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Windows 7: New video card "Mirrioring" itself on multiple monitors, please help

07 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
New video card "Mirrioring" itself on multiple monitors, please help

I have just upgraded video cards from two Nvidia 9800 GT cards to this MSI 260x: Newegg.com - MSI R7 260X 2GD5 OCV1 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I have a 3 monitor setup and I was told this monitor can handle up to 4 monitors independently of each other, able to have one giant desktop like I had with my two 9800 GT cards.

I only have 2 out of 3 monitors hooked up right now via DVI because I need a DP cable for the 3rd, but my 2 monitors are "mirroring" each other instead of being an extended desktop. When I go to Screen Resolution (Windows 7 64) & click Detect it still only shows 1 monitor & when I hit Identify both monitors mirror each other with a big "1"

Does anyone know how I fix this? I can't seem to figure it out.

On top of this mirroring issue I have a screensaver called Helios & on my other 2 cards it would go across all 3 screens and be super smooth, now this card is very choppy & slow and freezes completely for a second or two.

I still have both monitors hooked up via DVI, but I have the 2nd monitor shut off because the mirroring was giving me a headache, so I'm not sure if it's still affecting how fast the card is working or not, but either way I'm still 1 monitor shy of my 3 setup... I'm almost afraid to try to hook the 3rd one up!

Is there some settings I can adjust to smooth everything out & stop this mirroring effect?

Should I delete the old Nvidia files & drivers etc or can I keep them on without issues incase this MSI card goes bad and I need to use the 9800 GT as a backup?

Thanks.

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07 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You should be able to right click on Desktop and get this screen after clicking SCREEN RESOLUTION

after that you should be able to manipulate Display Values

Once you get to the screen like this you should be able to choose Extend Displays /On the tab that says Landscape it will give you varies ways to change display from Duplicate to Extending them

I have a 2 monitor set up but the other one is used to watch stream content for family enjoyment it doesn't show the features unless it is turned on none the less this should give you an idea


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07 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I stated in my OP that I tried that and the 2nd monitor isn't being detected.
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07 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

completely remove the nvidia control panel. it maybe conflicting with ccc. within ccc you should find a setting for eyeinfinity, this is probably overriding the default windows settings.
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08 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I will remove all Nvidia via Add/Remove Programs ?

What is CCC?

Will I need to do anything with the new cards drivers?
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08 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

CCC is catalyst control center. Basically the control panel for your GPU. Its where you can adjust everything including multi monitor setups.
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09 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I'm not familiar with CCC is it something that came with the new MSI video card?

I have gone through Control Panel>Uninstall programs and removed anything related to Nvidia & then restarted & still not able to detect the additional monitor.

Someone else suggested to also remove the new card drivers via AMD uninstall program and then restart in safe mode to run a Drive Cleaner (not sure which one) to remove any additional Nvidia files. I'm still trying to figure out what AMD uninstaller to download and what Drive cleaner to run in safe mode?

Also I found the install disk in the bottom of the video card box, should I try putting that in? I plugged the card in & turned the computer on & it seemed to install everything once plugged in so I didn't bother with the disk since I was connected to the internet & I assumed it downloaded the newest files it needed?
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09 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Ok I'm not familiar with CCC is it something that came with the new MSI video card?

I have gone through Control Panel>Uninstall programs and removed anything related to Nvidia & then restarted & still not able to detect the additional monitor.

Someone else suggested to also remove the new card drivers via AMD uninstall program and then restart in safe mode to run a Drive Cleaner (not sure which one) to remove any additional Nvidia files. I'm still trying to figure out what AMD uninstaller to download and what Drive cleaner to run in safe mode?

Also I found the install disk in the bottom of the video card box, should I try putting that in? I plugged the card in & turned the computer on & it seemed to install everything once plugged in so I didn't bother with the disk since I was connected to the internet & I assumed it downloaded the newest files it needed?

Hang on a minute what ever you do don't use CCC you are using NVIDIA

and second i think what you need to do is have both monitors on pull the cable off the gpu of the one that isn't working and plug it back in it should detect it

I hope for your sake you didn't botch up and use CCC drivers with your Nvidia card
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09 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

his new card is a r7 260x, thats not nvidia so ccc is needed!!!

you should always download the latest drivers from AMDs website. the driver will contain CCC.
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09 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Ok I'm not familiar with CCC is it something that came with the new MSI video card?

I have gone through Control Panel>Uninstall programs and removed anything related to Nvidia & then restarted & still not able to detect the additional monitor.

Someone else suggested to also remove the new card drivers via AMD uninstall program and then restart in safe mode to run a Drive Cleaner (not sure which one) to remove any additional Nvidia files. I'm still trying to figure out what AMD uninstaller to download and what Drive cleaner to run in safe mode?

Also I found the install disk in the bottom of the video card box, should I try putting that in? I plugged the card in & turned the computer on & it seemed to install everything once plugged in so I didn't bother with the disk since I was connected to the internet & I assumed it downloaded the newest files it needed?

Hang on a minute what ever you do don't use CCC you are using NVIDIA

and second i think what you need to do is have both monitors on pull the cable off the gpu of the one that isn't working and plug it back in it should detect it

I hope for your sake you didn't botch up and use CCC drivers with your Nvidia card
I hope for yours that you read the OP

The R7 is an ATI graphics card, one of the last years batch actually. So he should be using CCC.


@badger906 YOU NINJA'D ME!




Http://amd.com Is the place you want to go for this.

By the way, the card can handle 4 monitors when used for basic things like web browsing. When it comes to gaming your going to be limited to at the most half of that. This is because a lot more rendering happens within the card.
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