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I am attempting to put two screens together, they are of both different size, resolution and hertz but that shouldn't matter right? I have tried different combinations and the second DVI port seems to be the problem, just so I am doubly sure it's the cards fault, do I need to do any special set up to prepare my system to recognise a second monitor?

PS: I have a OC on the card, does that prevent me?
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post #2 of 16
Think all you have to do is plug the DVI and that's it.

3 monitor is diff story
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post #3 of 16
I use the nvidia control panel to do duals. I can change the resolution and stuff for both monitors separately. Can you do it with an ATI as well? The control panel for me is in the regular Windows Control panel.
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post #4 of 16
I would blame two different frequencies without doing research.
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post #5 of 16
Yup all you need to do is just plug in the second monitor.. sometimes you need to reboot your system for the video card to detect the second monitor. I would also check in the ATI CC panel for any options to force detect monitors..
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post #6 of 16
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I would blame two different frequencies without doing research.
Shouldn't be a problem at all... I have done 2 monitors many times when they were completely different monitors and settings.
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Shouldn't be a problem at all... I have done 2 monitors many times when they were completely different monitors and settings.
Yeah me too. I use LCDs with olddddddd monitors quite frequently. I just jump into the nvidia CP and change the monitor settings for each monitor.
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post #8 of 16
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I have attempted to reboot, change resolution settings, and force identify within CCC but no other monitor is detected, any ideas?
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Ok, I now made a second problem for myself... While messing around with monitor resolutions I put my 1280x1024 monitor to 1920x1080 and now I can't boot without safe mode and networking... how do I change the resolution of my normal mode without seeing the screen. O.o
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post #10 of 16
Im not sure of an easier way, but I would start from scratch again with the hardware and software if it was me. Just like you just got the card. At least to fix your new issue.
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