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Windows 7: Dual monitor problem

16 Jan 2011   #1

Windows Prox64
 
 
Dual monitor problem

I have a Geforce ENGTX 460
I have installed two monitors which both display. However one monitor is best at 1920x1200 but the other old monitor max is 1024x768
I have adjusted the screen resolution so that the older monitor is set at 1024x768 and adjusted refresh rate to 60Hz but the image is still too big for the screen and no icons display.
Any ideas?


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16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is a scaling issue.
You will need to open up your graphics card control panel, look for scaling in the menus, then make the adjustments.


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16 Jan 2011   #3

Windows Prox64
 
 

Doesnt appear to work if I try scaling the smaller res screen down it forces the large screen to run at 1024x765 as well. I have tried every combination but cant get it to change
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16 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry, then...
I don't know what else it could be off the top of my head

Hang in there- somebody here will be able to steer your straight.
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16 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Duplicate or extended mode? Duplicate, also known as clone mode only works if both displays are the same resolution.
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16 Jan 2011   #6

Windows Prox64
 
 

That could well be it stormy, in duplicate mode it works but the higher res monitor is forced down to the res of the lesser.
In extended mode the res is fine in both but I seem to be missing some of the screen. Its working now of a sorts at least, perhaps i'll have to get a better second monitor.
Thanks
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16 Jan 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is the 17" a CRT or LCD? If it is a CRT what refresh rate is it running at?
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16 Jan 2011   #8

Windows Prox64
 
 

Its an LCD but a fairly old anda cheap one the refresh rate choices are 60, 65 or 70 I have it set on 60Hz
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18 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

I find that if your primary monitor is your largest then the issue is less noticable. Not sure if that is an option.

UKMedia
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18 Jan 2011   #10

Windows Prox64
 
 

UKMedia

Yes my primary is my larger. I seem to be coping with it as it is now. I had hoped to have icons and taskbar on both but that wont work unless I have them both at the low res which is unacceptable.
I will manage until I get round to upgading my second monitor

Cheers
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