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Q: 3 monitor setup

I have a 430gt with 3 monitor hooked to it , but I can only display on 2 .So is there a program that is good to use . to make all 3 display at the same time . So I can play games on 1 and have the on another and maybe run something else on the other?

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A: 3 monitor setup

Well I do believe the GT 430 only supports up to 2 monitors running at the same time if im not mistaken, im looking on and it seems to be so. However if you are running on an Intel Processor, you can set it to support a third monitor by plugging into the Intel HD on board graphics to get a third monitor going.
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Hello I basically need conformation that I'll need to buy a new monitor in order to have a dual monitor set up Dual 2nd detecting Radeon HD setup Monitor monitor 6670 not with my current system I'm not super tech savvy so if you need any other info please let me know I have a Radeon HD with ports an HMID VGA which is my monitors type and DVI Each port has a stamp next to it that indicates what port type it is supports the VGA has a CRI stamp next to it Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor though My main VGA monitor works fine with the VGA CRI port but my second I have to use a VGA to DVI adapter and it's not working I've gone through a lot of forums and found some conflicting information So I really want to know is it possible Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor to use a converter adapter or will I need to just go out and buy a new monitor that has a DVI hook up I hope I don't need a new monitor I'm on a very tight budget la sigh

A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

I would try one of these before giving up on the monitor:

Rosewill 10ft. DVI-A (24+5) Male to HD15 VGA Male Analog Video Cable w/ Ferrites Cores, Model RCW-900 -

Forget adapters, you might not a have a compatible one, the DVI connector has many variants.

Look at that cable end and make sure it would fit on your video card's female DVI connector (it should), it's DVI-A (analog only) to VGA which is analog only....

More info:
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A:Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Sounded like a stuck pixel until you mentioned it doesn't show itself in solid black. It's possible it still could be though, have you tried any of the remedies?
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I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

Am at a loss and I hope I have provided enough information for some assistance.

Much appreciated


A:Radeon HD 6670 Dual Monitor setup not detecting 2nd monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by Weeg

I am having troubles getting my dual monitors back.
Initially had a GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI video card and was using the on board video (Biostar G41 M7 MB) for dual VGA monitor setup.

I've installed a Radeon HD 6670 1GB PCI-E video card with monitor one setup via DVI to VGA adapter on output one and 2nd monitor on VGA onboard video.
I cannot get the second monitor to detect in any configuration. Tried looking in BIOS of MB, using 2nd DVI (w/ vga adapter) on Radeon card.

I don't understand why you are using a combination of DVI (to VGA) out of your HD6670 to one monitor, and also using the VGA out of your motherboard to the other monitor.

Am I interpreting what you've done correctly? You are using just the DVI output from your HD6670 through a DVI-to-VGA adapter and on to your first monitor, and also using the VGA output from the onboard graphics of the motherboard to feed the second monitor? If so, this is very wrong.

Your new HD6670 has TWO video outputs of its own: one is DVI, and the other is VGA. You should connect your second analog monitor to the VGA output of the HD6670, not to the onboard graphics VGA output.

Also, if you can disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS that's definitely what you should do when you install an external video card as you've done. At the very least you should give priority to the new PCIe video over PCI (which was your old GeForce card, and probably onboard graphics chip as well?), although "AUTO" might be just as acceptable. I'd still disable onboard graphics if I could.

You might have been using a combination of the old GeForce video card and onboard graphics before (did that GeForce card only have a single output?), but the new HD6670 has dual-output of its own, and that's how you should connect your two monitors... to the two outputs of the HD6670. I suspect that while your old dual-monitor setup was kind of a kluge of PCI-GeForce and PCI-onboard graphics and worked fine, the new setup involving the PCIe 2.1 HD6670 is a different beast entirely. Probably the onboard graphics output is being suppressed by the BIOS in light of the PCIe graphics card, but who knows.

Anyway the correct setup for you is to use the dual video outputs of your HD6670 to support your dual monitors. You should NOT be using onboard graphics at all, and if possible it should be disabled in the BIOS settings of your motherboard.

The ATI Catalyst drivers that manage your HD6670 are prepared to support your two monitors directly connected to the two video outputs on the HD6670 itself. The DVI->VGA adapter to one monitor, and VGA to the second monitor... this is a standard setup.

Have you installed or upgraded to the latest Catalyst drivers from the ATI/AMD support site? This is a good idea.
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A:Dual monitor setup locks 144Hz monitor at 60Hz

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A:Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

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A:wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

Right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution, then click on the screen you want to make primary. Select Multiple Displays, and it should be there!
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A:Triple monitor setup detected as one large monitor

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A:Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

That cable won't work unless the VGA port on the computer/laptop supports digital (highly unlikely), as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is digital. To get it to work you would need some kind of converter not an adapter, which that cable essentially is.

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LG E2241V-BN: 22" Full HD LED LCD Monitor | LG USA

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A:whats better a monitor or tv/monitor setup

I would go with the 23" monitor to get the higher resolution unless you sometimes watch DVDs. DVDs can sometimes look better on a TV monitor as opposed to a computer monitor when the DVD is being played on a computer. Beyond that, I don't know if there are any benefits to using the TV monitor.
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A:"Generic Non-PnP Monitor" Acer S240HL Tri Monitor setup.

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A:Three Monitor Setup Help

How to Set Up Three Monitors -

Or fit a 3-head graphics card in place of your existing 2-head one:
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A:3 Monitor Setup

Everything else you asked will work just fine.

This, however, won't:

Quote: Originally Posted by starbreaker

...I want to connect my main monitor via HDMI and the other two through the two DVI's...

For three monitors off of one card you MUST us a Display port connection for at least one of them. You can get an adapter to go DVI=>Display Port but it MUST be an Active adapter.
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A:3 monitor setup

would I have to buy an identical card, or SLI an identical card?

Only if you really wanted too, or you want to go SLI. Other than that something like this,

Asus GeForce G210 SILENT 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out.. |

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A:Please help me with monitor setup!

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A:Three Monitor Setup

Windows and the Nvidia control panel are all you need to manage them. Now if you want to add a taskbar to each monitor that is another story. One of these days Windows might have native support for it but until then for that you will need a 3rd party app. If you want that a couple you can try are DisplayFusion or Ultramon,

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A:monitor setup

DVI would be your best option with best resolution.
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A:Multi Monitor Setup

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A:Multi monitor setup

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You have "dueling" monitors?
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A:WoW and triple monitor setup

A thread on problems realated to games.
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A:Dual Monitor setup

The Fn+F5 combo should give you five options on-screen provided that the external monitor is switched on & connected:

❖ Built-in display only
❖ Built-in display and external monitor (simultaneously)
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Hi there,

You mentioned dual-boot. I don't think it's possible to run two os's at the same time unless you use virtualization.

In windows 7, there's a very good, simple interface which allows you to change all the basic monitor settings.
The monitor you want to buy comes with a VGA cable, so you can use that one besides your old monitor.

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View a complete tutorial here: How to Setup Dual Monitors in Windows 7

Hope this works!

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A:dual monitor setup help?

Quote: Originally Posted by xXINSANELOSERXx

btw i got my processor to work and i got it hyperthreaded =D

That was me that helped you. Did you go with a slight overclock or stock speeds?

You can follow this:
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A:Dual monitor setup

Hello Bassfisher,

If your graphics card as a secondary output on it, then your good to go with just connecting the monitor to the secondary connector on the card and installing the monitor's driver (if it has one). Pretty much that simple.

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Bobby, the best place to get good directions is the manual that came with the card. There is probably extra setup info and instructions on the installation CD.
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Here is a thread talking about that
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I use DesktopFusion Pro, check it out here:
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Multi-Monitor Adapters

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This is what it will look like when you are done:

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Hi, Can I ask why Your are not pursuing a warranty repair on that computer? or was it a refurb model?
What is the make and Model.
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