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3 monitors problem

Q: 3 monitors problem

Hi,

I'm trying to connect 3 monitors to my Sapphire HD 7770 OC edition which has 2 mini DP ports,1 HDMI and 1 DVI port. So I have 2 adapters mini DP to DVI (the 10$ ones from amazon) and I have a Sapphire HDMI to DVI adapter(maybe I could use that in some combination). So I connect 2 monitors via DVI cables into the DP adapters, and one monitor into the DVI output of the card via VGA cable with a VGA/DVI adapter. And I cannot duplicate the 3rd monitor in catalyst. So it recognize 3 monitors but I cannot duplicate the 3rd, only 2 monitors are working in the same time and I can chose which ones...So should I get a new monitor with a DVI output, or buy new active adapters becouse I think the ones I have aren't active. In this case can I buy just one or do I have to buy 2 ? Or can I buy 1 active DP and then use the HDMI to DVI adapter ? I hope someone can help me.
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A: 3 monitors problem

That card should support up to 4 displays, so perhaps the non-active adaptors are the problem.

Maybe someone else with more experience here can confirm.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/3-monitors-problem.204384/
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I have an ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9600 video card. It's been working properly for quite awhile and now suddenly the cursor moves to the second monitor when I drag the cursor beyond the bottom of the first monitor.

It used to go from one monitor to the other by dragging it from left-to-right. I can't figure out what caused it to start doing this or how to go about getting it back to the way it was before. Any ideas how to change it back. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

.....Gord
 

A:Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-monitors-cursor-changes-monitors-vertically-instead-of-horizontally.503264/
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I am trying to do a couple things I could easily do in 7,
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- currently Chrome has no minimize/maximize buttons on the upper right like it used to. Makes it very hard to multitask.

I have 2 monitors, the main is a 23" touch screen and the second is an 18" non-touch screen.

Also, is there a way to have the taskbar to appear at the bottom always like it used to?

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

A:Windows 8 Dual Monitors, need help having browser open in both monitors

Answered my own question. Google Chrome was showing in App mode. When I downloaded Chrome for 8 there is an option to have it show in desktop mode and the taskbar, minimize/maximize, and multi window option came back. YAY.

Now if someone could tell me why windows 8 won't fill the screen at the resolution recommended for my 23" monitor I'd be good!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/windows-8-dual-monitors-need-help-having-browser-open-in-both-monitors-675500.html
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A:Three monitors problem

What Graphics card are you using ?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/three-monitors-problem.187639/
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A:Using 2 Monitors Problem

Sorry, think you might be out of luck there; as far as I know there is simply no way to do this, but I may be wrong. I'm pretty sure you can only use onboard, or your other video card.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/using-2-monitors-problem.72918/
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I previously connected to my monitor and tv using the straight vga cable to the tv and monitor as well.
Now that i have a graphics card rather than using the on board graphics, i want to use the above graphics card to connect to my monitor and would want the on board graphics to connect to the tv using the vga connection.
Is this possible as i have tryed the dual monitor thing on w7 but so far no joy?

A:two monitors problem

It appears that my second monitor is not being detected by w7?
how do i get it to detect it?
previous set up was vga to vga on monitor and i changed cables to the tv which was also vga to vga.
I now have the above graphics card and connect to my monitor using this vga-dvi.
I want to use the on board vga connection to connect to the tv as before vga to vga.
~This would mean i have the monitor connected to the graphics card and the tv acting as a monitor would be connected via the on board vga to vga.
Any ideas?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/195808-two-monitors-problem.html
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I have a HP dc7900 desktop computer (Intel E8400 3 GHz, / GB RAM with windows 7 ultimate x64).
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If I try to enable the onboard VGA card, the windows won't boot up.
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A:4 monitors problem

Go into system bios and ensure that PCI-E is the default first adapter or similar setting. Then try booting with the new PCI card in. You could also try a different PCI slot if another is available.

Otherwise, what is happening when Windows will not boot? Is it crashing? Blank screens? Hanging? More info please.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/24027-4-monitors-problem.html
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A:Monitors problem

Go throught the menu options on hte monitors (should be afew buttons ont he monitors themselves), try to search for "Degauss" if not there, try "Factory Reset" or "Reset"

Edit: Also try a new cable, maybe the connector got smashed/bent.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/71849-monitors-problem.html
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Heyhey!

I'm currently using dual monitors to do multiple tasks at once (playing games while streaming videos or work related) and I recently found out that streaming videos that are maximized from websites like youtube would get resized when switching to another monitor.. i've tried softwares like Ultramon to use hotkeys to switch windows instead of moving the mouse but it's still the same.. Can anyone help me out on this matter?!

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Hi,

I just went from windows 7 to 8.1
I have 2 monitors.
My problem is, that when I start the computer and it boots into the desktop, one of the monitors does show the desktop , but the second one is blue . I then have to click on the blue screen to make it show the desktop.
Is it possible to make windows show the desktop on both monitors when it starts, so i dont have to click on the blue screen to make it show the desktop?

Sorry for my bad english.

Monitors: ASUS SWIFT PG278Q
GPU: ASUS STRIX GTX 980
All drivers up to date.

Please see pictures for further clarification.

When the computer starts up, one of the monitors stays blue.
I have to click on that monitor to make it show the desktop.
Kind regards,

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A:The Problem with Dual Monitors

I run dual monitors at home and at work, and have for years. I have never experienced what you are talking about in either operating system! To me, it sounds like either very badly behaving drivers or a very poorly written media player application.

What video card, driver version, and media player application are you using?

I play movies, fullscreen, on my secondary monitor quite often while using my primary for work/surfing/whatever.
(Obviously, it is by design that the mouse is locked while you are playing a full-screen video game.)

However, my configuration has been basically the same with either XP or Vista. I have only ever used NVIDIA cards for multi-monitor. Also, I have only ever set them for DualView. I have no experience with any other configuration, so I cannot comment on those. But, for me, NVIDIA + DualView == success every time.

As an addendum, I also use a 3rd party tool called UltraMon to enhance dual-monitor goodness. However, this tool is absolutely not necessary to do what you are wanting. I'm just "pimping" it 'cause I think it's worth the buy.

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A:Very strange problem with monitors

you'll need to disable the on board graphics (built into the motherboard) before installing a new graphics card. when this isn't done, the computer doesn't know that it should be using the new graphics instead of the integrated one; will not display video. to disable the onboard adapter, restart the computer and hit the DEL key or corresponding F# key to access the BIOS. navigate the options and find the setting that controls the onboard graphics adapter, disable it, and then exit and save changes. now you can install the new card and affix it to the monitor. let us know if that fixes it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/very-strange-problem-with-monitors.159040/
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A:W2K dual monitors problem

You may need the program from ATI for this, Hydravision.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/w2k-dual-monitors-problem.233692/
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A:Win8 problem with two monitors

Even when your TV is not set to view the HDMI output of the computer, but say for instance, the cable box instead, Windows should handle everything automatically and well. It should react to that.

An issue could be the cloning instead of extend desktop.

Perhaps set NVIDIA settings back to exactly as the were when you installed. Then, use Windows to set your monitors how you want them.

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A:Multiple monitors problem

Welcome to SF! We will try our hardest to get this resolved.

You say that all monitors work on their own. Have you outruled the possibility of a bad DVI port? Do the monitors work in both, one at a time?

~Jonathan

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/54564-multiple-monitors-problem.html
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A:Dual Monitors Problem

Interesting. I was writing the obligatory "that's gotta be hardware" response when I realised the PNG was probably a screenshot (?). In other words, the screenshot "saw" the corruption.

Are you running the latest video driver?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/26388-dual-monitors-problem.html
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A:Problem with Win 7 and dual monitors

Hi Josh,

Whats the make and model of the graphics card?

Are both monitors connected to the card or the PC or one of each?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/problem-with-win-7-and-dual-monitors-742745.html
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A:Monitors and start up problem?

Boot into Safe mode and remove your old monitor in device manager.
Its using the settings/refresh rate off your old monitor causing it to mess up on you, Safemode won't load drivers so you will be able to remove it fine in there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/monitors-and-start-up-problem.678070/
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A:Multiple Monitors problem

All laptops these days have a dual video ability, if you want to disable the external then right - click on the "missing" screen under Control Panel - Display - Settings and deselect "attached"
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/multiple-monitors-problem.534225/
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A:Problem w/ multiple monitors

Delete ALL the monitors, including the one you use. Reboot and let it discover your monitor.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/problem-w-multiple-monitors-8673.html
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- I tried to install drivers from default CD but it's not compatible with my OS (Windows 7 x64).

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A:Driver problem - 2 monitors

After a quick research I found out that it's hardware problem. Inter graphic card is not even detected so I went on my BIOS and I took some pictures related to graphics and on board configs for you. I hope you can help me out guys!

http://i.imgur.com/uD5C5iG.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/sKYiyKu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/EWASpPY.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4IeCq2b.jpg

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/332994-driver-problem-2-monitors.html
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I have replaced every cable, the adapter, and even the graphic card, and I still get this pink color.

The drivers are up to date, and the graphics adapter is a 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro.

I've been having this problem for a while now and thought I would ask for help online.
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A:Dual monitors problem: one is pink

Just to mention one of the monitors is plugged using a VGA cable through an adapter that goes in a DVI plug, and the other one (the one who's working) is a DVI cable. When I remove the adapter and try to plug my second monitor using a DVI cable, then the computer simply does not detect it (therefore why I used an adapter). The screen stays black. Now I believe the problem is more about the computer detecting the monitor than the color itself. Can anyone point me out to something?

Thanks.
 

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2
1

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or
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1
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A:Dual monitors taskbar problem

Hello mcphersonline,
Have you tried going in to Display Properties, (right click desktop, choose personalise, display settings) and dragging and dropping your second monitor over/on-top of, your first monitor, if you get any issues, disable multimon and try.
Give this a go and post your results.

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Eyefinity Problem - YouTube

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Splitting up one port across two monitors would be the first obvious guess. The bandwidth is immediately cut in half!

Most will add in a second card when trying to expand outward to a 3rd display. The card shown in the AMD/ATI FaQs page has a single dvi port and a dual link dvi port that serves two outputs instead of one. Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE FleX 100352FLEX Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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A:Problem aligning two identical monitors

Right tick on Taskbar and Select Desktop. You will see a new Desktop icon on the Taskbar that should work for you.

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A:Resolution problem with dual monitors

If you disable the second monitor, are the games still choppy? Where you running the 22" as your primary with the integrated card?

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A:Problem running Dual monitors, please help

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A:Multiple Monitors Problem on Notebook

windows key + P will show you the setup options... You'll need to "extend" the view to the external monitor then situate your window on that monitor

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Is your second monitor blank?

We need more info.

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A:Problem getting same resolution on dual monitors

when you connect both monitors to the same video card (via a Y-cable or dual ports)
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running one DVI and the other VGA?? Make sure the primary #1 monitor is attached to the
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A:[SOLVED] Problem setting up dual monitors

Sadly, a VGA splitter isn't designed to do an extended desktop. You still have only one GPU calculating what to show on the screen. In order to do an extended desktop you need a graphics card that has more than one monitor port.

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Your first picture is showing that your video card is capable of handling two monitors but you are using only one. Does this not reflect reality?

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A:Nvidia 8600GT dual monitors problem

The only suggestion I can find in relation to this issue, is simply to try another driver version. The problem is apparently known and has been happening off and on since 94.24 or so.

Unrelated personal note, I would set the 1080p monitor as the primary. ...that's just me though.
as you can see it's not any one card type or driver that seems to end in this problem though
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A:NVIDIA and A13G+ dual monitors problem

First; Welcome to the SevenForums.

Not really sure why you are having this problem, and basically do not believe this is a problem caused by the OS, but the video card. If it worked under XP if should work with Vista or 7. Did some research which I will include here:

A. Please use the latest 7.15.11.6369 version of the device driver, it will help you to use functions of your NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405, easier and better. Old versions can create conflicts of devices and an error in display work. Try to update drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 monthly or more often. Choose the correct driver for your NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 and make windows backup each time when you wish to update the nVidia driver.

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Sorry - should have come back sooner as my IT guys at work found the "fix". This is a driver update that is for the E7440 but doesn't come up if you search for E7440 updates (???). Anyway, I got the required driver from:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/latitude-e5540-laptop?driverId=PTPX3&osCode=W764&fileId=3292828809&languageCode=en&categoryId=VI
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Does that video card support DUAL VGA monitors? What I'm getting at is, is that DVI connector on the video card a DVI-I or DVI-D? If it's only a DVI-D (Digital only) the DVI to VGA adapter won't work. If it came with the DVI to VGA adapter one would assume it is DVI-I (integrated, digital and analog).

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A:vnc with two monitors with out monitors hooked up

As far as I am aware, there is no way to "trick" software like that. What type of VNC are you using?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vnc-with-two-monitors-with-out-monitors-hooked-up.1120851/
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I have 3 Benq XL2720Z monitors for gaming. XL2720Z LED Gaming Monitor | BenQ 16:9 LED Gaming monitors

I would like to know if it's better to turn off all 3 monitors by pressing the power button on all the monitors when not in use for over 12 hours or just let my computer turn the display off which I currently have a way to do to it by pressing a certain key.

Personally I would prefer to just let my computer turn the display off since I only have to press 1 button on my keyboard rather than have to press 3 power buttons on the monitors which don't really work that well.

However my final choice goes down to which is better for the monitors themself. I don't want to end up damaging the monitors.

Anyone know which way is safer? I can't seem to find a clear answer.

A:Turn Monitors Display Off or Fully Turn Monitors Off?

Hi,
I got a UPS 1500 battery backup that has 1 plug that controls 3 others that makes the decision for me when the 1 plug is using no power or the machine is powered off

Prior I just used the button on the monitor seems more reliable than counting on a feature to work before windows even boots.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/374261-turn-monitors-display-off-fully-turn-monitors-off.html
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Who makes a 4k, thunderbolt 2.0, GLOSSY, 30" monitor??
 

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Is there a way to use 2 monitors on one to play a game and on another one to use for another think see a movie surf the web and so on? I can do that but when i click on the other monitor the game go minimize like alt+tab

A:2 monitors

Assuming you have the display set as extended then reduce the resolution in the game settings you will need to reduce the game setting if it on high as well.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/116867-2-monitors.html
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Has anybody else been unfortunate to experience similar issues?  I have just had yet another monitor fail with our office after just over a year's service - always the same problem, lines on sreen or colour degradation. This makes six to date that I can recall and currently we are no longer procuring from HP as the trend is too unreliable to be simply a coincidence. These are all used as multi screen installations for desk or laptops with standard HP power supplies. No other monitors are performing so poorly. I'd be interested to learn of any feedback from users of HP temselves.

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I am thinking of changing my Belinea 17" CRT monitor for a newer one.
I like gaming..........
Should I stick to CRT, or go for LCD/TFT.
Grateful for any suggestions..........price may be a limiter..........
 

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Hey, I wanna hook up 2 monitors to my computer, I have a LCD VGA monitor on now, and i have a hookup for DVI, Some ppl I talk to say that I need to Buy a DVI Monitor only, Others say that I can buy a VGA monitor, and get a cord that converts DVI into VGA,

Any help is appreciated, Thanks

Ben
 

A:2 Monitors

Adapters for DVI-I to VGA are common and cheap.

The only proviso is that the DVI must be DVI-I (digital + Analog), and not DVI-D (digital only) from memory, but its reasonably safe to assume that most video cards will be DVI-I these days.
http://www.ati.com/support/connectors/common/cabledviitovga.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-monitors.302779/
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hi everyone i am new to the forum and this is my first post. i have a laptop hp nx7400 and a monitor syncmaster 750s i want to use both monitors like i have seen once. like i can play games on one screen and on the other screen i can have my normal destop backround and see my conversations and everything. thank you everyone that can help
 

A:how to use two monitors

First, welcome to TGS. Second, you need to install a second video card to use two screens and be running windows xp or later (I don't know about macs). It might be hard (if impossible) to put one in the confined space of a laptop.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-use-two-monitors.845884/
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Hi Guys,

How come sometimes when you attach a monitor to an XP machine it doesnt work? For example, we had a problem with a machine and so i took it away and reinstalled XP from my desk using my monitor. I reinstalled the exact same copy of XP as before and then took it back to the warehouse. When i attached the same monitor the machine was using before it doesnt work. the monitor shows the boot up but then flicks off and the light just flashes. Fair enough the monitor isnt exactly new but its still a dell like the machine. So ive added an even older monitor thats not made by dell and it works fine.

gazmysta
 

A:Monitors?

When does it turn off? When the windows GUI comes up or durring the text part of the bootup.

If it is when the GUI loads then there is a problem with the graphics driver. You should boot into safe mode (hold f8 while booting and choose safe mode) and update the graphics driver through device manager or add/remove hardware. XP sometimes installs incorrect drivers for devices it thinks it recognizes but doesn't (It did this with my NetGear GA621 network card).

If it does this durring/before the text mode part of boot up, then there is a problem with the moniter or graphics card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/monitors.258778/
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A friend of mine just purchased a new windows 7 computer. Now he wants to use two monitors. What does he need.

A:two monitors

Be easier to answer if you stated exactly what computer model your friend bought.

Lets say the computer is a desktop and is using a "onboard" VGA port and has a internal PCI-e slot, and they will use two LCD monitors with both VGA/DVI inputs.

What is needed is a PCI-e video card with two video "out" ports, dual "DVI" but could also be a combination of VGA/DVI or DVI/HDMI ports.
Monitors tend to include all cables and video cards tend to include a adapter or two depending on the input outputs for each.

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Thanks for the help.

Elpram
 

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A:two monitors

why dont you just get a graphics card with a dvi port, they usually come with an adapter? like i just bought a 9800 pro, and it has one analog port and a dvi port for like digital displays but it has a dvi to analog adapter so i can run two analog monitors with just one graphics card.


and the fx 5500 does come with an analog and a dvi port, i believe the card is only like 70 bucks or something let me check...yes around that price

which means you can do dual monitor support on that grpahics card without using on board graphics from the motherboard
 

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Hi .. I have a View Sonic A90 monitor that has gone dead .
Are there any voltage reading specs available ?
How specs or schematics for any other monitors ?
Thanks
Wilf39
 

A:pc monitors

wilf39 said:

Hi .. I have a View Sonic A90 monitor that has gone dead .
Are there any voltage reading specs available ?
How specs or schematics for any other monitors ?
Thanks
Wilf39Click to expand...

Try this: http://www.viewsonic.com/pdf/userguides/a90-1_user_guide.pdf

I'm not sure what you mean by "How specs or....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-monitors.327785/
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So i have a gtx 560 and i have 2 monitors hooked up to it, now for a third can i use my motherboards dvi port ? i dont plan on doing something like eyefinity but just as a third monitor to play movies on above the other 2.
mobo: Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
 

A:Three monitors?

For 3 monitors on Nvidia you would need an SLI configuration. Or you could get an AMD Eyefinity card. Your motherboard port won't work because the graphics are coming from your GTX 560.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/three-monitors.174604/
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Hi all I would like to use 2 monitors with my system. How would I go about doing this? I have the Asus A7M MB with the Asus V7700 VC, and a gateway vx900 monitor with one input. I heard u can do this by adding another VC to the PCI slot...how would this affect visualization, and how would I control everything with the mouse or otherwise?

Joe
 

A:How do I use two monitors

gixxerjoey
Heres a good site to go through to help understand what multi-montitor systems are about.
http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/stories/main/0,5594,2392251,00.html
Dave
 

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A:LCD monitors - Which is best??? PLEASE HELP!!!

PCWORLD has a review and listing of the top 10 15" lcd monitors, something for you to read over

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,52526,pg,1,00.asp
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lcd-monitors-which-is-best-please-help.47469/
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I found this program that allows you to stretch your taskbar across both monitors and also program windows and some other cool stuff. http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/ have fun
 

A:Two monitors or more set up

Have you used it? What were your impressions of its usefulness?
 

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I'm looking at purchasing a new CRT Monitor in the near future. I"m currently not a hardcore gamer..but that could change with time. I'm looking at getting either a 17"min or 19" max. Which Brands are the best, I'm looking at spending no more then $250.00. Any brand preference, pro or con that you might have also would be helpful input. Thanks in Advance.
System Specs:
Intel P4 D845WN Mobo
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A:CRT Monitors

I just bought a 17" e-Machine for $88. That is after a $100 rebate and I also got an "Open Box" Discount of $10. My out of pocket costs is $88 total. "Real" price is somewhere around $200.

Nice tube, crisp, sharp colors. Text is very sharp and clear, even tiny sized. Course with the "inflation factor", new monitors are actually 1" shy. A 17" is really only 16", 19" is 18". Got mine at Best Buy. eMachine is supposed to start offering the bigger sizes. Would like to have a 21" or 23" from eMachine.

I actually still prefer a CRT style monitor. Looked at the LCD's, not impressed. Wouldn't put much stock in names. I like to see and play with the monitor before purchase. Bought a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 21"-er a few years back for very cheap money used. Going on 11 years old now, just love it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/crt-monitors.236172/
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A:What about Monitors?

A 19" monitor can run at 800 x 600, no problem. Everything will still fit on the screen, only bigger because of the size of your screen.

The 17" LCD screen and the 19" monitor screen are about the same in viewing size. If you measure a 19" monitor, it is only about 17 1/2" the two screens are measured differently. There is some lag but it is hardly noticable to the human eye.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-about-monitors.54695/
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A:2 monitors to 1 pc

What Operating system? this will work for most WIn98 and newer systems but it may be easier to use a splitter.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-monitors-to-1-pc.226341/
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A:3 monitors

There is no way to display different displays from the same connector.
The output would be split in to 2 outputs,so the image would be the
same on both monitors.
 

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A:2 monitors??

You need an operating system that supports dual monitor setup and at two monitor outputs on your PC (i.e. two video cards).

These may help you:
http://www.oceansystems.com/dtective/dual_monitor_setup.pdf
http://rickcad.users.ixpres.com/daytrade/
 

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Turned computer on after two days off, the monitor will not come on i have tried two of them both previously worked now neither do, flatscreen says no signal old monitor nothing please any advice?
 

A:Tried 2 monitors but will not come on

If you know your way inside the computer's tower, trying finding the BIOS reset switch & use that. See if your computer can at least POST.
 

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A:A Little Something About Monitors

Thanks!! I too have the EV-700 Monitor and this will come in handy.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/a-little-something-about-monitors.44008/
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Hello all, I currently have a HP 23" LCD monitor which I have been using for a couple years.. I am looking to get another monitor so I can run 2, I have selected these 2 monitors although I am unsure of which one to get, I will be using them for editing and gaming, that is why I went with the 2ms response delay on both.. the 23" one looks great, but the price is so low on the 24" one it makes me skeptical on which to get.. Is the 24" all around better? The 23" one is also LED/LCD, is that better?

23"
ASUS VE247H 23.6IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10M1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA Speakers - ASUS - VE247H

24"
Newegg.ca - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

A:Monitors

Ezenemy,
The LED will use less power and run cooler by 2, the 24 is well a little bit larger. I'm currently running 2 23" LG led's and very happy. If you can't decide then do what I do, flip a coin and if you find the coin flip disappointing then go with the other and don't look back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/222181-monitors.html
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A:Can I use two monitors

@casino3703?, welcome to the forum. There are two USB 3.0 ports on the computer.  Your best option is to use a USB video adapter.  Here is an example that you can choose from.  You will have to choose one that matches the video connector on the monitor, VGA, HDMI, etc.  I suggest contacting StarTech's Tech Support for help with choosing the best option for your computer. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Can-I-use-two-monitors/td-p/5668959