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Windows 7: Unable to run dual monitors, for home entertainment system.


31 Dec 2011   #1
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Unable to run dual monitors, for home entertainment system.

Hi, when i plug in a hdmi from my tv to my computer, my desktop doesnt show up on my tv. Im trying to makee it so i can use my tv as a monitor for my computer

cOMPUTER sPECS:

MotherBoard: Gigabyte: GA-MA785GM-US2H

Cpu: AMD Phenom II x4 920 Processor

Memory: 2 X COrsair CM2x2048-6400C5

Netowrk adapter: Realtek pcie gbe family controller

Graphics: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 1024 MB

Sound: Reaktek High Definition Audio

HardDrive: Seagate ST3250410AS

Thanks!


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31 Dec 2011   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Take a screen shot of the screen resolution & stick it up here. Right click the desktop/screen resolution. First window you come too. Just curios.
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31 Dec 2011   #3
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Take a screen shot of the screen resolution & stick it up here. Right click the desktop/screen resolution. First window you come too. Just curios.
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31 Dec 2011   #4
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

If you want to use one monitor at a time not two, then under multiple monitors select 'show desktop only on ##' then apply.

If you want extended them maybe someone else can help.
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31 Dec 2011   #5
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
If you want to use one monitor at a time not two, then under multiple monitors select 'show desktop only on ##' then apply.

If you want extended them maybe someone else can help.
I've tried that already but it didnt work, my tv keeps on saying no signal
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31 Dec 2011   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Your screenshot looks like there are three monitors - is that right? With one video card you will be limited to two unless you have a different video card than the one listed in your specs.

How many monitors (including the TV) do you have, and how are they all connected? Have you tried extending the desktop to the TV?
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31 Dec 2011   #7
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Your screenshot looks like there are three monitors - is that right? With one video card you will be limited to two unless you have a different video card than the one listed in your specs.

How many monitors (including the TV) do you have, and how are they all connected? Have you tried extending the desktop to the TV?
I only have 2 monitors (including the tv), i dont know why it says 3, from my pc to lcd monitor i have it hooked up from my vga out from the mobo to the monitor, my hmdi to tv is from the graphics card to the tv. Yes i have tried to extend.
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31 Dec 2011   #8
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Just to make sure I have it right, the monitor is hooked to the onboard graphics and the TV to the graphics card, correct?

What happens if you hook the monitor to the video card? Is that working?

Also, I got an email response about this thread to a post (which seems to have disappeared) recommending that you double-check the input setting on the TV. That is a good idea.
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31 Dec 2011   #9
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Yes, and yes.

When i hook up my monitor to my graphics card via vga it doesnt work, and the input on my tv is set to hdmi
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31 Dec 2011   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You have your desktop Extended to the wrong display. If the Asus is your primary display as noted in your picture, you don't want to Extend to the same display as you have it shown. Select another display and/or choose "Extend These Displays".


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