using dual monitors

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bmxjt, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    ok, I have a Radeon 7000/Radeon VE (32mb) card. I am trying to use dual monitors for the first time today. I got a DVI to VGA adapter and hooked both monitors up. One monitor is dell 21" (main) and I have a few others that are old 12" and 15". I have tried both of the others and every time, the OTHER monitor is all screwy. It will show like 2-3 small version of the screen AT ONCE while my main monitor looks fine. i've adjusted the sizes of both in basically all combo's I can think of and still have yet to find a solution.

    any help would be great, thanks!
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    all I can think is you have to play around with your settings in your control panel concerning dual monitor..

    btw... what operating system are you using?

    you can try newer versions of hydravision to see if it helps or use a 3rd party app such as ultramon...
     
  3. Comptech

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    Those old monitors may not be abble to handle default xp resolutions of 800x600. I run into this quite often repairing machines that are old. If you can use hydravisionn to set the second monitor to 480x 600 give it a shot.
     
  4. bmxjt

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    i'm running XP. and thanks, I'll try running the hydravision.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    just fyi... I had some problems with some apps spanning my monitors using hydravision... and ultramon handled it for me well :)

    comptech was right about possibly the montiors you are using not being able to support what you are trying to do (ie through native res) but keep us posted... the more you post after trying things out.. the more we can learn/help you :)

    cheers... and g.luck

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    btw here is ultramon link

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
     
  6. bmxjt

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    ok, i installed the trail version of Ultrman and set it to 600x480. Seems o be working well. thanks all!
     
  7. Sazar

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    kewl.. keep us posted :)
     
  8. Terrahertz

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    Im running dual monitors at work on WIn2000 without a hitch. Same video card @ 2560