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Q: Using VGA in conjunction with DisplayPort for dual monitors ...

Hello, I'm wondering if it's possible to have a dual monitors on the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 using both the VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. Will this allow me to extend the display to both monitors? If not, what will I need to purchase to gain this capability? Thanks,John

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A: Using VGA in conjunction with DisplayPort for dual monitors ...

The VGA port and Display Port perform the same function just in different ways. VGA is analog and Display Port is digital. Unfortunately, it's not going to work the way you think. You will be looking at the same information on two different monitors without the ability to drag and drop from one to the other. In order to have a true dual monitor experience, you would need to purchase an inexpensive video card like the VisionTek Radeon PCI card which is specifically designed for this functionality. This is due to the fact that the dual monitor ability has to be configured via the software that comes with the stand alone card. I hope this helps.

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I have two 27" 2560x1440 60hz monitors that are plugged into the new Pro side-connect dock (40AH) with a new T480 (Intel 620 integrated graphics) in Windows 10 Pro. I can get either monitor to work fine with the dock individually, but trying to run both simultaneously by extending or duplicating the desktop between them seems to fail as selecting either option under Display Settings just makes the primary monitor black out for a few seconds then come back - the secondary monitor stays black.  There's no error msg or popup that would help me investigate further unfortunately. I'm trying this with the T480's lid closed, and I'm running the latest 1.14 BIOS update and latest Intel HD graphics drivers. This setup worked fine on my old OneLink dock and X1 Carbon previously, so I don't think it's an issue with the monitors themselves. Anyone have a similar setup with the new Pro dock that's working?

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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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Where can I get cables and adapters for the Dual-mode DisplayPort (DisplayPort++) output port.  I want to connect multiple monitors to my laptop for use at home, without buying a docking station.  I already have an old VGA monitor connected to the VGA output.  Are there any other options for connecting additional monitors other than the DisplayPort++ output and docking station?  I've searched Amazon, E-Bay, Best Buy, and nobody seems to have any cables or adaptors that support DisplayPort++.

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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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Greetings everyone!

This is my very first post and I come with a question. I am looking into purchasing a refurb Dell 990 SFF for basic home usage (spreadsheets, word processing, internet...no gaming or graphic/audio intensive use). The onboard graphics and Displayport is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000 with a Displayport 1.1a output. I currently have a monitor with Displayport in but no Displayport out so I can daisy-chain. What is the best strategy for connecting second monitor? Is the native DP 1.1a out splittable for extended desktop? Do I need to buy a DP splitter external peripheral? I should note the additional output options include an old VGA out; all USBs are 2.o. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello Tech Support Guys, I have this problem for a while now and I need your assistance.
I have a GTX1060 6gb and anything I try to plug in my 3 displayports flickers, 'goes blackscreen' and shows a lot of tearing. It happens in and out of games. It doesn't happen on the DVI or the HDMI ports.

I do have a monitor that supports both HDMI and displayport, but since I use a VR headset, having to plug and unplug the HDMI cable to use VR is annoying (Oculus CV1 uses HDMI). Also, freesync would be great.

My progress so far:
**I have noticed that, the lower the resolution on the monitor (and the refresh rate), the better the displayport performs. "Great" at 1024 x 768 resolution. It's a usefull trick to use while playing in VR.
**already tried two displayport cables and two displayport to hdmi adapters.
**already tried using DDU to reinstall my nvidia drivers​

Anyone have any idea of what is happening?
Are my 3 displayports damaged?
Should I keep using the displayport or is it a risk for my monitor?
My current monitor: ( lg.com/us/monitors/lg-29WK600-W-ultrawide-monitor )
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16320 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, -1 Mb
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., B360M AORUS Gaming 3-CF
 

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When displaying multiple monitors using displayport, if a monitor display gets powered off, windows will change the monitor configuration and move displays around. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

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Running Windows 108570W Elitebook - AMD videoAdvanced Docking station(2) LG 27MP33 monitors connected to dock with Displayport to HDMI cables Cables test fine with direct connection to laptop, verified with other systems. I am able to only use two displays at a time.  Any combination of external and latop or, if I close the laptop lid while in the dock, both external displays do come on.  Switching one of the external displays from Displayport to VGA makes no difference. I have updated all bios, and drivers with the same results.MSSurfacebook w/dock drive 3 displays just fine Any suggestions that do not require buying more cables or adapters? Thanks   

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I know that this is a year old, but I have a problem with my monitors. I have 2 DVI monitors and 2 DisplayPort monitors. For some reason, Control Panel -> Screen Resolution shows it as 2, 3, 1, 4, but when I click on Identify, they show up as 1, 3, 2, 4. The DisplayPort monitors have the wrong enumeration numbers compared to the screen resolution page. This also causes issues on my Virtual Box as Virtual Screen 1 shows up as Host Screen 1 and Virtual Screen 2 shows up as Host Screen 3. This related to 2 and 3 respectively as per the Screen Resolution page.

What's going on here and how do I fix this mess?

Thanks,
A

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Ok...I am having problems with DisplayPort. My home HP ProDesk 600 G1 DM w/ 12Gb RAM running Windows 7 64bit and (Intel HD Graphics 4600) has two HP LA2306x monitors. The HP monitors are connected via two DisplayPorts

Problem 1: But when I power off the monitors but leave the computer running, Windows 7 losses all my desktop settings. All my icons and open windows default over to the primary screen. I have been dealing with this for two years now...when I power them back on I must move all my windows around again. Its very annoying.

I have read various threads on how to resolve this but none of them work for me.

A) I can't change the EDID setting for my Intel 4600 graphics card (if I can, I can't figure out where)
B) I have gone into the monitor menu settings and disabled the DDC/CI Support on both monitors
C) I have changed the computers power mgmt settings to NOT sleep, hibernate or anything of the sort

Problem 2:
The above really drives me nuts. However, now a new issue has occurred and the driving me nuts has turned into driving me mad. I have an external hard drive connected to this computer, I am running Samsung's SmartView so my TV can access all the movies/tv shows on that hard drive. When I power off monitors, my TV can no longer see/access the SmartView app and/or the external hard drive.

So if I am downstairs and want to stream a movie from this external hard drive, I must go back up stairs and power on the monitors.

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Hi guys,
i have a dell 3008 wfp monitor connect via displayport to an asus z87 pro pc. I have just bought an additional displayport monitor,a Philips BDM4065UC.

My specific problem is that the mobo only has one displayport out socket, not two, so i am wondering if you can help me figure out how to connect both DP monitors to my pc.

thanks for looking

Andy

A:Daisy chaining multiple displayport monitors to a asus z87 pro mobo pc

Hi do you have a hdmi port on computer could use that. What other ports do you have on computer?

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Not able to get two monitors (Samsung S27E450) plugged into a ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 docking unit to work with my X1 Yoga (Gen 2).   Montiors connected to docking via DisplayPort cables.   Windows 10 shows the monitors showing up as "Generic PnP" so something is being recognized.  Tried deleting the device in Device Manager, reboot.  Not finding the drivers on the Samsung site.   Any help appreciated. 

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Having received a brand-new P51 directly from Lenovo, i am facing major issues attaching external monitors.Win10 image from factory, all windows updates, all driver updates as recommended by Lenovo companion. Manually reinstalled graphics drivers, driver update using windows does not detect newer ones. Latest BIOS (1.15). Upon suggestion of lenovo changed BIOS mode from hyprid to discrete.I have these two issues from day 1:When i attach a monitor using the right hand side mini displayport, it is not recognized. Monitor stays in stand-by, no sound played, nothing happens. Inserting the same cable into the port of a W540 (Win 8.1) monitor immediately wakes up and can be used up to its full resolution (3440x1440).inserting laptop into ultradock (230W) it only recognizes one attached monitor. BIOS password entry lock was not shown on external monitor when lid was closed, needed to enter "blind" and press enter, only upon windows boot the monitor (Lenovo 27") was recognized. i think after changing to discrete mode now it showed the lock symbol when starting with closed lid. but still no second monitor is recognized.This is the first thinkpad in my history where such basic things do not work at all.I noticed once i had Intel and Nvidia context menu items when presing right mouse botton on desktop screen, now i only have "Nvidia Control Panel" and "nView Desktop Manager" shown. Which may or may not be ok. Lenovo seems not to be able to help - they are quite anxious to get it so... Read more

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I'm trying to use 3 external monitors on my T470s, but it's only giving me the option to select 2 of the 3 external monitors when all three are hooked up.  I'd like to disable my built-in display because it's smaller and darker, but it doesn't give me the option to select anything else for the 3rd slot.  I've tried both HDMI ports on the dock and on the PC with no success.  Is it even possible to have 3 extended (independent) external displays using this laptops hardware?

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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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Having an issue with dual-display using both Displayports. When I first turned the unit on it worked no issue for a day and then I rebooted and came in the next day and can only get dual-display to work using VGA and 1 DP. I really want to use the 2 DP and not VGA. Can someone give me some direction... Thanks!

A:M710s Dual Displayport Video

Have you already tried these steps? 
 

Default BIOS setting for the Video Devices is [AUTO] and must be changed to [IGD]. Enable Multi-Monitor Support in BIOS Setup and then press F10 Save and Exit.
The following BIOS settings are required:                  Select Active Video = IGD                  Multi-Monitor Support = Enabled
Install the latest Intel Graphics driver for the applicable system.

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Dear all As subject, I read some articles from Internet and bought a Displayport_to_VGA to connect : the Mainboard's integrated Displayport with 2nd monitor. But system cannot recognize the 2nd monitor at displayport. I haven't seen any setting on BIOS about this.  Can anybody help me to fix this problemMany thanks, 

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Hi, I just brought a Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD Triple Video Docking Station D3100 p/n 452-BBOO / 4N2PF and connected it up to XPS 13 and all works fine/first time except the HDMI/DVI converter which came with it.  I am only using one screen but I guess the HDMI/DVI conversion is only to single link as 2048x1152 is the max resolution I can see.
First question - does this make sense of have I missed something?
Second question - is there a way to get the D3100 DisplayPort or HDMI to send Dual Link to my DVI screen sharing set up at 2560x1440?
Thanks in advance, Peter
Note if I directly connect dock HDMI to Screen HDMI I can see 2560x1440 @ 60Hz but I am using a KVM switch to share the screen between a few other PCs too so I don't want to do this as a permanent set up!

Description: Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD Triple Video Docking Station D3100 p/n 452-BBOO / 4N2PF IN ORIGINAL BOX. ALSO REPLACES P/N 452-11649 / D3000 /M9D06 / Y32XH.

A:D3100 HDMI or DisplayPort conversion to DVI Dual Link?

PeterWBaker,Click the links below for information about the Dell D3100.Supported resolutions on the Dell D3100 USB 3.0 Docking StationD3100 Online ManualThe manual provides configuration information for the D3100

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Hi I have a X230 (model 2357G) with a type 4338 dock. I'm currently running dual 1920x108 monitors via the dual DVI ports in the dock. But I wonder if the dual Displayports in the dock can handle something with a higher resolution like dual 3840x2160 monitors ?ThanksMichael













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A:Max resolution X230 with dock dual port Displayport

Hi MikBoj,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for the details on screen resolution on your ThinkPad X230.
 
The maximum resolution for External monitor connected through DVI port is 1920 x 1200 on ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3, that means it will not support 3840x2160 resolution.
 
Please click here for complete details for ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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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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All driver and bios are fully updated.When I drop the x1c into the dock I can get the HDMI to work but the 2x DisplayPort are not detected. Even just one Displayport can't be detected.The monitors are2 60hz LG 34" ultrawides. The dock has worked flawlessly until 2 days ago.  Help, I am frustrated. 

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Ok.. I'll try to keep this breif. I bought this laptop SPECIFICALLY for the capability to run 2 external monitors via Thunderbolt 3. I have spent thousands of dollars on the laptop, monitors, and cables and put hours of research into making sure everything was compatible and it won't work.  My setup is as follows: Thinkpad T580 with TB3 portTB3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter(x2)Monitors are both 32" Samsung 1080P monitors at 60hz (NOT 4k) Here's what I have done: Updated display drivers directly from Intel(newer than Lenovo provides)Updated BIOSUpdated FirmwareBought MULTIPLE adapters thinking it was possible an adapter problem.Bought MULTIPLE cables thinking it could be a cable problemI called Lenovo tech support and, after 10 minutes of convincing the tech that my laptop even has a TB3 port he obviously was unable to resolve it so I was mailed a new motherboard and a tech came to my house and swapped the board out. Same issue.  The laptop detects only ONE monitor at a time. If I plug them both in to the displayport adapter, one of them will work, the other will say it's not connected. If I unplug the monitor that is on, the previously undetected monitor will immediately be detected and turn on.  If I plug the undetected monitor into the HDMI slot it will detect and output. But this is NOT the functionality that I have spent thousands of dollars for.   I am out of ideas and now quite sure that, even though the marketin... Read more

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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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Hi please can anyone helpmy monitor works via vga cable to vga cable on old acre laptop but when I connect via displayport to displayport from lenovo the monitor scans but can?t find it is it meant to work directly or do I need to use displayport to dvi adapter that came with machine then buy another adapter to connect up to the vga connection bought machine off eBay no manual etc struggling to get it connected.  Is is it better if I buy think centre monitor ???  Mine is up z24i.    Thanks for any advice allison  

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I recently bought an HP Envy 32 monitor and hooked it up to my Mac mini using a mini DisplayPort (i.e. Thunderbolt) to DisplayPort cable. The video works fine @ 2560x1440, but I have no sound. The sound output in system preferences mentions "The selected device has no output controls" for the Envy 32. The sound works fine when I use an HDMI cable, but then the resolution is limited to 1080p. The Mac mini is a mid 2011 model, which is capable of transferring audio via DisplayPort, as far aas I know. Any suggestion on how to solve this?













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A:No sound on HP Envy 32 via mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort c...

Figured out how to get mini-displayport audio to work with the HP monitor (I have a Macbook Air)In addition to selecting the HP Monitor as the audio output in SYSTEM PREFERENCES--->SOUND-->OUTPUT-->HP ENVY 32 An adjustment also needs to be made to the AUDIO MIDI SETUP.  you can either do a search for it in the finder, or it is in APPLICATIONS -->UTILITIES-->Audio MIDI SetupOpen the AppSelect DisplayPort in the left menuUnder format...change to 48000.0Hz  2ch-24bit integerOnce changed you should be hearing audio from your monitor.Good luck. 

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 Hi. I know there is a discussion here about the x230t supporting 4k, but my model is the x230, and also the said topic ended without a clear answer. Since now 4K TV's and monitors are so common, could someone please confirm that if we connect an x230 to a 4k display, through DisplayPort, we can get 4K resolution out of it (at 30 Hz) ? I want to order an LG 24UD58 online (that is a still at about 200 bucks), for the purpose of reading PDFs and using Office (not gaming), but the only place that says it can be done is this, and I needed confirmation (please). Thank you so much. I think this information could even bring new life to existing x230's and please many owners   

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hello everyone, i have a digital monitor that i am now using with my EVGA 260 video card, i have an old analog flat screen monitor that i would like to use, they are not the same size, digital is 19 analog is 17, if i connect my anolog screen to my motherboard on board vga connector, how would i go about setting it up my system to use both monitors,
thanks in advance

A:Dual monitors

Even easier, connect the second monitor to the video card, no need for the onboard video. The only way the monitors being a different size is if you set them to clone mode (both display the same thing, a waste of time unless you're doing presentations or something). Just set the second monitor to extended mode and you should be good to go.

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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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Running windows XP Sec ed. Have one monitor but also have GrandTec pc toVideo Converter to watch monitor on a LCD tv (for streaming video). Would like to set up so TV becomes second monitor and still do work on first monitor.
Only have one VGA output on Motherboard (Have VIA/S3G DEltaChrome IGP Internal Memory Size 128 mb. AGP enabled. Have two PCI standard slots and one PCIEX16 slot. Can I add a graphics card with two VGA outputs and will that accomplish my goal? How much memory should the Graphics card have?

Thanks much.
 

A:dual monitors

Memory on the video card is not a big factor in streaming video.
Only for rendering 3D apps and games.
A 256MB card should do fine.
A PCI express X16 slot is for a video card upgrade.
Shouldn't need to high performance of a card so a power
supply upgrade probably wont be needed.
Something like this.............
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130313
I know it's a 512,but the price is right.
 

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Is there a way to switch between using a single monitor and multiple monitors without going through properties or the control panel?

Is there some sort of OLE I could use to access it all?

Any hints or tips please let me know.

Timo
 

A:Dual Monitors

It might be possible to create an autoit program to do this.
It would require a lot of skill and computer knowledge patiance and willing to learn some programing if your up for it. see this link. AutoIt 3.0
THe easiest way is to set it up to simulate mouse clicks and keystrokes. You use note pad to write the script and save it as .au3
A list of functions can be found here Functions
You can also use a nifty little gadget included called AutoIt Window Info which provides you with details about the enviroment your working in.

Other than that i dont know of any other programs
Hope ive been help full
 

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i have an HP Pavilion 21 and I would like to use an HP Pavilion 27xw monitor as a dual monitor.  The monitor comes with an HDMI cable however the computer does not have an HDMI plug.  How do I accomplish using the monitor as a dual monitor? Thanks!

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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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I have my new Samsung 24" running and I'd like to use my old Samsung 17" as a 2nd monitor. I have both the DVI and VGA pluggen into my GeForce 7600, both running on the same monitor. Do I just use one of them to hook up the 2nd?
 

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In a word... yes. Make sure you go into the 7600's control panel to activate both video ports
 

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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?

A:Dual Monitors

"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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I bought a TV to use as a second monitor but it will not detect it on my computer.  It is connected with an HDMI to the computer from the TV.  How do I fix this problem? I have Intel Graphics 4600.   

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Hi, Your machine has HDMI IN port on the left              You can't use this port to connect to a TV. Option : Using USB to HDMI for TV adapter. Regards.

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Having trouble configuring dual monitors; one monitor is connected to the VGA card
the second monitor is connected to the Digital Video Input port. When I go into display
option and click on the second monitor I cannot get the cpu to recognize my second monitor? I also tried using the extend windows desktop option. Any Suggestions? Operating System XP PRO. Thanks
 

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What is the video card?
Have you installed the correct drivers for it?
Some earlier cards do not support dualview.
 

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How can I control/save the location and size of pop up windows.  A program I use at work utilizes a lot of pop ups.  The problem is they always open up straddled across both monitors, so I have to be constantly moving them over every single time.  I only have to re-size once in the morning, but the location is not saved.  What determines which monitor will show the pop up?

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hello all,

recently my dell monitor had passed away and so i needed one straight away i purchased a samsung one which does the job beautifully and now i am thinking of fixing my dell and using both monitors to look at which would be very usefull for other things aswell ........ what do i need to connect the two monitors to my video card..

thanks in advance
 

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you need a piece of software to sync the 2 monitors...we use Ultramon here in the office...look for it on google...u have to pay like $40 for lifetime...but it does sync perfectly...
 

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I have a home workstation (Win7 Ultimate 32 bit) with dual monitors connecting to my office workstation (Win7 Ulitmate 64 bit), which has 3 monitors. The checkbox in Remote desktop to allow dual monitors is checked but I cant get the second monitor to work (through the VPN). I have tried disconnecting the 3rd monitor to match the number of monitors, but that didnt work. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks

A:Dual Monitors using RDP over VPN

Original post was incorrect. Office workstation had Windows 7 Professsional. The host computer needs to have Ultimate installed to allow the dual monitors to work using remote desktop. Upgraded to Ultimate and it works great.

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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?

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

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To run 2 monitors, as an extended desktop and not just a clone, can you simply just use a cable such as this

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/BELMK021

or do you have to use like 2 graphics cards??
 

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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 Sony Vaio laptop and external flat LCD Samsung 22"

O/S: XP Media Center Edition 2005

How do I make it so I can watch tv on my Pinnacle USB tv tuner card on the external monitor (Samsung) while I work on my laptop?

Also, how do I setup the laptop so it switches automatically to the external monitor when I close the lid?

Another thing, I did try 'extended' but I have no idea how to get the proper resolution on the external (it is 22" wide screen) and I also have no idea how to get Media Center to open up in external only so I can watch tv while working on the laptop.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/25/2007, 03:02:38
Machine name: SECURED
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FE770G
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 561MB used, 3369MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
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Display Devices
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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_03
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16228 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (840 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97N-WIFI
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/GA-Z97N-WIFI-rev-10/sp#sp and
So I know this motherboard has an onboard video card can another video card be added so I can run dual monitors?
 

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