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Q: Multiple Monitors... multiple problems...

I have a Ti 4600 8x and everything was running smoothly...

The only video game I play is Unreal Tournament 2004, and one day it started acting funny. For maybe 30 or so seconds it runs smoothly and then things just freeze for 2 or 3 seconds... i can run the same but i can't see my bullets, and if i a person was moving to the right, they keep moving to the right. Then it goes back to normal for 30 or so seconds and then glitches up for 2 or 3 again... repeat. Same all on servers.

So I rebooted my computer after reinstalling my video driver and now what was originally display 1 is now display 2 and vice versa. Normally I'm a pretty flexible guy and could care less and did care less about that till i tried to move to my 2nd monitor (now display 1 on my right side)... so to go to the right monitor i have to move my mouse left and to get back to my left monitor i have to go right. I ran into the wall in the middle a couple of times out of habbit, snapped, and now I'm posting a thread.

Thanks for reading.

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Preferred Solution: Multiple Monitors... multiple problems...

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: Multiple Monitors... multiple problems...

Open up your display properties and under Settings where it shows two monitors grab one and move it to the other side. Should be as simple as that.

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I have attached a second monitor to my laptop which runs Windows 7, however, I need to set different resolutions for different monitors, because the display does not fit to fill the screen on both monitors.

It is also noted that the display is replicated, and I would like to have the effect of having different desktops e.g. being able to use different applications such as debugging code on one monitor on an IDE such as Visual Studio, and, viewing the browser on the other monitor.

Currently it does not seem possible since the behavior seems to be that the same resolution is replicated on both monitors.

Are more than two monitors supported?

A:Working with multiple monitors does not allow multiple desktops

Set it to extended mode instead of duplicate, then you can use both independently.

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I have two video cards, an ATI Radeon Sapphire x1600 and an ATI Radeon x1600 Pro, in a Powerspec 9202. Currently the "Pro" card in installed and the other card is sitting on my desk here.

Previously I had both of these cards on the machine in crossfire mode and they worked fine. I had them running a 22" DVI monitor and concurrently could extend my desktop to a projector as well as a television. Worked great for a long time that way.

Then one day I had a RAID drive fail, and everything went to hell. Replacing the drive was extremely easy, but since then the video problems really seem unsolvable to me. Initially, I got only black screens while the computer started. Nothing else worked.

Long story short, I'm now running in VGA mode and I can't get any other display to work. Can't extend desktop. I uninstalled all drivers multiple times using Drive Cleaner and downloaded the most current drivers from ATI, but I can't get them to install correctly. If I let the installer run, I go right back to black screen when I reboot. Catalyst won't install correctly either, every single time I try. I've been working on this problem for a few months now!

The wizard asks me to install two devices (I only have one in there right now) and when I allow it to install the FIRST one but not the second, I can run one monitor in VGA mode. So here I am. Can you help me identify the problem?

Thanks ahead of time
Bronto

 

A:I'm having problems using multiple monitors and installing Catalyst properly

Not sure if I can tell you how to fix that beyond what you have already tried BUT if this is going on this long and you have made many attempts to install both back into the system and can't I'd say to consider reinstalling Windows. I'm sure that's not the answer you are looking for but might be. Not sure which rAID setup you have but sounds like something got messed up with the replacing of one of those drives. THat's the main reason I'm not using RAID now. Beyond that and the only thing you haven't mentioned, is try to reset the bios to defaults or reset the CMOS on the board and see if that helps, and may. Make sure you RAID configuration isn't causing this as well with some kind of conflicts. THat's all I got.

Edit: You may have to reset the RAID configuration
 

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Hey guys, im brand new here and I wonder if anyone could help me. Im trying to find a way to automate my multiple monitor setup a bit. I have 2 user profiles, one which I use for work, were I need two monitors setup and one which I use for gaming - I only need one screen here. Is there a way I can log on and the setup changes automatically so I don't need to fiddle around - I can just log on and get gaming? Im up for any solution there may be!

cheers in advance guys

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Hi welcome to the forum

i have not seen or heard of of what your trying to do. i have searched google but did not find a answer to it.

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I have an Envy TS15 with an external secondary monitor (Benq 4k) on the HDMI port.The colour difference between the two is amazing to see when I am working in Photoshop. The Benq is very clearly superior of course but I would like to be able to adjust the profile for the built-in display. I wopuild like to be able to get consistent colour across the two devices. The laptop of course does not have monitor adjustment buttons like an external monitor and seems to only be contollable via the built-in Windows monitor colour calibration - but this does not allow me to get a match between the two monitors (insufficient controls). Is it possible to apply separate colour profiles to the two monitors - currently in extended desktop, if I change the profile on one monitor (in Windows) the profile seems to affect the other. A LUT checker tells me if I change the LUT on the laptop monitor, the same LUT is being applied to the external monitor.Is there for example, a way to control onme with the Intel graphics card and the other with the GeForce 740m card and load LUTs separately?

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I am successfully running 1 external monitor (HDMI), and I am now considering trying to use as a 2d external monitor a Lenovo L192 monitor that is now available to me. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing this? Since the Lenovo's cabling is VGA, I will certainly need an adapter, presumably to USB-C or USB-3.1. But are there any other considerations/limitations that I need to take into account? Thanks for any help that you can give!
 
Moderator edit: Added X1 Gen to subject

A:Multiple monitors X-1 Gen 6: How can I run 2 external monitors?

Hi JoeSchmoe! Just to clarify, could you provide to us the model of the computer you are trying to use on the monitors? Using an adapter doesn't guarantee that it will be detected so it will be best to use an adapter from Lenovo like this: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/acc100239. You can check the user guide from the link provided. 

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I am successfully running 1 external monitor (HDMI), and I am now considering trying to use as a 2d external monitor a Lenovo L192 monitor that is now available to me. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing this? Since the Lenovo's cabling is VGA, I will certainly need an adapter, presumably to USB-C or USB-3.1. But are there any other considerations/limitations that I need to take into account? Thanks for any help that you can give!

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I have multiple users on a windows xp computer using IE6.00, and having downloaded and installed sp2. I use spybot S&D and ad award to keep the computer running, but I've now lost the ability to load ad aware (starts to initilaize and then stops, I've removed and downloaded another version several times to no avail). Other programs are hanigng up periodically...aol particularly. I ran Hijack This, and can tell I have problems. Can you help?Hijack this log--Micro1Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 10:58:09 AM, on 1/6/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\Program Files\Citrix�... Read more

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Ok im living a nightmare right now with this computer and I have no clue what happened. Im gonna try and make this short but A LOT has happened since last night. Some background:Bought this computer brand new from Staples (warranties have long since lapsed) in 07. Was one of the first with Vista. After my antivirus expired and I ran through a few free ones I just never got antivirus again. (I know, I know)...Ive been without antivirus software since 09 and my computers been ok. I download tons of stuff, play online games, spend plenty of time on the net and Ive never had a problem. Recently I just got a virus. My computer has been acting crazy slow and freezing and yesterday this new thing happened where everytime I would Google antivirus software, it would redirect me to another website to download some software. Im assuming this is the virus, and that this other website is bogus. I finally got avast downloaded on my computer and i did a boot scan (I had to reinstall avast about 3 times btw. It kept saying UNSECURED; avast has stopped) The scan found a ton of stuff with the same name in all types of different locations. The names were win32 patched and winamp--- (didnt catch the rest) now I selected the option to delete all, but when it finished the next morning and I was at the main page, it said this copy of windows is not genuine. I googled, it seems that avast is usually the root of this problem, so i uninstalled it and it went away.Now basically this is where I'm at... Read more

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star feeds mixer is the website it keeps directing me to by the way...

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I have an application called worklist that is only coming up on one of the three monitors attached to the PC. It shows on Monitor 1 and I need it to show on Monitor 3 instead. How do I change which monitor the application will show on?

Thanks.

Kev

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Greetings all!
I have the following issue I need assistance in resolving.
I currently have my Syncmaster 2033 as my primary viewing screen.
I'm able to use a Sharp Aquos independantly to view Hi def, provided I have the syncmaster disconnected! That is I cannot have both connected, the syncmaster connect6ed via dvi connection and the Aquos connected by HDMI connection.
When I start my system the syncmaster displays the windows logo but then goes dark and the Aquos lights up and is the main view screen while the sysncmaster is dark.
So how can I use multiple monitors?
My specs are updated on the bottom left and I have downloaded the latest ATI catalyst drivers.

Regards,
Adrian

A:Multiple Monitors

The monitor have a VGA connection? If so try it with that instead of the DVI connection. Problem is as I understand it is that both the DVI and HDMI connections can't be used at the same time. Don't remember where I saw it but has something to do with using two digital connections at the same time (and how the RAMDAC's handle it), but works fine with the VGA and HDMI.

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Hey guys,

I have an Asus G75V laptop. I have two additional monitors that are connected to my laptop, one with a VGA connection and the other with a HDMI connection.

My question is: How do I set my laptop to keep the settings/layout without it changing whenever I power off the laptop and monitors?

If I power on my laptop without one of my monitors powered on, all the settings are changed. I would like to keep it as is when I set everything up.

My setup is like this: My laptop's monitor is the main monitor. I have two other monitors on either side of my laptop. The one on the left is through VGA and the one on the right is through HDMI. I extended my display to the left. I mirror my laptop's image on the monitor to the right (HDMI).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Help with Multiple Monitors

Hi and welcome to TSF have you checked this out How To Configure And Use Multiple Monitors In Windows 7
there is more here in the first couple of links from MS https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=se...w=1366&bih=619

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hey guyz, i think i got a simple problem but its difficult for me figure it out, my ATI graphics card's got a multiple monitor function which i'm battling to turn it off.. . i dnt want to uninstall the drivers and card (too much of a hustle) any ideas?
 

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Have a question for those using more than one monitor. How does this help productivity? And what do you use such a setup for?

A:Why multiple monitors?

You can drag programs over to the other screen and it basically makes your screen bigger.

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Hi, I didn't know where this topic would be appropriate so I put it in the XP one.

I'm trying to set up multiple monitors using a CRT TV that has an s-video hook up. My video card has a TV-out and I have the proper cord to connect the 2 (the cord actually splits into an s-video and composite video). When it's all hooked up and I go into the display settings and try to enable or activate the second monitor, it just flickers for a second or two then stops and nothing has changed.

I have set this up in the past but forgot how I did it. I'm not completely sure but the last time I had it set up, I might have had my old Radeon 9000 pro instead of my x1600 pro that I have now. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:multiple monitors with tv

HOW TO FORCE A TV DETECTION on every pc, and videocard

here is a video i found that show you how to do it easely

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/109632...n_a_laptop_pc/

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Ok, the story is have 2 monitor's and a tv hooked up to my computer. When I'm not playing a dvd or something on the tv I would like to have some sort of 3d fish animation going on it, so it looks like a fish tank. I can easily get one of these as a scr, but that doesn't help since I want to have the animation going while I do my thing with the other 2 screens.

Far as I can tell the easist way to do this would be to use some scr player which can just run a screen saver on the tv, but be unaffected by mouse movement. It would be important that the prog have windowed mode since if it just fullscreans it it will likely mess up my other displays.

The other solution I thought of was to make that screens desktop an animated desktop with my disired fishy display. This however has proven to be difficult since all the animated desktop prgos i have found only support 1 display.

If anyone can tell me of some good progs to us or any other thoughts on how I can fix this I would be quite thankful. Btw I'm running winxp pro, the 3 displays are coming from 2 video cards. my primary monitor, and the tv are coming from my grforce fx 5600 agp card, and the second monitor is coming from a pci geforce mx 4400 card. Thanks again
 

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Alright, I know that you can have multiple monitors hooked up (assuming your vid card can support it), I'm wondering if it's possible to have 2 monitors, both having different things on each screen..

For example, Let's say I'm working a webpage design. I have 2 monitors hooked up, and I want 1 monitor to have the html page open, and the other monitor to have the notepad open. I then want to save the notepad file, and then refresh the html page (on the other monitor)

Another example could include playing 2 games at once on different monitors.. Like City of Heroes on one monitor and Warcraft III on the other.

Is this at all possible with 1 tower? Or is this like a 2 computer sort of deal..

Thanks!
 

A:Multiple Monitors..?

The first scenerio is quite possibly, since you do not need to clone one display to the other. You can set it up as an extension of the first, monitor and have whatever you like on it or set it up as a seperate screen.

The second senerio would not work, since it would stress every component in the entire computer as it would need to render two highly intensive environments with complex graphics and sounds with only one set of hardware to do so and to control it.
 

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Hi all

First post ever to a computer forum

I have a new computer and I am planning to output to on or more of three monitors including a 42 inch TV

I have an ATI 5770 GPU

The output will be identical on the different displays

Stupid question - does the output to multiple monitors slow the performance? If so it there a way to activate only the monitor or monitors that I will be using?

Thanks

Will

A:Multiple monitors

Welcome to SevenForums! You made the right decision posting here.

If you have a compatible video card, you will have no trouble using dual monitors. Performance impact will be slight, unnoticeable unless you are trying to game that way.

Yes, you can disable any monitors you do not use. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen Resolution. YOu can go from there.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

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i have two computers and only one monitor and wanted to know if there was some way to use a splitter of some kind to switch back and forth without unhooking anything

A:Multiple Monitors

Hi drew.A switch box like this one would be the best solution. You don't get signal degradation with them.When buying a switchbox you need to be sure it is compatable with your monitor connection types.You will also find some that require a power source. The above one does not.

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is it possible to setup my tv to monitor status if i install another graphics card from another computer or do i need to get some kind of adapter to link my pc to monitor and tv. I can use either at the moment but want to have connection to both all the time
 

A:multiple monitors

You need a video card with two outputs or use two video cards. If you use two cards, you should use cards of the same brand (ie: ATI or nVidia).

With that said, it also depends on the TV and the type of inputs that it supports. You then need a card with an output that matches the TV input (ie: HDMI, DVI, VGA, etc.)
 

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Hello,
I am not very good at computers. I am trying to hook up a second monitor to my desktop. I used a VGA splitter and now I get the same picture on both screens. I want to extend it so I can use different windows between the two screens. Please advise. I suspect that I have to buy something, but I don't know what.

My computer is a :
Dell Dimension E310

My display adapter is :
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family

What else do you need to know? And you might have to tell me how to find it because all I know how to do is go to control panel and click display.

Thanks,
Sam
 

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Everything seems fine, the second monitor has the message that the display adapter was initialized successfully. But under Display Properties -> Settings there is only one monitor picture shown.
Under the System properties the Display adapter tells me that the area of memory normally used by this device is beeing used by another program or device. I already tried the advice under C:\windows\Display.txt.
 

A:multiple Monitors

Don't really know anything about dual monitor, but maybe this site will help:
http://www.languru.com/multimon.htm
 

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Hi,
I have a Radeon HD 5570 1GB which has display port, hdmi & dvi port. I would like to connect 3 monitors but this video card only supports 2 monitors. What is cheapest & simplest way to provision the 3rd monitor to extend desktop? Could I add ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB as a 2nd card? Will this work no problem for sure? Connect any monitor to the 2nd card? Need dissplay port adapter? Any config required?
 

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I was talking with someone the other day and they mentioned the possibility of using mulitple monitors on one computer. This would be an excellent solution for the kind of work I do. My question is around how to set that up. I'd like to do this with my laptop if possible.

Thanks,

Campsb
 

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Hi everyone,Just got a M92P with a ATI HD7450 video card which Lenovo sales told me would support 4 monitors.  The card only has a DVI and a DisplayPort. There is a DP connections on the motherboard as well. Any ideas how to go about getting 3 monitors connected?Thanks













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A:M92 multiple monitors

This thread may be of assistance:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/M91p-3-amp-4-monitor-support/m-p/639705#... I'm using a passive DP adapter (to DVI) off the motherboard.  http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/DisplayPort-to-DVI-on-M91p/m-p/752491#M8...Let us know.

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I have a company laptop (Lenovo) that I am using w/windows 10
I have an external monitor (AOC 27" computer monitor) added and would like to add another. The addition would be a Hitachi ROKU 42" LED. The hitachi would be used on a AT&T Connect conf hosted call. The monitor is used for additional info from laptop and the laptop screen for other support as needed during the conference. Will this work and if so how do I get all three screens up at the same time?'
 

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Ok i have been trying to hook up my two 17" flat panels for like 5 hours and i cant do it so i need help!!!

Here what i got going on.

I have an on board video, And i have a Nvidia riva TNT2 model 64 video card.

Ive gone to the disdlay settings and everything. This is WHAT i should be seeing>>>>>>
NOT MY ACUTAL SCREEN SHOT!!!!!!!

But this is what i am seeing instead, only one choice.


NOT MY ACUTAL SCREEN SHOT!!!!!!!

It only choose one or the other, when i take out the card it goes to the onboard when i put the card in and leave th onboard plugged in it just switches the the card only!!
So is there some kind of over write i can change so it doesnt just use one.

Is this possibly a driver udate problem??


I tried updating the driver for the card and it just seys error. dont know why but the sucks too.


please help

A:multiple monitors

Hi 73fd and welcome to TSF !

I don't think you'll be able to use both your onboard video and your AGP video card at the same time. That setup can be done with a PCI(-E) video card, and only with some motherboards, but I think the AGP card automatically disables the onboard video when you plug it in.

I'll google a bit and I'll tell you if I'm wrong.

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Can I set up more than two monitors in Windows 10 on my HP Pavillion desktop? 

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Hi all,

I am wondering if there is a reasonably simple and cheap way to run multiple monitors off a single computer.

What I want to do is have the computer with a monitor that is being used by the person using the computer, and then have several monitors showing different slideshows, but running off the same computer.

Thanks,
Michael
 

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I would like to set up dual monitors for my desktop. Is it possible to use the video card on the motherboard (vga) for one monitor and my dedicated card (hdmi) for then second?
 

A:Multiple monitors?

In most cases when a graphic card is installed, the integrated graphic device is automatically disabled.

A detailed description of that graphic card and what type connection ports it has would be helpful.

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I have just purchased an ACER 1916W monitor. I am running Windows XP, and have downloaded all the appropriate drivers for the monitor.I am trying to set up multiple monitors. I can set up my monitors to where I can drag from on monitor to the other. Though I want have the ACER monitor display to display exactly what I am seeing on my laptop display. That way I can just tuck my laptop up under the monitor shelf, and use another keyboard so I will have desk space. I have spent at least a day trying to work it myself and trying to talk to a tech from acer, but no luck. Also I was reading somthing about a cloned display, and it look like you may need some additional software. Though I am unsure. well anyhelp would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.

Donnell Kennerly
 

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Hi, I'm new here so I apologize if I posted this in the wrong section.

I have 2 monitors and one TV connected to my Win7 desktop. I was wondering if there's a gadget or something to facilitate the process of changing my display as my current video card only supports 2 screens at once. I use my 2 monitors most of the time, but whenever I want to watch a movie its a hassle to disable my secondary monitor to enable my TV. If there's anything that will make this process quicker, please let me know.

Thank you.

A:Multiple monitors

Welcome to Seven Forums johnnyc418. A monitor switch box can be used to share 2 monitors with one PC (basically what you need to do). They will likely need to use the same type of output (VGA, or DVI). Have a google for Monitor Switch Box, and you will find many choices and price ranges. A Guy

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I have a laptop which I use both at work and at home. At work I plug in an extra monitor to give me effectively 2 monitors. When I use the laptop at home I don't have an extra monitor but if I open up programs such as Notepad or Adobe Photoshop, the windows are nowhere to be seen.........as they are still on the other monitor!! Is there any way to move them without being able to see them?

Any ideas?

I'm tearing my hair out!!

Thanks

Ben
 

A:Multiple Monitors!! Help!!

Seems to me to be a hardware issue, not a business application issue. Moved to the hardware forum.

Good luck!
 

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Is it possible to connect to separate monitors with HDMI-DVI connection cables?  Is the HP capable of handling multiple attached monitors?  If so, do you need to purchase a HDMI splitter?

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I have a HP Pavilion g4 running Windows 8.
I have the capability to add 1 monitor
However I would like to add 1 more monitor, so iii have 3 active working at onetime.
What Hardware and Software do I need to do this? Thanks
 

A:Add Multiple Monitors to PC

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How can i have more than 2 Monitor plugged into my desktop , i have seen lots of people do that and wonder how ?
 

A:Multiple Monitors

A video card with two outputs is one method. What's your existing hardware?
 

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Hi, I want to use three monitors, one laptop screen and two external screens. I have connected the screens in two ways. VGA + DisplayPort to HDMIWith this setup, two monitors do work. When I try to add a third monitor (Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution) and click OK, Windows gives the following message: "Unable to save display settings". Wether I enable the laptop screen with an external screen or two external screens does not matter. It just cannot handle three screens. Microsoft says: "This issue occurs because some laptop graphic adapters only support two displays at one time. When you attempt to configure the display settings to use a third monitor on a laptop that supports only two monitors, Windows 7 and Windows 8 will check the hardware to confirm compatibility, then display the error message." But the hardware does support three monitors... VGA + DisplayPort to VGA adapter (to VGA of course)When i connect the screens like this, alle screens are working. The only problem is that when I set the resolution of the screen attached to the DisplayPort (to VGA adapter) to 1920 x 1080, the screen starts to flicker. When I put  the resolution to 1600 x 900 the screen works just fine. This is not a big problem, but when you buy a 27 inch Full HD screen you want to use it to it full capibility as you can imagine.   I read something abo... Read more

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I'm running windows xp home on my laptop and I'm setting up multiple monitors. I'm having a problem making my second monitor my primary monitor. I see the option in the display properties but I can't check the option to have my second monitor my primary, the box is shaded over. Is there a way to have the second monitor my primary? Thanks
-Andrew
 

A:multiple monitors

Strangely enough you appear to need to make the selection on the other monitor (where the selection is not greyed out) and then it will be available on the second one (and selecting that unselects and greys out the other one)

Works for me anyway.
 

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I need help installing two monitors on my computer
 

A:Multiple monitors

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

How far have you gotten so far?
 

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I am purchasing a MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4G GPU, and I think it has capablilities for 4 monitors to be displayed as a single desktop. If this is true, what cables should I get, and any ideas for decent cheap monitors? My plan is to have three monitors side by side as a single entity, and a fourth on the side as a reference screen (I would prefer this one to be rather small, like 6-8 inch)
 

A:Multiple Monitors?

You should count a number of output ports in your system first. Found a good guide on this topic: http://www.techradar.com/news/compu...e-complete-guide-to-multiple-monitors-1074313
 

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Hello. I am new here.

Have a question regarding using multiple monitors for display purposes, while using my laptop & its monitor to perform other app's.

Example: I photograph sporting events. I download my compact flash to my pc. I then do a quick batch enhancement on the photo's I just downloaded. Then I would like to name folders to upload to viewing station monitors. I would like to be able to use multiple monitors for displaying my photographs, at the same time still being able to use the pc for additional downloads and batch enhancements before uploading to additional folders for the viewing station monitors.

Do I need additional software/hardware? And "how do I" set this up? All input is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to email me regarding this question.

Steve
 

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I currently operate a Video monitoring central station. I have 10 individual PC's. Each PC utilizes its OnBoard Video slot for 1 monitor, as well as 2 additional PCI video cards. Each Video card has 2 monitor outputs for a grand total of 5 monitors per PC.

Recently I have come across multiple GPU's with 3 monitor output slots/types

My question is: Is there anything stopping me from adding more monitors/GPU's to each PC?
- Would a PC with ample processing power, and RAM run... say 8 monitors?? 10 monitors??
- Does the OS limit the number of monitors that can be run off one machine???
- Is Windows 7 any better in this scenario than windows XP??

Most info I've found on the topic is the opposite of my purpose: using multiple video cards simultaneously for gaming (1 monitor). I simply want to load a MoBo with GPU's and have the ability to bring up 8-10 instances of Internet explorer (1 per monitor)

Any Insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Well as far as I know I don;t think there is any limit to how many monitors windows can support or at least if therei s its probably some very high number. I remember seeing people using Many MANY monitors for a Flight Simulator game.

Anyways if you do plan on getting one of these higher end video cards with multiple video outputs Make sure your powersupply can handle the extra load of these higher end video cards. Sure the pci cards your currently using may not use much power but these new ones are PCI-Express and are higher end gaming type video cards (from what I remember) and usually require more power and proper cooling.
 

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Having trouble keeping a secondary monitor 'alive' after it comes on, then dies when Windows starts up.
Have done a trouble shoot but cannot access a number of the categories, supposedly in Control Panel, which come up in the troubleshooter. ie: the double screen window doesn't show under 'Display' options.
The machine I'm having this problem with is using Windows XP Home edition.
This machine I'm using right now has Windows XP Professional edition and this dialog window shows under 'Display'.
[Whether it will actually support a second monitor or not, I'm not sure! Haven't tried this one yet.]

Further info - the problem m/c does have a dual video card, and the secondary monitor works initially, but as soon as the Welcome screen comes on, it dies. Maddening!

Any one have any ideas?

mjbyyz (John B). 100426-22:59EDT
 

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i don't know if this is even possible or not, but maybe someone can help.

I have 2 laptops and a projector. I need to clone the laptop display that's hooked up to the projector to the other laptop.

So I would have 1 laptop screen with (ex. a .ppt presentation) and another laptop that would need to be connected to the one running the .ppt presentation, all while displaying on a projector.

I know it doesn't make sense, but it's been requested and I've never heard of such a thing. I know it's possible with a seperate external monitor or a TV, but another laptop?

Thanks!

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Network video streaming across LAN is all i can think of. However the client computer would have to start the stream so it would not be the clone that you are looking for. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/streaming.html

lo and behold there is such a thing http://www.maxivista.com/

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I have been connecting my HP Laptop to my 42in 720p television and every time i do my resolution changes on my laptop screen and my icons get moved around. I am wondering if there is a way to set different propeties so that when I disconnect my TV the computer automatically goes back to its previous settings?
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hi and welcome to TSG have you tried clicking on a empty space on your desktop and choose personlise then display settings you can set up yor tv as a second monitor, also if you have it on the left hand column connect to a external device
 

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Hi,

I want a setup with 3 monitors so I can work with 3 remote desktop connections. Are there any desktop computers on the market that can do this by adding the additional monitors or do i need more junk to make this work? It seems windows 7 can do this. Appreciate any advice.

Gibs
 

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A lot of computers support triple monitors these days, Intel integrated graphics, AMD graphics, NVidia graphics cards all support 3 or more monitors as long as the model you choose has three or more outputs. You may need more "junk" to connect each monitor such as a DisplayPort adapter since most system use a DisplayPort adapter for teh third monitor though. Windows itself has no issues with multiple monitors.
 

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