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Windows 7: 1monitor, 1tv, 2 different graphics cards. Dual Monitors..HELP!

01 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
1monitor, 1tv, 2 different graphics cards. Dual Monitors..HELP!

I have a Samsung 530 Series TV. I also have a LG E2370 monitor. I am using a dual link DVI cable to use the 120 hz on my monitor. My 560 TI grphx card has a dual link DVI (which i use for the monitor), but NOT an HDMI output. The 560 TI graphics card has another Dual Link DVI connection, but my TV does not. Which means i have to use my onboard video which DOES have an HDMI, to use the Samsung 530 TV as a second monitor.

All i want to do is use my TV for when i watch movies and my monitor for everything else.

All i've done is go to display properties and try to do this from there, but the samsung TV just says "Check cable" which i've already done. Either that happens, or both monitors go blank.

Please help. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. I built my computer.... Now i want to use my TV with it !!!

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02 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1

Some motherboards allow you to use both onboard and a graphic card.
You need to look in the bios for a setting.
If not there then you will a "dvi to hdmi adapter"
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02 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

The card is using mini HDMI for its HDMI port.

Otherwise, you can use HDMI to DVI cable/adapter.
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02 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1

I am using the 560 ti for both monitors. I bought a Dual Link DVI to HDMI adapter.

I appreciate all of the quick responses and help. Thanks everyone!
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 1monitor, 1tv, 2 different graphics cards. Dual Monitors..HELP!

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