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Windows 7: Problems with Dual Monitors

20 Jul 2012   #1
Bodomi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problems with Dual Monitors

I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel® Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda® Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,


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20 Jul 2012   #2
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

When i was running dual monitors the graphics card had 2 ports. The problem with this is that you can only use either the graphics card, or the onboard graphics card. You can't use both at once. Atleast this is what I learned. There could be a way, but never found one.
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20 Jul 2012   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

With that set up, you should have both monitors plugged into the top graphics card via DVI or HDMI.

Then right click the desktop, go to screen resolution and there should be an option to "Extend displays" this will allow both screens to work.

There will be a similar option in CCC but I am not familiar with it so cannot tell you where it is.

Paul.
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20 Jul 2012   #4
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
With that set up, you should have both monitors plugged into the top graphics card via DVI or HDMI.

Then right click the desktop, go to screen resolution and there should be an option to "Extend displays" this will allow both screens to work.

There will be a similar option in CCC but I am not familiar with it so cannot tell you where it is.

Paul.
Was I correct about not being able to use the onboard video and a graphics card at the same time?
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20 Jul 2012   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
With that set up, you should have both monitors plugged into the top graphics card via DVI or HDMI.

Then right click the desktop, go to screen resolution and there should be an option to "Extend displays" this will allow both screens to work.

There will be a similar option in CCC but I am not familiar with it so cannot tell you where it is.

Paul.
Was I correct about not being able to use the onboard video and a graphics card at the same time?
Not too sure on that, but there is certainly no need to even try it when he has 2 x 7950 graphics cards in his rig! That is one powerhouse of a rig, he could run 6 screens off them cards if he wanted to lol.
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20 Jul 2012   #6
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well shoot, barley even looked at that. lol. I don't see that point in running 6 screens hahaha... i mean, unless you do a lot of programming. Or college research haha
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20 Jul 2012   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
When i was running dual monitors the graphics card had 2 ports. The problem with this is that you can only use either the graphics card, or the onboard graphics card. You can't use both at once. Atleast this is what I learned. There could be a way, but never found one.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
With that set up, you should have both monitors plugged into the top graphics card via DVI or HDMI.

Then right click the desktop, go to screen resolution and there should be an option to "Extend displays" this will allow both screens to work.

There will be a similar option in CCC but I am not familiar with it so cannot tell you where it is.

Paul.
Was I correct about not being able to use the onboard video and a graphics card at the same time?
For the past couple of years, certain motherboards allowed the use of onboard video along with an pcie graphics card.
My brother used his onboard hdmi port on both of his AMD based Asus boards to run a third monitor, which was his HDTV. The gtx260 ran his 2 desktop lcds.

There may be a bios setting that allows the onboard to be active along with the pcie card.
I'll ask my brother what he did on his machines to enable both.

Oh, just curious why you don't plug both monitors into the same card on your computer?
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20 Jul 2012   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
With that set up, you should have both monitors plugged into the top graphics card via DVI or HDMI.

Then right click the desktop, go to screen resolution and there should be an option to "Extend displays" this will allow both screens to work.

There will be a similar option in CCC but I am not familiar with it so cannot tell you where it is.

Paul.
Was I correct about not being able to use the onboard video and a graphics card at the same time?
Not too sure on that, but there is certainly no need to even try it when he has 2 x 7950 graphics cards in his rig! That is one powerhouse of a rig, he could run 6 screens off them cards if he wanted to lol.
Technically, he could run 8, since each can run 4 screens, 1 dvi, 1 hdmi, and 2 display ports.
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20 Jul 2012   #9
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well that's pretty cool. I have never heard of that before. I guess my model didn't have it. Which is lame because I used to have an extra monitor. When you find out from your brother let me know.
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23 Jul 2012   #10
GDavidF

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Waiting for Zepher to reply.....
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