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#1 MEkid

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 03:42 PM

Hello, I have a Windows 7 PC and I would like to use dual monitors. But it's not working. Please ask me questions for me.

Thank you. MEkid


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 03:55 PM

One monitor is using DVI thru the GTX 960, the other through the VGA and motherboard.



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:02 PM

the other through the VGA and motherboard.


This will not work on some motherboards which turn the onboard video off when a video card is detected. Does the video card only have a single output? What is the system being used (brand and model, or mainboard model if generic)?

If the specific system or mainboard is not known, publishing a Speccy report will help us to do some research:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/#entry1797792
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:21 PM

That video card will have multiple output for video (depending which one you gotten).

First which model did you have specifically?

 

if you don't know. Then it most like should have both HDMI and display port output on the video card. Some versions have dual DVI while some just have one.

 

Either way, you need to have a secondary monitor with HDMI output and use a HDMI cable to connect the two but it depends which model of card you have and also what secondary monitor you have at the moment.

 

As per Platypus, you can't use the onboard motherboard video output with the card, the onboard is usually always disabled as soon as the card is installed.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:07 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/4LYK2vsQVfGaQkR3vTF6pbr

 

 

the other through the VGA and motherboard.


This will not work on some motherboards which turn the onboard video off when a video card is detected. Does the video card only have a single output? What is the system being used (brand and model, or mainboard model if generic)?

If the specific system or mainboard is not known, publishing a Speccy report will help us to do some research:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/#entry1797792

 



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

My brother tried BIOS, but to no avail.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:28 PM

The onboard video is not functional. That is a Crossfire mainboard, and AFAIK the way to use both the onboard video and a card is to have an ATI Crossfire compatible video card and enable Crossfire as per Chapter 5 of the User Manual:

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A88M/HelpDesk_Manual/

I believe since nVidia cards aren't Crossfire compatible, you'll need to use the video card outputs for multiple monitors.
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