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Extra Monitor not being detected, may have something to do with AGP/DVI plug

By Kremlin
May 5, 2010
  1. Hi, I recent came across another monitor, and I'm trying to use it as a dual display monitor (the kind where you can drag things across both monitors, etc). My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce GT 240 and it has a VGA port and DVI port. I bought a DVI to AGP plug (DVI male, AGP female) since the other monitor has a AGP male plug. However, when I plug it in it isn't detected, nor is it detected when I plug it into the motherboard AGP port. Both monitors work when I use them with the AGP port on my graphics card. Also, in device manager, if they are both plugged in, they both show up.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,507   +240

    I think you mean D-Sub, not AGP. AGP is a type of graphics card slot on the motherboard. On the chance that the adapter is bad, try another brand. They are relatively inexpensive.
     
  3. Kremlin

    Kremlin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't think that's it, they're both recognized by Device Manager.
     
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