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Windows 7: Dual Monitor with Radeon 4890. Please advise.

15 Mar 2010   #1
classy310

windows 7
 
 
Dual Monitor with Radeon 4890. Please advise.

Hi all!

I'm so happy to find this forum!

Just upgraded to windows 7 yesterday night. I have a 17 inch monitor + another 42 inch tv. Would like to set up dual monitor - Able to work on the monitor while my hdmi TV is playing video from the internet.

Is this possible? Please advise!


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15 Mar 2010   #2
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi Classy310,

It sure looks possible to me, grab the latest drivers and software from the website, install and plug both monotors in - AMD Support Search.

EDIT: Remember to select the correct edition of the catalyst software for Win7 (32bit or 64bit) depending on your operating system before you download it.

Enjoy
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15 Mar 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by classy310 View Post
I'm so happy to find this forum!
Today I have lost my maners , I meant to start with.... Welcome! We are happy to have you here. If you are new to Win7 or have been using it for a while, there is some brilliant info in the tutorials section, feel free to take a look.
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Tim
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15 Mar 2010   #4
classy310

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hi Classy310,

It sure looks possible to me, grab the latest drivers and software from the website, install and plug both monotors in - AMD Support Search.

EDIT: Remember to select the correct edition of the catalyst software for Win7 (32bit or 64bit) depending on your operating system before you download it.

Enjoy
Hi there! thank you for your reply!

Currently i'm able to have a dual display. Basically my TV is displaying exactly what my monitor is showing.. sharing the same desktop

But what i need is 2 desktop for 2 display. I can do my work on my monitor while my TV desktop can use to surf net or play videos. Is it possible? I can't figure it out. Am new in this. Appreciate if there is a step by step help.

Thank you!
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15 Mar 2010   #5
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

download the latest Hydravision driver at ATI and check this out:
http://ati.amd.com/products/Hydravis...ision-demo.swf
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15 Mar 2010   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

ah.. now I understand and yes it is possible. Unfortunately I'm travelling and don't have the software on my netbook with me, so I can't give you a step-by-step guide.

But basically - after you have installed the drivers that I mentioned above. It will install a program called ATI Catalyst or Hydrovision (which ever one is attached to your card). This software allows you to configure more than one desktop display and importantly Extend your Desktop currently you have the the displays set to Mirror. You will need to open the software and go through the menu's.

If it's Catalyst you will reach a screen with the picture of two screens on it, somewhere here you should be able to Extend your desktop (or share your desktop) with the other monitor. If you see a tick box or anything about mirroring your displays then you are close to it (but untick the box).

Sorry I can't be more specific, I'm running off memory....... which is not too good.
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16 Mar 2010   #7
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

more information on Hydravision here:
http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst...ion/index.html

- it's very versatile and should work perfectly with your 4890..
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