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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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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,
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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 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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I guess this is a simple question folks, but I would like to use a dual monitor system on my PC, as I have a spare monitor.

During my days work, I am planning to use one monitor, for example running MS Excel as a database and the other MS Word.

If I am using my only keyboard for Excel how can I switch to Word and start typing in Word?

Would it be just a simple question of moving my mouse over to the other program and type?

Thanks
 

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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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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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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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I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a laptop running Linux Mint... And for some reason, I can't extend my screen from my desktop the my laptop. Can anyone walk me through how to do this?
 

A:Dual Monitors

You can't. It's a laptop, not a monitor. How is it even connected? There isn't a video input on a laptop, just a video output.
 

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I have a friend who wants me to set up a dual monitor system like he has at work and I'm confused. He has an HP Win 7 machine and the graphics card has a regular vga port and one that according to the specs says is a DVI-D.

I went to pick up a VGA to DVI-D adapter for the second monitor and the guy said that it wasn't possible to do that without a "converter box." That doesn't sound right. Help?
Thanks,

Bernie
 

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I am running W2K Professional with a Matrox G400 DualHead video card. My only complaint is that all of my messages/login screens pop up in the center of the screen (right in the middle of the 2 monitors) and get cut in half.

Does anyone know of a way to fix this? It drives me batty!
 

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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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As most of you know I was searching for a new graphics card awhile ago to replace my archaic Voodoo 3. I ended up with way more than what I needed (which is good). A nvidia GeForce FX. It's been perfect so far, now I want to put it to it's full potential. I currently have two monitors set up to it now heres what I want to do. For example, on Unreal Tournament 2K3. I want my first monitor to be showing First person view, and my second monitor to be the cinematic view. Where do I start in something like this?
 

A:Dual Monitors

There is one link that is worth taking a look at regarding unorthodox setups such as you desrcibe. The site is 2CPU.COM aimed at people running dual processor systems but there are lots of tips for setting up high end displays, dual monitor configs. etc in their forums here :

http://forums.2cpu.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=14
 

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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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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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Currently I have a single W2371d monitor attached to my computer. I have now purchased a second monitor of the same type. How to attach the 2nd montor, should I use the Display Port or the HDMI port ? The computer seems to have a DVI, HDMI and a Display Port. The 1st monitor is attached to the DVI using a DVI to VGA adaptor. The desktop has a NVIDIA Geoforce GT 640 video card.

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Pardon my ignorance, but at my work we run XP alongside the very ancient Windows 3.0. Can you run dual monitors between these systems in order to use only 1 mouse and keyboard?

A:dual monitors between XP and Win 3.0

Could you clarify what you want to do? Do you have two complete systems except for keyboard and mouse? Or are you running two different systems on the same computer?

Either way, you will have to have your keyboard and mouse plugged in to the system in order for it to boot.

If you have two computers, you'll have to swap the keyboard and mouse after shutting down one system and before booting up the other.

This means you can only have one operating system running at a time.

Keyboards and mice are not expensive, and it's worthwhile for any business to have a spare around anyway.

If the desk space is a problem, then arrange things so you can sore the keyboard and mouse not being used off to one side.

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Can anyone confirm that the P72 can output (via display port or usb c) to dual 4k monitors?  As far as I can tell it should since it meets the display port 1.4 standard, but want to confirm, or make sure it doesn't need specific processor or graphics card.

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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.   

A:Dual Monitors

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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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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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 have dual monitors and two computers. One computer is using Windows XP the other is using Windows 7. My issue is when I go to the XP computer that does not utilize both monitors the win 7 computer switches everything onto one monitor. Is there any way to get this resolved without getting a new KVM switch for dual monitors?
 

A:Dual Monitors

Why XP doesn't use both?
 

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