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Windows 7: Graphic issue and Multi Display


30 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Graphic issue and Multi Display

Hey guys I cant get my head round this.

I orignally had a Nvidia 7300 LE, upon installing 7 it would say out of range, even with the latest drivers it still would not work unless I disabled the card all together.

So I purchased a Gigabyte GTS 250 which arrived today and have installed.

This has resolved my Aero functions, which I could not use due to onboard graphics.

But now in my Nvidia control panel I cannot enable my second monitor, I check the box and apply but the screen remains blank and the box gors back to not having a tick inside it.

I am missing something obvious.......???

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30 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Try using the built-in display manager instead. Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.

~Jonathan
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30 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Same problem.

I can clone the display but i cant extend it, the 2nd monitor just remains black

any ideas?
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30 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds like a driver issue. Try downloading the latest drivers from the manufacturer and installing them.
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right I've update my driver via Windows update.

Now the problem is my resolution, i can extend my 2nd monitor but only if it's on 800x600 if I try to put it on 1024x768 (exactly the same as my 1st monitor) it says out of range, but if the 2nd is clone display on 1024x768 it works...... WTF????
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30 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjamieg View Post
But now in my Nvidia control panel I cannot enable my second monitor, I check the box and apply but the screen remains blank and the box gors back to not having a tick inside it.
The second monitor connected to the new video card or still connected to the onboard video?
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30 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've fixed it now so not to worry thanks tho guys
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30 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh how do i mark posts as sucessful or is that admin/moderator duties?
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30 Dec 2009   #9

 
 

Please share how you fixed it for those who stumble upon this thread with similar issues.
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30 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Instead of using the windows setting rightclickdesktop/screenresolution, I had to go into my Nvidia control panel and the refresh rate was set at 85Hz!!!

So just knocked it back down to 60Hz... Problem resolved

Thanks anyway guys
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