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Windows not detecting monitor type


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#1 bigalexe

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:02 AM

I have 2 IDENTICAL monitors Acer V193 exactly, both connected to the same video card using DVI --> VGA converters (groan!).

The computer is picking up one monitor as an ACER V193 but only picks up the other one as a Generic Plug-and-Play monitor.

This does not impact functionality, I can see both of them and I get the resolutions and colors that I need but being that they are the same I would like to know how to get Windows to pick them up properly.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:24 PM

Just guessing...but I think it depends on the chipset used.

I have two working systems, both using onboard nVidia chipsets. One identifies the monitor specifically, one does not. My CRT is specific, my LCD is not.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:21 PM

I have both identical monitors plugged into DVI 1 and 2 on the same video card which is an Nvidia 8600GT. That's why it's so confusing, same card and same monitor.
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