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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesn't recognize second monitor.

22 Dec 2012   #21
Kevin86

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I will try to pick up an HDMI cable somewhere soon and will let you know.

Thanks for all the help so far, much appreciated!!


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22 Dec 2012   #22
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevin86 View Post
I will try to pick up an HDMI cable somewhere soon and will let you know.

Thanks for all the help so far, much appreciated!!
your welcome
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22 Dec 2012   #23
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevin86 View Post
No sorry, I bought a brand new pc. When both monitors are connected my desktop is cloned on to both monitors.
That's the way a splitter works. The VGA jack on your video card can only output one signal and only support one monitor. It can't deliver two independent signals so the best you can do is clone the one signal to another monitor. A normal DVI-I connector can't do it either. A DVI-I can supply a VGA (analog) signal and a digital signal but they are not independent one is a clone of the other. There are video cards with a connector that looks like a DVI connector, don't remember what they are called though. The cable that connects to it has pigtails with multiple DVI connectors on it. That connection type supports multiple monitors.
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22 Dec 2012   #24
Kevin86

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

You are right. I was using this splitter .

At least now I know a splitter won't work, using 1 VGA and 1 HDMI should work though...right?
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22 Dec 2012   #25
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

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You are right. I was using this splitter .

At least now I know a splitter won't work, using 1 VGA and 1 HDMI should work though...right?
Right!
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22 Dec 2012   #26
Kevin86

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok so I just found out my monitor doesn't support HDMI. Any other way to make this work? I guess a new graphics card... I have an Acer X3470, it's a very small tower, so what should I pay attention to, to make sure it will fit and work, if getting a new video card is my only bet?
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23 Dec 2012   #27
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevin86 View Post
Ok so I just found out my monitor doesn't support HDMI. Any other way to make this work? I guess a new graphics card... I have an Acer X3470, it's a very small tower, so what should I pay attention to, to make sure it will fit and work, if getting a new video card is my only bet?
Well, you mentioned earlier that you have a Vista PC, so you could try that GPU in your Win7 PC, except if it isn't integrated.
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23 Dec 2012   #28
Kevin86

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

My Vista pc is in America and I'm in Europe now

I found a DVI to HDMI cable online, I should be able to run 1920x1200 using that cable I suppose...?
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23 Dec 2012   #29
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

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My Vista pc is in America and I'm in Europe now

I found a DVI to HDMI cable online, I should be able to run 1920x1200 using that cable I suppose...?
You must be careful! Your GPU has a HDMI output, and the monitor has a DVI input, so you need a HDMI to DVI! the difference is big!
I never used the HDMI to DVI cable, so i can't answer your question... But I guess you will be able.
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23 Dec 2012   #30
Kevin86

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks! Again, I will let you guys know if it will work.
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