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Trouble using dual monitors with an adapter/splitter

Q: Trouble using dual monitors with an adapter/splitter

I ve got two monitors a Dell SE WFP and a MICROTEK c My video card is a Asus Radeon HD and I m trying to connect them using an adapter splitter cable The video card supports a HDMI DisplayPort and a DVI connector My splitter s end piece is a DVI then it goes to a VGA and another DVI The Dell is a DVI the Microtek is a VGA The with monitors adapter/splitter Trouble dual using an problem is it only picks up one monitor Here s what it looks like in the Screen Resolution As you can see it shows there s two Dells being listed If I unplug the dell on startup and let only the microtek load up Trouble using dual monitors with an adapter/splitter the screen is there but when I plug in the dell afterwards it turns off the microtek and leaves just the dell on There s no drivers available for the Microtek so it labels it as a generic nopnp monitor could that be the issue I ve tried also messing around with AMD Vision Engine Control which is my video card s software Any ideas Thanks nbsp

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A: Trouble using dual monitors with an adapter/splitter

You can't display two different video feeds using a splitter. You need to buy another monitor and use two physical outputs on your graphics card.
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i've just inserted my secondary adapter and found that i still only get 1 shown in device manager.

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however when i go into display settings, it does recognise that there is a second monitor.

drivers are all installed and I'm using XP Pro.

this is really P*ssing me off. Can some1 please please help !

A:Dual Monitors - 2nd adapter not showing

Usually adding a second adapter causes the on-board card to be disabled - usually not a way around this
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I'm on a company computer,

Trying to set up two different Monitors to work from, The motherboard has a built in Video card (NVIDIA) and i plugged into the PCI slots a TRIDEN 3D Video Card That has a regular (NOT DVI) monitor plug in (So there are two non-dvi Monitors plugged in)

i downloaded the drivers for the second video card and it doesnt access the other monitor the video card i plug in (The TRIDENT) takes over the built in video card (NVIDIA) so i only get vision from 1 monitor instead of the other.

(I got the windows xP drivers because that is what i am running)

is there a way to overcome this inorder to bypass vision to both computers?
and how do i install the drivers?
(pretty much how do i go about installing dual monitors)

Thank you very much

A:Trouble with Dual monitors

You will probably need to disable the on board video and get a video card with 2 VGA ports to do this
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Are you using the latest software to set up the dual monitors? Just using windows doesn't seem to work.
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A:Having trouble setting up dual monitors

Hi, welcome to TSF

i am pretty sure you will not be able to use intagrated and the add on graphics card together. can you just use the 6670 to both monitors
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I believe you can re-designate the primary monitor.
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Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.
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A:Dual Monitor with a VGA splitter using NVIDIA GeForce 6800

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A:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

With a laptop, (assuming you have an HDMI port), it shouldn't be too difficult. However, laptops are different. For example, mine, you plug in the secondary monitor, and there is a function key (Fn) that you press, and the corresponding key to change the output mode (for me, it is F1). It should let you choose how you want to display to the monitor. Test it out yourself to see, but if you can't find it, let us know. It helps if you provide the laptop type, so we can tell you the keys exactly
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A:Composite adapter for monitors?

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A:Composite adapter for monitors?

you'd be better posting this in the hardware forum for a better response!
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A:Setting up Duel Monitors with a DVI adapter

How can a new monitor has only VGA ports, I have no idea. That's a tech from 10-15 years ago

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Go for a dual head vid card.
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If you don't plan on using the second monitor for
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A:Dual Monitors

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A:dual monitors

Memory on the video card is not a big factor in streaming video.
Only for rendering 3D apps and games.
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A:Dual Monitors

Cheap, really. The good solutions cost a great deal more. You didn't tell us about your rig... or you monitors.
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first of all, does ur video card support dual monitors?
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A:Dual Monitors

You may need to set resolution and refresh rates in
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A:Need help with dual monitors

I'll happily be wrong, but I don't believe you can run one from the mobo and one from the video card together.

Disable the mobo GPU in BIOS.

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A:dual monitors

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Most likely, but it can vary by make and model of the video card.

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firstly the power supply will need to be 425 or 450w min as for the drivers the ones on the disc could be for a 32bit windows you could be running a 64bit i would right click my computer and click on properties at the bottem then click device manager in there find the card under display adaptors ( should have a yellow trangle next to it)
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all u would have to do is buy a second monitor and have the right drivers for u're computer, i mean graphics card.
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A:Gap between dual monitors

For LCD's there should be an auto or adjust button
on the monitor.
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Would help to know the make and model of the monitors, how they are each connected, and to what video card they are connected to.
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One monitor with VGA connection and one with HDMI, both of the same graphics card (which from the Acer Aspire X1200 I am assuming is the integrated NVIDIA GeForce 8200).

If you press the (Windows Key + P) together, holding down the Windows key, is the option Extend selected? If not, can you select it please (still holding down the Windows key, press P a couple of times until Extend is selected).

How have you setup the two monitors, their resolution mainly but anything else?


Originally Posted by Knucklerapper

...(Lucky I have a little Gismo which will reset the desktop items to my previously configured favourite layout)...

Can you turn this off temporarily and test?

[QUOTE=Knucklerapper;4161611...I have a VGA to HDMI Converter but did not use that yet because I am waiting for a splitter for the VGA Cable which will boost the signal to both monitors (and I believe would simply duplicate my desk top anyway)...[/QUOTE]

Yes, a VGA splitter will only duplicate the output, you will see the same image on both monitors.
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welcome to TSG. What is on the display? Is it blank, or is it just extended?
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will it let you click and drag other programs when you have them open or is it just the browser that will not drag.
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When you right click on the desktop and select Resolutions do you get the option for both cards there?

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A:dual monitors

Have you tried the Windows Media Center that comes with Win7 (and Vista) but improved with W7:

+ a review here:

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A:Dual monitors

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A:Dual Monitors

First idea is to install:

NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from

Probably be good to go after.
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A:dual monitors

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the advanced tab does not have the dual screen control panel
tried driver updates
have asked a lot of other nerds how-to, nobody seems to have the answer
the windows 2k book shows and tells about it
I really need some help PLEASE

A:dual monitors on win 2k

celoehr said:

Had Win 98se, Used 2 monitors to open different windows on each one.
clean format in 2k
same machine, same dual output agp card [dvi, d-sub ]
can't get anything but a mirror image on the second monitor
the advanced tab does not have the dual screen control panel
tried driver updates
have asked a lot of other nerds how-to, nobody seems to have the answer
the windows 2k book shows and tells about it
I really need some help PLEASEClick to expand...
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