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Dual Screen Issue

By Steve Gunn
Dec 28, 2007
  1. Hi everybody,

    I've had this e-GeForce 7600 GT Graphics card made by Evga and Nvidia.
    And I have this other screen that I just got, wanted too hook it up and dual screen with. Can anybody help?

    Here are the specs:

    DDR 2
    512 MB
    AGP 8X
    has a DVI input, that is currently in use.
    And an VGA input.
    All video Software is installed.
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    if both monitors use DVI get an adapter to conver the other connector. that is all it would take.
     
  3. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    I have the adapter. It won't read the screen for some reason.
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Once the screen is hooked to the VGA output (it's not an input), you have to activate it from the Display Preferences or from within the nView utility.
     
  5. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Yea, I went to go and do that, but the screen doesn't show up. It's like its not connected.
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    So when you turn on the 2nd monitor it goes into sleep/standby ?
     
  7. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    yea, but in the software I have you chose the other monitor, so when I go to chose my second monitor, its not there...
     
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    have u tested the other monitor to make sure it is still working, it sounds like it is not.
     
  9. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    yea its still working..
     
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The monitor needs to be powered on during the boot in order for the operating system to detect its presence. Is that the case here ?
     
  11. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    It's on when I boot it...The Windows logo shows up on both screens but then goes to sleep after booting.
     
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Ah, that's already a different story. Are your nVidia drivers recent ?
     
  13. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    yea, I just finished updating them.
     
  14. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Goin the Desktop management part of the nVidia control panel & then launch the Display Wizard. See if you can get it up & running from there.
     
  15. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    I don't have the Display Wizard in my Desktop Management Section.
     
  16. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Do Both Monitors have to be plugged in for the Display Wizard to show up?
     
  17. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well you had better have both screen plugged in & powered on constantly if you want to have a dual view configuration.
     
  18. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    I know, but my Display Wizard is not showing up...what could cause that?
     
  19. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    perhaps you need to uninstall and install the whole nVidia drivers again...
     
  20. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Already did that.
     
  21. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Try setting it in Windows settings.
    Right click your desktop and click Properties. Go to the "Display Properties" tab and you should see two squares labeled 1 and 2. These are your two monitors.

    Play around with the settings here. Right click monitor #2 and click Activate (or something along that context, I don't recall the actual settings). The settings in this dialog alone should allow you to set each of the possible dual-monitor scenarios.
     
  22. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    hey everyone. I got both screens running, but its stretched...is it supposed to be that way? I'm not sure if its supposed to be that way.
     
  23. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Nevermind guys I got it to work.
     
  24. Steve Gunn

    Steve Gunn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    But now I got another problem. How can I set the desktop screensavers to 2 different screen savers?
     
  25. Gavin_Capacitor

    Gavin_Capacitor TS Rookie Posts: 47

    you cant. there might be a 3rd party app out there somewhere, but ive never heard of it.
     
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