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dual monitor hookup ... dvi and vga!

By mikio
Aug 27, 2005
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  1. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    The answer is yes.
     
  2. mikio

    mikio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    great! here's my thought process ...

    connect vga monitor plug -> vga pc port
    connect dvi monitor plug -> dvi pc port

    right click on Desktop
    scroll down to Properties
    click on Settings tab

    set Display Choice 1 to vga monitor
    set resolution to 800x600
    set colour quality to 16mb

    set Display Choice 2 to dvi monitor
    set resolution to WHATEVER
    set colour quality to 32mb

    got to Advanced settings
    click on Monitor tab

    vga monitor default set to 60MHz
    other choices 56, 60, 70, 72, 75, 85

    dvi monitor default set to 75MHz
    other choices 60, 85

    DO I KEEP THESE SETTINGS?
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Once each screen are detected by Windows, it's quite easy to set them up but the Resolution/Colors/Refresh rates depend on the screens so without further information there's not much we can do to help.
     
  4. mikio

    mikio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok once i get both monitors up ...

    may i post you with follow up questions?
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I guess that's what forums are for. ;)

    I might not answer them in the following hour though. :p
     
  6. mikio

    mikio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your humour Didou ...

    many forums claim to be user friendly but not really in regards to newbie users. i guess we ask really stupid questions, but hey how else are we going to learn right? thanks again for your patience. take care, mikio :wave:
     
  7. mikio

    mikio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didou,

    Dual monitor setup complete. VGA and DVI monitors running simultaneously but I'm having difficutly setting separate resolutions. Also, I want VGA as primary monitor but DVI automatically was set to it. I'll continue to fuss with it until I hear from you, maybe I can work some of these issues out myself.

    Mikio:)
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    When you right-click on the desktop & go to Properties, then settings, do you see two screens ? (example in attachment)
     

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  9. mikio

    mikio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i see monitors 1 and 2

    1 is on the left, 2 is on the right
     
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