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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Setup

28 Dec 2012   #21
Jasonc02

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BTW op, DVI is a digital connection, VGA is analogue if im correct paul?
Yes, Digital is DVI or HDMI, I believe his card needs one of the monitors to be Digital
So, I should go out and buy a VGA-HDMI adapter for my second monitor then? My second monitor has no hdmi connection on it, although my main monitor does. Not sure f that makes a difference or not.


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28 Dec 2012   #22
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

have you tried your new monitor in the vga slot alone, if it works then go out and buy a hdmi cable and connect the old monitor to the hdmi and connect the new one to vga
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28 Dec 2012   #23
Jasonc02

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
have you tried your new monitor in the vga slot alone, if it works then go out and buy a hdmi cable and connect the old monitor to the hdmi and connect the new one to vga
The new monitor does not work when I plug it into VGA alone. It works, it powers on and such, but it will not work when I plug it into VGA for some reason.

Edit- Might I add, it only goes to the "Check Signal Cable" screen, I cannot open up the menu, all I can do is switch it from Analog to Digital.
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28 Dec 2012   #24
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Paul.... What do you think, i think the monitor itself is faulty...

Has you cpu got an IGP, if so try connecting to that instead
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28 Dec 2012   #25
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I must admit its not looking great for the new monitor, if its not working on its own in exactly the same port with the same cable?

Does the new monitor only have a VGA connection on it?
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28 Dec 2012   #26
Jasonc02

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Yeah I must admit its not looking great for the new monitor, if its not working on its own in exactly the same port with the same cable?

Does the new monitor only have a VGA connection on it?
The new monitor has a DVI IN(HDCP) connector, and a RGB IN connection on it.

Thing is, when I connected a VGA cable from my monitor to the DVI-D adapter on my PC, I was able to see my desktop on the second monitor. I'm starting to think the connector on the second monitor is faulty maybe?
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28 Dec 2012   #27
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Have u considered getting a dvi cable instead?
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28 Dec 2012   #28
Jasonc02

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Have u considered getting a dvi cable instead?
Well, I'm not sure what to do to be honest. I don't know if the monitor connector is faulty, or if I should buy a dvi cable or an hdmi adapter.
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28 Dec 2012   #29
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jasonc02 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Yeah I must admit its not looking great for the new monitor, if its not working on its own in exactly the same port with the same cable?

Does the new monitor only have a VGA connection on it?
The new monitor has a DVI IN(HDCP) connector, and a RGB IN connection on it.

Thing is, when I connected a VGA cable from my monitor to the DVI-D adapter on my PC, I was able to see my desktop on the second monitor. I'm starting to think the connector on the second monitor is faulty maybe?
Sorry my head is a little fried right now, had a few beers, but you are saying you have now managed to get a picture on your new monitor?

It's a little confusing, did you try this connection method before?
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28 Dec 2012   #30
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

we are kinda sure that the vga isnt working.

but we cant guarantee that dvi is working, i think dvi is your best bet

what do you say paul..
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