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Cant get extended desktop with geoforce gt220

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 26, 2011 3:37:37 PM

i have a new nvidia gt220, i have two monitors connected via the dvi and the vga outputs, in win7 i can see both monitors and i can have the diplays in dual but it will not extend the desktop which is what i got the card for, can anyone help me please
a b Î Nvidia
a c 106 C Monitor
August 26, 2011 3:44:36 PM

Update the video drivers from nVidia's web site if you used the ones that came with the card. This is an issue that comes up at times for some reason with non-new drivers.
August 26, 2011 3:46:59 PM

thanks hang,
i have installed the 280.26 driver and it is still the same
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August 26, 2011 4:06:51 PM


i have to go out now, i will try all what you suggest in the morning and let you know what happens
August 27, 2011 8:14:08 AM


i still have the same problem, can do dual but not extend please see screenshot

September 5, 2011 3:24:31 PM

can anybody help me please, do you think it could be a faulty card?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 106 C Monitor
September 6, 2011 2:46:55 PM

Did you do this step

View Same Desktop in Multiple Monitors
On the Settings tab of the Display Properties dialog box, click the monitor icon that represents the monitor you want to use in addition to your primary monitor.
Click to select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box. After you enable this feature, you can drag items across your screen onto alternate monitors. Or, you can resize a window to stretch it across more than one monitor.
September 25, 2011 7:13:36 AM

thats what i have been doing but it just reverts to show desktop on 1 monitor, i can duplicate ok but not extend the desktop
a b Î Nvidia
a c 106 C Monitor
September 25, 2011 11:15:20 PM

You may need to contact the vendor support for the card, it should work easily.