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Question Corncerning Gtx 280

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So I recently picked up a Evga Gtx 280 from a member at Hardforum to replace my Xfx 5750. I recently noticed that windows recognizes two monitors connected to the gfx card. However im currently only using one dvi port. I reinstalled drivers, and installed a new copy of windows 64 bit. Neither of these work, so I tried moving my card to the second pciex16 slot on my motherboard. This worked for a short period of time, when I booted into windows it only recognized on display, then I updated my nividia drivers and im back to windows thinking there are two monitors connected. The last thing I've tried is reinstalling the cooler. The card came with a Zalman Vf3000, and i thought it might have been making contact with the dvi port and shorting it out. After reinstalling and making sure there was no contact windows still saw two monitors. The reason this concerns me is because I just got a 42" Samsung Plasma tv (1080p) and I want to use it as a secondary monitor. My initial plan was to use the second dvi port for this, but since it doesnt seem to work would the s-video port display the same quality as the dvi would have? And also, if anyone has any ideas, (other than baking) on how to get the dvi port to work again that would be awesome. Thanks.

Oh and my system specs are as follows:
Q8300
4gb GSkill Ram
Msi P7N Diamond
Evga Gtx 280 SCC w/ Zalman VF3000
Ocz GamexStream 700
500gb F3 Drives x 2
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Core i5 750 Evga P55 Sli Xfx 5750 8gb Patriot Sector 5 1333mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F4 Asestek LCLC Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Acer 22in 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Saitek  Silverstone Strider 800w Lian Li Pc-A70 Logitech G35 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F4 Asestek LCLC Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Acer 22in 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
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Core i5 750 Evga P55 Sli Xfx 5750 8gb Patriot Sector 5 1333mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F4 Asestek LCLC Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Acer 22in 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Saitek  Silverstone Strider 800w Lian Li Pc-A70 Logitech G35 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 Evga P55 Sli Xfx 5750 8gb Patriot Sector 5 1333mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F4 Asestek LCLC Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Acer 22in 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Saitek  Silverstone Strider 800w Lian Li Pc-A70 Logitech G35 
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