Solved Difficulty in displaying dual monitors...

January 29, 2012 at 15:24:56
Specs: Windows 7/Dual XP, ?/3gig
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1
CPU Type: Dualcore Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1866Mhz
Motherboard: DFI Infinity 975X/G
System Memory: 3072mb (DDR2 SDRAM)
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (512mb)
3D Accelorator: nVidia GeForce 9400 GT
Monitor: LG LI952S 19" LCD (I have two identical units)

I use Photoshop and Lightroom fairly frequently and I noticed that a friend of mine uses dual monitors with those programmes with the main screen on on one and the controls on the other. I have two identical monitors and with the help of a small adapter in the rear of the video card I was able to display the two monitors.

However after using the monitors for a few minutes the mouse/click response time diminished to the stage where I was waiting some 70 seconds for a reaction and ultimately the system hung and I had to resort to a ctrl/alt/del to arrive at the screen where the Task Manager is available. By using the TAB key I was able to access the "Shutdown" button.

My question therefore is is my system capable of running two monitors. It is fairly old (5 years odd) and by today's standards fairly neanderthal but it does what I need excepting for the fact that it wont run two screens.

Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated.

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January 29, 2012 at 16:06:11
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You don't state if you have the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows 7. The first link below is to the specs of your graphics card. It does support multi-Monitors.

The second link is the link to download drivers for your card.

Update to the latest drivers.

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January 29, 2012 at 19:34:39
Thank you OtheHill... I followed your link and downloaded the new driver, installed it and all seems to be well. I rebuilt the system mid last year and somehow or another in my haste to get it up and running I may have installed an older driver.

The display seems to be OK now. Your help is much appreciated, thank you.

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January 29, 2012 at 19:39:17
No problem, glad it worked for you. Thanks for getting back to us.

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