How to set up dual screen

December 9, 2016 at 18:20:10
Specs: Windows 7
I installed a new graphics card (GeForce GTX 1060). 4 slots, 1 is HDMI and the other 3 are displayport. I had dual screen before but the monitors only take VGA or HDMI. One is hooked up to by HDMI and the other is hooked up by VGA through an adapter for displayport.

At startup, both monitors light up the start screen but the screen hooked up by VGA/displayport turns idle. I check the display control panel and it does not show the second screen. I dont know how to fix this.


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#1
December 9, 2016 at 18:36:55
If you right click on the Desktop (anywhere) and you go to Screen Resolution, what does it say there? Are there 2 monitor options in the drop down menu? You can click advanced properties, and get to the graphic card settings that way. It should give you a few options to choose if it recognizes your monitor. Another guess would be that the VGA cable and/or the adapter has gone bad.

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#2
December 9, 2016 at 18:41:48
I have tried looking at screen resolutions and the second display monitor is missing. I have looked at advanced settings and have not been able to come up with a solution. The adapter and VGA cable should be fine. I know this because when I take the HDMI connector out to disconnect the monitor that is currently working and restart the computer, the monitor that is connected to displayport/vga lights up for a few seconds.

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#3
December 9, 2016 at 18:47:32
Any way you can test the Monitor on another PC?

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#4
December 9, 2016 at 18:52:20
It works. I just took out the HDMI cable and out it into the other one. Using it as we speak. It is listed as a generic Pnp monitor

Of course now the other monitor doesnt work

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#5
December 9, 2016 at 19:33:04
I assume the power for the adapter cable comes from the HDMI side. Is there a way to keep your monitor from going to standby?

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#6
December 9, 2016 at 19:41:10
Not that I know of.

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#7
December 9, 2016 at 22:09:04
Found this. Maybe this will help. Sounds like it will only support 1 video if the HDMI is used. It also mentions that some adapters are not compatible.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1607760/...

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#8
December 10, 2016 at 07:14:24
There are active & passive adapters. Which do you have? Will the displayport/VGA setup work OK by itself as a single monitor config?

http://www.overclock.net/t/721931/a...

https://www.startech.com/faq/Displa...

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#9
December 10, 2016 at 19:50:42
I used one that says was active.
It does not work when it is on single monitor config. Only a brief moment during startup

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#10
December 12, 2016 at 16:17:22
Solution: The HDMI was not converting to analog efficiently. Bought a new cable for HDMI to DVI-D (I have the port for both) and works great. Thank you all for your help.

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#11
December 14, 2016 at 18:59:35
Thanks for the update.

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