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Windows 7: Dual monitor Setting

01 Nov 2011   #1
ryo

 
 
Dual monitor Setting

hi..
i have some issue about using dual monitor.
i got 1 PC and 2 monitor.
when i tried to set up 2 monitor with 1 PC got issue. one monitor just blank.
windows already detect 2 monitor.
i use 1 VGA card and plug monitor 1 to the VGA card, and monitor 2 to the onboard.

is it have to plug 2 VGA card??
i want to set monitor 1 can display all the thing..normal desktop, and monitor 2 just display the background, so i can drag the program to the monitor 2.

thanks for the advice and help, will appreciate it.


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02 Nov 2011   #2
rustberger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Unfortunately, there is not way run on-board graphics with your dedicated graphic card
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02 Nov 2011   #3
ryo

 
 

hi.. i put 2 VGA card..same..still not appear in my second monitor. maybe should have KVN switch?
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02 Nov 2011   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

A KVM switch lets you use one monitor on two different PC's, it won't let you use two monitors on one PC. Do both video cards show up in device manager? are all the correct drivers installed. When you open display properties are both monitors shown/detected? What make and model video cards are you trying to use?
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02 Nov 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rustberger View Post
Unfortunately, there is not way run on-board graphics with your dedicated graphic card
It is more than possible on an AMD chipset based system (and some Intel and Nvidia, but the Nvidia only works with a few select Nvidia cards, unlike the AMD where it is pretty much any AMD card with onboard graphics) with onboard graphics and an AMD/ATI video card. The feature/option is called Surround View, and is set in the bios.The only time it doesn't work on an AMD system like that is if it is an appliance PC (Dell, HP, etc) where they like to hide or leave out support features in the bios, or the motherboard manufacturer left it out of the bios.

ryo what is the make and model of your motherboard, as well as the make and model of the video card?
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02 Nov 2011   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Hybrid crossfire isn't available on just any motherboard. I believe you need a 690G or 780G or better. My two ASUS nForce 630a based boards don't have it. Anything new should have it but if you're behind the tech curve a little, like me, it may not be an option.
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02 Nov 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Didn't say anything about Hybrid Crossfire, which is very limited in the cards and chipsets it works with. Surround View is a feature of any AMD chipset with onboard video (from at least the 760G and up), and any ATI/AMD video card. I have used it with very good results on a 780G based board and a HD 4830.
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02 Nov 2011   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

lol, sorry my apologies, I had a couple of beers before making that post and got things crossed up. My two motherboards have AMD processors but nForce chip-sets. In my case that would make it hybrid sli which is rare. I just logged on to try and go fix my post but wasn't fast enough.
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02 Nov 2011   #9
ryo

 
 

hi all,
thanks for the reply.
sorry for the late response. i'm using mainboard ASUS P5G41t-M LX
i got a VGA card that's have port inside VGA, DIV, and HDMI
but both of my monitor. just support VGA cable only. am i have to add one VGA card again?
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02 Nov 2011   #10
ryo

 
 

and my vga card is Geforce 9300GS.
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