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Windows 7: Dual monitor resolution issue?!

11 Dec 2010   #1
rabbit77

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Dual monitor resolution issue?!

Didnt really know which area to post this in, so i thought this was the most suitable.

Just have a issue regarding dual monitors on a windows 7 machine. I will provide as much information as possible:

I recently purchased a cheap graphics card - nVidia Quadro FX 1500 (2 x DVI) to run a dual monitor setup. My original monitor (Acer x243hq), connected to DVI via a VGA-DVI adapter and a newly purchased Samsung BX2440 (connected direct DVI).

Individually the monitor are each capable of a 1920 x 1080 setting, but as soon i plug in both monitors, the Acer resolution blows up and i am unable to see desktop icons and task bar (when it is set to primary, maximised window will be significantly cut of when set to secondary and have a internet browser open).

When i right click and go into "screen resolution", both screens are showing 1920 x 1080, but it is clearly not the case.

Is there any solution for this? I did a search and cant find anything regarding this.


The only solution i have is that the video card is having trouble running both monitors? The specifications however suggests it is capable of this.....

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance!


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11 Dec 2010   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Check the NVidia control panel for resolution settings there, set it to the native resolution for each monitor.

Also, get a straight DVI to DVI cable for your monitor, that might have something to with it.

Check your refresh rates for each monitor as well.
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11 Dec 2010   #3
rabbit77

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

bassfisher6522, thanks for the reply.

1. Went into the nVidia control panel, and both setting are set correctly. The primary screen (samsung) to "recommended", the secondary screen to "native"

2. If i plug the acer monitor in by itself (so computer runs only the one screen), the resolution is fine. However, the problem only occur when both are plugged in at the one time.

3. Refresh rates:

Samsung (primary) is 60Hz
Acer (secondary and problematic!?!?) is 64hz
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11 Dec 2010   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Change the Acer to 60 hz.

Try switching the monitor ports out. That is reverse your current connections.
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11 Dec 2010   #5
rabbit77

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

bassfisher6522 - changing to the resfresh rate to 60Hz seemed to have fixed it. Big thanks mate!!
case closed!
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12 Dec 2010   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Glad to here it's working for you....if you have any other issues...you know where to find us.
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