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Windows 7: Dual Monitor not being detected

01 Sep 2014   #1
Benthewolf1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dual Monitor not being detected

Hey there,

today I purchased myself a second monitor (TV) and a VGA cable to go with it. My current monitor uses a VGA cable and works fine. My PC has 2 VGA ports, I plugged my second monitor into the second port. The second monitor is not being detected. Just for testing purposes, I tried switching them round, the 2nd monitor then worked, apart from having no sound, and my first monitor didn't.

Please could I help some help with this? As I hoped I havn't just wasted 150 on nothing

Any help or advice is appriciated, thanks in advance.

Best Regards, Ben


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01 Sep 2014   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome Benthewolf1

The 2 VGA ports are connected where ? MB, Video card, etc.

Edit: The VGA cable does not transmitt sound to a TV Monitor, HDMI cable does!
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01 Sep 2014   #3
Benthewolf1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe they are located 1 on the graphics card, the other on the motherboard.
Sorry if this is not what you mean.
Thanks for the quick reply.
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01 Sep 2014   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yes, that is what I meant. On some computer MB's the VGA is disabled in the Bios setup when you have added a separate video card. Does you video card have HDMI &/or DVI video connections along with the VGA connection.
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01 Sep 2014   #5
Benthewolf1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, it also has 2 HDMI ports (which are being used by my mouse / keyboard) and a DVI port aswell. I would prefer to try and get it working with VGA as I bought the cable already.
Thanks for your help.
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01 Sep 2014   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I did not know a mouse & keyboard could use HDMI. Are you sure you don't mean USB ports. ?

Left Vga, Middle HDMI, Right DVI on this video card


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01 Sep 2014   #7
Benthewolf1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your right sorry, I'm an idiot. I did mean usb :P
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01 Sep 2014   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Ben you are not an 1d0t, you are a Noob student

How about using this to Tutorial to find more of your system specs that you can fill in for us in the lower left hand corner.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Did you see my edit above about NO sound from a VGA cable ?
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01 Sep 2014   #9
Benthewolf1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Here is a link to a picture of my system specs. I will start to fill in the system specs on Windows Now
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01 Sep 2014   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have any pics of the back of your video card & the back of your computer MB area ?
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