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Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I've been looking into getting a new monitor i found 3 contenders while looking them up,
BenQ GL2760H 27" LED DVI HDMI Monitor,
Asus Vs278 27" Full HD LED Monitor

I then read many people saying 120hz or 144hz is so much better for gaming? as i will be playing lots of games like battlefield and cod it's made me rethink..but .i only have £180 tops to spend right now ... would it be worth waiting an extra two week to afford a 144hz? would it make a Big difference in games? i have no clue to even if my pc / Graphic card would be up to the job?

Computer Specs
Asus Crosshair formula 2 Motherboard
AMD 64x2 Dual Core 6000+ 3GB
2GB 800mhz DDR2 PC2 6400
Geforce 9500 1GB
Hiper 730w Type R Modular II power
vista 64bit ultimate

A:Solved: Monitor 60hz 120hz 144hz

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How do I fix this, they couldn't have made a huge mistake like that and send a liower grade model?
This is my exact setup
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($209.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler:  Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($69.99 @ NCIX US) 
Motherboard:  MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory:  G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($164.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage:  Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($139.99 @ Best Buy) 
Storage:  Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($57.99 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card:  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card  ($519.99 @ Amazon) 
Case:  Antec 1100 Illusion ATX Full Tower Case  ($119.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply:  Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive:  LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor:  Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($273.98 @ Adorama) 
Case Fan:  Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($25.98 @ OutletPC) 
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I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

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

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

Much appreciated


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

Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are my system specs:

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



A:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

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

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

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

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

A:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

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

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

2nd monitor is an lg2241


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

I'm lost. SOS!



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

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

Assuming this is your monitor,

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

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

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

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

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

Picture of what I'm seeing:

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

Any help is appreciated!



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

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I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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I have a PC which has a dual monitor setup. I have obtained a third backup screen. I was wondering if this screen could be a mirror screen for one of the monitors. I have students which come to my room all the time, so it is easier if I can hook the monitor near the desk rather than they stretch their heads or come over cramping the space there.

The monitor has to be mirrored as I can see what I'm doing on my side and they can see on their side.
Monitor (connection)
1st monitor: Dell S340L (HDMI)
2nd monitor: Dell E190S (VGA)
3rd Monitor: Acer x193W (this monitor will be the mirrored monitor) (DVI)

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I just bought a Philips 242G5DJEB monitor for my laptop. My laptop only has a HDMI port. (I read that HDMI can only send 60hz) I already tried a HDMI to DVI-D converter which didn't work. How do I use my monitor at 144hz?

A:Can't use 144hz on 144hz monitor

You haven't described your laptop nor the Windows version and bit version it's running.


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I am planning on buying a Benq gaming monitor to play CS:GO on. But can I run it at 144Hz trough HDMI, because I think it needs to be HDMI V2.0 but I can't find witch one my laptop is using. I have an i7-4702MQ, 32GB of RAM, and a GTX 760M. Thanks for any help!

Go to Solution.

A:Is it possible to run a monitor at 144Hz trough HD...

You can, but you may want to read here before you buy it.

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Hello, I am having a problem because I just bought a new 144hz monitor but i realized my computer doesnt have a dvi or displayport input. Is there any way I can get 144hz or anything higher than 60hz with an hdmi cable? Thanks.

A:Benq 144hz Monitor

It seems it will work with HDMI 1.3 :-

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I want to buy this monitor : BenQ XL2411Z (144hz), and I was wondering what kind of cables do I need, and if it will fully work at 144hz with my setup. I already own another monitor, and I want to make a dual monitor setup.
I recently bought a AOC monitor that was for AMD graphics cards... and I sent it back and this time I want to make sure I am doing the right thing, as I do not have any experience with this stuff.
EDIT: My setup
Computer Type PC/Desktop
OS Windows 10
CPU Intel Core I7 4770k
Motherboard Asus Z87 Pro
Memory Kingstone 1866hz 16Gb DDR3
Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GTX 970

A:144hz Monitor Compatibility


Here is a link for those cables. BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24 inch Gaming Monitor

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I Have a Toshiba Satellite C640 laptop with a standard VGA Graphics Adapter. (Windows 7)

Am trying to hook up an external monitor but only one works at a time. Tried using the Fn/F5 keys. Also the second monitor does not show up in the display settings even after trying the detect button. If the external monitor is connected before the machine boots it starts up but then I loose the laptop display and vice-versa.

Is it to do with no dedicated video card (graphics).

A:Dual Monitor setup

The Fn+F5 combo should give you five options on-screen provided that the external monitor is switched on & connected:

❖ Built-in display only
❖ Built-in display and external monitor (simultaneously)
❖ External monitor only
❖ Built-in display and external monitor (extended mode)
❖ Swap-Switch primary display between internal display
and external monitor when using extended desktop

If the external monitor is not switched on, some of the above options will not be available.

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i am an extreme noob so bare with me. Well i had a last post and that wasn't all to good of a start off so i will start from the list of things that i have:

Windows XP pro (32 bit)

nVida GeForce FX 5200 has VGA;DVI;SVideo

ok heres what i did b4

i had 2 monitors one vga one and one dvi one and i hooked it up and i had i good dual monitor setup but when ever i loaded some programs the would give me a bsod screen and restart for example fsx dark basic and others that change resolution.


i re installed nvida drivers and there updated (i think)

i have the DVI monitor hooked up right now with 1 display only

i have the desktop manager software enabled and running and the Nvida control pannel running.

and what i want to now is that i want to have a horizontal span setup (reason):

ok well i have seen that FSX can run on 2 monitors and that you can have a really cool display with both displaying images can i do this on a dual monitor setup or not or do i need to get a better card (preferably not)?

What to i do now?

ok so do i go to set up multipul monitors and do it that way or is there another way to do it better

theres one last question, well i herd from a friend that in the display options like when you right click in the desktop then goto properties then settings.... the friend said that there was an option to enable dual monitor support. before i had my setup i did not see that option and neither do i now im guessing that i don't have 2 monitors hooked up no... Read more

A:dual monitor setup help?

Quote: Originally Posted by xXINSANELOSERXx

btw i got my processor to work and i got it hyperthreaded =D

That was me that helped you. Did you go with a slight overclock or stock speeds?

You can follow this:

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I am setting up a new HP computer for dual monitors
I want to installed a3DFuxion GForce MX4000 PCI graphics card and use the CD card for the primary monitor and the stock (on motherboard) card for the secondary monitor.
Both monitors are VGA

Will this work?
The 3D Fuzion card requires me to uninstall the current display driver using Add/remove programs. the current system uses ATI video. I am hesitant to uninstall the current video unless I am sure the new setup will work.
any help is appreciated

A:Dual monitor setup

I think that's going to depend on how the MB graphics controller is handled by the BIOS. I believe some will be automatically disabled if you have a second video card.

I don't think the PCI bus is the best choice for video, doesn't that machine have an AGP slot?

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i just received two LG monitors today. L196WTQ-BF. they both look amazing but i am having trouble setting them up. When i set them both to the native resolution of 1440x900 they both appear to go to that resolution but the desktop doesn't seem to fit on the screen. to see the left edge of the screen you must scroll over to the edge with the mouse and when you do this the right edge of the screen slides off the side.

anyone know why this is happening?

A:dual monitor setup

help me

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Just installed a second monitor on my GF FX5700 graphics card. My question is does it matter which of the two monitors is analog and which is digial?
Right now I have the 21" primary monitor as analog and the secondary 19" as digital. Does it make a difference.

A:Dual Monitor setup

Shouldn't be any difference. You could try swapping the monitors just in case you notice a difference in picture quality but I doubt it.

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I have one 15" Monitor which is here:
MAG HD 572 15 inch flat screen LCD monitor data sheet
I am planning to get a 24" 1920x1080p Monitor.

Instead of wasting my 15" Monitor, I would like to go Dual Boot with my current monitor:

I can see 4 Ports the monitor can go in (one is reserved already), so 3.

There are 2 Red ports: My Belkin Adapter goes in one and a blue wire goes to the adapter to the 15" monitor as it is a DVI Port, however it only works with the left one.

There is one Blue port - I tried this with the Blue VGA Cable it didn't work.

There is one white port - Labelled DVI and it didn't work with my adapter and VGA Cable.

I have provided some images.

The bottom image is two red ports showing the adapter plugged in and in the adapter is the blue cable

This is the monitor I have chosen to get:
BenQ G2420HDB Full HD TFT LCD 24" DVI-D Monitor |

I have an AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card

Can anyone tell me what I will need to do and if this will work and if it doesn't can anyone link me to a 24" monitor under ?135 that will work.

A:How to Setup a Dual-Monitor?

Hi there,

You mentioned dual-boot. I don't think it's possible to run two os's at the same time unless you use virtualization.

In windows 7, there's a very good, simple interface which allows you to change all the basic monitor settings.
The monitor you want to buy comes with a VGA cable, so you can use that one besides your old monitor.

When you right-click your desktop and click "screen resolution", you can change the way of how your different monitors connected to your pc are working.

View a complete tutorial here: How to Setup Dual Monitors in Windows 7

Hope this works!


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Hey all,

I am thinking about setting up a dual monitor on my PC. I tried to find a FAQ or tutorial on here but had no luck. I have 0% knowledge on how to set this up or even if i can on with my specs, so any help would be awesome.



PS: if this is in the wrong section I apologize.

A:Dual monitor setup help

for that card you can have four displays. so should be no problems running 2 just need the appropriate connections on monitor and video card.

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Hi, I have just bought 2 new graphics cards in the hope that i'll be able to run some kind of dual monitor system.

In the AGP slot I have a 128MB GeForce4 MX 4000
In the PCI slot I have a 64MB GeForce4 MX 4000

I have spent today trying to get it working... to no avail.

Every time I set one monitor as primary (or install it first), as soon as I apply changes to 'extend my desktop on to the secondary monitor' the screen just freezes and shuts down before having to restart windows from 'last known good configaration'

Another thing that is quite weird, when setting primary VGA device in the BIOS, it only gives the option of 'onboard VGA' or 'AGP VGA' nothing about the PCI device.

Yet if I only have the PCI card plugged in and take out the AGP card, the PCI card outputs as default monitor when the BIOS is set to boot from 'onboard VGA'!


A:Dual Monitor Setup

Never tried it in WinXP but did in Win 98SE. THe PCI Graphics run as the primary monitor. If you are trying this in Win XP try designating the monitor connected to the PCI Video Card as primary monitor.

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I am not sure where to submit this topic, but the graphics card is sort of relevant in this situation? So I thought I'd post it here. If this is the wrong thread, then please, by all means, move this to the correct one.

So, I am having a little trouble with my dual monitor set-up. I have connected a second monitor to my graphics card using a DVI-D adapter, yet for some reason, the monitor cannot be detected. I've gone to the screen resolution window and hit the detect button, but that does not seem to fix it. I have done a lot of research online, but cannot seem to find the solution.

A list of things I have done so far:
-Restarted the PC
-Updated all drivers
-Changed modes on the second monitor from Digital to Analog, did not work for either of those
-Held down the Windows button on my keyboard, and chose the Extend option, but that also did not work.
-I have connected the VGA cables from my main monitor to the DVI-D adapter to see if the adapter was broken, but my desktop did show up on the second monitor, so the adapter is fine.

I have also connected the VGA cables from the second monitor into the VGA port of my graphics card PC (where the main monitor is connected to), but that did not work either. The second monitor just sits at a black screen that says "Check Signal Cable", with 3 red coloured boxes under it (Red, Green, and Blue).

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A:Dual Monitor Setup

Have you got catalyst installed?

if so try to detect the monitor from there

go into display options and select force tv detect,
and click apply, does it recognsie it?

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I want to setup dual monitors. After I learned the The Nvidia FX5500 graphics card that I had was not supported by Windows 7, I went out and bought the Nvidia 8400GS card. When I installed it, the Nvidia 9100 integrated card was no longer available/supported/installed. Specifically, I get get the computer to recognize one or the other graphics cards but not both at the same time. I am running Windows 7 and I have read that others have used this card for dual monitor applications so why can't I get the computer to recognize both graphics cards?

A:Dual Monitor Setup

I assume the integrated video is not a physical card but video built into the motherboard. You can't have both. Inserting a video card into the motherboard automatically shuts down the onboard one. However your video card will support two monitors. There are two outputs on your video card. Plug the two monitors into the card and use Windows to set them up.

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I have a Samsung 530 Series TV. I also have an LG E2370 monitor. I am using a dual link DVI cable to use the 120 hz on my monitor. My 560 TI grphx card has a dual link DVI (which i use for the monitor), but NOT an HDMI output. The 560 TI graphics card has another Dual Link DVI connection, but my TV does not. Which means i have to use my onboard video which DOES have an HDMI, to use the Samsung 530 TV as a second monitor.

All i want to do is use my TV for when i watch movies and my monitor for everything else.

All i've done is go to display properties and try to do this from there, but the samsung TV just says "Check cable" which i've already done. Either that happens, or both monitors go blank.

Please help. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. I built my computer.... Now i want to use my TV with

A:Dual monitor Setup HELP!

There is recent firmware for your TV available on Samsungs website.

Support for LE37C530F1W

I would imagine you may need the latest version.

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Is it worth setting up two monitors. I have an opportunity to get a brand new gateway 19" monitor for $100, still in the box. How hard is it to set up and what would the main benefits of dual monitor setup? Most of all would I really like it if I did a dual set up. Any body else have a dual set up, do you like it. Thanks.

A:Dual monitor setup

Hello Bassfisher,

If your graphics card as a secondary output on it, then your good to go with just connecting the monitor to the secondary connector on the card and installing the monitor's driver (if it has one). Pretty much that simple.

It really depends on your needs, but it makes having multiple windows opened a lot easier to see and organize by dragging some of them over to the second monitor.

I like it.

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I want to use two monitors for two different scenarios:
1: Gaming on screen 1, connected through HDMI to my GPU, ASUS GTX 980 Strix, and browsing on screen 2, connected through VGA to my CPU/Motherboard
2: Working on both screen 1+2, while screen 1 is connected through HDMI to my GPU, ASUS GTX 980 Strix, and browsing on screen 2, connected through VGA to my CPU/Motherboard.

I've set my BIOS to enable IGPU, or whatever it's called, to supporth monitors when connected through both GPU and CPU, but can only get 1 of the monitors to work.

Please help

A:Dual monitor setup on GPU and CPU

You can`t do that, just use the GPU.

Why would you buy a 980 and not want to use it for all your monitors ???????????

Connect both monitors to the Asus

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I recently purchased a HP Pavilion Desktop - 510-p020 thnking that the advertised "multiple display capable" meant I could use the normal VGA to DVI connections.  However, this tower only has VGA and HDMI connections.  How can I setup 2 monitors for dual monitor access using VGA and HDMI connections?  Do I need to now buy a monitor with HDMI connection?  If, so how would I set the monitors up for dual access.  I just want to make sure if another purchase is necessary that I purchase the right accessories. 

A:Dual Monitor Setup

@Dman2015?, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that will help you understand what can be done with adapters.  If you already have two monitors, you can use adapters to connect them; HDMI (digital) to VGA (analog) or VGA to HDMI or DVI (digital), etc.  If you want to buy a new monitor, I suggest getting one with a HDMI connector.  You will get a far better picture with digital than you will with analog. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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hi all, can someone give me basic instructions on setting up dual monitors

A:dual monitor setup

You need a graphic adapter with two outputs; connect each monitor to each output. For example most lower priced video cards will usually have a DVI and VGA out connectors, most monitors will have a DVI and VGA input connectors. Whatever configuration you choose, just make sure your monitors have the right connectors to hook up with the video adapter.
Maybe this video will help:

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I have 2 LCD screens hooked up to my video card at the moment and they are set at vertical (1A, 1B) configuration. When I play a game the second monitor turns off though. Is there a way I can keep my dual monitor configuration even during gaming? By the way I don't want the monitors to clone each other, but I would like a widescreen view. Thanks for your replies.

A:Dual Monitor Setup

My secondary moniter goes all screwy when I play game like it changes resloution and random Icons from the other desktop appear on it. And if I do anything in the on not running the game it minimises the other screen. is there any way of preventing tht.

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Hello all, I recently picked up a Compaq elite 8000 sff but soon realized that the power supply is not really upgradable, unless you do some serious rewiring. All I want to do is hook up a second monitor. The computer has 1 hdmi port and 1 vga port. The monitor has a vga and DVI-D port. I aready have one monitor attatched to the vga port. Are there any adaptors or workarounds for this? Thanks.

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First off, hello. I'm new to this forum and from what I've seen of the people here so far this will be a very educational journey and I will be here for a long while (WooHoo! )

Let me also start this post off by warning all those who dare to read: I am a complete and total noob when it comes to anything about computers. I know absolutely nothing about how they function and I will gladly admit to that, only because I'm attempting to educate myself on this matter.

Now that you have been warned, let's get started. As the title suggests, I'm looking to make a dual monitor setup for my home desktop. My computer is pretty much only used for online gaming and online banking. On most occasions while I'm playing games online I thoroughly enjoy streaming videos and/or internet radio in the background for a little extra entertainment. That is where the dual monitor setup has come into play. I would like to expand my desktop onto a 2nd monitor to use that monitor for extra browsing/video playing while gaming or doing other miscellaneous things on the first monitor. I've done a bit of Google browsing on my own in the past few hours, and honestly it's just led me to confusion. Hence the reason I began searching for a good forum to begin my journey with.

Now that you know my goal, let me tell you a bit about the hardware I'm using. Please remember, I'm a total noob and have no idea what I'm talking about with this stuff .

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A:Dual monitor setup help

You need another video card. Audio has nothing to do with dual monitors or your current setup. Dragging a program from one monitor to another doesn't move the audio from one to the other.

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I have a friend I am trying to setup a dual monitor setup for, and while I got it setup for the most part there is a could quirky things I cannot figure out.

His setup is an HP desktop computer with a Nvidia card with both VGA and DVI outputs. His primary monitor (DVI) is setup in landscape while his new secondary monitor (vga) is setup landscape. The desktop is setup as extended.

His goal is to run 1 application on the secondary monitor all the time, which is a Schwab investment program and use the primary monitor for everything else. So before I setup the secondary monitor, he would have the Schwab program opened up maximized to the now primary monitor, so when you maximize it on the new secondary monitor, it is displaying as if it is being viewed on the portrait orientation. So then you have to start it on the primary monitor, resize it and drag it to the secondary monitor.

My question is, is there any way to change the way this application is opening so he can just click maximize and have it fill the secondary landscaped monitor?

A:Need help with a dual monitor setup

Does the app open up full screen on the primary or does it do the same?

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Hello all, The last time i ever dual screened my pc was a long time ago and i wasn't happy with the outcome because i couldn't run a full screen app (like a game) and use the other screen at the same time (for some obvious reasons that fall under game mechanics etc..) But, is there a way NOW to do this? - without playing in windowed mode.

I think i posted this int he right place - apologizes if it isn't!


A:Dual Monitor Setup - Is there a way....

I know on my dual setup, youtube will stop playing if i click somewhere on the other screen. Is that kinda what you mean?

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Hey guys-
I've got two of these crossfired and I would like to know how to connect a second display. I've never had a dual display set up before and am not exactly sure what peculiarities are (there are always peculiarities). My current monitor is plugged into the d-dvi port, leaving the HDMI and Display Port open. The monitor I'm trying to use only has d-dvi and vga out and is a different size than my primary.
Can I make this work?

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my beloved a64 box has stood by me for 3 years, but now i have to use serious software for school (video editing, flash, photoshop, autodesk) so i need a stronger machine... i still need to figure out the specs ill need but i have one main question at this point, KVM switches.

right now (in the a64) i have a radeon 9800 256 pushing 2 monitors at 1280*1024 and a kvm switch that allows one monitor, the keyboard and mouse to click to my linux box when i hit scroll lock twice fast. is there a such switch that could switch BOTH monitors and keyboard and mouse AND sound between my a64 box and future dual core intel? (or whatever you guys recomend lol)

A:dual system- dual monitor setup

You could get a better AMD processor if it is a socket 939 and then there would be no need for a new motherboard, a Skt 939 Athlon X2 would be good, if you dont wanna upgrade ur mobo.

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What is the best setup for running dual monitors with dual video cards?

Plug one monitor into one card and the other into the second card with Crossfire off, or turn on Crossfire and plug both monitors into the same video card?

Both monitors are the same.

A:Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

crossfire on, same card

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One simple question:
Has anyone succesfully connected the Dell XPS 15 9950 to an external monitor that runs on 2560x1440 @144Hz?
I have asked Dell employees over chat in three different countries, they all say different things.
I would think that one could use the thunderbolt3 enabled usb-c port to do this by running a usb-c to displayport cable to the monitor.
I have searched the internet for a week and didnt find an conclusive answer. 
The usb-c to displayport cable exists (Plugable and Startech makes them) and both are capable of driving an external monitor @144hz, but it is unknown if Dell supports this. 
I would love to find out your experiences! If you have experience with other resolutions @144hz, or even @120hz, let me know as well! 
If it's not possible it's a dealbreaker for me.

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Is it possible to use a 144hz monitor on this laptop. I know HDMI only will output 60hz, but is this somehow tweakable that it will output more than 60hz?

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I just got my Acer 144hz gaming monitor.
I have it connected to my MSI 970 GPU.

I just connected everything up lastnight and looks pretty good.
It came with 2 cables? DVI and D sub? Which connection should I use to get the best performance? It also has an HDMI and display.
Also. Does anything need to be set or adjusted right out of the box? I know I can adjust the color etc.. But does 144hz need to be set? Or is it 144hz right out of the box?

With my MSI 970 is there a option to adjust settings to maximize its performance? Or is it pretty much right out of the box all set and ready to go?
I just want to make sure I maximize my monitor and GPU to get the best performance and picture out of it.

Thank you

Win 7 64bit
Samsung 850 500gb pro SSD
Corsair HX750 PSU
Acer 144hz monitor

This post might sound silly, but I am still new to all of this. If I di need t adjust setting on either component where do I go and what do I want to check.

Acer GN246HL Black 24" 1ms 144hz HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D Monitor 350 cd/m2 100,000,000:1 -

A:144hz monitor and 970 GPU. Do I need to adjust settings?

I'm using the dvid cable it came with on mine and I had to go on displays options to set it to 144z. It was reading at 60hz b4

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Simple Q before I explain the set-up/problem.

Does HDMI output always overide DVI when activated? I'm looking to get DVI as monitor 1 and HDMI as monitor 2.

My set-up is:

PC with Gigabyte GT 440 (GV-N440TC-1GI) card/GPU using DVI and HDMI outputs.

From GPU DVI goes to BenQ Monitor - I want this as monitor 1 (main). HDMI goes to LCD LG TV, this is the second PC Monitor/TV - I want this always as monitor 2. For watching TV and also as an Extended display so I can watch movies, etc, on this as I work on the main monitor (monitor 1).


1. If I reboot the PC signal to monitor 1 (DVI) is not present and monitor 2 (HDMI) seems to take over as default (if TV is turned off). To correct this I have to unplug the HDMI lead from the GPU and the DVI signal returns which enables me to then boot the PC.

In Windows > Screen Resolution and Nvidia Control Panel HDMI always takes over as Monitor 1, even though the DVI is set as Main. I've tried UltraMon and this allows me to set DVI as 1 and HDMI as 2, but Windows or Nvidia always override this.

So ultimately if I can get the DVI as monitor 1 (main) and HDMI as monitor 2 permanently the problem would be fixed.

Thanks for any input you can give.


A:Dual-Monitor Setup (Using Nvidia GT 440)

I would start from the beginning by reading this article.
Make Multiple Monitors Work for You | PCWorld

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I wasn't exactly sure where this would go, since it crosses several sections, so I decided to put it here in general.

I wanna run a dual monitor setup, now I know how to set it up, but what I want to do is, have a screensaver that will only show up on the 2nd monitor when the mouse hasn't been on it for a time. But I don't want that screensaver to close if mouse is moved or keyboard is used on the main monitor, is this doable somehow? if so how? Also can you suggest a place to get some screensavers? Don't have to be super fancy but something with some basic 3d shapes or something. I have a geforce 970 4g from msi so I am sure a screensaver is not even going to dent its preformance in games.

As always thanks all and happy new year everyone!

A:A question about dual monitor setup.

I don't think I've seen ANY OS with the screensaver options that you'd like. There may be a third-party out there who is thinking about this, but I have to believe that if someone managed to write one, a lot more people would be talking about it. Personally, I think it's a great idea though.

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I'm setting up Dual Monitors on my HIS Radeon 4870 1GB GPU. This GPU has 1 x VGA and 1 x DVI output. I have two identical ASUS VW222u monitors. I have installed the latest ATI Catalyst Suite and drivers for this GPU and have Windows 7 up and running with BOTH monitors.

My issue, however, is my primary monitor (DVI output) is running at my ideal resolution of 1680 x 1050, but my second monitor (VGA output) can not run at this resolution. It is only allowing me to choose from a small specific number of resolutions, and 1680 x 1050 is not included (closest is 1600 x 1200, IIRC).

The ATI Catalyst Control Centre is telling me the primary monitor is my ASUS VW222u (Digital), which is correct, but my 2nd monitor is only described as a "Generic Non-PnP CRT Monitor", despite installing the correct monitor drivers etc.

Is this because I am running this second monitor of the VGA output? Will that cause my monitor to not be able to produce my desired 1680 x 1050 resolution? And will running it off the VGA output mean It thinks its a CRT?

EDIT: Had no problems with this on XP, only since upgrading to Windows 7

A:HIS 4870 1GB - Dual Monitor Setup?

Your assumption about the VGA to DVI is probably correct. You could check that your second monitor is set to run at 60 Hz for refresh rate. If not, set it so.

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On my Windows 7 partition I am unable to use my laptop screen and my 27" LCD Samsung TV as a monitor simultaneously. This was not an issue on my XP partition. I have updated drivers on my video card to no avail. My TV is connected via a VGA cable. If this cable is connected when I turn my computer on, it will display on the monitor only (but at a much lower resolution than my XP partition allowed) and I am unable to switch back to my laptop monitor without restarting. My display settings wont even recognize that both are connected. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dual Monitor Setup problems

737-27130: Cannot enable TV-Out in Catalyst Control Center

Also, I don't get it. I searched by your model number and found this page:

Seems there are either two different drivers OR two versions of the notebook pc.

As for Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS and 910GML Express Chipset Family Video Driver if that's correct,

...this is for only XP. On their site, they don't list a video driver for Vista or 7. So, I dunno further from here.

This is the Vista 32 bit page...nothing there as I said. *shrugs*...

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Hello, my problem is that I am trying to set up a second screen (HDTV, 60 Hz) via HDMI, When my TV is turned off, my computer detects the TV, but as soon as I turn it on, my computer stops detecting it. Is this the fault of my computer or of my TV? Help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.


A:Dual Monitor setup troubleshooting Help

Hello, have you tried turning it off and on again?.

Just kidding. What option are you using to connect one monitor to another?, is Extend or Duplicate?, when I connect 2 monitors in mine I use extend to be able to manipulate one large desktop. You see those optiones at Start/AllPrograms/Accesories/ConnectToAProjector. That's how I use mine, however, I only have VGA.
And by the way, something unrelated, how good has been Sapphire so far?, any comments on that?

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I've just seen Skotches two monitor setup in the photo gallery section and was well impressed, my question is this - is it possible to play games stretched across the two monitors?
Would you need a special gfx card to facilitate this?
Finally, are there any games that take advantage of two monitor setups specifically? (i.e imagine a flight sim where one monitor represents the cockpit view and the other displays the instrument panel)

A:games on dual monitor setup

I know X2:The Threat allows you to have a cockpit view on one screen and external/enemy/instrument on the other monitor. From what I know it only works with Nvidia cards at the moment.

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I currently have my WinXP workstation and Ubuntu dev box both hooked up to my 19" LCD monitor (XP via monitor's DVI input and Ubuntu via monitor's VGA input)... I will be adding a second LCD for some dual monitor action for my XP machine, BUT I also plan on buying a MacBook/Pro so I want the option of hooking it up to the secondary monitor of the main workstation (XP).

How do I go about setting this all up without having to deal with too much unplugging and plugging?:

- 2 LCD monitors, both have DVI & VGA inputs
-- XP workstation, dual monitor action, both via DVI
-- Ubuntu box, VGA on either (doesn't matter)
-- MacBook, secondary monitor, via DVI


A:Dual monitor setup w/ 3 computers?

Sounds like you need to investigate buying suitable KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switch boxes and not bother using the Keyboard and mouse ports, (unless you want to switch them on the XP and Ubantu boxes). You can get KVMs with VGA connections for the video portion fairly cheap (under $25 USD). From what I could find, some of the DVI based KVMs cost almost as much as a low end LCD monitor.

When comparing prices of KVMs, be sure to add the prices of any needed cables that are not built into or come with the KVM.

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Kind of a basic question but I'm having trouble finding definitive answers so i though i would ask here. I'm trying to setup one the people i work with - with dual monitors for the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 DM that she works on. I was provided a VGA splitter to VGA. I used that to connect the two split VGA to the monitors to the HP VGA port.Both monitors are showing the desktop but in Control panel display, it only detects one monitor. The displays are just duplcated. I've tried everything i can think of to get the detect to work but it just won't see the second monitor. I updated the driver without any change. My questions are: I'm assuming that the problem was that I was using a vga splitter to vga. What cables should i be using to setup dual monitors for this PC? Thanks!

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A:HP EliteDesk 800 G1 DM dual monitor setup

Hello, vga splitter just splits the actual display, you will just be able to duplicate with a splitter,  you cannot extend.s you can use display cable and vga cable for dual monitors

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Hello, I'm having problems setting up dual monitors with my Toshiba Laptop and my LG L1932TQ monitor.

1st: When I look at the Display properties, I am only seeing two Display options:
1. (Multiple Monitors on NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460
2. (LG L1932TQ(Analog) on NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460

I have the 2. disabled in my devices and have the LG L1932TQ(Digital) enabled, however, the Digital doesn't appear in the above Display properties...which is confusing.

My problem is that I do see image on both laptop screen and LG screen, however, when I select #2 to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor, I don't see images on my LG monitor, just my laptop and cannot extend my desktop.

Also, If I try to run any Windows Media, it only appears on my laptop screen and not my LG Monitor.

I have updated drivers from my LG monitor install CD. Followed the steps exactly. Searched the web for similar problems (to no avail).

I know I'm doing something wrong or have configured something wrong, just don't know what I have done or not done.

I hope I have provided all information necessary.

I would really appreciate any help or point me to some relevant info on the web.

Thanks much!


A:Problem with dual monitor setup in XP

hello & welcome to TSF,

have you checked this out


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Is there a way to keep Windows requesters from popping up in the middle of a dual monitor configuration? While we want everything else to stretch between the two monitors, we'd like the requesters to pop up on one of the monitors so we don't have to move it to be able to read it.

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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 am trying to connect two monitors and use my TV to duplicate my primary monitor. Unfortunately every time I try to save the settings in windows screen resolution a message pops up that says "unable to save display settings"

This is my video card
XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity -

This is my primary monitor via DVI
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 Full HD CD Monitor w/Speakers -

and my secondary monitor is an Acer x203w using a VGA to DVI converter to plug into my GPU

I am trying to connect my TV via HDMI

I tried switching the two monitors, however the Acer that is using the DVI adapter doesnt seem to work on the bottom slot of my GPU

any help with this?

A:Dual Monitor + HDTV Setup Help

Only one of the DVI ports supports VGA via a DVI to VGA adapter. Also to use more than two monitors, one of them has to be connected to the diplay port; either native of using an adapter.

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I am looking to buy a new video card and a new monitor. I currently have a monitor with DVI output. I want to buy another with DVI output and make a dual monitor setup. But the video card I am looking at has HDMI and DVI. Will I be able to hook two DVI monitors up to that video card? (I think my motherboard also has DVI if that helps. Will the mobo and card DVIs work at the same time?)

A:HDMI and DVI for a dual monitor setup?

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Hello, I'm new. I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm thinking about getting a laptop and a second monitor. It will probably be using Vista as the OS, and I am wondering if it is possible to have separate desktops on the two monitors, and and also difference screen resolutions. I want to be open full screen applications (say powerpoint, a game, movie, etc) on one monitor and not have it affect the other one. I also want to be able to move applications between the two monitors too. Is this possible?
Thanks. (This is a really neat site. Can't believe I've never seen this before.)

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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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I have two monitors, and would like to setup a different wallpaper for each monitor while retaining the expanded screen option. How to go about that? I am using a Radeon 4770 HD if that helps.


A:How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?

I use DesktopFusion Pro, check it out here:
DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Desktop Wallpaper | Binary Fortress Software

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I am trying to setup a dual monitor system, the same as I had with Win 8. My main monitor is plugged in via a HDMI cable to one graphics card, and my second monitor is plugged in via HDMI to an onboard graphics card.
I have setup the displays to extend, and it sees, and correctly identifies the second monitor, and when I click extend it briefly shows the desktop on both (correctly) bt then the second monitor goes black, although the light stays green indicating it is receiving a signal.

Can anyone advise on how I can get the second monitor working correctly.

I have updated the graphics cards (today).

Thanks in advance,

A:PC Dual monitor setup not working

Always helps to post your system specs. Kind of hard to help without any hardware information.

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I have a ATI Radeon X300 video card. I have an lcd monitor (max resolution 1280 x1024, 75Hz) hooked up as the primary. I have a 50" Vizio P50HDTV10A plasma (native resolution 1366 x 768) hooked up as the secondary via a DVI to HDMI cable. They are in different rooms (monitor is in a bedroom, plasma is in the living room).

I have the primary cloned onto the secondary, but i am having a problem setting the display resolutions for each screen seperately. In order for it to be clear and readable on the plasma, I have to set the resolution to 1366x768 on the lcd monitor. Is there a way to have seperate resolutions on different monitors when cloning one to the other?

A:Dual Monitor Setup Problem

you should be able to right click on your desktop and select properties. Under the display settings where you change the res you should see two monitors (1 & 2
) to change the res of a monitor or in this case a plasma (<- v jealous ) click on one of the numbers and you should then be able to change the settings.

Hope this helps


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Evening all

I have a dual monitor setup and i would really like to be able to have different wallpapers on each one, would i have to install a 3rd party taskbar in order to be able to do this? If so i have heard a lot of people seem to use ultramon i believe its called, is there any good free alternates as i really dont have the cash at the mo to fork out for it.

hope you can help

many thanks

Have a great xmas everyone

A:Can i have some advice regarding my dual monitor setup

Here is a thread talking about that
How to set different wallpapers on dual monitor setup?

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Hey Ho Everybody!

I am running a self-built computer with the following specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Dual Core
Gigabyte GA-M52L-S3 Motherboard
Foxconn Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 512MB Graphics card

I was thinking of buying two 19” TFT-monitors and using them as dual monitors. Preferably, I would like to use DVI to connect them. My graphics card, however, does not have dual DVI outputs. Would it be possible to buy another graphics card, such as the “MSI HD 2600 PRO PCI-E”, which has dual DVI, and using these cards simultaneously?

Secondly, I was wondering if it would be possible to connect the computer to a HDTV as well for streaming video and playing games etc. In that case, could I connect it to my primary graphics card, Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 512MB, while using the secondary graphics card for the monitors? Would the HDTV then have a cloned picture of both the monitors or just one of them? Is this even possible?

Thankful for answers

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I currently have an old bulky 21" CRT and have decided that now is a good time to finally upgrade to a nicer LCD monitor for my desktop. I have been debating between getting a 24" ( or two 22" ( I'd like to get the two 22" LCDs but I'm not sure if I can support an extended desktop.

My video card is a Leadtek Geforce4 ti4400 with 128mb. I tried testing out the dual monitor support but I only seem to have options for regular view, clone, horizontal and vertical spans. I haven't been able to figure out a way to set up using an extended view (the spans limit me to a total resolution of 2048 x 768). I use a higher resolution (1200x1024) currently and want to keep it that way. Is it possible to use an extended view or would I also have to get a new video card that supports it?

Thanks for the help!

A:Request for Dual Monitor Setup

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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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Right now, my Citrix server only has 1 video card. My desktop is setup with 2 video cards. Does my Citrix server need to have dual video cards?

A:How to setup dual monitor in Citrix

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Quick question from a noob.

I have two computers sharing one desk. I have been curious about using a dual monitor set up. Is it possible to have a dual monitor set up on two different computers sharing the two monitors? I know 2 computers can share one monitor...but what about sharing two and not having to use one for each. If I'm going to have two monitors on the desk I would like to be able to utilize both of them.


A:Dual Monitor Setup on 2 Computers?

You'll probably end up not using that configuration too much as having the full processing power of two machines on side by side screens at the same time is usually significantly more productive, BUT as long as you have both DVI and VGA inputs on both screens and dual video out from each machine its not a problem, just utilize all four outputs and inputs and switch from analog to digital or vice versa on each monitor according to which computer you want to be working from.

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My questions but first a bit of back ground.

Win 7 64 bit Ultimate, my MB is an ASUS M34A78-EM and am using the integrated graphics which is the ADI Radeon 3200 chip/card, ( driver up to date ).

The above MB supports HDMI, VGA and DVI-D.

Recently replaced my aging but still quite usable 19 inch Hanns-G HC194D monitor with a 24 inch ASUS 242H.

The swap over was simple enough, everything plug and play, ( DVI to DVI ), everything working and displaying just fine on the new monitor and I am more then happy with it.

So there was my Hanns-G doing nothing, I have read so much about the benefits of dual monitors but what do I want with dual monitor set up, my new screen had more then enough desktop clutter space but there was the Hanns-G just asking to be hung and connected, so I did just that.

VGA to VGA cable, then went to start/control panel/display/made sure everything showed up, that the ASUS was set as my main monitor, that " Extend these displays" was chosen and clicked OK.

On the ASUS side of things the resolution is set as recommended 1920x1080, the Hanns-G, 1280x1024, I restarted the PC.

Now what, seriously! what should I be expecting?

Having restarted the PC, everything seemed/s to be working fine in as much as on my ASUS everything is normal, my desktop is showing along with desktop icons and the back ground wall paper but on the second monitor just the wall paper is showing, no icons nothing.

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A:Dual Monitor setup questions

Quote: Originally Posted by Tram 1

Now what, seriously! what should I be expecting?

Having restarted the PC, everything seemed/s to be working fine in as much as on my ASUS everything is normal, my desktop is showing along with desktop icons and the back ground wall paper but on the second monitor just the wall paper is showing, no icons nothing.

I can drag my mouse cursor across from screen to screen, I can drag a document over to the second monitor but when I click to open, it only opens on the main monitor.

What am I not understanding, is this how it should be or where have I gone wrong in setting things up?

Sounds like you've set it up correctly.

If you want the icons on the 2nd screen, simply drag and drop them there.

A lot of apps will always open on the 'main' display initially, but if you open your document, place it on the second screen and then minimize and maximize it a few times, it should 'remember' to open on the second display next time.

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Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T430
Docking station: Thinkpad mini dock series 3
Monitors: 2 Flat Panel Monitors 1980FP
VGA and DVI connecting

I have the same setup at home that I have at work. Just different monitors. Same docking station and transport my laptop from work to home. At work I can plug my laptop into the docking station, close the laptop and my display comes up on my monitors. At home if I close my laptop it shows nothing on either monitor. If I leave it open, it shows on the laptop screen and the monitor that is hooked up by VGA. If I go into Display and Screen Resolution, it is detecting my 3rd monitor, however no matter how many ways I try to extend it, copy it, etc the 3rd monitor still will not show up.

I want to have it like I do at work where I can close my laptop and show up on both monitors.. Please someone help me?? I've switched out the chords to each monitor to see if that helped, but still only able to connect to the VGA screen, could this indicate that it's the DVI that is the issue?

I've even tried using a docking station from work to see if my docking station was the issue and it's the same thing.

thank you in advance

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Alright I'm planning on using dual monitor (maybe tri monitor) with my current system. I have a Geforce 3 ti200 without dvi. I'm planning on purchasing an ati radeon 7000 32 mb ddr pci with dvi so I can use dual monitor setup. I have an extra monitor lieing around too.

First question, can I even do this and would it require anything else than what I listed?

Second question, how do i switch using the monitors as in... will i need another mouse or how do i switch controlling with my mouse. If i'm playing a game on one monitor and then have my desktop on the other monitor how will i swap from one to another using my mouse?

Thanks guys

A:A few questions about dual monitor setup

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, wasn't sure if it should be in the forum for GPUs or Hardware or not.

I have 2 monitors (1920 x 1080) connected to my Nvidia GTX 770:

BenQ XL2430T (Primary)
BenQ E2420HD (Secondary)

I currently have my XL2430T (Primary) set to 120hz and my E2420HD (Secondary) set to 60hz both connected by DVI.

This is the first time I have had more than a single monitor so sorry if this is a stupid question.
I have noticed that if I have a game running on my secondary monitor (60hz) while I have anything else on my primary monitor (120hz), I get FPS drops for that game.
If I play the game on my primary monitor (120hz) while having anything else on my secondary monitor (60hz) there are no FPS drops.
I also get no FPS drops if I play a game on my secondary monitor if I lower my primary monitor from 120hz to 60hz and have both monitors running at 60hz, and I know that it seems stupid to be playing a game on the secondary monitor but I am still curious.

So in short it seems I only get FPS drops with games on my secondary monitor (60hz) when my primary monitor is set above 60hz.

I guess my main question is, should this be happening? Is this just the limit of my GPU or is there something else possibly at play here?

extra specs incase you need them:

Processor: i7 2600 3.40GHz 3.70Ghz
OS: Win7 Home Premium 64 bit

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A:New monitor (Dual Setup) FPS issues

My guess would be that the graphics card has to work harder when the refresh rate is set to 120 Hz. Two different refresh rates probably causes the GPU to work even harder, resulting in lower frame rates. Also, the secondary monitor is most likely not given priority by the system, again leading to lower frame rates.

Is there a specific reason that you need to run your primary monitor at 120 Hz? Does your frame rate on the primary monitor increase if you run it at 60 Hz? Myself, I would run the monitors at the same refresh rate to avoid potential stability problems, and situations like the one you are describing. But that's just me.

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I was getting tired of having 2 screens opened for a tutorial i was working on when I remembered i have dual monitors. I went to the DESKTOP, PROPERTIES, ADVANCED, SETTINGS, DUAL MONITORS AND when i clicked on the second monitor and activated that monitor I now have a blank as in black screen.

I feel pretty stupid!
so now what , how can I force or revert to my last video settings if i can't even see the screen?

Thanks in advance!!!!!

A:Dual monitor setup now no video

sorry to bother. after yelling at it and booting up 4 times in the dark, the video setting reverted back.

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I've recently purchased a new pc and 2 new monitors. The monitors both have VGA inputs only, and the pc has 1 VGA output and 1 DVI-D output. I've been looking online and it seems it's not just a case of buying a dvi-d to vga adaptor, believe it or not I did find one for sale on Amazon! From what I can tell my options are to buy 1 new monitor that has a DVI input, buy a new graphics that has dual vga outputs or 1 dvi-i and 1 vga. What else would you guys recommend?


A:Looking for a solution for my dual monitor setup

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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 there, I currently have a dual monitor gaming setup with my pc. I wanted to connect my ps4 to one of my monitors and switch between the ps4 and my pc to go back to dual screen or to the ps4. Is this possible and how so?

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Evenin' All,

I am trying to run a dual monitor setup using my Compaq Presario SR5228UK pc with the second monitor being my Dell Vostro 1000. I have installed a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS graphics card and have connected both my original pc monitor (Acer X223w) and my laptop to it.

My real problem is that I dont know what to do now. I dont know how to make the laptop become the second monitor.

Any help is appreciated.

Oh and btw, My OS's are Vista Home Premium on my Presario and XP SP2.

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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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My current setup involves a single monitor, DisplayPort connection, and 1920 x 1080 desktop resolution. No matter what settings I try my games and videos are blurry and appear to render at a much lower refresh rate than they should.

I've fiddled with the monitor, and found that setting trace free at 100 enables a weird ghosting effect, which is not so bad at 80. I've switched between DisplayPort and DVI-D Dual Link, going so far as to switch the DVI between the Analog and Digital outputs of my Graphics Card with little-to-no difference.

I have played several games with the Fraps framerate display enabled: Dragon Age: Origins, Deus Ex (the old one), Descent: Freespace, and Skyrim. The framerate remained above 120 fps in DAO, a constant 144 in Deus Ex (with the special launcher), 120 in Freespace, and 144 in Skyrim (though 144fps Skyrim is too buggy to play). I have also tried various Vsync settings to no avail.

They all appear blurry when they should be sharp, and I get screen tearing on some games. My mouse has a relatively low dpi, so I only test the visual quality using keyboard commands. Using the UFO Frame Test, the image is blurred in four possible refresh rates: 144, 120, 100, and 85. I have also installed the Toasty X Strobelight tool; whether Lightboost is on or off, the only difference is in monitor brightness.

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A:Asus VG248QE Monitor is blurry at 144hz

You need to check and see what the highest NON-INTERLACED refresh rate your monitor can support and use that or lower.

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I am trying to work out the best configuration on setting up two external monitors on my laptop.

The Dell sales department keeps try to sell me a hdmi splitter instead of a docking station. I searched this for a while and couldn't find any case where it was used for a dual monitor setup as opposed to mirroring the same screen on both displays. This is not possible, right?

I know I can set up dual monitors just using the VGA/DVI/HDMI outputs on my latop, but don't want to mess with the cords each time, thus the reason I want a docking station. But I will see quality loss connecting to the docking station with a USB, right? I want to maintain the 1900x1200 resolution on both screens.

Can I connect to a docking station with one HDMI cable and then connect the docking station to the monitors using a DVI cable for one and an HDMI cable for the other?

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I am new to this forum and hope someone can help me out.  I have an XPS 8700 (mid-2014) with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 2GB video card.  I plugged in a Dell U2311H monitor using DVI and an HP 27ES monitor using the DP port (my desktop has no HDMI output ).  I have an error message on video display when I power on the desktop and cannot proceed - only option is to power off.  When I unplug either one of the cable I am fine.  Wonder this error is caused by the video output not supporting dual monitor.  Anyone has any ideas/suggestions on how to fix it?

A:XPS 8700, Geforce GTX 750, Dual monitor setup

Both monitors should be connected directly to the Nvidia Geforce GTX 750. The Dell Geforce GTX 750 Ti has the following video out ports =DVI-I 2560x1600/DVI-D 2560x1600/mHDMI 1920x1200
Geforce GTX 750 mHDMI out --> mHDMI to HDMI cable --> HP 27ES HDMI inGeforce GTX 750 DVI out --> DVI to DVI cable --> U2311H DVI in

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Hi Guys,

Would it be possible to have games run on my primary display but still be able to use the secondary monitor for web browsing etc? Currently when i do it, i have to alt-tab from the game to the web browser, which defeats the purpose of dual monitors >.<

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I have a dual monitor setup, which works great...the only "kinda" issue is that the 2nd vid card setup for the 2nd monitor is always max'd out. Nothing "runs" on that monitor that would need this type of power from the vid card. Anyone know why or how to throttle it back down to idle speeds?

Mind you, my setup is an SLi setup, but the main vid card which is the main screen...runs at idle.

Example app: Browser on the main screen, vid #1 (main screen) is idle speeds, vid #2 (2nd monitor) is running at max speed - with nothing on the screen.

Don't know if it's an Win7 issue or a Nvidia issue.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:Dual Monitor Setup, 2nd Video Card always max'd

What happens if you swap the monitors?


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I am trying to set my FSX into a dual monitor.

I know this sounds stupid and maybe even crazy but I am trying to set triple monitor with my Alienware 17 (laptop), using the laptop screen as to view front. I know it might lag but I still want to try.

The problem is I cannot seem to stretch virtual cockpit into two monitors. I am trying to use one external monitor as a mean to look at my right side, making it possible to see panels and gauges on copilot's side.

I can sort of do that by pressing [ to pop a small window and set view into copilot but the outside view doesn't really connect flawlessly.

How do I set dual monitor so while I can see virtual cockpit on two monitors but have seamless outside view?

Thank you


I forgot to mension screen sizes. Two monitors are in same resolution (1920 x 1080) but the laptop screen is 17" and the other one is (i think) about 22".

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Aero Disabled - 3 Monitor Setup
I'm stumped and spent the entire night trying to resolve the following issue:

Video Card 1: PCI-E 9800GTX+
Video Card 2: PCI 8400GS
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Monitors: 2 x 22 inch LCD and 1 x 42 inch HDTV

Both cards are WDDM 1.1 and DX10

I picked up a PCI video card to add to my existing PCI-E to enable my HDTV as a 3rd monitior. Drivers installed fine, both cards recognized, but Aero is automatically disabled any time 3 monitors are plugged in (all DVI).

The popup "The color scheme has been changed to Windows Basic - The current color scheme has exceeded its allowed memory so the color scheme has been automatically changed to improve performance. Click to see more information." switches the theme back to basic. I've run the Aero Troubleshooter which says each time that WDM is disabled, when it actually IS ENABLED and Started in the services.

I tried disabling notifications of popups, tried turning off the setting that allows windows to adjust which settings to use automatically, I tried the well known registry tweak to prevent windows from switching the theme but it continues to act up. I've reinstalled different drivers by wiping out old ones.... I tried the BIOS for changes and nothing..... Yet when I unplug any of the 3 monitors... the other 2 are fine and Aero works.

Your help is greatly appreciated, I'm tired and frustrated!

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Hi Everyone,

I recently got a second Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS monitor to match my existing one. These monitors have inbuilt speakers.

With a single monitor, I connected the audio cable from the audio out jack on my inbuilt sound card to the audio in jack on the monitor - no problems, sound all OK. However, I would also like the sound to come from the speakers on the 2nd monitor - ie. sound from all 4 speakers.

The question is : how do I do that? I notice that on each monitor there is a audio out jack. Can I connect an audio cable from the audio out jack on the 1st monitor, and connect the other end into the audio-in jack on the 2nd monitor? Or will that just result in sound from the 2nd monitor only?


A:Sound Dual Monitor Setup

Better idea if that is what you want to do, connect the second monitor to the rear out jack (black one) and then set it to 4/4.1 in the speaker properties.

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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 just bought a second screen for my computer and i was wondering if anyone knows any cool programs to customize the desktop a bit or some tips and tricks for working with it, also i like to play games every now and then and i was wondering if there are any games in particular that have some cool features with dual screen setup

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I recently got a new TV (Sharp LC-40LE653U), and I'm having problems getting it to work hooked up to my PC. I use a TV in a dual-monitor setup, with certain applications displayed in the TV (XBMC, an occasional browser page etc), but now when I turn off this TV for a certain amount of time, it moves any windows from the TV back to my primary monitor. Thanks for any help.

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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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hi, i am using normal desktop with p4-2.8ghz cpu,agp graphic card... my purpose is want to setup this desktop as 'dual screen output' because i have 2 monitor,if i have a dual screen than easy for me doing job. how to setup this??
Thank for reply my question.

A:how to setup a dual screen monitor on desktop pc.

First: your card needs to have video out ports,
then you just go to right click desktop / properties / setting tab, then extend to the second monitor.

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Not sure if I'm able to set up dual monitors with my 750-167c tower.  It looks as though there is only one video output.  Is that correct?

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