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Old 11-13-2008, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default DUAL SCREEN not working

hi,
im sam im new
ive tto the forumns because i have a new computer,
desktop,
its got a 8600gs graphics card and i want to dual screen
there olyl one vga on the card
but theres another one on the motherboard plugging a screen into this extra one on the mother board doesnt work it doesnt work at all,
does anyone have any idea why,
is it a driver?
also im running vista (well windows 7 bit its still the same thing and the same thing happens in my vista partition)
hope someone can help
also to help anyone just incase ive got an acer m3640
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:22 AM   #2
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You can't use your video card and the video-out on the motherboard, it's either-or.

Your video card probably has 1 VGA, an s-video, and 1 DVI out. Plug one monitor in the VGA and the other in the DVI, simple. Make sure you have latest drivers from nvidia.
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You can't use your video card and the video-out on the motherboard, it's either-or.

Your video card probably has 1 VGA, an s-video, and 1 DVI out. Plug one monitor in the VGA and the other in the DVI, simple. Make sure you have latest drivers from nvidia.
You can! Well, I can anyway. It might depend on the chipset though. I have a computer with onboard graphics, to which I added a dedicated card.

The dedicated card had one VGA Out, and the Onboard had one VGA out. I could use both VGA Out's for dual screen action!
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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It really depends on the board. You might be able to find a setting the bios to enable them to both be on. Without knowing which board you have it is difficult to say though.
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