I just bought a Inno3D GeFOrce GT 240 graphic card to replace my old 8400GS. I've already installed its drivers, but I can't get it to setup so I can use dual display monitors. The monitors are connected to the VGA and DVI ports of the card but only one monitor is active while the other is on standby. I can either switch between displays 1 and 2 (leaving the other monitor on standby) or duplicate my displays. But what I want to do is to "extend" my displays so I can use both monitors and not duplicate them. Please help, I need some advice as to how to solve this problem.
Here's my current setup
CPU: ECS G41T-M (ver. 2)
RAM: 4gb Kingston DDR2
GPU: Inno3D GT240 1gb DDR2
PSU: Powerlogic 550w
Chassis: Powerlogic S92
Go into the NVIDIA control panel and under the 'Display' tab click on 'set up multiple displays'. If your video card detects both displays, there should be two checked checkboxes. You may also want to check out the control panel in Windows to see if the displays are being detected.
Razear: I followed your advice. I opened the NVIDIA Control Panel and it lists/detects my two monitors, though only one of the checkboxes is checked. When I check the 2nd box for my 2nd monitor it "duplicates" both monitors. and it doesn't "extend" it. I then went to Windows Control Panel and it recognizes my 2nd monitor as Generic PnP Monitor. What should I do now?
These are my Monitors:
Monitor 1: Viewsonic 1932 Series (this is connected via DVI port)
Monitor 2: AOC TFT 1560 (this is connected via VGA port)
Notes on the Monitor 2: AOC TFT 1560
(when I check the checkbox for this monitor, it "duplicates" the 1st monitor)
(in the DEVICES and PRINTERS and DEVICE MANAGER, it is listed as GENERIC PnP Monitor
I forgot to mention my OS is Windows 7 (Starter)
Well, that's your problem. The Starter edition is extremely limited and is designed to be used on low-cost netbooks. If you want to extend to multiple displays in Windows natively, you will need to upgrade. Otherwise, there are third party applications you can use that could do this functionality.
I had a gt 220, god i hate that card.
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