I know I can do it....I have a 8800gt and the Nvidia drives let me but when I go into display propertys and the setup tab it wont allow me to enble 2 screens....I have set up 2 monitors before but this is confusing the hell out of me and I really hope I can get some answers here.
I would just use the drivers but it wont let me use the other monitor as extra screen space....It just Clones, stretches it Horizontally and Vertically
My computer used to be able to do it when I had 2 6800 gt in SLI (I know ancent cards but I got the whole computer for a good price)
What happens when you click identify monitors?
(Do they both say 1?)
Oh yeah, what OS are you using?
Could you clarify what it is doing? When you say it just clones and stretches do you mean that the "stretching" is just because you bought a larger monitor?
I had a similar problem, if you bought a WS monitor it might be easier to boot up with only it connected, then plug in your original monitor and see if you can enable the extended desktop option from there. I made a post here a problem with my ATI300 card not being able to use the native 1680 x 1220 resolution when both my WS and standard monitor was plugged in. I was able to get it to work by trying the WS monitor w/o the other connected.
Well its been doing it for awhile....I have XP pro and Im installing SP3....I had the beta but it still worked before and I didnt see a identify monitors option in the display menu....Its not like this is going to kill me or anything its just its kinda bugging me that Windows wont let me do it....
And what I mean about stretching is like it makes both monitors one big one.
Yes is stretches the task bar all the way across....even my background and my shortcuts.
Dont know what the problem is but Im going to upgrade my mobo, CPU, and ram this summer when I get the money and maybe that will work....Its because I have a 15" LCD and Im going to get a 22" widescreen LCD and wanted to run the 15" as a extra space monitor....I just wanted to test it out and thats when I realized I Windows wouldnt let me do it....As I said before nvidia detects the second monitor and can interact with it but Windows just is just being lame.
Did you download and install the latest video card drivers from nvidia?
when you look at the 1 monitor in display properties what is the resolution?
right click the desktop
select nvidia control panel
find advanced settings
setup multiple displays
does it show a dualview option? if so check it. also make sure you select different monitors in the drop down boxes