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#1 Tom1414

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:03 AM

So I have a PC with a gtx 660 inside (and a corshair carbide case don't know if that helps) and I'm looking to set up dual monitors but need some help.

My first monitor is vga to vga with a vga to dvi adapter and is fine. The second is also vga to vga but it seems wherever I plug it in it doesn't detect. I have spare vga to dvi and vga to dvi-d adapters but they seem to not work anywhere.

Probably a stupid question but thanks to anyone that can answer it.


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:22 AM

What outputs are actually available on the video card?
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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:34 AM

My first monitor is vga to vga with a vga to dvi adapter and is fine.

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:37 AM

What outputs are actually available on the video card?


Dvi and dvi-d

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:37 AM

This is probably a stupid question but do you have your displays extended?(or however you like it) check by hitting the Windows Key + P


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:39 AM

My first monitor is vga to vga with a vga to dvi adapter and is fine.

What do you mean by that?

It's a vga cable but I have plugged an adapter that makes one end dvi

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:43 AM

This is probably a stupid question but do you have your displays extended?(or however you like it) check by hitting the Windows Key + P


I think It's just that the monitor is not detected

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:45 AM

 

This is probably a stupid question but do you have your displays extended?(or however you like it) check by hitting the Windows Key + P


I think It's just that the monitor is not detected

 

When you go into Display Settings( right click desktop)  how many monitors does it show you?


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:49 AM


 

This is probably a stupid question but do you have your displays extended?(or however you like it) check by hitting the Windows Key + P

I think It's just that the monitor is not detected
 
When you go into Display Settings( right click desktop)  how many monitors does it show you?

Just the one

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:49 AM

 

What outputs are actually available on the video card?


Dvi and dvi-d

 

 

Not sure if you knew, but DVI-D ports are digital only - they can't output an analog VGA signal.  


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:50 AM


 

This is probably a stupid question but do you have your displays extended?(or however you like it) check by hitting the Windows Key + P

I think It's just that the monitor is not detected
 
When you go into Display Settings( right click desktop)  how many monitors does it show you?

Just one

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:51 AM

Try putting the adapter on a different cable (switch some around) DVI-D is Digital only.


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:52 AM


 

What outputs are actually available on the video card?

Dvi and dvi-d
 
 
Not sure if you knew, but DVI-D ports are digital only - they can't output an analog VGA signal.  

I didn't, I am quite a noob to this but do you know how I could connect the monitor?

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:52 AM

DVI-D has no VGA signal available on it. When you mentioned a DVI-D adapter is it a powered converter that produces a VGA signal from DVI? That's the only way you will be able to run 2 VGA monitors on that card.
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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:55 AM

DVI-D has no VGA signal available on it. When you mentioned a DVI-D adapter is it a powered converter that produces a VGA signal from DVI? That's the only way you will be able to run 2 VGA monitors on that card.

Unless on the back of one of the monitors there is a DVI-D or DVI-* port.


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