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XFX 7800GT - Dual Screen Problem

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kona*, 22 May 2006.

  1. Kona*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Well I eventually got my 7800GT set up yesterday and to say the least I am very impressed :) Anyway I have one small problem, I cant get dual screen to work! I have installed the latest ForceWare drivers from nVidia and have both screens plugged in (via the DVI to VGA convertor block's) but in windows it does not give me the option for the 2nd screen. I am sure its going to be something simple and I have searched high and low in the driver options but I am getting nowhere. Anyone had something similar? Any help is appriciated :)

  2. scoopex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,800

    Dont blow up me card. ;)
  3. FrankJH


    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 22,586

    What screens are you using?

    Not being disrespectful but are you viewing the right input on both monitors?

    Other than that, as long as you have a dual input vga card and two monitors connected Windows detects them both automatically so its just a case of right clicking empty space on the desktop and selecting properties>>Settings
    where both screens should be viewable - maybe with 2nd one greyed out - click on 2nd monitor and check box below "extend to second screen" and Apply
  4. tsinc80697


    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 7,621

    Location: North West

    if not, try getting Ultramon and see if that works.
    Works a treat for me , nice handy 2nd taskbar only showing things that are open in the 2nd screen :)