitors'
The question is:
Is there a workaround this problem? Like some sort of third party software I could use?
If not.. would I need a new graphics card to have a multi monitor setup (3 monitors)?
And could I add a PCI Graphics card and connect another one using that, or would it all just conflict?

Thanks in advance!
-Dan
 

A:Question about Multi-Monitor Setup (3)

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I wasn't exactly sure where this would go, since it crosses several sections, so I decided to put it here in general.

I wanna run a dual monitor setup, now I know how to set it up, but what I want to do is, have a screensaver that will only show up on the 2nd monitor when the mouse hasn't been on it for a time. But I don't want that screensaver to close if mouse is moved or keyboard is used on the main monitor, is this doable somehow? if so how? Also can you suggest a place to get some screensavers? Don't have to be super fancy but something with some basic 3d shapes or something. I have a geforce 970 4g from msi so I am sure a screensaver is not even going to dent its preformance in games.

As always thanks all and happy new year everyone!

A:A question about dual monitor setup.

I don't think I've seen ANY OS with the screensaver options that you'd like. There may be a third-party out there who is thinking about this, but I have to believe that if someone managed to write one, a lot more people would be talking about it. Personally, I think it's a great idea though.

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Hello, I'm new. I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm thinking about getting a laptop and a second monitor. It will probably be using Vista as the OS, and I am wondering if it is possible to have separate desktops on the two monitors, and and also difference screen resolutions. I want to be open full screen applications (say powerpoint, a game, movie, etc) on one monitor and not have it affect the other one. I also want to be able to move applications between the two monitors too. Is this possible?
Thanks. (This is a really neat site. Can't believe I've never seen this before.)

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Hi,

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

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

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

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I have a couple of questions. So I just got a HP 27Xi LED for an early Christmas present. I also have an Asus VW246H LCD. I have them both hooked up via DVI with my HP on the top connector and my Asus on the bottom. So what I want to do is be able to have one of them on my desktop at all times, my Asus, while I game on my HP. Now I was able to do this as extend my Asus to my desktop. So I load up SWTOR and play and want to go back to my desktop to look up a specific talent build for my Powertech in SWTOR for example. All I have to do is move my mouse over to the other monitor, but when I click on something, anything on the desktop, it bumps me out of the game as if I was hitting Alt+Tab. The game doesn't crash, just bumps me to desktop. I want to know how to be able to click on my other monitor's desktop, while playing the game and not have it bump me to the desktop. I can simply click on the icon to go back in, but I don't want that to happen.

My last question and this isn't as important as the first is, say for Battlefield 3, or 4 for example. You can have dual monitor setups and can use both monitors in the game. Basically it expands your field of vision. Does anyone know how to do that?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I just got a Z60t at work. I had been using a dual monitor setup, but it doesn't look like my current config is going to fly w/ the new machine. Anyway, here's what I've got: Primary monitor: Acer AL2416W (1920x1200 DVI)Secondary monitor: Dell 1901FP (1280x1024 VGA) I've read that the advanced dock might be able to let me use this setup with the Z60t if i put a PCIe video card in it. So here are my questions: 1. Will the advanced dock + PCIe video card allow me to run the two monitors listed above (I don't use the laptop screen at all)?2. Which PCIe cards are compatible with the advanced dock?3. Can I achieve the same resolutions with the advanced dock + PCIe card?4. Will I need to split the VGA output, or can i use VGA + DVI like I do now (since the Z60t has no native DVI support)? thanks!

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If my video card has 1 HDMI port and another port (Not sure which one, DVI or VGA) am I able to hookup two monitors using each of those ports? Or must I have both monitors be connected through HDMI or VGA/DVI?
 

A:Multiple monitor question

What video card is it? If it's got 2 outputs then it should mean you can just plug one monitor into each.
 

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I have a Windows 98 and I'm pretty sure that it can support multiple monitors. I need to buy an additional AGP or PCI video card for the secondary monitor. How can I tell what slots are available on the motherboard? What types of video cards do you recommend? I'm not looking for anything too fancy...

Any comments appreciated!

Thanks,

Steve
 

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When I attempt to reboot while I have any external HDD (no OS installed) attached to the machine, it will not reboot.  No BIOS screen, no error messages; the screen simply goes to black and will not complete the reboot cycle.  I have to disconnect the HDDs, do a hard shutdown, and power it up again. This happened while I had the original factory HDD in the machine.  I later bought a SSD and installed a clean OEM Windows 10 64-bit, and I still have this same problem.  If I have no external HDD attached, the machine reboots properly. I went into the BIOS and changed the boot device order so that it would look to the internal HDD first, and I still have this issue.

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.
 

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I'm looking to upgrade my dad's computer setup. He has a Gateway with Windows 98 -- all hardware from around '97 or '98. It needs upgraded so I wanted to get something like this new tower, but he wants to keep the same monitor. Will a 10+ year old monitor work with a modern tower?
 

A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor
 

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About 6 months ago, i was moving furniture around in my room and whilst moving, my tower fell over and hit my carpet, and the case cracked. Ive been using my older tower for quite some time now. Ive deleted all viruses, spyware, addware...still didnt help. anyways to the point..I tried to hook up my other tower, which is alot better, but whenever i hook it up and turn it on, i get no reaction from the monitor. Ive tried unplugging and replugging it, and the dell symbol shows up on my monitor but then my monitor goes blank. Ive tried hitting f8 many times, but nothing comes up. Can anyone help me? Ive also opened my tower, cleared any dust, and all parts are connected as they should be.
 

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A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

A:Tower with no Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by codyw


A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?


Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

Regards,
GEWB

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Forgive me if this is a redundant topic but I surfed thru many pages to try and find a similar topic.Got a tower here that I am troubleshooting for my sister.tower would turn on, get to the tower flash screen, then shut back off. So I treplaced the power supply and unplugged the monitor cable from the onboard plug and I tried 2 different video cards, a PCI and an AGP style.all fans and such come on, no strange noises, and no confirmation beeps when it boots. I even yanked the HDD to gain access to it to save some data, but this tower still wont fire up the monitor. I have the orange light right now, and it never goes green.Any clues?Motherboard shot?Looks to be a Biostar MB in a CISNET tower..whatever that is!I can pick up a new MB if that's the problem, but wanted to bounce it off someone in here first.Thank You.

A:Monitor will not fire up from tower

Have you tried to "reset" the bios with the jumper on the motherboard?

It is possible that a BIOS setting is keeping the video from being enumerated at bootup.

Hope this helps,

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Right now I am really annoyed and fustrated. I have an E machines Winows XP, and it is doing the same thing that it did before I took it into Best Buy. Last time I took it in, I had to wait two months for it, then it didn't work again because something was wrong with the mother board they put in and that cost me two extra weeks. I finally get it back in January and now it is doing the same thing again and I refuse to take it back to Best Buy. This is what it is doing:

The monitor has this window that always shows up and blinks when the tower is not on that says
SELF CHECK
CHECK YOUR PC
MONITOR IS WORKING

Apparently, this is pretty much nothing because I can't self check, check PC or see if the monitor is working.
What should happen is when I turn the tower on, this huge white E should show up and the user names whould show up afterwards, but it doesn't.
The tower makes the sound that its on, but the same SELF CHECK window is still blinking as if the monitor never recognized that the tower is on.
I can't do anything with this computer and I would like a simple fix that doesn't cost me three months again and the worry of my C drive being erased because I have important files that I can't back up because the computer won't turn on in the first place.

Please help me.
 

A:monitor and tower troubles *again*

Hello and Welcome...
Make sure your video connection's aren't loose. Check that where your monitor plugs into the pc hasn't worked loose.. It could also be a bad cable.. If you are comfortable opening up the case and it has a video card (as opposed to the video being intergrated with the motherboard) check that it hasn't come loose as well. If you have access to a different monitor you might try it on your pc also. Something else you can try is resetting the 'CMOS'. While inside the case look for a battery attached to the motherboard. I will look like a large watch battery.. take it out , wait a couple of minutes and then put it back.. If the machine is stuck in a CMOS error this should clear that.
 

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Hi there, i'm having an issue where I would be browsing the web, watching Netflix, playing a game or even just going through files and the computer would just go right to a black screen where the backlit LED lights are still visible and the monitors blue ON glow is still active and I would look over at the PC and it would still be on. All noises from shows id be watching would play then cut out like they were interrupted and when i unplug the video cord and plug it back in all i get is a white static screen then it will usually go back to black backlit screen. I have searched all over to find out the issue that is causing this but i just can't figure it out. I would even hold the power button to restart the PC and the moment it would restart and be back at the home screen it would happen again. Please help!

PC specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI
Power Supply: Corsair HX 750
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 1866 16GB
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
 

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Hi, I just bought a new tower, Acer 603G-Uw13, and hooked it up by an hdmi cord the vizio tv I have been using. When the towers starts the loading symbol appears in 4 places across the screen in a line. Then when the desktop loads up, it cuts off the bottom 3rd of the screen to black. The desktop is repeated 3 times across the top 2/3 of the screen. I'm close to clueless when it comes to PC's. So any and all help is much appreciated.

*Update* Friend came over and fixed it. No idea how.
 

A:New tower same hd tv monitor: not working the same

I betting it was with the resolution for the TV. Either the TV settings or GPU settings not set correctly.
 

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I have a question about my HP Pavillion. I'm running XP and when I go to start the computer the tower sounds like it's booting up normally however when the monitor is turned on, the indicator light turns green then it automatically, less than 2 seconds later, turns orange..its as if the monitor shuts itself off. Also, the keyboard lights don't flash when the tower is booted up. I tried hooking another monitor up and the same thing happens. I got a tip to try bootdisk.com but I really don't know what i'm looking for. I was also told it could be a battery but again, I really don't know. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Tower Works but No Monitor

Hello and welome to TSG!

First, check the signal cable plug on the monitor do not have missing pins. If the monitor end of the signal cable can also be removed, check that as well.

Next, open the case and see if all your fans are working (the case fan, video card fan, power supply fan, processor fan, etc.)

You could also check to see if your video card is seated correctly in the motherboard.

I hope this helps!
 

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Hi, I just got a pre-built iBuypower gaming PC with a new monitor today and I set up everything and put everything together from VGA to HDMI, but nothing is working. The monitor is still black. The only time the monitor shows something is when I turn it on after a few seconds in which it flashes its logos and goes black and then my power LED for the monitor starts blinking blue. My friends told me that PROBABLY my graphics card is not sending a signal to my monitor (I also tried this on my old computer and it still didn't show anything on the screen at all.) How do I fix this? I don't really know anything about computers THAT much so if you tell me to dissemble can you please tell me how to? I just want my monitor to show something from my tower. My tower is working completely fine. The fans and everything is going and turns on perfectly. It's just that monitor that is not working and I don't know what to do anymore after working on this for 8 hours.

EDIT - I found out it isn't my monitor. Since I tried it with my laptop and it works. It's my PC. Now how do I fix that?

A:New monitor is not showing anything from my new tower.

Why are you using the VGA output? If this is a new PC and monitor they should both have DVI.

Or at least use (DVI to HDMI) or (HDMI to HDMI).

Check in BIOS for a preferred output device setting. Read the manual. Also check monitor for a source select button.

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My computer is an HP PRO 3515 mtpc. The processor is an A4-5300.I am visually impaired (macular degeneration) and need a larger monitor for word legibility. I have a 22" monitor, but it is borderline at the largest magnification. I also need a magnifing glass as an aid. Any help or suggestions would be welcome.Thank You!

A:Will my tower computer support a 27" monitor?

Hi, Yes, it support 27" monitors BUT please note: only use FHD monitors (1920 x 1080). Regards.

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Hi guys, was having a discussion today at work about how I would much rather have a PC tower than a laptop, and it got me thinking, is there a way send a wireless video signal from a PC Tower to a PC Monitor?

Cheers

A:Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

You can send HDMI over wireless. Some reviews of wireless HDMI transmitters here.

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Not sure if i'm in the right place or not so apologies in advance.
I've just bought a new tower with Windows 7 on it and tried installing it today, it's now 12 hours later and i cannot get monitor, keyboard, mouse to work. They were working last night with the old tower. The light comes on the monitor but turns to orange and says No signal.
The buttons on the front don't wnat to work at all i have to use the one at the back and i have no clue what to do next.
I thought it would be a good idea to buy exactly what i wanted but maybe i've made a mistake and should have bought one 'all in'.
Trouble is i'd bought the accessories not too long ago and i was loathe to buy new just for the sake of it.

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somethin is not right here....my tower is turned on but there is no signal goin to the monitor....and the lights on the tower lights is now red....one of my dvd drivers open half way and the other just wont open...it has to be the damn voltage settings on my power supply

the story is there was a shutdown in my area for almost 12 hours becuz the city needed to rewire and fix some **** on the ground.

and when the power was up again...this happened.

i thought at first it was a bios issue so i took out that little round thing out of the motherboard and put it back but no luck......

my powersuppy is a 500w antec.....and i have a gigabyte motherboard.

the bad thing about my powersupply is theres no voltage switcher....so i dont know how to adjust it...... ANY HELP well be appreciated
 

A:TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

You have a few misperceptions on how things work... such as voltage switcher on the power supply. You don't want to mess with the power supply.
Your problem could be power supply, hard drive, video graphics, or memory failure... or some other problem.
You can help us help you by posting your computuer brand and model as well as operating system, age of the unit, memory installed, and type of video graphics.
Further, we would like to know what antivirus software, Antispyware, and rootkit snoopers you have installed.
What was going on with your computer when the power failure hit? As that seems critical.
What was that little round thing? A CMOS battery with the number 2032?
 

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hello there, my desktop PC keeps randomly having the monitor go black with a message coming up saying no signal however this is not all. if i am watching a video it will loop the sound also, so its just turns into an elongated humming noise. does anyone know what to do? i have taken it to a technician he said he took it apart and rebuilt it and left it on for around 2-3 days and this didn't happen. over the course of 10 days he tested what he could and still did'nt know. i got the pc back around 3-4 days ago and it's only just started happening again. i have 7 fans and a big cpu heatsink so im not sure its temperature.

the computer remains on and humming normally throughout all of this. i have tried different hdmi cables also and no difference.

what info would you guys need?
 

A:PC monitor keeps going black but the tower still runs

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Hello! I was cleaning the fans in my tower bC they needed it, and when I put the case back on, and went to use the computer, the monitors are on but not waking up. It is like they have no idea the computer is on and I'm waiting for them to function. What could I have done??
 

A:tower cleaning / monitor issue

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I have a new Dell XPS8910 and a Dell S2316M monitor purchased last year. The computer uses a new type cord to connect to the monitor. I bought an adapter to join the monitor to my computer. The problem is if I touch the tower the monitor no longer connects. 
The XPS8910 came with an adapter to connect to monitor. My new PC was replaced by Dell due to problems. The replacement PC needed a different pin layout so I bought a new adapter.  Both the 1st and current PC have problems keeping the monitor connected. With some adjusting it reconnects. This is very annoying. I have tried tightening the connections, but any moving of the tower causes a disconnect.
Any ideas of what I can do to fix the annoying problem?

A:Monitor shuts down if touch tower

Since 2 PCs are having the same problem, it sounds more like an issue with the monitor.
What happens if you test a different monitor on this PC or this monitor on another PC?

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A friends pc (built by her dad so i've no idea what components) seems to have a loose connection somewhere internal or on the monitor cable (though im sure its not the cable-i've played round and it doesnt seem to matter) and the monitor only recieves a signal (reports no signal at all-so it doesnt even know it's plugged in) when the tower is on it's side-it's built in video (but an AGP slot is there too) on an intel board. Any ideas?
 

A:No Monitor Signal Unless Tower On Its Side

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Hi again! so I had this issue before and I had help with someone saying it mightve been the graphics card. Well, I replaced it with a new one and I didnt experience the issue for a few days, but just a half hour ago it happened again, twice. So it's been narrowed down, it isn't the GPU like most of my friends thought, but I have no way of checking if its anything else due to a backup power supply being too low wattage and well that would be about the only other part I have haha. This issue is really causing my anxiety to hit new levels as I just can't figure this out, I have never experienced this before till about the beginning of march, I thought it was driver issues but I went through older and newer ones to no avail, and my monitor is just fine, I have already tested that theory. Could it be the modular power cables attached to the graphics card? Could it be the motherboard failing? My BIOS is also at stock, nothing is overclocked and speccy is reporting everything at normal temps. Please Help!

PC Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 4690K Devil's Canyon
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 100 ME (the 4G one thats red, but green)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI Z87 chipset
Power Supply:Corsair HX750 750Watt (not the hx 750i)
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3
 

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ok right now my monitor is roughly 10inches from my tower. i have heard that the magnets in the hard drives can mess up your monitor if placed too close. although i was never able to confirm this. should i move my tower? i figured 10 inches was plenty. there are no speakers even close to monitor. but i am considering buying a nice new monitor and i woud like to know before i place it where my old one was

it could just be my monitor it is old and cheap and is getting darker and darker and little lines are beginning to form.

any thoughts plz
 

A:Monitor too close to tower dangerous?

i wouldnt worry about your HDs messing up your monitor, unless you put a magnet on the screen your okay. definetly keep large powerfull speekers away from your Hard drives they are more sensitive.
 

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