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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Setup

28 Dec 2012   #31
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

WAIT!!!

You can see your desktop and you never said nothing!

Go into control panel, adjust screen resolution, are there 2 screens detected?


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28 Dec 2012   #32
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Have u considered getting a dvi cable instead?
Well, I'm not sure what to do to be honest. I don't know if the monitor connector is faulty, or if I should buy a dvi cable or an hdmi adapter.

I would stay away from Adapters, although they will put a signal through, the signal will not be the same as an end result. So say you use a HDMI adapter, I believe if its coming from a VGA cable it will still be an analogue signal not digital so you will still be in the same situation.

The best bet if your monitor supports it is as Pedroc says, a DVI cable with NO adapters straight into the back of the card.
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28 Dec 2012   #33
Jasonc02

64bit
 
 

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Yeah I must admit its not looking great for the new monitor, if its not working on its own in exactly the same port with the same cable?

Does the new monitor only have a VGA connection on it?
The new monitor has a DVI IN(HDCP) connector, and a RGB IN connection on it.

Thing is, when I connected a VGA cable from my monitor to the DVI-D adapter on my PC, I was able to see my desktop on the second monitor. I'm starting to think the connector on the second monitor is faulty maybe?
Sorry my head is a little fried right now, had a few beers, but you are saying you have now managed to get a picture on your new monitor?

It's a little confusing, did you try this connection method before?
Yeah, this whole situation is confusing hahah, sorry. But yes, picture on the second monitor has happened, but only when I connect a VGA port from my main monitor to the DVI-D port. When I try connecting it from the DVI-D adapter to the connector on the second monitor itself, it does not produce an image. Hope this clarifies things.
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28 Dec 2012   #34
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

My friend you need a dvi adapter. What you just said proves that the dvi does work so you should buy one. But confirm with paul first
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28 Dec 2012   #35
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sorry i meant dvi cable!
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28 Dec 2012   #36
Jasonc02

64bit
 
 

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My friend you need a dvi adapter. What you just said proves that the dvi does work so you should buy one. But confirm with paul first
Alright. Paul? Confirmation required.
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28 Dec 2012   #37
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Like I say I had a few beers, I will read it again in the morning, but it sounds like a dvi cable should do the job.
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28 Dec 2012   #38
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Good to know. Well try not to get too drunk have a nice sleep guys
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28 Dec 2012   #39
Jasonc02

64bit
 
 

Hahah alrighty, well thanks for all the help today. Talk to you's tomorrow.

If anyone else has any info on this matter, please, let me know.
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29 Dec 2012   #40
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok... Just woke up... I think the dvi is the way to go.... Let paul confirm as he is more experienced than i and then do what he says
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