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Windows 7: How to get my dual monitors working

14 Apr 2010   #1
cooldog6923

windows 7
 
 
How to get my dual monitors working

Hi all

Please please i need some help.

I have a new pachard pell pc with an nvidia 9200 graphics card. I want to set up dual screens so i can move windows from one screen to the other.

My promblem is that windows 7 doesnt detect both moitors when contected to a s cable. It can only detect one. I know how to change settings etc but does anyone know what could help me with this ?

I have a gateway monitor and a new packard bell one.

I would be forever greatful...

REGARDS

COOLDOG6923


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14 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Wow, didn't know PB still made computers ...

Anyway, the best way to connect two monitors is by using DVI or VGA outputs. I don't think S-Video is going to work well for you. That output is for televisions and smaller resolution displays. If you have a 9600 GT there should be two DVI outputs on the back of the card. If your displays don't have DVI inputs, then you can get a DVI to VGA adapter for pretty cheap at any local computer store.

DVI is on top (gold), VGA is on the bottom (blue)

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14 Apr 2010   #3
cooldog6923

windows 7
 
 

Hi thanks for the help.

I do have this cable that has DVI and VGA. Can i connect my monitors with this cable. THe promblem is that windows 7 cant detect my other monitor when i have it plugged in. what u think.

Thanks for the help again
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14 Apr 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cooldog6923 View Post
Hi thanks for the help.

I do have this cable that has DVI and VGA. Can i connect my monitors with this cable. THe promblem is that windows 7 cant detect my other monitor when i have it plugged in. what u think.

Thanks for the help again
S-Video cannot pass "Plug and Play" information from the monitor back to the computer ... it's for connection to television sets and generally has to be separately enabled, you will also have to set the resolution manually using your video card's setup utilities.

You should be able to connect one monitor on VGA and the other on DVI and have the whole thing auto-detect. I see NotSo has shown you pictures of the adaptors you may need depending on the connections to your monitors.
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14 Apr 2010   #5
cooldog6923

windows 7
 
 

Thanks again peeps.

Can this be done without having 2 ports at the back of your pc though. As my nvidia 9200 as only one port?

Regards

COOLDOG6923
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14 Apr 2010   #6
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cooldog6923 View Post
Thanks again peeps.

Can this be done without having 2 ports at the back of your pc though. As my nvidia 9200 as only one port?

Regards

COOLDOG6923
Two monitors... two ports.
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14 Apr 2010   #7
caretaker

win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Did you go in to your Graphics card control panel and try setting up the second monitor in there
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14 Apr 2010   #8
cooldog6923

windows 7
 
 

yeah care its not their . the thing is at work i work on dual screens and their pcs are 3 years older than my new one. that uses an s cable as well. i dont get it. please help more guys...
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15 Apr 2010   #9
caretaker

win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Don't even bovver with the S cable it won't work. Use the proper plugs
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15 Apr 2010   #10
cooldog6923

windows 7
 
 

The point is that the PC's at work use a splitter cable for 2 monitors so why doesnt mine?

Is their somehthing in the set up i need to change?

COOLDOG6823
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