Hey all, my name's Jon, and I'm a (almost) proud owner of a X58 Sabertooth powered system.
I just got the system the other day and I'm having an annoying problem that I just can't seem to fix no matter what I do. I can't get dual monitor display to run on my system for the life of me. I've tried every possible combination I could think. What happens is when i use dual monitors in any configuration, one of the monitors is always pitch black, like it's turned off. Sometimes ill get the regular desktop side, and sometimes ill get just the extended desktop side. I have an EVGA GTX 570 video card to go with the system. I've never had these problems before. To give you a little idea, when I boot up windows 7 (with one monitor connected), everything works perfectly. So I then plug in the second monitor and you know what happens? The first monitor goes pitch black, and the second one displays just the extended desktop. I've used that Nvidia correction utility to force it to detect the second monitor (didn't work). If I go to the resolution settings, I can switch displays and display (1) desktop at a time on either monitor, but never both at the same time.
-Is this a MOBO issue?
-Is this a video card issue?
-Bad Hardware? Or did I just forget something?
(This is my first desktop build in 8 years, so it's definitely possible!)
-Have latest Nvidia Drivers
-MoBo drivers installed from disk
-System not overclocked (yet)
-Both monitors connected DVI to DVI.
-Both monitors: 24" Samsung 2494SW @1080P
Asus Sabertooth X58 Mobo
Corsair 600T Case
Noctua NH-U12P Heatpipe Cooler
4g G.skill F3-12800CL9D RAM
OCZ 50G SSD
Corsair TX-650 Power Supply
EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Ferni
LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer
I'll post some pics later, or I could even film the problem if that would help. I have to go to work now though! Thanks in advance guys.