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OOOOOh, I found an option to boot in low resolution and it saved me. Anyway I think my second DVI port is defective...

btw I am using two old computer screens that run off VGA, they are both connected to the video card though a DVI to VGA converter thingie.
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Did you go into screen resolution (right click desktop) and change the display to two monitors?
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Originally Posted by Daggerfist View Post
Did you go into screen resolution (right click desktop) and change the display to two monitors?
Only one monitor is detected, even when I click Identify one monitor comes up.
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Originally Posted by Juganot View Post
OOOOOh, I found an option to boot in low resolution and it saved me. Anyway I think my second DVI port is defective...

btw I am using two old computer screens that run off VGA, they are both connected to the video card though a DVI to VGA converter thingie.
Connect both monitors separately and check both ports to see if it really is a defective port. Also switch cables to see if there's a faulty cable. I'm able to use two different monitors, but the main one is DVI while the older monitor is VGA.
    
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Are you sure the cable/monitor isn't damaged? Do you possibly have another gpu that you could test them with?
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Originally Posted by Daggerfist View Post
Are you sure the cable/monitor isn't damaged? Do you possibly have another gpu that you could test them with?
I am certain both monitors and cables used are in full working condition, I have no other GPU to check with. I may just get a HDMI to VGA adapter instead of using this faulty DVI port.
Edited by Juganot - 2/10/11 at 5:59am
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