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Windows 7: how to setup multiple monitors? help


19 Apr 2012   #1
irbullet

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
how to setup multiple monitors? help

I would like to setup 2 monitors on my computer. I know my computer is older but it is very fast and I don't plan on using the monitors on resource hogging stuff
My specs are
Intel pentium 4 3ghz HT ENABLED
4gb ram
1tb hdd
Nvidia gt 520 1gb
windows 7
My monitors are 2 different inputs / outputs
If I just plugged them both in to the plugin on my gpu would it work?
and have to adjust stuff?
I have never used dual monitors so I dont know.
One monitor has a 1600x900 (I plan on this being main monitor)
Other is 1024x768
what do I need to do?
Any GOOD software for this?

EDIT
one of them is dvi and other is vga
Also I am new to this site and I dont know what section this should be in


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19 Apr 2012   #2
Franken7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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19 Apr 2012   #3
irbullet

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Franken7 View Post
What I dont know is will my hardware work
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19 Apr 2012   #4
JoeDavola

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Turn off you computer, plug the second monitor in,reboot, and go to the Nivida control panel(right click desktop>Nvidia control panel), there you will find options for set up. You will see the number 1 and 2 in the set up, identify and arrange so monitor 1 is your larger monitor.

I used a 2048x1152 and a 1024x768 monitor with no problems, I didn't span or clone the displays, just used the smaller monitor as a second desktop. That way the taskbar and desktop icons stay on the main monitor, I think it's called dual view in the Nvidia control panel.
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19 Apr 2012   #5
irbullet

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I don't have the panel as its a a clean install of windows 7 and it wasn't needed
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19 Apr 2012   #6
JoeDavola

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I don't have the panel as its a a clean install of windows 7 and it wasn't needed
Then go Control Panel>Display>adjust resolution, it should work pretty much the same as the Nvidia control panel, but I don't use that so I'm not sure.
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19 Apr 2012   #7
irbullet

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeDavola View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I don't have the panel as its a a clean install of windows 7 and it wasn't needed
Then go Control Panel>Display>adjust resolution, it should work pretty much the same as the Nvidia control panel, but I don't use that so I'm not sure.

Ill try display fusion as suggested above.
it has more features and can have taskbar on both monitors and 2 different wallpapers on monitors
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19 Apr 2012   #8
JoeDavola

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

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19 Apr 2012   #9
JoeDavola

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeDavola View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I don't have the panel as its a a clean install of windows 7 and it wasn't needed
Then go Control Panel>Display>adjust resolution, it should work pretty much the same as the Nvidia control panel, but I don't use that so I'm not sure.

Ill try display fusion as suggested above.
it has more features and can have taskbar on both monitors and 2 different wallpapers on monitors
I'm using Actual Multiple Monitors, and there are some nice features, especially if you use 3 monitors.
The newest Nvidia drivers finally have some desktop management tools for multi monitors, but it takes a tweaked inf file to install them on a 5xx series card.
I'm sure display fusion is great, but I haven't tried it.
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19 Apr 2012   #10
irbullet

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeDavola View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoeDavola View Post

Then go Control Panel>Display>adjust resolution, it should work pretty much the same as the Nvidia control panel, but I don't use that so I'm not sure.

Ill try display fusion as suggested above.
it has more features and can have taskbar on both monitors and 2 different wallpapers on monitors
I'm using Actual Multiple Monitors, and there are some nice features, especially if you use 3 monitors.
The newest Nvidia drivers finally have some desktop management tools for multi monitors, but it takes a tweaked inf file to install them on a 5xx series card.
I'm sure display fusion is great, but I haven't tried it.
Would u reccomend it? I don't want to add startup time
Does it automatically start and work good?
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