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Windows 7: Dual (indentical) Monitors, Different Resolution?


23 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Dual (indentical) Monitors, Different Resolution?

Hello, I am posting regarding using dual monitors with windows 7.
These are the specs for my work computer:
2x Acer X193+
Intel P4 2.8ghz
2gb ram
32 bit os
Nvidia Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI video card

The issue I am having is that the monitors im using are exactly the same, yet windows 7 is telling me they have 2 different native resolutions. Which i know is not true. I reformated from XP pro which ran both at native resolution no problem. I have found that one runs at native (1680x1050) and the other doesn't have its native listed as an option. I have to run it at the recommended which is 1440x900, which is completely blurry and gives me a headache to look at.

So far, I've tried unplugging them and replugging them, to no affect. I've tried a completely different set of monitors entirely yet windows 7 seems to have the same issue with those as well. I have the latest drivers installed and have had the IT at owrk look at it to no prevail. I cannot find a reason as to why I can't run both my monitors at their appropriate and native resolutions. Seems to me this is a simple thing and windows 7 is making it difficult. Anyway i can force the one to run at a custom resolution without affecting the other?

I'll keep reviewing this thread to answer anyone's questions to help with my problem.

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23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Did you try swapping where the monitors are plugged in? Also, how are monitors plugged in? DVI? VGA? HDMI?
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I've tried swapping them on the resolution settings screen. The adapter from the computer is out of the VGA Slot on the video card. One monitor is hooked up through a DVI adapter and one is hooked up directly with VGA. Which may be the issue, im trying to locate my IT guy.
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23 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10, Vista
 
 

Did you use the drivers for your graphics card from the Windows installation or did you download the original manufacturer ones direct from their website? If not, try that.
Also, you could check the manufacturers website for your monitors to see if they have any downloadable drivers too.
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23 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Let me know.
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23 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yea, It turns out the IT guy who set up my computer used a VGA cable for one and a DVI cable/adapter for the other. What a nublet. I can't believe it didnt dawn on me a week ago. Thanks for the help raf051888. Problem Solved.
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