Greetings, fountains of technical knowledge!
A small foreword: This is my first post here and I apologize for any ignorant mistakes I may have made.
The goal: I am currently attempting to stretch the desktop on an HP Compaq dc5850 Small Form Factor
across two displays, one brand-new Dell HD monitor and an older analog monitor manufactured by Acer, if
my memory serves.
The Compaq uses a Windows XP Professional OS. The Dell uses an HDMI and the Acer a VGA, naturally,
and both are connected to a new Gigabyte GT 610 GPU.
Please note: The Acer is permanently fixed to a swinging arm connected to a dental examination chair.
Replacing it is not an option.
The problem: The GPU supports both ports and both monitors, but only up to a certain resolution. This would
be fine, except I can only clone the display, not extend it, across the monitors.
The option for extending the desktop simply doesn't appear in the set-up window, be it Nvidia's Control Panel
I fear that I may be demanding too much from the OS. Even if the desktop could be extended, losing the
advantage of a higher resolution (because the older monitor does not support it) would simply render the Dell
Is it possible to extend the display?
Is it possible to operate two separate monitors at different resolutions?
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If more information is required, I'll get it posted ASAP.
Thank you for any and all help and advice, I greatly appreciate it.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 22 November 2015 - 06:23 PM.
Corrections made and moved from Win XP to 'External Hardware'