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Q: HP840 with dual external monitors needs setup constant for d...

I have an HP840 Laptop with it's docking station (ultraslim dock 2013). The dock has dual display port connections on it which I connect to dual monitors. I'd like to have the configuration automatically select a single monitor when docked that being the notebooks own display (and have it be the main screen. But, when docked, I'd like (automatically) to have the dual monitors be screen 1 and 2 (be able to select which is always which) and allow the laptop to be closed with the internal screen disabled.As it is now this takes allot of fussing around to get this going with laptop restarts need when left for a time. Thanks for any help,Don

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i have 2 monitor plugins(1 on mobo,1 on the videocard) is it possible 2 do a dual screen setup?
 

A:Dual monitors setup

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Well, it depends on what harddrive you've got, who made the motherboard and the graphics card, what os you are running, and if the drivers of the two cards are compatible. Then it depends on what you want to use it for.

But yes, it should be possible to do a dual screen setup, though it might take a bit of work..
 

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Hey guys,

First all, sorry if this is in the wrong section. My topic is.. kind of a hybrid of a bunch.

I currently have a dual monitor setup for my computer, but one of them is dying out.

I'm going to be getting a Wii, so I'm also planning on getting a composite / component compatible monitor.

Here's my planning:
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1041/pcsetup.png

And here's the rear of the P2370HD:
http://www.samsung.com/sec/consumer/images/monitor/P2370HD/P2370HD_03.jpg

Hoping for the P2370HD to be an extension to my desktop when the source is set to PC, and to display the Wii when it's set to the Wii (RCA).

Now for my question(s):
1- If I'm running full computer (desktop on primary and extended onto secondary), and I switch the secondary to run the Wii, will the desktop still function on the primary?

If so, will the sound output whatever's on the desktop monitor AND the Wii monitor?
If not, then why not?

Please note that the desktop's sound is outputted to the second monitor which is outputted to the speakers. Thus my assumption that the speakers would indeed output sound from both as both signals are coming from the second monitor in the end.

I'll add some more questions if I come up with any.

Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance!
 

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I have been having one heck of a day. I want to set up 3 monitors on my computer. I would be happy just to get 2 of them setup. The onboard video has a cover over it saying do not remove. So I havent messed with that. I have the video card it came with, which is a nvidia card. I bought a dual output ati card and installed it. Right now only one monitor will work and its the one on the nvidia card. I have 3 screen shots of the errors I get. One of them is in the device manager under display adapters. It shows my NVIDIA GeForce 8500 Gt. Under it shows the one I bought Radeon x1300 Series (microsoft corporation - WDDM), I am a little confused because on the box that the video card came in, it says X1550. Also I have screen shots I can email someone of all these. So on the radeon display adapter there is a yellow triangle with a black ! in it. When I right click it and hit the properties it says under device status.
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43).

Next screen shot is the one on the bottom right of my system tray, another yellow triangle with a black !. It says...
Incompatible display adapter has been disabled.
At least one display adapter on the system has been disabled because its driver is not compatible with the driver for the VGA adapter.

Last error message is.

Warner -
The catalyst control center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI a... Read more

A:I need help getting dual or tripple monitors setup?

Hi cameronrs5
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Please do not create duplicate threads.
Continue replies for this issue in your original thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/788777-i-need-help-getting-dual.html
Thank you.

Closing thread.
 

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I have been having one heck of a day. I want to set up 3 monitors on my computer. I would be happy just to get 2 of them setup. The onboard video has a cover over it saying do not remove. So I havent messed with that. I have the video card it came with, which is a nvidia card. I bought a dual output ati card and installed it. Right now only one monitor will work and its the one on the nvidia card. I have 3 screen shots of the errors I get. One of them is in the device manager under display adapters. It shows my NVIDIA GeForce 8500 Gt. Under it shows the one I bought Radeon x1300 Series (microsoft corporation - WDDM), I am a little confused because on the box that the video card came in, it says X1550. Also I have screen shots I can email someone of all these. So on the radeon display adapter there is a yellow triangle with a black ! in it. When I right click it and hit the properties it says under device status.
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43).

Next screen shot is the one on the bottom right of my system tray, another yellow triangle with a black !. It says...
Incompatible display adapter has been disabled.
At least one display adapter on the system has been disabled because its driver is not compatible with the driver for the VGA adapter.

Last error message is.

Warner -
The catalyst control center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI a... Read more

A:I need help getting dual or tripple monitors setup?

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Looking for the best monitors - dual monitor setup - for my computer. Minimum monitor size is 27". Using primarily for CADD. Considering using a docking station, but doesn't appear necessary as this computer has multiple display ports. For: HP ZBook 17 G2, i7-4710MQ Quad Processor with Nvidia Quadro Graphics, 32 GB RAM, 1TB HDD

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A friend of mine has a BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard which can be found on Newegg at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813138345

He is currently using a DVI monitor. Since his motherboard has an available HDMI slot then it was my suggestion that he get a cable and connect it to his HDTV that way he could watch for example the history channel online through his computer to his HDTV.

When I connect the cable from the computer to the TV then the DVI monitor shows NO SIGNAL The TV will show the desktop but has no sound when running anything. I couldn't find a way to have both the monitor and the TV running at the same time. He is using a Aurum Ultra Series - High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet CL3 Certified - Supports 3D & Audio Return Channel Full HD

The DVI Monitor is an Acer X203H bd 20-Inch LCD Monitor. He is running Windows 7 64 Bit.

Does anyone have any advice? Could it be that he need both an HD Monitor & HDTV for this to work using a splitter to send the signal both ways? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Dual Monitors Setup Issues

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Interesting problem,

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6300 series adapter, running windows 7 x64. I have a dual monitor setup, the same monitor on each port an Acer S230hl. One port is an HDMI the other is a VGA. the issue i have is that when i have a worksheet open i can see the gridlines to the cells on the HDMI connected monitor, if i move the sheet over to the vga monitor the gridlines are so light i cannot make out the different cells. it looks like one clean sheet of white paper. i tried different contrast and brightness settings and no luck. anyone have some ideas, or maybe had the same problem and found a fix?

thank you.

The bear

A:Excel does not show gridlines on both monitors in a dual monitor setup

thebear, do you mind creating and uploading a screenshot?
Here is how-to.

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So i have a HP HDX16t with a 512MB Geforce 9600M GT video card running Win7 64bit Home Premium. The laptop has a VGA and an HDMI output. I currently have an external monitor (19" ViewSonic VX900) hooked up to the VGA output. Does anyone know if i can hook my second external monitor (also ViewSonic VX900) up as well through the HDMI port? The VX900 has VGA and DVI-D inputs, so i would definitely need an HDMI to DVI adapter (which i don't have currently). I have searched around on this, but havn't been able to find anything conclusive. Nvidia's 9600m GT page is sorely lacking in details.

I know i could set this up by buying a Matrox DualHead2Go adapter as well, but i was hoping to avoid spending an extra $200 that i would rather put into upgrading my aging monitors. Also the apparent downside to the DualHead2Go adapter is that i would need to place both monitors on one side of my laptop vs one on either side (as i had hoped to do).
 

A:Dual External Monitors on Laptop?

Anyone try this before?
 

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Dear community, I am having problems while using display ports on my new docking station. At the moment my setup is: 2 AOC 31.5? 2560 x 1440 connected with display port.Ultra docking station 40AJ (PN SD20R56774) Lenovo Thinkpad T480s i7 14? All drivers and firmware Is up to date and we have tried different setup with HDMI/DP. There is nothing wrong with the screens themselves. Can you advice how we can use 2 screens with this setup?

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Can anyone tell me whether the ProBook 450 G2 can support dual monitors simultaneosly when used with a docking station

A:Can I do dual external monitors with my HP ProBook 450 G2 ?...

metroplexchl wrote:Can anyone tell me whether the ProBook 450 G2 can support dual monitors simultaneosly when used with a docking stationHi, Welcome to HP Support Forum. Actually it is depending on which docking station do you use. With a RIGHT docking station which supports TWO external monitors any laptop can do. Regards.

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Hi, Can a T420 with Intel graphics run 2 external monitors at 2560x1600 (via display ports) using a minidoc series 3? Thanks, -Emran











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A:t420 dual external monitors

That should work according to this document entitled NVIDIA Optimus - ThinkPad Multiple Monitor Configurations:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76617
 
Hope this helps.




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Does anyone have the Y510p -- without the dual graphics -- displaying on two external monitors at the same time (i.e. one on the HDMI and one on the VGA output)? 













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A:Y510p Dual External Monitors?

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My work purchased a Yoga 900-13ISK and two external monitors with HDMI and the traditional VGA inputs. I would like to connect the machine so I can run two external monitors simultaneously when I'm working from home. The best solution I have found is the type c adapter which will allow my to run one external monitor only. Does anyone have any guidance for setting up the machine to run two external monitors simultaneously? Thanks!

A:Yoga 900 - setting up dual external monitors?

Upon reading articles online about the Yoga 900, it does support dual monitors (HDMI or Display port), but you'll need a USB-C adapter. Does your USB C adapter have two display options on it?




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Hi,I would like to connect my ThinkPad E450 to 2 external displays.I am aware that the laptop has only one HDMI port, and wondered maybe there is way to do so,perhaps with additional accessories?  Thank you

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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

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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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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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How do I get two external monitors to work with my new Yoga 730 15 inch? I have a USB-C to Hdmi but I cannot use it and the HDMI port because all three screens will not show up, only two. Only two monitors will show at one time. What can I do to get these to work?  Is there a docking station I can purchase? I have the Lenovo part GX90M44577 that is the USB-C to HDMI port.  

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I would like to use my T430s with two external displays, for a total of 3 displays. My configuration:T430s with NVS 5200 (Win 7 professional)Mini Dock Series 3 (4337)external monitor 1 connected to DVI on the dockexternal monitor 2 connected to VGA on the dock The system detects both monitors fine, but will only allow me to extend desktop to one of them at a time. Can you guys help me? My understanding is that it should work just fine with my configuration.


























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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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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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I have a ThinkPad S1 yoga bought in Dec 2013. I have being using the mini hdmi to work of 1 external 1080p monitor these last few years and it has worked fine. I now want to add a new second 1440 x 2560 along side my 1080 x 1920 monitor for a dual monitor set up. (Mostly for spreadsheets, emails, web browsing etc.) I do not mind if one of these duplicates my laptop screen. I was going to get the onelink dock to enable me to do this however I am not sure if it will work. I know the resolution with dual monitors running off the dock is limited at 1200p. What I now want to do is use the mini hdmi on my laptop for one monitor and the onelink dock for the other, however I want to be sure it will work before I go and buy the monitor and dock. Alternatively I could buy an USB 3.0 to hdmi adapted to run the 1080 monitor and a usb hub for the extra usb's I will need. (I think the dock will use less processing power and would be a slicker set up so I imagine it would be better?) You?re  help would be appreciated as I have read there can be issues trying to get higher resolution monitors to work. 

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There's a single HDMI output and no other VGA or DVI outputs available.  I'm slowing losing my mind not being able to run naviagation and maps on one screen and my flight sim on the other.  Yes I know I can use the laptop monitor but it's just easier to run out two monitors and close the laptop. Anyone use a USB 3.0 solution that's verified to work?  Or can someone point me in the right direction?  I've spent hours searching but am afraid to pull the trigger on something that isn't verified.

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I have a Dell laptop on a docking station running Windows 7. Everyday I place it on the docking station and use my 20 inch monitor. Is it possible to activate the dual monitor feature and use the 20 inch as the primary and use the open laptop as the secondary monitor? If so, what should my settings be?
 

A:How do I configure dual monitors with laptop on docking station and external monitor?

The value of 'Multiple displays' (see attachment) should be 'Extend these displays.' You may have to switch the positions of the two monitors (at the top of that window).
 

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Connected an IOGear compact dock to the laptop's USB C. Connected monitor #1 to the dock's HDMI port.Connected an HDMI cable to monitor #2 and used an HDMI to mini display port adapter to connect to the docks mini diplay port.I used the "Extend Display" setting on the laptop.I can only get display on the laptop monitor and one of the external monitors.  I can't get the display to work on both external monitors.  Second external monitor is not detected.  Help please. I am told that a plugable usb type c docking station would work, it has two "Disply ++ Ports".  Suggestion is to use an HDMI to DP++ cable to connect to the dual external monitors. Haven't tried it yet, does anyone know whether that'll work?

A:Need help connecting Yoga 910 13IKB with 1 USB C & 1 USB 3.0 port to dual external HDMI monitors

Easier still is to just use an HDMI splitter.

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I have a Dell Latitude E7450 laptop with a E-Port Plus II port replicator connected to two external monitors using DisplayPort which will not output to multiple monitors.
I have another Dell model and when placed on the port replicator with two external monitors connected, booting into BIOS/UEFI the screen is cloned onto each monitor. However, when doing the same with a brand new Dell Latitude E7450 only one screen is active - the other is off. Within Windows itself, I can only have 1 monitor connected to the port replicator. If I undock, I can run 3 monitors independently indicating an issue with the dock rather than a hardware limitation with the laptop itself.
I believe the above tests eliminates the OS or driver issue and highlights a compatibility issue between the new Dell Latitude E7450 laptop and E-Port Plus II port replicator. I have tried this on 2 separate machines with the same results. I have also updated both the graphics drivers (Version 10.18.14.4170, A16) and the BIOS (Version A04) to the latest releases. I have also tried using DVI cables as well as swapping out the port replicators. Nothing works. In Windows 8.1 itself, it actually shows as two monitors active, but one is not on. If I swap out the monitors to a different brand, I get the same result.
Is there a BIOS/UEFI setting I need to change? Is there a newer port replicator or update I need?

A:Dell Latitude E7450 compatibility with E-Port Plus II with external Dual DisplayPort monitors

Did you resolve this issue and, if so, how? I have the same laptop (but running Windows 10) and the same docking station with the same results.

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

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

.....Gord
 

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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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 would like to upgrade my HP840 G3 from actual HD display (823950-001) to QHD display (823952-001).How can I buy such QHD display directly from HP? I found the display replacement instruction in the HP Maintenance and Service Guide (c04887250), but no instruction on display cable replacement. Does the display cable support any possible LCD resolution (HD, FDH, QHD) ? ThanksMichaelDacher

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

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

thanks!

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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Ive read the Instructions on how to setup XP to dual-boot with Vista...
However, im concerned (and someone mentioned it happened to them in the thread)
that when XP SETUP is finished with the TX part of setup and reboots PC to go into the
rest of setup (GUI XP SETUP)) it wont continue....?
is this right>? ive read elsewhere that if the partitions for XP are created in Vista that it wont boot into the rest of setup....

I could make the partition during XP setup if this will help?

thanks
 

A:Vista/XP Dual Boot - Will XP setup continue into GUI setup after reboot of 1st part.?

When I did my dual boot [using win2k / vista] I used an existing partition that was created by vista. No problem at all. It is a little more difficult than say installing win2k after xp however as long as you follow the instructions there are no problems.

As always make an image of your system before you start. This way if something does go wrong, it is a simple matter to restore the image and be back where you started from.
 

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Hey,
First off thanks for taking the time to help me on this. I just recently started using a dual monitor setup. The whole reason I wanted to run this was so that I could run a web page while i was running a game. It did not take me long to realize the inadequacies of my foresight in this quest for freedom from alt tab quirks, like the mouse not syncing with the game reticle (how is that word spelled!?) or color skewing, because the game locks the mouse inside the window the game is running in. So panning over is a no go. My question is whether or not there is a way that I can set up a dual mouse system. I have a custom built computer. My main monitor is plugged into my graphics card and my off monitor is just plugged into the HDMI port on my motherboard.
 

A:Dual screen dual mouse setup for Game and web page use

If anyone has any other ideas let me know. I have never seen the setup Willburforce is looking for.

You can plug multiple mice into a PC, and both will work, however, both will control the same single mouse pointer. Even if you had a mouse and a touchscreen, the mouse's pointer will immediately go to your finger the second you touched the screen.

Anyone else....
 

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

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

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

Thanks...

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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my beloved a64 box has stood by me for 3 years, but now i have to use serious software for school (video editing, flash, photoshop, autodesk) so i need a stronger machine... i still need to figure out the specs ill need but i have one main question at this point, KVM switches.

right now (in the a64) i have a radeon 9800 256 pushing 2 monitors at 1280*1024 and a kvm switch that allows one monitor, the keyboard and mouse to click to my linux box when i hit scroll lock twice fast. is there a such switch that could switch BOTH monitors and keyboard and mouse AND sound between my a64 box and future dual core intel? (or whatever you guys recomend lol)
 

A:dual system- dual monitor setup

You could get a better AMD processor if it is a socket 939 and then there would be no need for a new motherboard, a Skt 939 Athlon X2 would be good, if you dont wanna upgrade ur mobo.
 

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What is the best setup for running dual monitors with dual video cards?

Plug one monitor into one card and the other into the second card with Crossfire off, or turn on Crossfire and plug both monitors into the same video card?

Both monitors are the same.

A:Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

crossfire on, same card

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I'm pretty sure I need to install another video card, in able to have 2 monitors. Need recommendation on which card to get that will work with the current setup. No gaming, just working, so do not need anything special.

The computer is Compaq Presario CQ5600Y
Windows 7 Professional x64
AMD Athlon II 170u Processor, 2000 Mhz
BIOS Version Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.59, 5/20/2010
RAM 2.00 GB
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Thank you for your help

A:Need to setup 2 monitors

JWittek, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Looking at the specs for your computer,

Compaq Presario CQ5600Y Desktop PC Product Specifications Compaq Presario CQ5600Y Desktop PC | HP? Support

it only has a VGA port for connecting a monitor. As a result yes you will need a video card if you want to connect two monitors. It also has one PCI-E 16x slot, so you can easily add a card.

Now with that said the power supply that is in it limits what you can add, without upgrading the PSU as well. For a card something like a Geforce 610 or a Radeon HD 5450 should be fine with that PSU, as both are very low power requirement cards. They won't do much of anything for gaming, but are ideal for multi-monitor.

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First post so my apologies if this is in the wrong area.

I have a work computer where I am trying to hook 4 monitors (2 for video surveillance and 2 for my work programs). Its a lenovo m700 (model: hy10-000gus ... all specs here (http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkCentre/ThinkCentre M700 Tiny/M700 Tiny.pdf)

I only have 2 Display ports for my current two monitors. I am wondering how I can support 4. The "sales rep" at lenovo said it will only support 3 max.

Through research I've found some USB to HDMI adapters that have external video cards? If i bought two could i then have 4 monitors off the computer?? Does anyone have any recommendations of brand??

Is there any other way to do this? (I'm not that tech savvy so please, layman's terms for me)

Please and thanks for your help in advance!!!!!
 

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Intel i5-3570k cpu
8gb ram
Radeon hd 7800 series graphic card
750w 80+ bronze power supply
120gb ssd drive
1tb hdd
Asus p8z77-vlx motherboard

Not really sure what info you need so just listed the main things I could think of. If it would work any advice on how to set it up would be great, it it wouldn't any advice on what to change to make it work would be great, and if you need more info just let me know, thanks in advance.
 

A:Would this setup support 2 monitors?

Processor, RAM, and hard drive have nothing to do with multiple monitor setups or support. You need a graphics card that supports dual monitors, or you need 2 graphics cards. You've just listed a generic graphics card chipset.
 

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hi, does anyone know how to set up duel monitors besides a duel headed card. Can you install two cards and set it up that way or do you have to get a duel headed card?
 

A:duel monitors setup

Yes you can simply install two video cards (one on AGP / one on PCI for example) & have a DualView setup. You will be a bit more limited in this setup as you won't be able to get the taskbar to use both screens (at least without a 3rd party application), you won't be able to have a proper video overlay on both cards & a few other setbacks.

It's still a good way to get familiar with dual screens setups though. Worth trying out.
 

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Hello guys first time here,

So i bought 3 monitors, and proceeded to connect them with varies adapters.
The 270x has:
1 DVI-I (duallink)
1 DVI-D (duallink)
1 HDMI
1 displayport
the monitors only has VGA and DVI-D. as far as i've read i need to get an active displayport to DVI-D, just want to make sure i get right thing and hopefully you guys could assist me in that.
Thanks.
 

A:r9 270x how to setup 3 monitors

Yes, you need a DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter, get an active one, here's some options: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&bop=And&SrchInDesc=active&Page=1&PageSize=30
 

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I would like to setup 2 monitors on my computer. I know my computer is older but it is very fast and I don't plan on using the monitors on resource hogging stuff
My specs are
Intel pentium 4 3ghz HT ENABLED
4gb ram
1tb hdd
Nvidia gt 520 1gb
windows 7
My monitors are 2 different inputs / outputs
If I just plugged them both in to the plugin on my gpu would it work?
and have to adjust stuff?
I have never used dual monitors so I dont know.
One monitor has a 1600x900 (I plan on this being main monitor)
Other is 1024x768
what do I need to do?
Any GOOD software for this?

EDIT
one of them is dvi and other is vga
Also I am new to this site and I dont know what section this should be in

A:how to setup multiple monitors? help

Win7 has some built in features for multi monitors.

This makes it better DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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Hi

I am trying to connect an external TV to my laptop using HDMI connection.
I turned off both of them.
Connected the cable
turned on the TV.
Turned on my laptop.
Everything is fine while the windows starting, everything is displayed on the TV, (which is determined from the bios setup).
When the welcome screen appears, it appears on the laptop, not on the TV.
nothing appears on the TV.
I entered the resolution page and pressed the detect button, all what I get is "Another display not detected"
I tried updating my nvidia card driver.
I searched the internet for any help, I found that this problem happens with a lot of people, most of them say that this problem happened only with windows 7, and the external TV was detected easily using windows XP or Vista.

Please help.

This thread is from nvidia forums showing that the problem is not in the display card driver and all of them have the problem when upgraded to windows 7.

TV Display detection broken (TV not detected) in newest drivers - NVIDIA Forums

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Display card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Driver version: 8.17.12.6658 (266.58)
CPU: Intel core i5 M430 2.27 GHz
Ram: 4.0 GB

A:Setup multiple monitors (Help).

Howdy hesh, and welcome to the 7F.

Could you tell me what type of computer it is? With model number ect.

Thanks,
Gamer

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hi,

I have Nvidia GeForce 7200 GS ( 1VGA + DVI + S-Video )
also built in VGA on motherboard.

so 2 VGAs and 1 DVI

is it possible to make it?
 

A:How to setup 3 Monitors? Using GeForce 7200 GS

I don't see why it wouldn't work, unless your mainboard's integrated graphics just won't work when another graphics card is plugged in.

Just plug in the monitors and enable displays, that should be all.
 

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hi
main monitor is 19" conected with dvi cable
second monitor is 40" lcd conected with hdmi cable

i want see my main desktop on 19" monitor
and play games movies etc.. on 40" lcd

and i cant find how to make them independent
i can duplicate or extend them
or i can attach up to 6 monitors with the eyefinity tecnology
but 2 independent monitors like in the old times i cant ?

anyone know how to do it ?

A:Can i setup 2 independent monitors on hd6870 ??

david95, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Yes you can run them independently, that is what extended mode is (clone mode is all displays showing the same thing), allowing you to run different applications on each display. For what you want to do with playing games on the TV you will have to set it as the primary display as most games will on launch/work on the primary, especially if run full screen.

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