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Windows 7: Not detecting second screen

06 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Not detecting second screen

I received my new pc today and after I set it up I tried to plug in my second monitor but it is not detecting it.

my graphics card is a radeon HD 6950 2gb
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0

can anyone help?

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06 Aug 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

How is each monitor hooked up?
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06 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Both are using vga to dvi. both vga's are going to the screens and the dvi ends are into the computer.
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06 Aug 2011   #4

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe that you cannot use two VGA-DVI adapters.
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06 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Well i had the exact same setup for my last pc and it worked fine. Also, there is no vga in the back of my pc so its the only possible way.
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06 Aug 2011   #6

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Your card has one DVI-I and one DVI-D. VGA is analog so you can't run two VGA monitors unless you use a displayport to VGA adapter, or a digital LCD monitor, not analog, and just hook up the DVI.
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06 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

i have hdmi ports in both the computer and on one of my screens. when i link that up the quailty is poor and the screen size is a little smaller than it should be. By using the hdmi i can link my second monitor to the working dvi port and get the dual screen working. only problem is the bad quality on the hdmi screen.
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06 Aug 2011   #8

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You have a monitor with VGA and HDMI, but no DVI?
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06 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

One of the monitors have a dvi. What am i meant to do with it?

One monitor has a hdmi port and a vga port. the other has vga and dvi.
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06 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

this might sound weird, and i dont think it is me being stupid but the dvi will not fit into the back of my screen. the 4 little pins around the biggest pin on the dvi wont fit in the screen
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