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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Setup

28 Dec 2012   #11
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

So as paul said, you card supports dual monitors just it doesnt do well when one is connected through an adapter


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28 Dec 2012   #12
Jasonc02

64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hello Jason and welcome to the forums.

Could you just clarify exactly what connections you have available on the back of the graphics card and which you are using?

I did a quick search for your card and dual monitor issues and someone said you need one connected to DVI without an adapter and the other connected to VGA without an adapter for them to work.

This worked in their case but yours could be different.

Paul.
Sure thing! The back of my graphics card shows a DVI-D connector which currently is connected to my non-existent second monitor through a DVI-D-VGA adapter, there is an HDMI connector which currently has nothing in it, and a VGA connector which is what my main monitor is connected to now.
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28 Dec 2012   #13
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

do you have a tv to connect the hdmi too?
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28 Dec 2012   #14
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jasonc02 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hello Jason and welcome to the forums.

Could you just clarify exactly what connections you have available on the back of the graphics card and which you are using?

I did a quick search for your card and dual monitor issues and someone said you need one connected to DVI without an adapter and the other connected to VGA without an adapter for them to work.

This worked in their case but yours could be different.

Paul.
Sure thing! The back of my graphics card shows a DVI-D connector which currently is connected to my non-existent second monitor through a DVI-D-VGA adapter, there is an HDMI connector which currently has nothing in it, and a VGA connector which is what my main monitor is connected to now.

I think that might be where the problem lies, so basically both your monitors are VGA naturally, and you are connecting one to a DVI port by an adapter, I fear that one of the connections must be digital for your GPU to use both.

Paul.
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28 Dec 2012   #15
Jasonc02

64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
do you have a tv to connect the hdmi too?
I do have a TV to connect it to, although I don't think I have an HDMI cord.
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28 Dec 2012   #16
Jasonc02

64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jasonc02 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hello Jason and welcome to the forums.

Could you just clarify exactly what connections you have available on the back of the graphics card and which you are using?

I did a quick search for your card and dual monitor issues and someone said you need one connected to DVI without an adapter and the other connected to VGA without an adapter for them to work.

This worked in their case but yours could be different.

Paul.
Sure thing! The back of my graphics card shows a DVI-D connector which currently is connected to my non-existent second monitor through a DVI-D-VGA adapter, there is an HDMI connector which currently has nothing in it, and a VGA connector which is what my main monitor is connected to now.

I think that might be where the problem lies, so basically both your monitors are VGA naturally, and you are connecting one to a DVI port by an adapter, I fear that one of the connections must be digital for your GPU to use both.

Paul.
By digital connection, you mean?.. Sorry, not to familiar with this stuff.
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28 Dec 2012   #17
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok, paul, i am currently doing that, my card has 1dvi and 1 vga and im using and adapter on the dvi for a dual monitor setup
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28 Dec 2012   #18
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

BTW op, DVI is a digital connection, VGA is analogue if im correct paul?
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28 Dec 2012   #19
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
BTW op, DVI is a digital connection, VGA is analogue if im correct paul?
Yes, Digital is DVI or HDMI, I believe his card needs one of the monitors to be Digital
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28 Dec 2012   #20
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That makes sense, in my case the dvi connection must send out vga signals, his DVI might be digital only and only a powered dvi adapter would work, am i correct
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