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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Issue

02 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Dual Monitor Issue

Hey, I recently bought a 2nd monitor for my computer. At first everything ran just fine. I restarted my computer and when it came back on, my 2nd monitor got set to my main display, and my original monitor could no longer be set to its "recommended" resolution.

After reading around the internet, I couldn't find any good answers to this problem. I decided to just let the updates go on windows (normally i just don't bother with them) and after I installed them, everything was fine. No settings were randomly changing, the original monitor was set at its recommended resolution ect.

Today I was working on my friends computer so I had mine unplugged and when I went to start mine up after replugging everything back in, the original problem started again. My new 2nd monitor was set to my main display, and my main monitor wont go past the resolution 1600x900 (recommended is 1680x1050). I tried to figure this out but at last I give up and ask for any help I can get to fix this.

Just a side note, my 2nd monitor is a smaller one and sits at 20" so thats why I prefer it to be secondary monitor. Also if I set my smaller one to main display, the bigger one (I think its 23" but its been awhile since I've bought it so I cant remember the exact size) still is messed up.

The main issue is the resolution on my primary monitor not being able to be set to the right setting to look good, right now it is all pixelated.

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03 Dec 2010   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums Calathra. Can we start by having you fill out your system specs?

At the top of the page, you will see UserCP (User Control Panel). Click to open your control panel. In the left side, look for, Edit System Spec. Click on Edit System Spec and fill out the information. If you don't know how to get that info, you can use the free program Speccy:

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

We are looking to see specifically, what video card you are using (if any) and how you are setting the dual monitors (through windows, nVidia control panel, Catalyst Control Panel, etc.), so we can help you with this problem. A Guy
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