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Q: dual monitors / dual programs set up

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...

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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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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 am new to the dual monitor thing and have a question about using seperate programs on each monitor.

Can you have one website on your left monitor and have another completely different website on your right monitor at the same time? My left monitor has all the icons and my right monitor has nothing but the screen saver. If I drag an Icon over to the right screen and then click to open it, it just opens on my left screen which is set as the primary.

Help!!
 

A:Using programs with dual monitors

You can always drag one browser window to the other monitor..

Your browser has to support multiple monitors to have this done automatically.
 

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I have two monitors set up, and I'm trying to get it so I can be playing a game or using a fullscreen application like Vegas while typing something on the other monitor. I tried doing this, but clicking on the other window that I want to type in makes it the active window and minimizes whatever else I'm doing on the first monitor. Is there any way to either
A) Edit a text document without making it the active window, or
B) Allow both monitors to have active windows at the same time
Is it possible to do any of those?
 

A:Dual monitors with two programs at the same time?

Welcome to TSG!

You can only have one Active (aka Foreground) application running. Otherwise the operating system wouldn't know where to send keyboard input.
So the answer to both questions is no.

Not quite sure why it would minimize the application though.

HTH

Jerry
 

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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

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

.....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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Greetings all.

I'm having a slight problem figuring this one out. I shouldn't, but this problem is kicking my rear. I've got two AOC monitors set up for a client, yet they don't actually portray a "stretched desktop" over the two monitors. It Displays one "widescreen image of my desktop on the right monitor, and what looks like a fullscreen image on the left. I've gone through the usual setup for dual monitors...

Change Display Settings ->
Select 2 in the monitor selection screen ->
Select "Extend" in the other option menu.

I've tried "Windows + P" and tried it that way too.

I've made sure they're the same resolution and an display hertz are the same. I hope to the Gods that this is an easy fix and one of you will have a quick solution for me, but I've gone over all my specs and I just can NOT figure it out. Its usually an easy setup, but for some reason, I'm stumped.

A:Dual Monitors not so dual

Are they the same model AOC monitors? How are you connecting the monitors...what type of cables? Are you connecting them both to the mobo or to a gpu or one to each?

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..Hey gang..built my daughter a system for Xmas which is not going to be 100% I guess, but close..I built a dual-hard drive system one for the kids and one for her to do graphics work..I installed a spinner sata with Win 7 for kids and an SSD with Win 8.1 for her..installed 7 first and then 8 and things were fine, Win 8 would give me a nice screen asking me which OS I wanted to boot to.. but then the spinner started blue screening and grinding so I changed the hd and of course it screwed my boot up and I don't know alot about mbr's and that kind of thing but downloaded EasyBCD and was able to fumble my way through it to luckily get Win 8 back but here's my problem..When I shut down in Win 7 everything is fine as when I start it up I get a bios like screen asking me which OS I want to boot to..but when I shut down in Win 8 it automatically boots back to Win 8 without asking...I have to "restart" to get to the OS choice screen..I don't want to go messing around much further here without some direction as googling my way around miraculously saved me the first time but this problem is a little too convoluted to try and research on my own...Any suggestions greatly appreciated..merry xmas all!

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

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Hello,
I just recently started running dual monitors, my first monitor is my laptop screen while my second monitor is a 19" Dynex lcd tv. The resolution on the laptop screen is set to 1280x800 where as the tv is set at 1440x900

My problem started when I decided to try and play a game on the tv monitor. The game was set in a 1280x800 resolution and as far as I can tell it must be changing the tv to a resolution it doesn't support, because i get the error message "Mode not supported". This also happens when I change the tv's resolution to a resolution below 1440x900.

I fixed the problem and as long as my laptop is open i can use the second monitor as a main monitor or a secondary one. However when I close the laptop screen the tv screen goes blank and displays the error message again ("Mode not supported"). What should happen is the tv should automatically switch to main and only monitor. So I am assuming somewhere in the computers settings this is messed up I just can't find where and its driving me crazy.

I can't find the solution in the nvidia control panel or in display settings.
Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

I recently installed Windows 8 and was playing around with it for most of the day yesterday, I was able to get both monitors up and working, I have a Vizio E470VL and a Sony SDM-P232W ... Yesterday I had the E470VL as the main Screen and it made the 2nd Display a Generic Nvidia Display monitor, but both were working..

So last night I watched some preseason football on the Vizio on HDM2 and when I woke up this morning, the Sony was still working but the Vizio (computer is on HDM1) had no signal input, while I noticed the extended screen was enabled meaning my mouse disappeared onto the other blank screen .. so the thought occurred to me to restart..

So I restarted, then it recognized my Sony with its proper settings instead of the Generic and only listed one monitor in the Display settings.. I did a detect device and was given a few options of adding another monitor, and tried to do that, without any success.. so then I detached the Sony, and tried to restart only with the Vizio on both ports, the one it was originally in and the one the Sony was in.. with no success, still no signal, checked the connections, and somehow I doubt it would be the cable and I admit that the symptoms in trouble shooting things kind of point to that, but the cable is new.. and would love to entertain other ideas before getting a new one..

any suggestions?

A:Dual Monitors

First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

Probably be good to go after.

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hey,

i'd appricate any help at all here because im really stuck,

basically i brought a new moniter today so i can run dual monitors but i can't seem to get it how i would want it,see i like to play online games but obviously i cannot do that while using other programmes... so i thought if i did dual monitors i could but so far all i've got out of it is 2 desktops one with out anthing on and the other with is normall i've dragged aa few programmes over and got the to run on my other monitor but im still having to problem of having to drag everything over each chat window etc and also when i run up a game on one monitor and then click a programme on the other moniter the game auto minimizes

now is there anyway to set up dual monitors to do 2 different things at once and have all windows task bar and icons on it etc or is there any way to disable auto minimize ?
thank you
 

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Hey team

I have a client who two all in one's (one is a pavillion 20 and the other being a compaq la2206x) now they want to make them dual monitored.. with one connection being hdmi/dvi the other being standard usb. How do i go about doing this?

Cheers
Thanks in Advance

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

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Hey All,

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

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

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Bump?

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I am having some "detection" issues with my KVM switch on a Windows 7 machine.

As you can see in the above diagram, PC 1 has two monitors connected to it. One coming off of the KVM (monitor 1) and one coming straight from the computer. (Monitor 2)

Now whenever I switch to PC 2 and back to PC 1, Monitor 2 goes dead and I have to re detect in Windows. Is there any way to get it to automatically re-detect after I switch back to PC 1?
 

A:KVM + Dual Monitors

The issue is caused by that the KVM did not support DDC/EDID communication check/feeding between connected system and console monitor. You can either find KVM switch support FULL-TIME All DDC/EDID or just put a VGA-EDID emulator between PC1 and the TK-207K.

Rex
 

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

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

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

Thanks!
 

A:Dual Monitors

This thread may shed some light -

http://forum.matrox.com/mga/viewtopic.php?t=3387

of interest -

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


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

hth
 

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I just bought another monitor for my computer. Is it difficult to set up two monitors, or can I just plug in the second one and go?
 

A:Dual Monitors

Depends on your video card. If it has two ports (and is set up to use them--not all video cards are), you can easily set up the display settings to use both monitors. (I assume you want to extend the monitor.)

Courtney
 

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

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runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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

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

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I'm using two 22'' Widescreens both connected to my current nVidia 9800GT Vidcard, is there a way to extend screen 1 to screen 2? For example, having the taskbar start on screen 1 and finish on screen 2? I know in the nVidia control panel it just lets you run multiple displays...

would I need an additional vid card? I'm planning to ugprade to the gtx285 soon..

A:Dual Monitors

Hi! I think you can't. I use two monitors like you and I can't figure out how to do it.

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I have problem with my new pc when im trying to use 2 monitors. on my old pc i could use 2 monitors and have discord, steam, stream on the second and i could still play games on my main. But on this new, as fast as i drag something over i feel laggy on my main like the hz drops from 144 or something else. I dont know where the problem comes from.
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Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16300 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 111 GB (37 GB Free); E: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 931 GB (235 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING
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I want to install a two-monitor set-up. After Windows 7 driver install, Windows detects the new LG 2486L as 'LG 2486 (Digital) on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' and shows only one display icon as #1, failing to detect the older NEC display altogether, thus no option to extend the display onto a second monitor appears in, 'Change the appearance of your display'.

I am running the DVI cable that came with the new LG monitor. I am using an VGA/DVI adapter to connect the older VGA monitor. I disconnected the NEC monitor and restarted the system using only the LG monitor connection and still get the same result.



Monitors:NEW: LG 2486L (DVI Cable)
OLD: NEC LCD 1530V (VGA Cable w/Adapter)
System: Windows 7 64-bit
Asus P7P55D
Radeon HD 5770 (ATI)
Can anyone guide me through a correction of the errors or oversights I've made and help with the set up of these two monitors?

Thank you.

A:Dual Monitors: Set-Up

I just installed a Geforce GT 220 in my system and had the same problem you have. After installing the latest NVidia drivers my second monitor showed up.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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

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okay. not really much of a problem but would like for this to happen;

I want monitor 1 to have the task mannager and
Monitor two to have every thing else a main monitor has.

trying to get programs to pop up n run from monitor 2.
mainly trying to get WoW on monitor 2 and still be able to see my task mannager from monitor 1... n speedfan (ftw).



thanks in advance :D

A:Dual monitors

im working w/ 32bit vista prem

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I have a Dell Studio xps laptop and a Dell ultrasharp 2007fp monitor. I don't have a cord to connect them. What kind of cord do I need?
 

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What model of XPS?
 

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

A:dual ATI monitors

Go for a dual head vid card.
 

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

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

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

Any suggestions?
 

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I have an Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition laptop. I currently use 1 monitor, but I am thinking about expanding. Would a HDMI splitter work for the 1 HDMI port I have, or would I have to use the USB C port for one monitor and the HDMI for another? 

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Alright, so I have my primary running on a radeon9200se with omegadrivers... and I want to run my secondary on my onboard which is an asus p4s800-mx and i checked in the bios and it's enabled. BUT i can't select in the display settings to have that monitor run on the onboard instead of the radeon... and i don't know what to do.
 

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Can someone please recommend a good not too expensive graphics card that will enable me to have dual monitors, one being a tft screen the other being a crt screen. I have curently 32mg intergrated graphics card, I would rather have just the one card, but if needs be I could install two. I don't particularly game on due to having a PS2, (I know that was a little like swearing on here lol), I do watch dvds on my pc, so would appreciatte something that will make the picture crisp while watching these. If not too expensive an intergrated TV card would be good but not essential.

thanks woody.
 

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Not really dual monitors. 22inch LG monitor, and 50 inch plasma tv.
I have a new HP HPE-150F, with an Nvidia 230GT video card.
What I would like to be able to do is watch a movie, with media player, on the tv, using the hdmi port on the back of the computer, while still allowing my wife to use the computer, on the monitor using the digital connection.
Is this possible?
The computer has the power to run both, but can't find how to set it up.
Thanks in advance.
Windows 7 home premium,
Core i7 860
8gb ram
 

A:dual monitors

Have you tried the Windows Media Center that comes with Win7 (and Vista) but improved with W7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/features/windows-media-center

+ a review here:

http://hd.engadget.com/2009/07/27/windows-7-media-center-review/

Good luck
Ray
 

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Hello
I have a Asus Laptop and also a 46" Full HD Samsung TV Monitor
I have plugged in a VGA lead only 2 Mtrs Long to watch movies etc off my PC
Switch source to PC and on TV screen the message comes up "Mode not supported"
My old laptop worked fine with movies slideshows etc
What settings do I need on my new laptop to get it to work
Cheers Marian
 

A:Dual Monitors

You may need to set resolution and refresh rates in
display properties in the control panel to settings
that the TV can display.
 

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Hi all,

I'd like to run 3 DUAL monitors on my computer.

I used to use integrated graphics on my computer until recently, where i started using a video card
My video card has 2 outputs, so i can (have) two dual monitors right now.

I read in a article that when I plug in a new video card, the integrated graphics is disabled.
is there anyway i can enable the integrated graphics WITH the video card so i can have THREE dual monitors??

I have a AMD Athlon XP disc, with ATI Radeon 9550.

Thanks!!

A:3 Dual Monitors

Let's think about this. Three dual monitors equal 6 monitors. Welcome!

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

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

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

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

BMR777

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hi, i'm trying to do either one of two things, both of which have the same end problem, i want to do dual monitor on my win 7 desktop, so, i have two choices, a regular (and outdated) monitor, or a new win vista laptop. I'm trying to get the pc to recognize one or both secondary monitors, and it will for a second, then beeps, flashes the screen, and says there's only one, beeps again, flashes, says there's two, repeats.

I don't know if it's the software or the hardware but it DOES see them but then says it doesn't, so i dunno. any ideas?

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"One or both secondary monitors" ?

Vista laptop as a second monitor?

How many actual monitors do you have? Not including the one on the laptop.

If the laptop has a video IN port, what type is it?

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XP duo core intel processor 2mg ram

I'm going to a dual monitor setup. Is there any good software which would help or enhance dual monitors?

Regards,

dogsteel
 

A:dual monitors

Since setting up monitors requires a video card, could you please tell us what video card you have.

There are tons of applications for dual monitors. I use Ultramon on one system and a Matrox box for a 3-monitor system.

Courtney
 

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So I'm a newbie to the site and I just want to say I like all the great advice that people are giving. I want to start of with my problem. I want to run dual monitors with a s-video out and run rca's to my television on my Dell Dimension DIM300 Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ and 512 mb ram. Both monitors that I have are vga LCD flatscreen. I have been reading everything that I can trying to find what video card I should use. I will primarily be using it for viewing videos and eventually doing some editing on it, but I want to have the ability to use my t.v. in the mix and view videos and dvd's through it. I am of intermediate skill level so I have some knowledge, but I don't know exactly what I should look for whether it is brand, specs of the card etc. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
FJB
 

A:Dual Monitors??

Well if u cant find a card with both 2 VGA outputs and a tv out jack on it then u might have to go with one with a DVI and a VGA and a tv. out and jsut buy an adapter to make the DVI into a VGA. For just watching videos, Any video card will be sufficient
 

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This is going to sound stupid but does a vidio card have to have two outputs to drive two monitors?
 

A:Dual monitors

Yes, either that or two video cards.
 

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so hello again

basicaly
i have two monitors, one im using right now
unknown make 1440x900 60hz max
and my older monitor is a sony 1280x1024 max i think 70hz refresh rate? not sure.
i would like to use both, my main concern is what wire to buy, i cant afford to waste my money tbh i would like to know if anyone can help me before i go buyin anything

system specs are

1.8 ghz amd sempron 3000+
nvidia geforce 8600 gt
windows xp sp3
about 2 gig ram
plenty of hdd space

halp plz?

A:Dual monitors?

How does the end of your graphics card look like compared to these pic?

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

A:Gap between dual monitors

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

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Hi Guys

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

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


Thanks

-Baltan
 

A:Having dual monitors

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

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I didn't know where to put this thread, but I run Vista, so here it goes.

I am going to get Dual Monitors, and I currenlty have a 19 Inch Fullscreen LCD, so I wasn to get another 19 LCD, but Widescreen are cheaper than Fullscreen.

So, my question, will it work to have dual monitors, one fullscreen and one widescreen??
Thanks for your help.

A:Dual Monitors

Hi,

If you Graphics card allows either 2 VGA or VGA and DVI or 2 DVI connectors then yes it will work fine.

Jay

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