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Solved: Dual Monitor awful Windows Explorer Performance, help

Q: Solved: Dual Monitor awful Windows Explorer Performance, help

So, skip the answers like "restart" or something ridiculous. I'm extremely knowledgeable with computers (highly certified, etc. blah blah blah)

not here to gloat, here to get help! so i got a dual monitor setup and when i have anything placed on the second monitor, dragging any of my windows around lags horribly...

i've seen things like disable desktop composition but that disables windows aero and well, yeah im pretty sure my PC can handle that. any ideas?

intel core i7 3770k @ 4GHz
evga gtx 680 4gb
16gb mem corsair dominators
asus maximus extreme v
samsung ssd drive

A: Solved: Dual Monitor awful Windows Explorer Performance, help

For those wondering if you read this post, this is an issue with Nvidia cards apparently and their drivers and the ASUS monitors. Reference posts below.

tl;dr change 1 monitor to 59hz and 1 monitor to 60hz.

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I'm trying to help a family member with a performance issue. Computer is Dell Dimension with Windows XP Home (SP2). Processor is 2.2 GHz Celeron. Something is hogging the resources. It takes over 10 seconds for Task Manager to appear when c/a/d is hit.

I noticed that AOL Safety & Security Center Version is installed (with realtime scanning on), as well as several McAfee programs. (McShield seems to constantly use a lot of CPU effort)

I do not know if this combination is one installation, or if there are several programs running at the same time.

The only info that I have is a printed Belarc report at the moment.

If anyone has seen this problem before, I would really appreciate some advice.

I have searched for clues on this forum, and others, and I noticed that there are several cases like this one, but I haven't seen any useful solutions. Please help???


A:Solved: Awful performance

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I just installed Windows 7 32 bit today and I finally got it to recognize my LG Flatron L196w monitor, but the resolution is still stuck on 640x480. My computer didn't come with a graphics/video card, but the monitor worked fine on XP at a much higher resolution. As of now, it's using a standard VGA adapter, and won't let me change the resolution.

A:Monitor's Resolution with Windows 7 Awful

I forgot to ask my do I get the resolution to be higher, as it was on XP? The dropdown list on the resolution screen only has the 640x480 option.

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How should two dissimilar monitors be hooked up to two dissimilar video cards from an overall performance point of view?

Here's my specific setup (but a referral to a general article on the subject would be fine too):

Monitor 1: 15" LCD Flat Panel

Monitor 2: 19" CRT

Video Card 1: GeForce 3 AGP with 64 MB DDR

Video Card 2: ATI Radeon PCI with 32 MB SDR

Motherboard supports designating which monitor is primary.

Currently I'm running the lesser performance video card 2 as "primary" both for boot purposes and for Windows XP (yes, that's my OS) purposes. That card 2 is presently hooked up to the 15" LCD flat panel display.

I've set it up in several different ways, and it doesn't seem to make much difference. It works any way it's set up (thank God). Just curious if there is a preferred way to do this and why.

A:Dual Monitor Performance

My opinion, unless the lcd panel is a very fast one that can keep up with the card I would connect it to the ati card. If I am not mistaken the response time on lcd monitors isn't fast enough to keep up with the gforce 3 and would actually force it to slow down waiting for vsync.

The Gforce3 I would hook up to the crt for overall performance.

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My specs:
Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
GTX 460 768mb
Core I5-4440 3,1 Ghz
Gigabyte B85M-D3H
Corsair CX500
All drivers up to date.
About few months ago my PC got massive slower, mainly in games. About 6 months ago I was able to run AC4 on High settings in 1440x900 with stable 35-40 FPS, now with new monitor and new processor (I upgraded from AMD Phenom II x2@x4 to I5-4440) in 1280x720 on low settings got barly 20 FPS. And it is simmiliar in all games (Shogun 2 used to work in DX11 very high, now it's laggy in DX9 medium).
Yesterday, I reinstalled Windows - performance is still bad. Now I've got some screens:
HWMonitor after ~10 min of playing SWTOR 
HD Tune Health: 
HD Tune Benchmark:
Can you help me with my problem?

A:Awful PC performance

- If you go back to the previous CPU would that improve performance ?
- It's most likely the HD is in trouble. Play one of the games for say 10 minutes and then post a snapshot of your system with Speccy (File, Publish Snapshot).

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and it was great until today. I checked device manager and my drivers are fine I checked to make sure that my disk or ram usage was not high and I have no clue why I am having issues with performance. I have a core i5 4690k, 16gb of ram, and a 128gb ssd. Any ideas?

A:Awful performance out of nowhere

Please describe a couple of " awful performances" as examples.

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Sorry to trouble you, but hopefully someone can help. I'm visiting my parents, and their computer (running XP) is performing pathetically. Incredible delays and hangs... any suggestions?

Thanks very much for your help.

A:System performance is awful

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AMD Athlon 64 processor, 1024MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE graphics card

The problem is this: basically "graphic intensive" stuff doesn't run properly.

UT2004 - Bad delay between mouse and cursor movement even on low resolution and quality.
The Sims 2 - Jerky gameplay, possibly caused by low framerate
Windows Media Player - Visualizations suffer same problem as The Sims 2.

You get the idea.

The reason for my post is just that I am not 100% sure if the problem is with the graphics card. A yes or a no would be an acceptable answer, but if possible I would also like a recommendation for a replacement graphics card that will be capable of running UT3 to an decent level when it comes out

A:Awful Graphics Performance

That system/ card should handle it.

make sure all your drivers are up to date.

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I am sorry if this is not the correct forum I should've posted this but I don't believe this is a hardware issue and I really don't feel like reinstalling Windows and formatting because I've done this many times due to Windows 10 having many issues and I've lost and reinstalled my programs one too many times.

Usually I can figure these things out on my own, but right now I have no idea what is causing my problem. I am having low FPS even in games like League of Legends, where uncapped it would stay at around 180 and then randomly for a minute go down to 40. Now, 40 is not a bad number, but when it goes down like that it seriously stutters the whole time to the point where it's unplayable. Games like The Crew, which is rather heavy and ran fine before on 30 FPS now barely runs with 15 all the time. Basically, I know that my laptop can do much better because it did, but only the last few days has it performed awfully on every game. The most intriguing thing is that it's not overheating like many would assume. I've played heavy games at really high temperatures like 95 C without a problem. Now, amazingly, I'm having problems at 82 C (GPU) and 88 C (CPU) while playing The Crew - getting only 15 FPS.
As you can see, super low temperatures in comparison to what I had before yet low FPS..
Installed Windows 10 anniversary update more than a week ago.
(Problem did not start immediately after the update.)
Updated all my driv... Read more

A:Sudden AWFUL Performance

I'm not sure this is your problem but Nvidia came out with a driver update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update for the 755M. Check your driver version.

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I'm having an awful time with my computer as of late, it's slow, and the overall performance just blows. It used to run just fine, and my system specs are far over the minimum. It hardly runs any program at normal speeds, and about half of my RAM is inaccessible (usually 50X/1 Gig) I've tried using some programs to speed it up, AusLogic BoostSpeed, Cacheman, and I defrag weekly with the AusLogic defrag. I used a tutorial on optimising Windows XP but I can't find it.

So without further ado, my system specs:

GPU - GeForce FX 5900XT AGP

CPU - AMD Athlon XP 2500+, MMX, 3dNow, 1.8GHz

RAM - 1 Gigabyte

PSU - Sun Cheer 400W SC-400

I'll gather more specs as I remove some hardware, and attempt to fix my CPU's fan.

I will post a Hijackthis log at request, in the proper forum.

Thanks in advance,Exeakiel.

A:Awful, horrible performance.

Run virus scan and scan for adware and malware.

BTW, what is wrong with CPU fan?


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I have been having endless problems with this E3200 router. Almost every week there is something that needs changed in the web configuration page. As of now, I am having a download speed of about .38 Mbps (14.98 through modem directly). and about .45 up (.98 through modem directly). I have tried changing channels and even upgrading the firmware. I also reset the router after the firmware upgrade and it worked great for about a week. Today I have spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out what's going on and I have just given up, I have absolutely no more ideas and have tried every resolution on lots of forums and to no avail.
Any help on this would really be appreciated!

A:Linksys E3200; Awful Wi-Fi Performance

NK mate how old is the router? Depending on that I would either RAM it or get another brand I personally like TP-Link stuff.

You might like to run these first though< DO NOT runon a SSD

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbish these find.

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I have received an e-mail response from the creator of Windows Double Explorer / Windows Dual Pane Explorer (names seem to be interchangeable) . My apologies for not knowing the proper terms, but I hope anyone will be able to understand what I&#8217;m about to describe.

According to information provided by the creator of WDE / WDPE one uninstalls the program by doing the following:

Navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. There you should find a shortcut file (look for a file not a folder) named Windows Dual Pane Explorer. Select that shortcut file, options click and writedown the target path of the shortcut. Delete the shortcut. Navigate to the location the target path dictates. There you should find both a zipped and an unzipped folder of WDE / WDPE. Delete the folders and also any other shortcut files to WDE / WDPE that you may have created and you&#8217;re done.

Apparently WDE / WDPE is never actually installed. Instead WDE/WDPE initially downloads a folder named WDE Portable zipped. When this download folder is launched it unzips another folder named WDE Portable unzipped into the same directory. During the unzipping process a shortcut is created on the desktop that points back to the unzipped folder. Thusly WDE/WDPE never gets listed into Windows Control Panel&#8217;s Program Files & Features section. That&#8217;s why it can&#8217;t be uninstalled as one might ordinarily expe... Read more

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I have two Samsung SyncMaster 2243BW monitors that are connected to a single computer with a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 graphics card.

The problem I am having at the moment is that when you maximise a window, it gets maximised across the two displays rather than only on its relative display. As well as this, during log-in, the dialogue box is displayed directly in the middle of the two displays, making it unreadable.

Is there a way to correct this so that a maximized window would only be maximized on the display it appears on rather than across the two displays?

Also, it may be of relevance that when I view the 'Settings' tab in the display properties, only the settings for one monitor appear. I need to access the NVIDIA control panel to adjust settings for a dual-monitor configuration.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Dual-Monitor Configuration: Stop Maximizing Windows Across Both Displays

This issue actually resolved itself! I posted a moment too early.

A simple restart enabled additional options within the display properties to achieve what I wanted.

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I am looking for replacement of window explorer - dual pane.

I know there is Directory opus. I have seen a few others last year bur I am unable to find them now. Maybe you can help.

Does not have to be free version

I use windows 7 ultimate sp1

Tahnk you very much

A:Solved: Dual Pane File Manager (Windows Explorer)

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I recently bought a DVI cable to plug my external LG monitor to my laptop to run nVidia's DualView (stretch format) across the two monitors. I'm using a beta driver (169.04 from, and when I enter nVidia control panel and go into the setup additional monitors tab, it only lets me choose "choose only ONE monitor". So I did that just to test that my monitor was plugged in right, and it worked. So I KNOW that my monitor is working and is being recognized by Vista. But when going into display settings byt right clicking on my desktop, it also only recognizes 1 monitor. Is it my beta display driver messing my Vista up? Or what could it be?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

A:Solved: Dual monitor in Vista not working. Only showing 1 monitor.

for drivers to work properly in vista i'm pretty sure you have to have signed drivers, since it's beta are you sure they are signed?

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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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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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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: (Dual) HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1024 Mb (CrossfireX enabled)
Motherboard: MSI, 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) , 1.0

I built a new computer recently and all was going well until I tried to set up dual monitor on this new computer. My monitors are both Acer, models AL1916W and P191W. I'm coming from a system that had 32bit xp with an nVidia GTS250 running dual monitors.

I have windows 7 up to date on the new computer and ATI drivers are up to date as well. The issue that I'm having is my P191 monitor is not being pulled out of standby and windows, as well at ATI CCC, says it only supports a 640x400 resolution. I've tried plugging this monitor in solo in every DVI port in my primary ATI card, swapped both cables, and swapped card positions, yet the monitor still stays in standby whilst my AL1916 runs like a champ and I can edit all of it's settings. I've gone through all the options in ATI CCC to set up dual monitors and I get nothing. I didn't have a problem with the P191 on my XP system.

So how can I get my P191 monitor working? ATI CCC and windows knows that the monitor is there and they both can identify the model of the monitor, but windows refers to it as a generic non-PnP monitor (the AL1916 is refered to as a generic PnP monitor). I tried to see if there are any drivers for the P191 mon... Read more

A:Solved: Dual Monitor: Monitor still in standby

First, make sure your video card drivers are up to date. Second check in device manager to make sure it actually recognizes the monitor, if it does, remove/uninstall it, and let it reinstall the monitor. then go to the screen resolution and click on detect, if it still cannot recognize the monitor and allow you to change the resolution, I'd say the next step would be to go into your graphics card driver software, but unfortunately, I'm an Nvidia junkie and don't know how to use ATI's software.

I hope I helped =D.

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Hi all, thanks in advance for your attention.

I'm using a television (32p) as a second monitor in extended mode so that I can watch a movie in the TV and play a game in the monitor (this was my main goal). Monitor and TV lays in two different ambients, both connected to the same pc, one by normal VGA cable and the other by HDMI. I managed to differentiate the audio output so that VLC player sends it's audio to the HDMI (so that only the TV plays it) and the rest of system sounds, media players and games outputs to the speakers (basically only the VLC audio is directed to another output device). I reached my goal so that I can watch a movie fullscreen in the TV and play a game in the monitor fullscreen too without any interference from one another (nor audio or video).

The thing is, because I have the TV in another ambient I can't actually see what's going on in it, as I just "throw" the VLC window to the TV from my main monitor. And here's the question: There's a way to see the TV's desktop in my monitor? Without having to set it as main monitor so to not really switch between desktops.. The perfect thing would be if I could see the TV's desktop in a window like in remote desktops applications.

Just and example of what it could be:

Ps.: 1) This forum is really great, I gave a look around and it's plenty of useful info and loads of bravo users ready to answer any kind of question. Compliments!
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A:Solved: Dual monitor desktops in one monitor?

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When using 3d software such as blender, I get a low FPS on my primary monitor, but when I move it over to the secondary monitor it increases significantly.

The 1920x1200 monitor is clearly marked as the primary monitor on my Nvidia control panel, my windows vista control panel, and it also carries my taskbar. As I understand it, it should be the secondary monitor that has the lower performance.

Switching my smaller 1280x1024 monitor to the primary monitor results in the 1920x1200 monitor receiving the increased FPS. Ideally I would like to work with the larger monitor as the primary monitor.

I am at a loss as to a solution, and I've found little good information as to what governs which monitor receives the higher FPS.

Thanks for any input you can provide.

A:Solved: Low 3D performance on Primary Monitor

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This computer is running an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. It does support dual monitors...(I've had dual monitors active on this card before, but never on Windows 7.) But since installing windows 7, I can't even get it to detect the second monitor. I want to run the setup with the CRT as the primary monitor and the HD as the secondary. If anybody has any suggestions for me, thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Not recognizing second monitor for dual monitor.

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Hi All, Can I connect two monitors to an Acer Aspire X desktop? I know they have one VGA and one HDMI, so can they have dual displays? Thanks.

A:dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Specifically what desktop are you asking about?  Do you have a part number?

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Hi All, Can I connect two monitors to an Acer Aspire X desktop? I know they have one VGA and one HDMI, so can they have dual displays? Thanks.

A:dual monitor support - Acer Aspire X Dual Monitor

Specifically what desktop are you asking about?  Do you have a part number?

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I have Windows XP - Home Edition - SP3.

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A:Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon) not working

I would try running sfc /scannow.

Have you checked to see if your Performance Logs and Alerts service is running?

Startup is Manual, no status reflected on this system...mine works properly.


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Second monitor or TV, not detected by windows 7 pro. my computer is a Lenovo M93z


A:Solved: dual monitor

For what I can tell, this is an All in One so: Integrated display, and the I/O specs only list a Display Port output and a VGA input, nothing else for video, so technically the only way to add a second monitor would be to use an expensive Pro monitor with Display Port inputs.
Please provide exact details as to how you have both monitors hooked up. If you are not sure, snap photos with your phone and upload them here.

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Lately my comp has been giving me nothing but grief. Every scan I do only shows cookie trackers and nothing more. For some reason I cant run trend micro in safe mode, so Im trying to figure out why, it gives me an error. It tells me I can only run virus scans in safe mode since it doesnt detect a network which is fine so I click Ok and then another error comes up telling me to check the online support. Anyways, the real problem I am here for is my dual monitors dont work all of a sudden. I have 2 Viewsonics, 1 is a CRT monitor and the other a brand new LCD. Both were working fine and I was in heaven. All of a sudden I boot up my comp one day and the crt monitor shuts off. It works fine when booting but as soon as I get to the windows log on, it goes blank and I can only work from the LCD. I also have both of them working in safe mode so I ruled out the possibility of the crt going in the garbage. Anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem may be? I can post a Hijack log if needed

A:Solved: dual monitor help

well after getting my head straight, and came to my senses, I unplugged my LCD and booted with just the CRT connected, Updated my driver and all is fine after reconnecting the LCD. I am in heaven again.

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i recently purchased a new monitor. it's a flat 19" wide screen lcd monitor. i-inc brand. i had never heard of the brand, but i got a great deal on it, and it had excellent reviews on tigerdirect. anyway... i want to use the monitor with my laptop. and ultimately have dual screen functionality. i know this is possible. when i go into display properties and settings, i see the option for the second monitor, but monitor 2 is kind of grayed out. and when i mouse over it i get a small pop up that says 'not active.' both monitors are working and right now i have dual screens, but the same thing on both. if i click "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" and then click apply, the screen flickers a bit and then it goes right back to the same thing. if i click identify, both monitors show as 1. is there any sort of drivers or something that i need or am missing here? what do i need to do to be able to extend my desktop to both monitors? thanks in advance.


A:Solved: Dual Monitor Help Please

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Hi guys,

Im running a Carillon pc with XP. I had 2 monitors working quite nicely to give me a split creen set up. However, I worked abroad for the summer only to come back and find its not working and my mum denies all knowledge of tampering with it.

Currently both monitors work, however they just show the same image. If I right click on the desktop and go to properties> display settings it only registers 1 monitor connected.

Any ideas how to resolve this please?

A:[SOLVED] Dual monitor help

All the luck i have had with windows dual monitor stuff is always a pain..

What sort of video card is it? ATI or Nvidia?? Though some people here may hate me for saying it, install their management programs that come along with the drivers, i find that they are much better, give you a few more options, etc.

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Often a music file playing on winamp will just stop. the controlls wont work and clicking the red x will take a minute or two to take effect.
Opening and saving a file often has a delay.
Starting the computer is now taking longer than usual. It stays on the black screen with the windows icon for longer than it should.
Shutting down the computer now takes a lot longer than it should. It stays on the blue screen (not BSOD) for 5+ minutes.
The has only started happening in the last two days or so.

A:Windows explorer performance issue

That could be a number of things -- CPU, memory, or damaged operating system files.
A few things you can try:
Memory: Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Run the Standard test.
CPU: If you have an Intel processor, you can downloand and run this CPU test . If you have an AMD processor, you can run the AMD System Monitor
Operating system: You can open a command prompt by typing cmd in the Start menu search bar, right click the command prompt window, select Run as administrator, and type in sfc /scannow. If it completes and states if found files it could not repair, then there are corrupt or damaged system files.
After running these tests, report back an error or issues you find.

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So I watch one monitor in a mirror. My question is this; Can I just mirror the secondary monitor (flip image horizontal)? I am running Windows XP Pro with sp3 and and ATI allinwonder 9800 Radeon with dual monitor output. Ffdshow lets me flip the image, but It flips it on both videos. It would be neat to look up and see the same image in the mirror that's on my screen and not backwards. It would be useful for watching movies with subtitles. I think Ultramon will do this, but I'm really looking for a free solution. Unfortunately, my cramped living quarters do not allow for moving the TV in front of me or turning the desk around. Someone must have run into this before. Thanks for reading this. PAJ692

A:Solved: I have a dual-monitor setup, but one of them is behind me.

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Hi Guys, new to the forum so apologies if this post is in the wrong place or anything.

Im looking for advice on a Dual Monitor card. I want the one PC to run as normal but have a 2nd monitor which a camera will be connected to. The computer is a Optiplex GX270 but im unsure on where to start on finding the right card.

Any more info you need let me know and thanks in advance


A:Solved: Dual Monitor Card

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Good Morning,

I have an hp 5150 machine running Windows XP with a Radeon xpress 200 graphics card. The card has 1 VGA and 1 DVI port. My question is: Can you setup dual monitors using 2 VGA monitors?

Currently, the first monitor is directly into the VGA port on the graphics card and does not have an issue. The second monitor has a VGA female to DVI male adapter hooking it into the DVI port on the graphics card and it does not work. The monitor immediately goes into power save mode.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

A:Solved: Help with Dual Monitor Setup

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is already drop of the fps on a secondary monitor solved?

my problem:
FPS drop when watching liveTV on my secondary LCD.

(of course when is the LCD primary and the only connected, everything is ok)

so for sure this is problem with least they still haven't resolved this issue whose solution (3rd party of course) has helped me a lot:
Dual Monitors Windows 7 Problems (search "Force10Level9" on the site, very useful)

so how to keep fps with EVR and aero ON (because of useful vsync) stable?

of course WMR9 is working perfectly, but then I can not use the first monitor when watching on the second LCD TV

thank you


A:dual monitor fps drop already solved?

AMD support has written:

"AMD Engineering is aware of the issues and working on them with Microsoft and the driver team.

You have covered all of the workarounds we have to suggest in your submission."

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okay, if anyone has read my other post about the computer not booting, it is now fixed as the topic says for it....anyways, the motherboard that we bought has onboard graphics, and my dad has an AGP GeForce 4 FX graphics card, has VGA and S-Video outputs on it, is there anyway I can hook up 2 monitors to the onboard graphics (VGA) and to the graphics card (also VGA, don't plan on using the S-Video, unless there is a VGA to S-Video converter?)
and have dual monitors, because right now we have his flat panel LCD display hooked up to the graphics card, and a 17' CRT monitor hooked up to the onboard graphics, and we only get one display(to flat screen) because of the AGP graphics card did the BIOS disable the onboard graphics, or is it possible to run a dual monitor setup on this setup?

Also, do the monitors have to be the same (17' CRT and 17' CRT) or can they be different (17' LCD and 17' CRT)??

A:Solved: Dual monitor setup

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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right rorum. I've done a little searching on the forum but can't pinpoint anything exactly. I have a new Dell Precision Workstation with a Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 video card. The left monitors color is much duller than the right one. If I place just a white background the one on the left looks grayed out, and the one on the right looks nice and white. I tried adjusting the brightness and contrast on it but that didn't seem to make it look the same as the right one. I contaced Dell and I am getting the monitor on the left replaced. I'm not sure if it's the monitor, video card or the settings. If someone could lead me in the right direction to correct this that would be great. Maybe if there's a software app out there that will adjust it or whatever. I even tried playing around with the Nvidia control panel. I'm just not sure what I'm doing.


A:Solved: Dual Monitor Color not the same ?

If both monitors are the same model, what happens if you switch their connections to the video card?

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Hi, sorry if this is a stupid question, im trying to set up a dual monitor system on my computer but i only have 1 vga port, could i use one of these for it? and if so which is best?


A:Solved: Dual monitor question

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I've been trying to set up dual monitors with my dell monitor and my lcd tv. I've been trying to do it through catalyst control and have been almost successful. It recognizes the tv and when I click clone to tv nothing happens. When I restart it will show the boot screen on both the monitor and the tv, but when windows actually logs on they both lose signal and then only the monitor has picture. The tv then says no signal.

I'm using Windows Xp and have the tv connected by a vga cable that connects to a vga/dvi adapter that connects to my video card.

Please help me!

A:Solved: Dual monitor troubles!

I just rebooted in safe mode and the 2nd monitor works then. But when I boot up regular it will work until the windows login screen comes up. Then the 2nd monitor loses signal.

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Hi I need assistance, I am currently running windows XP on a laptop with a second monitor, everything will connect and both monitors work transferring data between them, the issue is that space on my desk only allows the CRT to be on the left of the laptop. I can change settings and allow transfer from right to left and this works until I turn the computer off and then on again it reverts back to left to right setting. How can I get this to save in my profile permanently so I don't have to change this setting each time I turn the laptop on. note: I have tried with the Nividia settings and in the Windows settings accessed from desk top.


A:[SOLVED] Dual Monitor Issue

Try installing video drivers from manufactures web site if you haven’t already. You might want to download older drivers for your card and not the newest out there.....

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I'm having a bit of a problem running 2 monitors. My monitors are

Acer AL2002W (20")
Dynex DX-LCD42HD-09 (42") HDTV

My video card is ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB

Out of the PC I'm running DVI-DVI to the Acer and then I am running HDMI to the Dynex via a cat5 to HDMI extender.

My problem is I want both monitors to display the complete desktop as if each were primary display. For some reason no matter what I set the resolution to on the Dynex the taskbar and a bit of the desktop all the way around the screen is cut off. I guess you could say it's as if the first row of icons are cut off as well as the start bar.

I had this working before fine, but I just switched PC's and got this vid card 2 days ago and cannot remember what I did.

A:Solved: Dual Monitor Issue

For anyone interested a friend managed to help me get this issue straightened out. Turned out to be a overscan issue. All I had to do was adjust the overscan/underscan setting in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. Options were 15%-0%. It was set to 0 and I changed it to about 5% and all is great.

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I have an extra monitor hooked to my laptop, with XP Pro. They have been showing identical. I recently had to reinstall XP, before that I also used the TV as a third monitor, using an S cable (showing no icons), it showed as the second monitor, and both the laptop and the second monitor showed as the first monitor. (watching movies on #2, and playing games and surfing the net on the #1, with the laptop also #1 over on my desk). After reinstalling XP, I could not get the third monitor back. I was looking at my "Display Properties", and wondered what &#8220;Extend my Windows desktop into this monitor&#8221; would do. All icons disappeared on my now #2 monitor. So I unchecked that option and applied. I got a black screen. It will go back to no icons, but not back to the same as the main screen. I tried restoring to a few days ago, It did nothing. Restore even said "no changes were made". I would love to have all 3 back, but would like to at least get both of the actual screens showing icons.

A:Solved: Dual monitor prob

Hi fuzztailed.

I know little about multiple monitors except that it requires XP Pro and I opened your post to see if you have it installed. Since you do, there is little I can do to assist you with your problem.

But I do have a question. Why is there no punctuation in your post?

I am asking because your post is hard to read without it.

You might find that some readers who would otherwise be willing to help you, just give up in frustration. When that happens, you may not have a solution.

Put another way, why make it difficult for someone to help you?


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Hi all,
I have a PC with an ATI Radeo HD 2400 XT video card installed. Until yesterday dual monitors were working. Now, only one monitor works. In device manager the displayed name is shown once whereas before it was shown twice. I have updated drivers and it did work again when I re-installed them until I rebooted. Then only one again.
I am running XP Pro and have no idea where to go next. I did try another card but had the same issue. All other hardware was replaced for testing purposes (cables, monitors etc).

Does anyone have any ideas?
This is the 3rd time I have seen this happen and haven't been able to fix it.

Many Thanks to all

A:Solved: Dual monitor issue

Though, you have a video card installed, does your computer have a presentation manager application or similar application? In addition, it is not about press Fn + F5 or F7 depending on your manufacturing company, it differs to display both screens.

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Getting a straight answer from Dell is a nightmare, can anyone suggest a video card to support Dual Monitors for a Dell Optiplex GX270?

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: GX270 Dual Monitor

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Hey everyone.

I just recently purchased a second monitor for my computer. They're both ViewSonic VX2035wm.

I had the new one working fine for the first day. But upon turning it on the next morning, it wouldn't work properly.

My old monitor works fine, but when i turn on the second one, it will turn on normally for a second, and then go black. I can still move my mouse over to that side and stuff, but I can't see anything.
I thought the monitor was broken at first, but after playing around with the display settings for a while i got the monitor to work again, And it would work for the rest of the day.
the problem is, when i turn off the computer for a bit, and turn it back on. I have the same problem all over again. And whatever I did last time to fix it, won't work again. It's really annoying, I have to find a new way to fix it every time I turn on my computer.

I have the latest drivers for the monitor and my graphics card (Nvidia geforce 8600gt).

please help, I have no idea what to do anymore...

A:Solved: Dual monitor problems

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I am currently looking for a program which will allow a task-bar on my second monitor and curious if anyone can recommend a decent one?

I have currently used "Dual Monitor" and "Actual Multiple Monitors" but each one has some weird glitch or bug about them and it annoys me.

Does anyone know of a good one? I don't even mind dropping a couple of bucks on a decent one either.

A:[SOLVED] Dual monitor Taskbar

Try Multimon Taskbar: MultiMonitor TaskBar

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i have used dual monitors for years. now when i click on dual monitor and play a vid i can see the vid either on the tv or the laptop but not both. i have tried the extend choice and the same thing happens. the prob with only tv is that sometimes i cannot read the tv screen even to close the page so i end up shutting down the computer. it just happened again and when my screen came up only on the tv, i could not see the start button. luckily i remembered to right click and managed to find the graphics properties choice and switched all back to my laptop screen.

please note that everything except the vid appears on both screens! i dumped the vids and redownloaded from the site, but same problem comes up.

1. if i try the tv only choice again, how can i close wmv or realplayer window by clicking on my keypad? is there a place that would give me a list of these keypad things to use instead of the mouse? if i can use the keypad it seems i can live with the tv only as long as i know i can keypad back to my laptop screen.

2. while i am at it, when i try to read print on the tv it is impossible. is that normal or is there something i can do to make it as clear as on a laptop screen?

3. any clue as to the reason the vids do not play dually?

thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Dual Monitor not Working

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Does DVI natively provide dual monitor support? If I have a integrated DVI adapter in my computer can I connect a dvi to vga splitter and then connect two monitors to this? What about HDMI? Will HDMI natively support two monitors if you use a HDMI to DVI cable and then use a DVI to Dual VGA splitter cable? Windows 7 64 Bit.

A:Solved: Dual Monitor Support

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i have my pc setup so I can see it on my monitor or tv via hdmi. When I installed the catalyst drivers, i went into control panel, display, change display settings, it only lists my tv. What do I need to do so i see both listed. It's an ATI card. The card is a Sapphire radeon hd5450.


A:Solved: Dual monitor issue

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Hello, im about to buy second monitor but i dont know how to set it up.

My current monitor has following port:
15-pin VGA D-Sub

Monitor im about to buy has:
1x VGA
1x DVI

My graphic card Radeon 7770 hd 2gb has:
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
2 x DVI

My mobo has :
DisplayPort*, DVI-D, DVI-I graphics connectors for processors with Intel® HD Graphics (copied from website im sorry i dont know what that means)

If it is possible to set it up i would like to know where to plug primary monitor and where secondary one. Thanks for help in advance.

And im sorry if i put this in wrong section.

A:Solved: Dual monitor (settin up)

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I have an HP (compacq ns6000 ) laptop. I need to have dual monitor capabiltiy. (not clone). What do I need to do or look for to get such ??? Do I need a special card ? If so,, what do I ask for. It already has a place to plug in a monitor in the back but it only clones the laptop screen. In the display settings,, there are no choices for anything.

I have only questions--- no answers .

A:Solved: dual monitor issue

UNWOUND, This should get you started, if you have questions or problems just let us know
and this one since you didn't provide your operating system

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Hey, my friend has asked me to post this problem for him, if anyone can answer it will be much appreciated.

I've got two computers and use 1 for games and the other for work. Im also currently running dual monitors on the gaming machine and have no monitor for the work machine. Im looking for some sort of a switch that will let me run dual monitors off both machines as well as my mouse and keyboard. Ive seen products online which do this however are all incredibly high price and none avalible on a UK site. Can anyone point me in the right direction for one of these products, im looking to spend under £50.

The main concern for the product is the monitors, im not too botherd about the mouse and keyboard sharing.


A:Solved: Dual monitor blues.

I have never seen a KVM switch for multiple monitors.

I would guess the best route would be to buy two of the low end single monitor switches and use them both, or one for each monitor. I think about best price you'll find is $40 each.

Or just maybe you can get something like this to work for you.

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Hi, I have a Radeon HD 6850 graphics card in my machine. It has two monitor ports, both DVI. But DVI is so rare that I don't have any around. Thankfully it came with one adapter so I could plug in a monitor, but my second monitor can't plug in.

On the motherboard there is a VGA spot, but when I plug in one monitor to the graphics card directly and one to the motherboard the one on the motherboard doesn't show anything.

Is there any way I could put two monitors without buying another adapter for DVI?

A:Solved: Dual monitor setup


The onboard graphics port will normally be disabled if you have an add-in card. If you want to setup dual monitor, there is no much option but to have compatible video cables/ adapters that will fit your Radeon HD 6850.

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Hello, I'm running Windows 7 on a Compaq Presario CQ56.

Revently I've been having trouble with the multiple display settings changing on their own on my laptop. I've never had an external monitor hooked into my laptop, but for the past week or so my laptop will give me a notification that an external monitor has been plugged in, then it will disable though nothing has been change. I havan't downloaded anything recently besides windows updates and I have no idea what could be causing this.

Any help with this would be great; It's incredibly frustrating.

A:Solved: Dual Monitor problem

J J:
Hello & Welcome to Tech guy Forum.

Please run this forum's sys info utility & post the results.

Which of these 17?

When did the problem begin? Sometimes the exact date is important.

What changed? A hardware [ printer or other peripheral ] or software install or removal; an update to W7; update to a program [ anti malware or other program ]?
Which updates to W7 correspond to the problem onset? Look particularly for driver updates [ graphics / video or chipset in particular ].

Run HP's diags, particularly the hard disk drive.

Run Prime95 diags for the ram.

Boot to safe mode & test. It probably won't occur because in safe mode, only basic drivers are used; probably not one that enables dual monitor use.

start > search
Left click in the results area
the system config utility will open
Create a screen shot, using W7's snipping tool.
Return here > "go advanced" > manage attachments
browse; upload; close; submit

A screen shot of that to which you refer would be helpful.


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Hello, for the past 2 days I've been trying to connect my PC to my 2 identical monitors for expanded viewing.

A little about whats the problem:
So basically both my monitors are VGA ports at the back, my computer has a DVI-I, VGA and HDMI port. I have tried connecting a VGA splitter which just mirrors the displays, so atleast we know both monitors work. I've than bought a DVI-I to VGA adapter in hope that the transition will work? Still no luck. I than tried plugging in HDMI and VGA and it works perfect aswell.

When the DVI-I port is plugged with the adapter to my monitor all that happens is, its changed from "Connect a lead" to "No signal" and the blue on light turns to a amber sleep light.

What possibly could be the problem?

The graphics card is a: ATI Radeon 4560 - I think? should be that version
If anyone could possibly help me sort the problem out, I'll happily donate via paypal for your time!

Thanks, Rhys.

A:Dual monitor help! (paying if solved)

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Vista Home Premium
Nvidia 8600M
ok so for a while now i've been using my hdtv as an extended monitor for my laptop. I had it setup so I would just plug the DVI cable right into my laptop and the back of the tv and it would be good. My laptop would be my primary monitor with all my icons and toolbars on it and my tv would be the extended monitor.

Now out of no where I plugged it in today and it make my laptop the extended monitor but gives my tv an error "Mode Not Supported"

Things I've troubleshooted:

Went into my Nvidia toolbar and made sure that my laptop is set as the primary monitor.

Went into vistas display properties and made sure my laptop is the primary monitor.
This is ridiculously frustrating. Can anyone please help?


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i have a nvidia geforce 6200 video card that supports one vga monitor and one dvi monitor. i have two vga monitors and want to connect them for dual screens. the problem is that for some reason my video card has a dvi-d slot instead of a dvi-i slot. at first i bought a dvi-i to vga adapter to connect to my lcd monitor not realizing i had the dvi-d slot and of course it didn't work (as dvi-i has more pins than the dvi-d). i then purchased a dvi-d to vga adapter. i plugged both monitors in and rebooted my computer but the second monitor (connected by the adapter) isn't being picked up by the computer. i asked the guy at the store and he said the dvi-d cannot be converted to vga. is this true? any help would be appreciated. thx

A:Solved: dual monitor set up problem

I believe that's correct without an expensive adapter. Here's a typical adapter that I've found in a search for such an adapter, other prices seem similar.

I think I'd consider a new video card. Are you sure that is DVI-D output from that card? Here's some additional info I found, which supports the store's contention.

What is the difference between DVI-I vs. DVI-D?

These are the two most confusing digital connectors available. DVI-D allows for digital only signal transmission. However, DVI-I allows for digital or analog signals to pass over this cable/connector. You could have a VGA connector on one end of a cable and a DVI-I connector on the other and transmit an analog signal to the display. You could also have a DVI-I or DVI-D connector on one end and transmit a digital signal. The DVI-D male connector will connect/transmit with a DVI-I female. The DVI-D female connector will not connect/transmit with the DVI-I male.Click to expand...

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Recently I have started experiencing poor performance on my computer when trying to access the D drive, though sometimes it works fine.
I used AVG to scan the system and it found 2 Trojans. 
I was told to come here for further assistance regarding those Trojans, as apparently AVG most likely has not completely removed them.
For further details, this is part 1 of the topic:

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Hi, first post. =)
I'm getting excruciatingly slow performance while browsing the contents of any of my hard drives. Double click on My Computer, wait about 15 seconds while the green bar along the top fills... Ah, there are my hard drives. Double click on one, wait about 15 seconds for the green bar... Ah, there's my music, etc. etc. etc.

If I'm inside a program, and do File > Open, and browse through my files, it goes as fast as normal. It only seems to be slow when browsing via Explorer.

There's no reason my system should be this slow, as it's a solid build:

EVGA 790i Ultra motherboard
Q9450 @ 3.6 GHz
4 gig 1600 MHz Corsair XMS
EVGA 8800GT @ 700/1750/2000
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

A:Extremely slow performance in Windows Explorer.

Well.. That makes 2 of us.. I'm not quite that slow, but pretty close.

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I setup a workstation running Windows XP, this computer was setup with one monitor hooked up to the video card, I then put in a second monitor to go on the left of this monitor. In the display setup it showed monitor 2 as being on the left and monitor 1 on the left. I right clicked on monitor 2 and did "set as primary" the issue that I'm facing is, after a reboot, all icons are on the first monitor on the right rather than on the left. I'm not on site so I can't easily swap the cables on the video card outputs. Is there a way to make it so that the icons stay on the 2nd monitor which is also the primary monitor? I've been googling everywhere but most information I find people are suggesting using some third party software, but I'm pretty sure you can do the trick without the use of third party software.

A:[SOLVED] Dual monitor and icon setup


Originally Posted by Ayyjay

In the display setup it showed monitor 2 as being on the left and monitor 1 on the left.

Please can you change this for us, cheers!

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well i was having trouble with my mouse as if it was on another screen and this had happened to me once before when i reinstalled xp after my computer got messed up so i was screwing with the display dual moitor settings and me being the complete fool that i am i selected the 2 monitor and put it as my primary well now i can not go back and change it if any one of you can tell me how to change it i would be very pleased
some specs that might help are these i am on a dell xps 400 running ops xp media

A:Solved: i am having a dual monitor with out two monitors problem

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Can the external monitor on the thinkpad 770 be used independently (ie: separate application) with the lcd ?

A:Solved: Dual Monitor on IBM Thinpad 770x


Do not confuse "external monitor" with "DUAL Monitor". The latter is what you apparently want. The former is what you have.

You can Google: Thinkpad 770 external monitor

and view item:

which will confirm what you have with the 770.

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Right now i have a laptop with max resolution 1600x900. I want to set up a dual monitor system. Should i buy a 1600x900 or a 1080p one? Will the 1080p ultimately be forced to use a 1600x900 display? What if i get a monitor that is of lower resolution?


How do dual monitors with different resolutions work?

Thanks so much! im new to the forum so sorry if i did something wrong/out of etiquette.

A:Solved: Dual Monitor Resolution question.

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I like leaving my 2nd monitor on for monitoring system temps and such, but some games do not lock your mouse in the main monitor, and accidental clicking on the other will minimize the game, often with disastrous results. Does anyone know of a program that will lock my mouse in one screen?

A:Solved: Dual Monitor Problem With Gaming

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As the title states can 1 monitor be run from dual video cards in motherboards with crossfire or sli?

Or is it only if you are using 2 monitors?


A:Solved: Can 1 monitor be run from dual video cards?

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I have an LG Flatron W1934S as my main monitor and am using a Philips Brilliance 190B as the secondary monitor on a graphics card with the Nvidia chipset - I have the dual display working but the secondary monitor is darker and a strange greenish, yellow colour! The monitors are both VGA cables with DVI adapters plugged in to the graphics card. The card is in a PCIEX16 slot...

I have tried playing with the settings of the Nvidia Display Control Panel.

The strange thing is I have used this monitor in Debian and Ubuntu and it is very bright and looks clear, nothing like what is displayed as a secondary monitor. It is the same in Windows 7 and Ubuntu as a secondary monitor - greenish yellow and dimmed.

I thought about maybe getting another graphics card - I could only use one with PCIEX4 though and plugging it in there?

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this? The monitor works fine on it's own just when displayed as dual - my goal is to get 2 new identical monitors and a new graphics card and this was just to test what dual monitoring is like, btw I love it, just I cannot stand the dim off coloured look!

Many thanks


A:Solved: Dual Monitor Setup Problems

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I'm looking for a reasonably priced video card that will support dual monitors. The monitors I have, have VGA connections only, but, I had a card working with both monitors (it died) using a DVI to VGA adapter on one of them.

I thought that any card that had both a VGA/DVI connector would work, and I was watching one on EBay, emailed the user to ask if it would support dual monitors and was told no

A:Solved: Dual Monitor PCI-E Video Card

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I have a PC which is connected to my monitor via a DVI cable and to my TV via a VGA cable. I can set it to show the same display on both or I can extend my desktop across both screens. I usually have it set to 1440x900 on my primary monitor and 1360x768 on my TV (this is what the TV suggests is optimum resolution).

This has worked perfectly for a long time up until today. I came to watch a movie on my PC using the TV as the monitor and when I turned my TV on it states that the resolution is not correct. I checked my graphics settings and sure enough the resolution is correctly set to 1360x768 as it always has been but the TV actually displays a resolution of 1280x960 (I can see this by pressing the info button on my TV remote). It seems that the TV is ignoring the graphics settings. I tried changing the resolution to 1280x768 but the TV ignores this and continues to display at 1280x960. I changed it back to 1360x768 but nothing. The only resolution I can get the TV to accept is 800x600.

I have been trying for hours to figure this out but have failed to find a resolution. Nothing has changed from last week to today yet all of a sudden I cannot get my TV to display the correct resolution. Anybody had similar problems and has a fix for the problem?

I have tried the obvious things like unplugging and replugging the VGA cable from the TV and rebooting my PC. See screenshot below which shows how my display settings are configured. Read more

A:Solved: Dual Monitor Resolution Problem

Problem solved. I removed and reinstalled the graphics drivers.

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Hello hello everyone, this is my first thread here and hopefully you guys may be able to help me.
If you don't want to know the whole story just read what i wrote in red
I have recently reformatted my computer and installed a fresh new Windows 7 64 bit version.

The problem i have is that when i reinstalled and then turn my computer on, there was only one monitor detected "Display: 1. Generic Non-PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter". I press the detect button and nothing happens. Now i'm not sure if this is the problem but during the installation i formatted my main partion (1tb partion) and it said drivers and what not would be wiped but i hope that isn't the reason its not working.


Windows 7 64bit is not detecting 2nd display monitor, i'm using both VGA and HDMI screens. It doens't show me/detect the 2nd display here is a screen shot THANK YOU!

A:Solved: Urgent help: Dual monitor problem

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I have dual monitors on my computer and im running windows xp. I was trying to change my primary monitor but I dont know how i did it, but i reached a menu and accidently turned one of the monitors off and I cant re-activate the monitor. Can someone please help me reactivate it or even get to the menu that lets you tuirn on and off displays?? Thanks!

A:Dual Monitor help on windows XP!!

right click on the desktop /properties/settings will showthe display settings you require.

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I am running a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 8. i5 processor with 6GB RAM

The system has 2 Samsung 20" monitors run off a Sapphire HD6450 graphics card both connected via DVI.

There are three problems.

1. When the mouse pointer moves from one screen to the other there is a vertical step of about an inch. Similarly a window flowing from one monitor to the other is offset vertically by an inch.
2. When the system wakes up from a standby period of less than an hour, all shortcuts and windows open on the second monitor are moved to the main monitor.
3. When the system wakes up from a longer period of standby the second monitor is blank and the display is squashed into the first monitor.

This does not happen with Windows 7. The graphics card drivers are up to date.

Does anyone else have these problems?

A:Dual Monitor with Windows 8

and this is why i don't have windows 8 on my desktop yet i had the same issue with an early beta version and never found a solution.

was kinda weird at the time, i think the quickest resolution was just to unplug the monitor video cable and put it back, but no permanent solution found.

figure i'll have to put windows 8 back on soon so i can find out

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Hello, I just purchased a Dell computer at the unbelievable price of 400 dollars (quad core 2.4 GHz) and I also bought 2 HDMI 22' monitors. The video card in the Dell computer is built in, so I know I need a new one for the 2 monitors to work. Which video card should I use to take advantage of the High Def of both? I dont wanna spend a lot of money. Thank you for your help!

A:Solved: Which Video Card for Dual HDMI monitor

I have a GeForce 8600GT with 512 MB of memory. I've tried plenty of video cards of a lesser power than that and they all worked...sort of. Little glitches and problems seemed to always pop up though and it just wasn't a perfect experience on a dual monitor setup (one 1680x1050 and one 1920x1080) until I hit the 8600GT. Since then, its been butter all the way.

So something on a par with the 8600GT should serve you well. Some of the new ATI cards are supposed to be very good also. You probably want to look for a dual DVI port card (if the monitors have DVI of course) and use that connection and save the HDMI ports for an upscaling DVD player or somesuch. Going from dual DVI to HDMI might work or it might cause some scaling problems.

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I have only built one computer and it was run with an ATI card and using catalyst, I was able to control the placement of dual monitors with ease. I just upgraded to an Nvidia card and found it to be impossible to put the second monitor to the left of the primary monitor, this is important for my setup. After some searching I found Ultramon, which allows me to do this. Right now I am using it in trial mode. The trial will end some day soon. Are there free options to place my monitor where I want it?

A:Solved: Trouble with dual monitor and nvidia card

There is a drag and drop type of interface with the nvidia control panel... assuming you have it all installed properly.

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I have two (2) HP S2031 Flat Screen Monitors. I had them connected to a WinXP 32-bit system where they worked fine. I had a guy build me a new 64-bit Windows 7 machine with a quality video card. Web pages format fine on the left monitor, but on the right monitor, the image refuses to format to screen size--no scroll bars appear and the sizing buttons on the upper right of the pages are somewhere off screen to the right. With guesswork, I can close pages and find the scroll bar, but it's impossible to find the reduce-down button. I shouldn't have to mess with this. I have tried scaling the image with the on-board monitor menu controls. I have tried using the controls provided by the Nividia video card. Neither of these things make a difference. I've been in contact with HP who guided me through some testing and suggested it could be my KVM. HOWEVER, I have connected the monitor in question directly to the PC, by-passing the KVM and the same condition exists. SO... any ideas?

ALSO...if I cannot get satisfactory color balance using either set of controls, I need to know what the problem or problems might be. I have spent hours trying various things to make these things right. Are there more adjustments somewhere? I wonder if something is wrong with the video card. I downloaded new drivers for the monitors. Am I missing something?

A:Solved: Dual Monitor: 2nd won't scale images & color is bad

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I run on Windows XP.

I recently attached a second monitor to my PC.
When I try to access my programs via Start > All Programs >
the list seems to be cut off and I'm unable to click on any of the remaining programs. Another column of remaining programs does not popup.

How can I fix this problem and click on my other programs from my startbar?
I know I can just access them from my Program Files or if I put any desktop shortcuts, but this tiny problem is bugging me.

Please help, thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Dual Monitor Program List Problem

You are going to have to increase the Screen Resolution on your Main screen to match the secondary screen or reduce the secondary screen to match the Main screen.

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A computer at work has geforce geforce 7300 le. It has whan socket for the monitor and one oddly shaped white one. Is it possible to run two monitors? Is there some sort of adapter?


A:Solved: geforce 7300 le dual monitor support?

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Hi, I've just purchased two LED monitors to run off my Nvidia Quadro fx 580. I have two operating systems on my computer. On OS A the dual monitor system works just as it should, but on OS B the second monitor, RHS, is not behaving correctly.

To describe: If I track my mouse pointer on OS A from the left hand side of the left monitor to the right side of the right monitor, there is no gap in the middle, as soon as the pointer leaves the left monitor it shows up on the right monitor. However, on OS B, when I track the mouse pointer across the left screen, when it leaves the left monitor it does not show up on the right monitor for some tracking distance, about half screen width.

The result is that, in program material which should show up full size in the right hand monitor, I only see half the right hand side of it. The left hand side of that 'page' is lost in that middle void (where the mouse disappears in the tracking example).

Hard to describe, but maybe someone who has experienced this might understand.

As it all works fine in OS A, I know it's not the monitor settings, I expect it's a setting I need to change in the Nvidia control panel. I've had a play around with no luck.

Any help appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: Nvidia Quadro 580 dual monitor problem

All good, I messed around with settings, reinstalled drivers & it's working properly now.

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I have been running dual monitors with my laptop and a small TV. I just got an older monitor (HP w2207) to use instead.

While I was in control panel/display/settings trying to set it up one option offered was to "flip the display" (I want to switch left to right monitor 1 with #2) but got an upside down screen on the laptop. Now the settings only offered are the duplicate or extended.

I have windows updated for the new monitor, restarted, but when I select "extended" I get the upside screen on the laptop.

A:Solved: Dual monitor display flipped upside down

CLOSED --- I used the intel panel to configure the monitors.

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I have a couple of questions. So I just got a HP 27Xi LED for an early Christmas present. I also have an Asus VW246H LCD. I have them both hooked up via DVI with my HP on the top connector and my Asus on the bottom. So what I want to do is be able to have one of them on my desktop at all times, my Asus, while I game on my HP. Now I was able to do this as extend my Asus to my desktop. So I load up SWTOR and play and want to go back to my desktop to look up a specific talent build for my Powertech in SWTOR for example. All I have to do is move my mouse over to the other monitor, but when I click on something, anything on the desktop, it bumps me out of the game as if I was hitting Alt+Tab. The game doesn't crash, just bumps me to desktop. I want to know how to be able to click on my other monitor's desktop, while playing the game and not have it bump me to the desktop. I can simply click on the icon to go back in, but I don't want that to happen.

My last question and this isn't as important as the first is, say for Battlefield 3, or 4 for example. You can have dual monitor setups and can use both monitors in the game. Basically it expands your field of vision. Does anyone know how to do that?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: GeForce 670 SC Dual Monitor Setup Question

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I got the second monitor up and running with a desktop. I cannot drag windows to #2 in dual monitor setup.
On a dell 740 with nvidia on board and a dell card with a dvi out.

I have looked at the nvidia software and just don't see where to make the change. Since I can see the desktop I think it is just a software issue but I haven't been able to figure it out.

Thanks for any suggestions!

A:Solved: Cannot drag window in dual monitor setup

All you should have to do is go into display settings and click on the second monitor picture that is in there. Under it is a checkbox that says extend the desktop to this monitor. Make sure that is checked.

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?

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Sometimes I use one monitor, and sometimes I use two. When I plug the second monitor in, it ALWAYS extends the desktop to the right, but I prefer to have it extended to the left. Is there any way to change the default so that when I plug in the monitor it will always extend the desktop to the left?

A:Windows Vista Dual Monitor

if you right click on your desk top and go to "personalize" then go to "display settings" Click and hold on the "1" and drag it over to the other side of "2" and click apply, see how that goes

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Is there anyway to extent the start bar accross two monitors. i can extend the desktop accross but not the start bar.

thx steve

A:Dual Monitor - Windows XP Start Bar


Just looking in the newsgroups and I saw this site:

There is a trial version, which may be usefull, to see if it actually does work.



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I am currently using an external monitor, it is an HD cinema display for Apple computers that is hooked from a DVI to HDMI and then into my laptop. I am using an Asus laptop with Windows 7. My dual monitors have been working fine recently until i installed this 64 bit epson scanner software. When i went to scan a photo with the software both my monitors flickered and then my external monitor was the only one detected and went to the lowest resolution possible at the ratio of my laptop. Now its either my laptop is the only screen detected or my monitor is the only screen detected, depending on if the external monitor is plugged in or not. But the screen resolution stays at the ratio of the laptop and it is not recognizing the external display. Any ideas what this could be?

A:Windows 7 Dual Monitor Problems Please Help!

Also there is a short promt to force quit a monitor i think when i go to log off, as if something is not responding.

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I have a client with a dual monitor machine connected to a domain.  There are 6 of these machines exactly alike and are brand new running windows 7.  On this particular machine, there is a strange issue. 
On this dual monitor machine, I will have multiple windows open on each monitor.  If I hover on an icon on the taskbar and then try to click on one of the thumbnails, the second monitor?s windows (yes all the windows so I see the desktop) minimize
until I stop hovering on the thumbnail. It does not matter if I hover on the icons on monitor one or on monitor two, the opposite monitor will minimize all open windows. Hover on thumbnails on monitor one, monitor two disappears.  Hover
on icons on monitor two, monitor one windows disappear.  Strange?


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i have a hp2010i DVI and VGA capable monitor with hp 6610. I have an older VGA only monitor from my dell xp computer. I want to see if i can use both monitors as a dual monitor config but i am thinking i may need some kind of video adapter. . is it possible to have both monitors run to the vga port via some kind of adapter or can i even do this at all? Or worse do i need to buy another monitor compatile with my new monitor. I also dont know what they mean by a video adapter. the new monitor only has vga and dvi outputs and the old is vga only as i said. The hp computer only has a dvi port and then an hdmi port, but not vga. i currently have a vga to dvi adapter to run the new monitor off the vga port.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:dual monitor support windows 7

It depends on your computer, and it's video card. Do you have more than 1 video output?

I have two external monitors set up to my laptop. An old Dell monitor via VGA, and a HDTV via HDMI. However, my card only supports using two at a time. If I had a better video card I could run all three at once.

I also have a digital projector I use (disconnecting the HDTV) that can run with a VGA cable or a HDMI to DVI-D cable

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okay so I am at work and whenever I want to maximize a window to fill the left side of the monitor, it for some reason maximizes and centers in between both the monitors. Does anyone know how to fix this? I know that probably didn't make much sense, but I attached a picture to show what I am talking about. I was trying to maximize this window by dragging clicking it at the top and dragging it all the way to the top to maximize, but it centers in the middle?

A:dual monitor and moving windows around

anyone confused on what im trying to say?
i'm basically maximizing windows using the drag feature in windows 7 where you drag top of window all the way to the top, it it supposed to fill your entire monitor with the window, but for some reason sometimes it doesnt maximize fully and splits through both screens?

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When I try set a different wallpaper on each monitor I only have the option to set on monitor 2

Doesn't matter how I get there, (win 10 settings or control desk.cpl,,@background) the only option is monitor 2
Windows 10 PRO Build 10586.164
Nvidia GeForce GT610



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I recently transferred to a new department at work and they use a strange computer setup. I have 2 Dell towers, 2 15" monitors, and single keyboard/mouse. There's a hotkey that allows me to toggle from 1 computer to the other. The tower on the left connects to the screen on the left, and the tower on the right connects to the screen on the right.

The problem is that the desktop is supposed to extend onto both monitors. However, the left computer doesn't recognize that the right monitor is even connected. The right computer shows 2 displays in the video properties, but it can't display anything on the 2nd monitor (it shows the right monitor as screen 1, so I'm assuming it should be able to display on the left monitor as screen 2). Whenever I toggle to the left computer, the right monitor goes on standby.

I talked to 1 of the IT guys and he said that they don't support this setup -- my department set it up special for my predecessor, but the machines were re-imaged to the standard software load before I started working here. That means I probably don't have the right drivers for the video cards.

Now here's the real problem -- while I was trying to get everything to work on the right computer, I set it to use display 2 only. But since it can't use the 2nd display, I now can't see anything from the right computer anymore. How can I switch it back to use the right monitor if it won't display anything?? I even tried removi... Read more

A:Solved: Dual monitor setup not working correctly, now no display at all

Did I seriously brick this computer??

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Hi there,

I bought a computer several months ago (specs below), and it works fine, mostly. When I bought it, I asked my supplier to give me a graphics card that would support dual monitors, even though I only ordered one monitor at the time.

Now a few weeks ago I ordered the 2nd monitor, and my supplier came to install it for me.

Problem: no matter what he did, he couldn't get the dual monitor functionality to work; all he could do was to get the 2nd screen cloning the 1st one. Every time he tried to click the "extended desktop" checkbox, it simply ignored the change and unchecked the checkbox. He downloaded the latest drivers, uninstalled, reinstalled several times, but to no avail.

So he reckoned it must be a problem with the graphics card, and he ordered a new one.

The new one came, same problem.

OK, maybe it's a conflict between the motherboard (AMD) and the video card (ATI) - as unlikely as that sounds... so he tried a nVidia card instead. Same problem, but worse - now the computer got frozen into 640x480 resolution, and would not accept any instruction to return to the monitor's native 1680 x 1050 resolution - completely unusable.

Today he came with another new AOC 2230 monitor to match the 2nd one I ordered (my 1st monitor is AOC 2216), in case somehow the 2 monitors were causing a conflict. Still no dice.

My supplier is throwing up his hands in despair. He's put in support requests to the ATI, nVidia and AOC.

My bet is that the n... Read more

A:Solved: Dual monitor doesn't work - reward offered!

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Any help would be much appreciated!

My computer has onboard graphics ( Nvidia geforce 7025/nforce 630a) which works fine.
I wanted to do a dual monitor setup with my TV Panasonic TH-50PX80U. I first checked with my computer manufacturer "Shuttle Barebones" and was told that the (Nvidia Gforce GT 430) graphics card would be a suitable choice.
I purchased an HDMI w/ Ethernet cable and installed the new card.

When I first made the installation the connection to the TV worked. It displayed my desktop etc. When I turned it off I was unable to get the signal back on the TV. I checked with Panasonic tech support and was able to determine that the problem is most likely that I must use the lowest resolution setting on the computer as the TV is not really meant to be used as a monitor but it could work. As I had a picture and sound before I think it will work. However I am having a heck of a time with the computer settings in Nvidia Control Panel and some strange readings in my Device manager for the new installation.

I disabled the original Graphics card and the computer monitor is functioning normally on the new card.
However the peculiar reading in device manager is this. Under Display adapters the old card correctly shows up as disabled and also reads under "Location" Bus 0, device 18, function 0.
The working "Enabled" card reads "Location PCI Slot 3 (PCI Bus 2, Device 0, Function O IS THAT CORRECT? or does it mean that this card is somehow NO... Read more

A:Solved: Please Help! Graphics Card/Dual Monitor Installation Problem

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Hi all.

I have a Dell XPS 400 with Radeon X300 SE 128MB graphics card. It's a factory setup so no hardware has been added or changed since I bought it in 06. It's running XP Pro w/ SP3, and has 4 GB RAM.

I have the original Dell monitor hooked to the VGA slot. I have a second Dell monitor I hooked up to the DVI slot, using a DVI cable.

The two monitors connect fine but only display the same view. I thought I could set it so each monitor displays a different view. For exaqmple, I'd like to have one monitor displaying my Outlook account while the other displays Word, PowerPoint, IE, etc. Isn't that possible?

In Display properties/settings, both monitors are listed. The original factory Dell is #1, while the second Dell is #2. For the second monitor I selected "Extend my Windows desktop to this monitor", which is what I've read I'm supposed to do. However, that doesn't change the fact that both monitors display the exact same content.

I read through the other threads on this subject but I don't see any discussions mirroring what I'm experiencing, or there weren't any solutions listed.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Dual monitor setup not allowing separate views

Using the "extend my desktop" should allow what you are trying to do. I would suggest updating/reinstalling the latest video drivers available from Dell.

I've also seen some low end hardware that cannot run multiple monitors and simply outputs the same image to both outputs (as you are experiencing). Check the User Manual or the Dell website for hardware specs and see if there are any such video notes.

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