Problem getting same resolution on dual monitors

By Jskid
Sep 27, 2010
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  1. There are two identical 19 inch monitors connected to a desktop. One is connected using dvi and the other using vga. One monitor works fine but the other has small resolution and doesn’t have settings for larger. So when I go to display properties settings the largest I can get on one monitor is 1024x768 and there’s no 1280x1024 for some reason. It use to work fine.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    when you connect both monitors to the same video card (via a Y-cable or dual ports)
    you expect both to use the same resolution.

    running one DVI and the other VGA?? Make sure the primary #1 monitor is attached to the
    DVI card.
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 341

    It has an onboared video card and the DVI uses an adapter to a display port.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    some systems will not run that configuration - - but you said it did previously so ??
  5. jaydeee

    jaydeee Banned Posts: 21

    have you check your bios for any video configuration?
    Am also surprised that you managed to run a built-in video and a video card.
  6. Jskid

    Jskid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 341

    Yes it use to work
    Yes monitors are connected to onboard video card
    No I haven't checked the bios settings, what should I look for?

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