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Windows 7: Running two monitors?

27 Aug 2010   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Running two monitors?

How can I run two monitors from one computer? Can I run a VGA and DVI from the motherboard into one video card which has VGA and DMI? Or do I need a dual VGA card?


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27 Aug 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You can use the vga/dmi card. or dmi/dmi. or use an adapter two switch dmi and vga.


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27 Aug 2010   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Do you have a graphics card or just the onboard motherboard graphics?

And if you do have a graphics card , what is it?
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27 Aug 2010   #4
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Do you have a graphics card or just the onboard motherboard graphics?

And if you do have a graphics card , what is it?
I have a ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series which has 1 gig of RAM
I talk with the best buy geek squad and they said I can't run two monitors from one video card - one from the VGA and one from the DVI that I needed a graphics card with dual VGA
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27 Aug 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Do you have a graphics card or just the onboard motherboard graphics?

And if you do have a graphics card , what is it?
I have a ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series which has 1 gig of RAM
I talk with the best buy geek squad and they said I can't run two monitors from one video card - one from the VGA and one from the DVI that I needed a graphics card with dual VGA
Stupid Geeks! . Go tell them they don't know squat!

Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls and video overlays for each display

ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series GPU Specifications
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27 Aug 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Please try and keep one subject to one thread please,

ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series

And Lemur you were nicer to the GS than I was.
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27 Aug 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Please try and keep one subject to one thread please,

ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series

And Lemur you were nicer to the GS than I was.
Heck, I was hijacked and didn't even realize it.
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28 Aug 2010   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

It should be doable as long as the video card supports dual displays. I'm doing it with my 220GT, one VGA and one DVI. Once you have both monitors connected, boot into windows and hit the windows key and the P key at the same time. Then see if it will let you select Extend. Or open control panel, click the Display icon, and then select Change display settings from the list on the left. The next window to open should show your two monitors. In there you can set your screen resolution, ID them, and move them around if they are physically reversed. One thing I have noticed is that only the primary monitor displays the boot screen and logon screen. My second monitor is blank until windows loads my desktop.
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31 Aug 2010   #9
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

I bought a DVI cable and put it into my video's card DVI connection and the other end into another monitor and it say check your connection so is this suppose to work?
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31 Aug 2010   #10
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know I am late to this post but here is a good article I just found... Might be worth the read. IMO
Move windows between multiple monitors
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