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3 monitor dual card setup - Programs swap sides when HDMI powered on

Q: 3 monitor dual card setup - Programs swap sides when HDMI powered on

Turning on HDMI rd monitor screws up the Display amp which are VGA and DVI I usually have Skype open and browsers Monitor on DVI for work and monitor is VGA for facebook Twitter and that kind of stuff and Skype under the browser on monitor and monitor is on a second separate video card hooked up to HDMI - on 3 setup monitor powered Programs HDMI swap sides card dual when used for music videos and cctv cameras As of lately when I turn on the HDMI monitor all the programs switch sides Skype will move from the lower right side of monitor over to the lower right side f monitor The browser thats on monitor will switch over to 3 monitor dual card setup - Programs swap sides when HDMI powered on monitor and the browser that was on monitor 3 monitor dual card setup - Programs swap sides when HDMI powered on will swap sides from monitor over to The rd monitor is sometimes used for music videos but currently it is hooked up to a CCTV DVR on the DVR VGA hookup so it even does this when the TV Monitor is not on HDMI mode for the computer I can turn monitors and on and off times and nothing will happen but as soon as I turn on the HDMI everything swaps sides Why would powering on HDMI display do this and how can 3 monitor dual card setup - Programs swap sides when HDMI powered on I stop open programs from swapping sides on monitor amp when I turn on the TV Monitor even if its not in HDMI mode when powered on
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- multiple re-boots
- downloaded a driver from LG but don't see that it did any kind of install. Double clicking it's zip file opened it and clicking on the three files did nothing but open gibberish code.
- at screen resolution I see multiple displays and I have it set on extended.
- Clicked detect and identify
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- tried unplugging and reconnecting the cable (hdmi to vga)

I'm lost. SOS!



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.

Assuming this is your monitor,

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

is says it has a VGA port on it. If it does then just use a plain old VGA cable.
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I have a GeForce 8600GT with 512 MB of memory. I've tried plenty of video cards of a lesser power than that and they all worked...sort of. Little glitches and problems seemed to always pop up though and it just wasn't a perfect experience on a dual monitor setup (one 1680x1050 and one 1920x1080) until I hit the 8600GT. Since then, its been butter all the way.

So something on a par with the 8600GT should serve you well. Some of the new ATI cards are supposed to be very good also. You probably want to look for a dual DVI port card (if the monitors have DVI of course) and use that connection and save the HDMI ports for an upscaling DVD player or somesuch. Going from dual DVI to HDMI might work or it might cause some scaling problems.
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A:Dual Monitor Setup, 2nd Video Card always max'd

What happens if you swap the monitors?

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A:Dual monitor - One VGA, one HDMI

What are your system specs...mainly your hardware? Is the dual monitors actually monitors or is one of them an HD TV? If they are both monitors are they the same make and model? How are you wanting to setup and use the monitors?
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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: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....

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A:Dual Monitors, HDMI monitor doesn't display BIOS

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A:dual monitor setup

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A:Dual monitor setup on GPU and CPU

You can`t do that, just use the GPU.

Why would you buy a 980 and not want to use it for all your monitors ???????????

Connect both monitors to the Asus
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A:Dual Monitor Setup

Have you got catalyst installed?

if so try to detect the monitor from there

go into display options and select force tv detect,
and click apply, does it recognsie it?
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A:Dual Monitor setup

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Does the app open up full screen on the primary or does it do the same?
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A:How to Setup a Dual-Monitor?

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

I think that's going to depend on how the MB graphics controller is handled by the BIOS. I believe some will be automatically disabled if you have a second video card.

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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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A:Dual monitor setup help

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A:Dual Monitor Setup

@Dman2015?, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that will help you understand what can be done with adapters.  If you already have two monitors, you can use adapters to connect them; HDMI (digital) to VGA (analog) or VGA to HDMI or DVI (digital), etc.  If you want to buy a new monitor, I suggest getting one with a HDMI connector.  You will get a far better picture with digital than you will with analog. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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Shouldn't be any difference. You could try swapping the monitors just in case you notice a difference in picture quality but I doubt it.
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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 help

You need another video card. Audio has nothing to do with dual monitors or your current setup. Dragging a program from one monitor to another doesn't move the audio from one to the other.
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A:Dual Monitor setup questions

Quote: Originally Posted by Tram 1

Now what, seriously! what should I be expecting?

Having restarted the PC, everything seemed/s to be working fine in as much as on my ASUS everything is normal, my desktop is showing along with desktop icons and the back ground wall paper but on the second monitor just the wall paper is showing, no icons nothing.

I can drag my mouse cursor across from screen to screen, I can drag a document over to the second monitor but when I click to open, it only opens on the main monitor.

What am I not understanding, is this how it should be or where have I gone wrong in setting things up?

Sounds like you've set it up correctly.

If you want the icons on the 2nd screen, simply drag and drop them there.

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A:Dual-Monitor Setup (Using Nvidia GT 440)

I would start from the beginning by reading this article.
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A:Dual monitor setup w/ 3 computers?

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A:HP EliteDesk 800 G1 DM dual monitor setup

Hello, vga splitter just splits the actual display, you will just be able to duplicate with a splitter,  you cannot extend.s you can use display cable and vga cable for dual monitors
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A:Dual Monitor Setup Problem

you should be able to right click on your desktop and select properties. Under the display settings where you change the res you should see two monitors (1 & 2
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My guess would be that the graphics card has to work harder when the refresh rate is set to 120 Hz. Two different refresh rates probably causes the GPU to work even harder, resulting in lower frame rates. Also, the secondary monitor is most likely not given priority by the system, again leading to lower frame rates.

Is there a specific reason that you need to run your primary monitor at 120 Hz? Does your frame rate on the primary monitor increase if you run it at 60 Hz? Myself, I would run the monitors at the same refresh rate to avoid potential stability problems, and situations like the one you are describing. But that's just me.
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Hello, have you tried turning it off and on again?.

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Here is a thread talking about that
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