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hey okay here is the problem.

Computer has an AGP 8x nvidia fx5600 GFX card with both dvi and vga out.
2 samsung monitors are connected with power (1 vga and 1 dvi)

now I AM able to switch between the two displays independently. -> meaning in the nvidia control pannel i see both of them connected, and i can choose which one i want to use. I tried both and both are working.

BUT

I can't set them up to work at the same time (dual view, clone, extend, etc etc etc.)

Like the option that is normally there in the nvidia manager IS NOT there. i dont mean it's there and greyed out. i mean it's literally not there.

here are the steps i tried:

making sure both are connected with power (proved working).
Uninstalling current drivers then using driver cleaner pro, and reinstalling with the latest drivers from the nvidia website. that didn't work so, ->
I uninstalled then used driver cleaner pro, and installed a OLDER version of nvidia drivers. that also didn't work. so then that didn't work so used the nvidia feature on the site that detects your display then selects the correct driver to download and install. STILL didn't work.

(now with all this said each time one of these driver's were installed I was able to switch between both monitors withing the nvidia control panel).

i;ve never seen this issue, and never even heard of it. I have no idea what's going on here. two screenies are attached showing what i know. any help?
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Have you tried setting the monitor up in display properties?
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how can i set it up in display properties, the options isn't even there.

here is what it looks like
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how can i set it up in display properties, the options isn't even there.

here is what it looks like
Have you tried older drivers, 9x.xx series? Gotta be drivers.
Should look like mine.


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I would use the nVidia control panel under multiple monitors... works like a charm for me...
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I would use the nVidia control panel under multiple monitors... works like a charm for me...

Read the OP
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Yeah well

You have the latest drivers? Try using DriveCleaner and reinstalling with the latest drivers!
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post #8 of 22
Have you tried restarting your computer? Sometimes that will help with the graphics card detecting displays.
    
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have you tried updating Nvidia control panel? cos im pretty sure its not updated by a driver install
    
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post #10 of 22
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lol i've tried older drivers, i've tried newest drivers. i've used driver cleaner atleast 15 times today.

let me try a 9x.xx series driver like grunion said. any specific one recommended? because i've tried older drivers
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