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So i have 2 displays.

I had one display as my primary (1920x1080) and another as an extender (1600x900 or something)

I wanted to see what Eyefinity was like with these displays combined into one desktop. I set up the group through the CCC. I didn't like it due to the 900 height res (made the 1920x1080 display look horrid) so i removed the group.

Now however (and i swear i'm this _ close to smashing all these displays into dust with a spade) when i plug in the 1600x900 display into my card via DVI, it kills the 1920x1080 display (i assume its making it an extender?) but nothing shows up on the smaller display either. I get the screen telling me its out of range.

I've totally removed and re-installed my drivers, yet its still doing it. Why in gods name is it making the smaller display the primary, without request, or setting?

I'm loosing my mind here. At the end of my tether with ATi/its drivers/its method for display choice.

I never had problems like this with nVidia.
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I don't see what is wrong with ATi drivers, I don't have any problems with them.
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Windows key + P?
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@AMDRocks ~ Your post was a great help in solving my problem. Cheers.
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lime View Post
Windows key + P?
Doesn't seem to do anything.

EDIT: OMG Lime! Thank you. I had no idea, what a tool. I feel like sending you a box of home baked cookies or something.
Edited by swindle - 8/13/11 at 6:44pm
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Do a driver sweep and install.
    
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post #7 of 13
Might try driver clean & do it from safe mode.
You may also be able to make changes while in safe mode so once your back in regular
windows you can try getting the settings the way you want them.
Also try with only one monitor connected, get it set then connect the other && set it.
Also sometime you have to use windows screen res setter, right click on a empty spot
on your desktop, on the popup menu pick screen res, make all changes from there.
post #8 of 13
No problem A lot of people don't actually try using the WINDOWS based display controls but rely on only the ATI/NVIDIA control panels and blame the drivers.
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post #9 of 13
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I was literally pulling my hair out. God i was in a rage.

I even made a thread on my other forum (NZ forums i like 10,000+ posts on) putting the card up for sale. Rage induced FS thread, lol.
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post #10 of 13
Ya I ran into a couple problems playing with more than one monitor & muti video cards.
Using the windows base display was the only fix, Nvidia control just wouldn't fix it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lime View Post
No problem A lot of people don't actually try using the WINDOWS based display controls but rely on only the ATI/NVIDIA control panels and blame the drivers.
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