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Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Q: Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

This one has me stumped, hoping someone can lend a hand.
(The rig in question is up to date in my system specs)

I currently run a triple monitor setup, all the monitors were purchased at the same time, and are the following model:
Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch LED Monitor

The three monitors are all connected to: XFX DD Radeon HD 695X (Cross-fired with an identical OEM/Model/GPU) All three are connected to a single card (which was tested out of cross-fire beforehand, and each card was tested separately)
The monitors are arranged as shown below:
1-DVI ========2-Display port to DVI (active adapter)======3-DVI
With monitor one being the far left, monitor two the center display, and monitor three the far right display.

The best way to describe the issue: There seems to be a single blue pixel on display 2 that stays in the same place, but this pixel does not show up when the color displayed is solid white, solid black, or solid red.
To rule out the usual suspects:
-All cables have been checked with new replacements (on two different rigs)
-Both cards have been tested and work properly (on two different rigs)
-The cards are NOT overclocked
-The display that shows the pixel has been tested as well (the pixel does not appear on my test rig)
-Disabling eyefinity does not resolve the issue
-Removing the second card does not resolve the issue
My question: What am I seeing? A stuck pixel? Artifacting?
Could the active adapter be causing the issue?
If it turns out to be a stuck pixel, can it be fixed?
Or is this a dead pixel, that will require an RMA?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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A: Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Sounded like a stuck pixel until you mentioned it doesn't show itself in solid black. It's possible it still could be though, have you tried any of the remedies?

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So the title explains most of my problem, ive connected 3 monitors to my computer but it detects all 3 as one very large monitor, im not sure if this is a setting that i just cannot find and change or if it is within the detection, as is im using the nvidia control panel to set a custom resolution in order to make the monitors display what they should, but this leaves me with only the option of using them as if they were in span mode, i am not able to use them as three seperate monitors

my specs are as follows:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Amd FX-8150 at 3.6ghz
32768mb GSkill ram
Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580
3x LG Flatron e2241 monitors

if any more information is required i will be happy to provide it, thank you in advance.

A:Triple monitor setup detected as one large monitor

Were you expecting to run 3 different programs and have one on each screen? If so, what were you going to do about the keyboard? Were you wanting to view 3 different photographs at one time? Telling us why you connected 3 monitors would be a help.

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Running dual monitors in Win 10 and when going through the Color calibration steps on monitor #2 (Control panel / Display / Calibrate color) the settings stick as long as the 2nd monitor is active.

If I switch to single display (Windows Key + P / PC Screen only) then the 2nd monitor loses its color calibration. Also anytime I reboot my PC (Even if I have both monitors active) the 2nd monitor loses my calibration.

The 2nd monitor has a fairly strong bias for the color Green so I can always tell right away.

I'm probably overlooking something and was hoping someone might of dealt with this before

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Hi! I have a three monitor setup and play wow. It's cool but I keep getting a error window that shuts the game down like every 10 minutes when flying around, sometimes not for a long time if I don't fly anywhere.

It says: Not enough storage is available to process this command.
File .\MapMem.cpp
Line 505
Requested 1919652 bytes of memory.

I was told this may be due to addons. I only run healbot and recount. I was also told it is filling up the cache and has nowhere to dump or something along those lines. Is there anyway to alot more memory to the cache?

I would like to be able to run wow with three monitors and on full settings but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

System specs:
Intel I7 860 2.8
16gb ddr3 ram
1.5tb hd
ati radeon HD 5850 1gb card
windows 7 64

It was suggested I turn off shadows so I'll start there. Any help and or suggested much appreciated!

Edit: This has been solved, I made an entire new computer, and got a different error 132 all the time. That was solved by forcing the game into direct3d 11 mode. Who would have guessed that it doesn't automatically use directx11.... Page 2 has the new computers specs and some benchmarking information.

A:WoW and triple monitor setup

A thread on problems realated to games.
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues - Windows 7 Forums

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First, I want to thank those who responded to my previous questions about PCI video cards and dual monitors. Second, I've only had dual monitors for a little over a day now and I am ready for a third monitor already. How would that work though? Here is what I have...

ATI Radeon 9250 PCI with 1 VGA and 1 DVI output. Currently I have one Dell 1704FPT hooked up to each connection and my display is spread across both monitors. One annoyance is that every centered window that pops up shows up half on each screen. I believe 3 monitors with a stretched display would eliminate that problem so I would like to add a 3rd Dell 1704FPT to my system. The centered windows would pop up on the middle monitor, correct? For that and other greedy reasons I think I want a 3rd now.

How would I hook up the 3rd monitor though? I believe I had to turn off my internal AGP to get this PCI video card/dual monitor set up to work properly so I can't use that connection. Would you use something like a y-cable off of the DVI connection? So, you have a VGA running to monitor one and a DVI split to run to monitors #2 and #3? Would that still work with a stretched display?

Thanks in advance.

A:Triple Monitor Setup

You wouldn't split the DVI signal (except with special cards I've only seen on IBM machines) to display on two monitors. Instead, and probably easiest, you would put another PCI card in your machine giving you support for 3 or 4 monitors if you please.

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Im trying to setup eyefinity. Windows can see my 3rd monitor but AMD CCC cant. Set up is as follows...

HDMI (actual DVI cable with adapter)
DP - (active adapter using DVI cable)

I think Its the display port thats causing the problems as thats the one that is not being detected. I have tried swapping the monitors to confirm functionality and they are all working.
Windows detected the 3rd display but when i extend the desktop to the DP monitor i get the "unable to save display settings"
All 3 monitors are identical

I have checked and updated to the latest software and drivers.

What am I missing???

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Processor: AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8114 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: A: Total - 152584 MB, Free - 132738 MB; B: Total - 76290 MB, Free - 66095 MB; C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 66919 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 63 MB;
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Whats up guys so I have a laptop and have bought 3 ben q monitors and I want to do a triple monitor gaming setup but I don't have a external gpu. With the 3 monitors I bought an hdmi splitter so i can get picture to all three monitors but i have no idea how to extend the display across all three monitors and i am running windows 8 if you know anything at all please let me know and thank you

A:Triple monitor setup

As far as I'm aware, an HDMI splitter will allow the same image to be sent to multiple monitors, not send 3 different images to 3 monitors.

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I currently have two 24 inchers as dual screen (which i love to brag about ) and i want to add a third one. However my video card has only 1 vga and 1 dvi output.

Are there special video cards that can handle 3 screens on 1920*1200? Or do i need more video cards?


A:Triple monitor setup - How?

More video cards, well, one more though there are or were some specialized cards from Matrox I think that had even more output ports for additional monitors.

Now I see they have something called the TripleHead to Go which is a breakout box to control three monitors but I don't know if it supports 1920x1200.

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I just got my zbook 15 G2 which came preloaded with Windows 7 Pro but did the upgrade to windows 10 as we are in the process of testing before deployment. I already have a setup of 3 Asus 24" monitors that I used with my previous setup (Elitebook 8470p). I installed the new dock that I got with it and put the zbook onto the dock right before the upgrade to windows 10 and it recognized all three monitors and immediatly started displaying as one would expect. So I ran the the upgrade and afterwards I have yet to get my setup to display to all three monitors. They are connected via a DVI, VGA, and a Display to vga adapter cable (display is in the back of the dock, vga portion in the monitor). I have noticed that it pushes out through the DVI and display adapter only and the VGA stays dormant even if unplugging any of the others. But when looking at the Nvidia control panel it shows as if the vga and DVI is pushing and the displayport is doing nothing.  But it is in fact the VGA that is not working... Any Ideas? Setup is below... My Setup:Zbook 15 G2i7 4810MQ8 GB Ram1 TB HDDNvidia quadro k1100m-- 2.00GB GDDR5 HP 230W docking station A7E34AA  3 Asus 24" Monitors

A:HP Zbook 15 Triple Monitor Setup

To fix for me anyway. I went to the BIOS and turned off hybrid mode for the display.then in the nvidia control pannel it gave me the options for 5 monitors Sodakjones

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Hello, I did see this question asked previously in a different thread but was not able to find the answer. Hopefully this is a simple question to answer, as I think I have the answer, but before wasting company money I'd like to ensure this indeed will work.

I have a dual monitor setup with a graphics card that supports only two monitors (VGA and HDMI). Our office is needing to add a third display to show a scrolling presentation (PowerPoint) that will be mounted on a wall approximately 20 feet away from my station.

I have guessed the easiest way to accomplish this is (without graphics card knowledge):
- Smart TV with wall mount
- 25' HDMI Cable
- StarTech USB-C to HDMI Video Adapter with USB Power Delivery

Connect to USB port and simply display on the third screen ... will this work? It seems so simple, am I missing something critical? Will this setup register as a third screen? I am using Windows 7 Professional Intel Core i5-6400 CPU

Thank you in advance for any help!


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 181735 MB; D: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 73329 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 287763 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
I'm having a little problem with the setup of my video card. According to ASUS, the EAH5450 will support and run 3 monitors at the same time. However, I can only get it to work with 2. The card has 3 outputs, 1 VGA, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI. Is it possible to actually make all 3 ports work at the same time? I have an LG 1752TX on analog, an LG 1952TX on the DVI and an RCA 32" LED TV on the HDMI. Right now, the only way I can get the HDMI to work is to disconnect the VGA cable from either the video card or the monitor.

I know that the 3 monitors is a bit extreme. Due to health problems, I can't sit in a chair with my feet on the floor for very long. I have to have my feet elevated. I watch all my TV online. I can't see the monitors from either the couch or the recliner so I bought a 32" TV so I can recline and keep my feet up. Any time I want to watch the TV, I have to shut down my system, disconnect the VGA and reboot. This is a real pain. Does anyone know ... Read more

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I have been running a dual screen setup for the past 2 years and now that I have just recently purchased a samsung syncmaster 220wm I wanted to make the jump to triple screen setup.

I have tried the Nvdia control panel to detect my 3rd screen but to no avail there is nothing showing on it

I am running a xfx 8800gt Sli setup and i do have my Sli disabled. I would like some help on how to get my videocard to recognize my 3rd screen


The previous problem has been solved via update of drivers. However i have encountered a new set of challenges that i need help on.

Here's a Pic of my current setup

Left to right
Monitor 1 2 3

NVidia Control panel Software recognizes it as
Monitor 1 2 3

HOwever... the monitor order that the image is outpputting is
Monitor 2 1 3

What this means is that the farleft monitor thinks its the middle and my middle monitor think its the farright and my far right monitor thinks it's the farleft. (confusing huh)
I cant find the way to change the image order in the new version of Nvidia control panel.

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

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

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

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I'm in the market for a new Video card, have an extra LCD monitor sitting around in addition to the 2 new ones I just picked up. Am looking to pick up the 512MB GeForce 7900 GTX.

Does anyone know of a quick-and-easy (and preferrably inexpensive) solution to setup Triple Monitors? I've seen the Matrox adapter, but wasn't altogether sure I needed to spend $300 on something to acheive it.

I'm a web designer and gamer, so would be my dream setup to have that much screen area.



Running Windows XP Pro

A:Triple Monitor Setup with a GeForce 7900 GTX

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Hey All,

So I'm running 2xR9 290X (crossfire) with 3xQnix Qx2710 monitors. One of the qnix monitors was purchased with HDMI/DisplayPort connectors along with the usual DVI connector (normally these monitors only come with the D-DVI input)

I had a 2 monitor (with just the two DVI-only monitors) setup for a while that was working fine.

Since installing the third monitor I'm experiencing several weird things:

- On boot, until the Windows login screen comes up (Windows 8.1), there is nothing on the non-primary DVI monitor (so my setup is my primary monitor is one of the two DVI monitors, and then the left and right monitors is another DVI-only and the DP monitor).

- If the monitors go to sleep, or I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, any windows that were on the non-primary DVI monitor are moved over to the primary DVI monitor. Windows on the DP monitor do not move in this configuration.

- WIthin CCC, after sleep / monitors off, I have to restart CCC's control of the color settings for the non-primary DVI monitor. (I'm forgetting what the actual button says, but it's the button under the Display color controls settings where you can manipulate the R/G/B channels - I have to use the GPU for color matching since the monitors don't have any inherent ways to change R/G/B levels
If I only connect the two DVI monitors this is not an issue.

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A:Having issues w/ Triple Monitor Setup (DisplayPort issue?)

I run a triple monitor setup on my desktop PC. 2 DVI and one HDMI on my GT 640. The one using HDMI goes as follows Mini HDMI on video card to normal HDMI to HDMI to DVI adapter. What I notice is regardless of which monitor is set as primary my BIOS POST screen and the initial Windows Boot screen always shows on the same monitor on one of the DVI ports. The video card determines what monitor the POST screen shows on. For me it depends on how many monitors I have plugged in and what ports they use. I have never seen it where it didn't show. The logon screen then shows on my Primary monitor. I don't use sleep or hibernate so I can't help you with that. Why you don't see your POST screen I don't know, I have seen other people report the same thing though. I don't remember if they found out why though.

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Hi there. It may be because there are 3 DVI ports on the one card but Win 7 does not recognise all 3 monitors, only 2.

On the contrary the Nvidia control panel recognises all 3 monitors and I am able to configure all 3 screens with a res of 5760 / 1080. All is fine until I reboot and then nothing. All monitors blank. I can only assume that it's because of a conflict with the Nvidia driver (latest) and windows.

My question is, is it possible to force windows to recognise all 3 monitors? I think then my problems will be over.

ASUS SKT-1366 P6T Deluxe V2
Windows 7 64 bit
i7 975 Extreme OC to 4.2GHZ
6gb of 1866mhz Dominator DDR3
1TB Samsung F1 SATA II
Nvidia GeForce 590 GTX
Acer 3D 27 inch X 3
3D Vision Surround.

A:Geforce GTX 590 in conflict with windows during triple monitor setup.

All fixed now. 3D Surround gaming, at last, at a resolution of 5760 / 1080.

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I have this card, ATI Radeon HD 5700. Trying to hook up my LG TV using a display port adapter. So when I go to display settings, my monitor is found and shown with the 3 screens. So when I click on my TV and try to extend the display I get an error stating 'Unable to save display settings'. Please advise me on what I should be doing.

A:ATI Radeon HD 5700 - Triple monitor setup, unable to save

Hi there,

Are you giving all the display's the correct resolution?

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I bought an Alienware 15 r2 (NVidia 970m and 4k laptop touchscreen) and Alienware Graphics Amplifier (w/Titan X installed) a few months ago and I am now trying to get my three Asus 26" 1080p LCD DisplayPort monitors to function with it.
I have connected all three to the individual DisplayPorts on the Titan X in the amplifier, but it only detects 2 + the laptops screen in Display Properties of Windows 10. I can get it to extend the desktop to one of the monitors + the laptop screen, but I get an error when trying to extend it to the third.
Looking in Device Manager I can 3 Generic PnP monitors, two connected through the Titan X and the laptop screen. In the Nvidia control panel I can see the two Asus screens. 
I have tried the latest Nvidia drivers and I have even factory reset the laptop to try it on a fresh install with no success. All 3 Asus screens will function individually, as long as I move the DisplayPort connection around on the Titan X so I know the screens are ok.
What do I need to do to get the third Asus LCD detected and get windows 10 to allow me to enable all of them?
Exact System Configuration:
Alienware 15 R2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
16GB (2x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
15.6 inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS-Panel TrueLife 350-nits Display with Touch Technology
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
Alienware Graphic Ampl... Read more

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Any assistance is appreciated.

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It appears as though there are two DVI and one HDMI port.
I am unable to confirm whether all three can be used simultaneously.

A:Does the GeForce GT 750Ti from Dell support a triple monitor (1080p) setup?

Does Not Support this.

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Thanks very much.

A:Change from multiple to single monitor setup

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

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I just got myself a second monitor and am having issues setting it up. My original monitor is an HP 2311x with a resolution of 1920x1080, and the second monitor I just got is a gateway something-or-other with a resolution of 1920x1200. My graphics card is an ATI 5770. I have the HP monitor's source as DVI off of the graphics card and the gateway as HDMI off the graphics card. When I set both monitors in extended mode to their native resolutions I get this weird color/resolution issue seen in the picture.

When I set them both to 1080p the gateway monitors color turns correct but obviously the resolution is wrong. Any help? Thanks in advance.

A:Dual monitor setup resolution/color issues



Just saw your post and hope you resolved it already. But have you used the Calibrate Color feature?
start > control.exe > display > Calibrate Color
Note: this requires admin priv's.

Are you sure DVI and HDMI are supported simultaneously? On the GeoForce there are issues there and some HP monitors have seen mixed results with that. D-SUB and DVI or D-SUB and HDMI is common.
Clock rates have to independently correlate on each output connection. I would suggest digging into the ATI specs a little more.

Sorry if I am misreading what you mean by "obviously the resolution is wrong".

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I already have a desktop computer (specs are below) with Windows 7 installed in it and I was interested in upgrading it to a "Triple Monitor Gaming Setup" with a powerful "Graphic Video Card" (E.g: AMD Radeon R9 Series or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti) so that I'm able to play any recent Games on it! The sizes of PC Monitors I want to get are 27 inches!

Now, I have a few questions, here they're:
#1) With the Desktop Computer that I have at the moment, what "parts" do I need to upgrade in order to have a "Triple Monitor Gaming Setup"?
#2) What Monitor brand do you suggest?
#3)Concerning the Monitor, can you please explained to me what the "ms" mean and is it really important? (For example, some led TV are 5Ms and other are 2Ms!!)
#4) I have been told that with a "Triple Monitor Setup", it's not worth buying three monitors that have a higher resolution than 1080p (E.g: 2560x1440) due to the simple fact that most PC Games don't support such a high resolution! Is it actually true?
Thanks in advance and I would appreciate any suggestion,
Yannik; )

Here Are Some Upgrade Parts I Think I Will Need:
- Graphic Video Card:
AMD RADEON: (E.g: R9 SERIES: [R9 295X2], [R9 290X], [R9 280X] and [R9 270X])
- Triple Monitors Mount Stand - Up to 27" or 28"
- Three Monitors 27" or 28": Any Brand (Ac... Read more

A:Questions related to Building A "Triple Monitor Setup"?

1) Just your GPU unless you have something like a 500w PSU
2) Asus gets my vote every day of the week
3) Ms refers to the response time in terms of milliseconds. The lower the number the better.
4) Going higher than 1080p may cause you to run into the limitations of the GPU as it has to render 3 images at 1920x1080 for all intensive purposes thats the best part of 6k! But a 780ti 4gb will handle this fine, a 3gb version may struggle on the more demanding titles that are very Vram intensive.

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Hi, i just moved in to college and set up my computer, but due to limited space didn't bring my second monitor. Now my aim, and ventrilo windows are still on the other monitor but no way to get them to the current monitor for use. Any help?

A:Dual monitor to single monior, windows stuck on other monitor

Go into the properties of your graphics card and select Single Display.

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Hi guys! I've been coming across an issue lately and wanted to get some insight as to what exactly is going on. I'm guessing it's the video card, and all my drivers for it are up to date, but I want to make sure.

The first time this happened was on 5/31/2014(see attached screenshot). It's happened a total of 4 times in the past two weeks and always at the same instance. I have a single monitor plugged into my video card(HD 6850) and also have my TV plugged in as well for when I want to watch movies and such. Typically I am running my PC in dual monitor mode(duplicate screens) even when the TV is off but when I turn to TV on these past 4 times, the screen flashes black as normal, but instead of both screens appearing again in tandem the TV is blank and my pc monitor now has a GSOD. I've attached another screenshot as well from 6/4/2014.

It does not happen every time but as I noted it's done this 4 times. As instructed I've also attached my zip file with all the info from DM Log Collector. Let me know if I'm missing anything else that you need. My pc specs are in my profile as well.

A:BSOD when switching from single monitor to dual(monitor + TV)


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I'm currently using two 4:3 monitors of my PC, and I'd like to substitute them with one big wide screen monitor. The only thing I'm worry about is that I won't be able to have different "spaces" for my windows that they could expand to (so I could have, for example, my e-mail on the right part, and my browser on the left).

All I've found so far are virtual desktop software, but that's not what I need. I'm looking for something that splits the visible desktop into multiple parts.

Any ideas? I'm using Vista by the way
Appreciate your help

A:Solved: Having Dual monitor behavior in a Single monitor?

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i have only one monitor, and somehow it is being treat as though its the secondary monitor in a dual monitor set up.

i cannot view my start menu, or view any programs being opened, as when i try to open them, they presumeably open on the phantom primary monitor.

even when i try to open display settings, i cannot see the box.

i am able to move my mouse to the left border of the screen and move it off into oblivion, and occasionally drag random folders and short cuts over to view.

if anyone can walk me through how to fix this (im not very good with computers, beyond playing games it would be appreciated.

im on my gf's mac right now to write this post, as my pc cant do anything at the moment.


A:single monitor stuck in dual monitor setting

just wanted to add, when i go into safemode to try to change the settings from there, there is no monitor alternative to choose, and it is stuck in default. ive read here and there, that safe mode is where need to go to change this back to a single monitor, or at least choose your monitor as the primary, but i dont know if there are no options

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Hi there, I have a few questions about the ThinkPad extreme gen 2:1) I wish to ensure that my monitor is calibrated correctly after a fresh install of windows 10 on it. Does the Monitor .INF File have anything to do with this? Can the X-Rite Color Assistant help calibrate my specific monitor? I canīt seem to download it on the website. It says my S/N is not eligible for this product. I am entering my serial number like this (9 digits) R9-0XXXXX.> Software & Utilities https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...Please help?2) Does this laptop with the GTX 1650 video card have gsync with external or internal monitors through HDMI or USB-C?3) Can this laptop play VR with Oculus Rift S?4) Is this the correct ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Cable for the ThinkPad Extreme Gen 2? https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/cables-and-adapters/adapters/CABLE-BO-TP-Ether...5) What are the advantages of using the ethernet extension cable over using a ethernet dongle over USB-C? Is it faster or slower speeds? Can both do wake-up on LAN? Is the MAC address affected in any way?6) What is the read and write speed of the SD Card reader?7) I want to ask these questions to a Lenovo employee who can guarantee correct answers, do you know how I can call or email them with questions?8) Does support through a ticket here cost money? https://www.managedtechnicalsupportaccess.com/mtsarva/lenovo.html9) What is my machine type? ... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8129 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (21 GB Free); D: 931 GB (395 GB Free); E: 698 GB (152 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (360 Security)

First post, hope I am not necro'ing anyone's thread.

The Issue: Dual monitors, secondary stays in D-VID Power Saving Mode and goes to black and flashes the standby light.

Monitor Model: LG 24'' IPS LED D2343 (CINEMA 3D)

Was working perfectly less than 24 hours ago, upon boot up this issue arose, attempted fixes to follow:

Basic Fixes Attempted:

1. Classic restart.
2. Removed screen connections, power and DVI.
3. Swapped Ports on the actual GPU between main and secondary monitors, main monitor fires up no problem.
4. Used the Monitor and cables with a different PC- The Monitor worked perfectly.
5. Reinstalled GPU Drivers.
6. Cleaned out the tower, dust etc.
7. Checked and re-checked as many settings as possible on W10, everything from Power settings to Display and Device management, this includes trying hot keys- like those used to project screens etc.
8. Checked windows Update- fully updated.
9 No dodgy software detected or any software installed lately.

Intermediate Fixes Attempted:

1. Removed and ... Read more

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I've been running a multi-monitor setup for a while now, with an ASUS VG248QE 144Hz monitor as my main, and one or more spare monitors as secondary displays. I've set the ASUS monitor to 144Hz without issue in the past, while the other monitors stay at 60Hz.

The other night, Windows wanted to update. I figured it was the usual patch session, so I let it do its thing. However, after restarting my computer, I noticed that my ASUS monitor would only operate at 144Hz if it was the only monitor plugged into the system. When I try to set it higher in the Nvidia control panel, it just reverts back to 60Hz after applying changes. I updated my graphics drivers (though I was only one version behind) and even sought a special ASUS driver for the monitor to resolve the issue, but nothing has helped.

Did Windows recently add a forced refresh rate sync between all monitors recently? If so, that really sucks because I only own one 144Hz monitor.

A:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

Are you sure the other monitors are independent (dual or multiple mode) rather than cloning the main monitor? If they clone the main monitor, then this explains the 60Hz refresh rate, as all settings (resolution, color depth, refresh rate) should be common for all monitors and the others can only do 60Hz.

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Hello I basically need conformation that I'll need to buy a new monitor in order to have a dual monitor set up with my current system. I'm not super tech savvy so if you need any other info please let me know.

I have a Radeon HD 6670 with 3 ports, an HMID, VGA (which is my monitors type) and DVI. Each port has a stamp next to it that indicates what port type it is/supports (the VGA has a CRI stamp next to it though). My main VGA monitor works fine with the VGA/CRI port, but my second I have to use a VGA to DVI adapter and it's not working.

I've gone through a lot of forums, and found some conflicting information. So I really want to know is it possible to use a converter/adapter or will I need to just go out and buy a new monitor that has a DVI hook up?

I hope I don't need a new monitor, I'm on a very tight budget. (la sigh)

A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

I would try one of these before giving up on the monitor:

Rosewill 10ft. DVI-A (24+5) Male to HD15 VGA Male Analog Video Cable w/ Ferrites Cores, Model RCW-900 - Newegg.com

Forget adapters, you might not a have a compatible one, the DVI connector has many variants.

Look at that cable end and make sure it would fit on your video card's female DVI connector (it should), it's DVI-A (analog only) to VGA which is analog only....

More info:



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I have a setup with 6 monitors. Today my main monitor broke and I couldn't find a way to shut the PC down since I couldn't access the main desktop to get to the Start menu.

Is there a way to change which monitor is the main monitor without having access to the current main monitor?

A:How do I access my main monitor if broken in a multi-monitor setup?

Unplug that monitor and reboot? (power button)

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Hi there!

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

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

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

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


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I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

Am at a loss and I hope I have provided enough information for some assistance.

Much appreciated


A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg

I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

I don't understand why you are using a combination of DVI (to VGA) out of your HD6670 to one monitor, and also using the VGA out of your motherboard to the other monitor.

Am I interpreting what you've done correctly? You are using just the DVI output from your HD6670 through a DVI-to-VGA adapter and on to your first monitor, and also using the VGA output from the onboard graphics of the motherboard to feed the second monitor? If so, this is very wrong.

Your new HD6670 has TWO video outputs of its own: one is DVI, and the other is VGA. You should connect your second analog monitor to the VGA output of the HD6670, not to the onboard graphics VGA output.

Also, if you can disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS that's definitely what you should do when you install an external video card as you've done. At the very least you should give priority to the new PCIe video over PCI (which was your old GeForce card, and probably o... Read more

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 Have a eliteone 800 g2 with additional hp E240c monitor.Want a setup with dual monitor, but no detection of the E240c.Have followed the installation guidelines from the E240c and connected with the displayport cable on both machines but no additional monitor detected.  Graphics intel hd graphics 530 has factory special driver. Looked if driver should be updated, but no driver was found to update this config specific driver. Who can help me out why it doesn't work. Posted to support team but no respons after 3 days , so hope this forum can help me out.

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Hi,  What was the solution for this issue? I have the same and can't find a solution. Updating the drivers didn't solve it. Thanks,Regards

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Need help with dual monitor setup. First time trying to do it.

2 Problems
Second monitor does turn on, but is only showing native resolution (1024 x 768) but it has the ability to go up to 1280x1024.
I want to to be able to set it to 1280x1024.

Second monitor will not boot up along with computer.
I shut down my PC, the monitor is still plugged in, and it doesn't wake up automatically.
Things I've tried
- Updating drivers, obviously. (Nvidia, etc.)
- Uninstalling default driver of second monitor in Device Manager then rebooting computer, then plugging out and replugging the monitor back in (so it reinstalls) because it doesn't boot up on its own.
- My Power Options is set to "High Performance" so that's not the reason why my 2nd monitor isn't booting up with my PC.
- I have tried plugging in the VGA cord of my second monitor into the mother board but it didn't come up.
General Information
- The second monitor is an HP Compaq LE1711
- The second monitor is plugged into my GPU? via a VGA cord into an HDMI to VGA Pigtail Adapter (company: ATIVA), into an HDMI port.
- The main monitor (1920x1080) is plugged into my GPU?, via a VGA cord into VGA to DVI-I Dual Link Adapter, into a DVI-I port.

Picture of what I'm seeing:

I'm pretty sure I've got some of the terminology wrong (I'm not a computer expert).

Any help is appreciated!



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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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I have the 2nd setup through a vga to hdmi cable but it just sits there black with "check signal cable."

2nd monitor is an lg2241


- multiple re-boots
- downloaded a driver from LG but don't see that it did any kind of install. Double clicking it's zip file opened it and clicking on the three files did nothing but open gibberish code.
- at screen resolution I see multiple displays and I have it set on extended.
- Clicked detect and identify
- #2 says display device on vga
- tried unplugging and reconnecting the cable (hdmi to vga)

I'm lost. SOS!



A:Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

That cable won't work unless the VGA port on the computer/laptop supports digital (highly unlikely), as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is digital. To get it to work you would need some kind of converter not an adapter, which that cable essentially is.

Assuming this is your monitor,

LG E2241V-BN: 22" Full HD LED LCD Monitor | LG USA

is says it has a VGA port on it. If it does then just use a plain old VGA cable.

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First of all, hello! And thanks for your time!

I am running a dual monitor setup with my TV hooked up via HDMI to my laptop.

Everything was working fine before, I always had the laptop as my main display yet I could play a video or a game fullscreen on the TV.

Since a couple of days, as soon as I put something in fullscreen, it immediately goes on my laptop, regardless if it's open on my TV or my laptop.

I don't remember changing/installing anything that could've changed that...

I checked a bit in the AMD vision software and the Windows control pannel but I can't seem to solve my problem without switching my TV as the main display.

I also made a quick search on google as well as here but the problems were mainly with Flash, which isn't in cause here.

Here are my system specs:

Toshiba Satellite L75D
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
AMD Radeon 6520G



A:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

My desktop has my LCD monitor through Display Port and my TV through DVI. What I do is have my multiple monitors set to "Extend these displays" and make the LCD the primary display. Ive included two pictures of what my settings look like, first is with the LCD(1) selected and the second is the TV(2).

I will say that sometimes the program you are using forces the fullscreen to go to the primary screen, I have had this trouble with Everquest a number of years ago. There was a program that you could run with the game that allowed you to put the game window into boxes, different screens and a bunch of other things.

I primarily use my TV for watching movies/tv, Media Player Classic does a great job of being able to open to fullscreen in either monitor, regardless of how the monitors are setup.

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Have a large screen tv on wall connected with HDMI to computer. Have a Samsung monitor on my desktop. Cannot make the desktop my primary monitor no matter what I do. (although have had this working before). We had a break-in and monitor was stolen. So replaced with new but cannot make it primary.....always defaults to samsung tv on wall. I have tried all normal solutions.... unplugged all....began with desktop monitor....added tv, etc. Have spent way too many hours and am sure answer is simple. HELP PLEASE!

A:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

Right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution, then click on the screen you want to make primary. Select Multiple Displays, and it should be there!

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Hi , I?m fairly new to the desktop scene (always just used laptop)
Was wondering if it was possible to create a triple monitor set up using my new samasung 55inch 7 series tv as the main monitor- if so what desktop would I need and roughly how
Much will this cost. I would also want to use my tv for Foxtel and Xbox aswell!
Is it possible and if so how ?!?!?!?

A:Triple monitor set up?


I've moved this to Hardware for more response



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I've been searching the internet for quite some time now, but haven't found anything with my specific problem.

I have a asus P5G41T-M LX mobo and a Nvidia Geforce 6200 TC 128mb Graphics card.
The reason for this older card is it's smaller passive cooling so it doesn't get in the way of another pci slot.

I have two monitors connected to the Nvidia card and one on the IGD.
I set the bios to IGD/PEG dual mode.
The screen on the IGD works but only one screen of the Nvidia works.
Win7 x64 does see the 'third' screen saying it works correctly.
But the screen stays in standby and never turns itself on.

When setting the bios to PEG offcourse the IGD screen doesn't work, but now both screens connected to the nvidia card work fine. So there is nothing wrong with cables and connections.

Does anybody have a clue as what the problem is? Does it have to do with different resolutions or frequencies? Or is there not enough graphics memory? I have no idea

I use win7 x64 basic and it's not connected to the net so it's never been updated. I did however tried with installing the latest intel IGD and Nvidia drivers.

A:Triple monitor IGD+PEG

i gave up
got rid of a pci card so my previous newer video card would fit in.

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Hi all-

First time posting, if I screw it up please don't flame me.

I've been using dual monitors for a while now and love it (ATI Radeon x1600 PRO, Diamond Viper 512MB PCI-Express | Intel core 2 duo | Windows XP). Now I want to go to 3 monitors.

Any opinions on what is the best approach?

Would another video card be a good idea? I've been using both monitor outputs on the card but I know there is also a widget out there that takes one monitor port (which you tell is 3x wider in pixels) and routes it to 3 monitors but I don't know if that would make effective use of the card?

For gaming all I play is EVE online, mostly I'll be using it for professional activities and light image editing.

I have money, although not enough that "money is no object"... a few hundred $$ plus the monitor is about as far as I'm going to go.

Thanks in advance,

-Dark Green

A:Going triple monitor

If you want an extended destop on 3 screens you are going to need to get another video card. I would recommend another Ati card so you can configure your desktop trough the ATI catalyst program. If you decide to go with something else here is a program that may help you.


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Will this video card support three monitors one is a 29 inch acer one other is a 18 inch dell the third will be a 40inch toshiba.
ASUS ENGT440/DI/1GD5 GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

A:Triple monitor set up

Nvidia Surround supported cards

I use a triple monitor setup, and depending on your goals with that setup, you'll need ALOT of video processing horsepower.

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Hi there.

Currently I have a dual monitor set-up, with just a 19" and a 17". Doesn't look too smooth and great, with them being different physical sizes yet having the same res, so I'm planning on changing it all round soon and going for a triple monitor set-up. I currently have a 9600GT being used, with a spare 7600GT I can chuck in the spare PCI-E slot of MoBo for the third monitor, so GPU wise, there's no problem.

I can't think of how I want it set up, though.

My ideas are:

17|17|17 (All non-widescreen)

17|19|17 (All non-widescreen)

17|22|17 (17"s are non wide-screen, 22" is widescreen)

This last idea really appeals to me... After doing some BASIC research, it seems the physical sizes of a 17" monitor and a 22" monitor (Height wise) are the same... Do you think this idea could pull off? I would probably have to force a res of 26 pixels less on the 22" monitor, or 26 pixels more on the 17" monitor (As they run 1650 x 1050 and 1280 x 1024, respectively), but I think it could be done...

BUT that would mean I would get a total resolution of 4210 x 1050/1024, which is kind of weird...

Another issue is that this is gonna end up costing more, too. I can get 17" monitors for Ģ60 new (or less, second hand) but just one semi-decent 22" costs double that...

The second idea is kind of gay, but will prove to be the cheapest.

The first idea would mean I could even have my old 19" monitor completely se... Read more

A:Triple Monitor Set-Up help?

welcome to tech support guy,
if you're just looking for dimensions,
then choose monitors & lcd on the left menu
then choose whatever monitors you want the dimensins for

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