Mulitple Monitors using Nvidia Geforce GT520

I hooped up two monitors to my PC with a GeForce GT 520 card but the PC doesn't recognize one of the monitors. I saw on an earlier posting that this card should support dual monitors. Do I need to get a new driver or something else could be off?

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  1. did you go into display properties to see if it shows 2 monitors?
  2. If I go into the control pane to set up my displays, it only identifies one of my monitors. The monitors are identical by the way.
  3. did you try updating the drivers?
  4. i did and it still can't detect the second monitor. my monitors are connected through a DVI splitter cable.
  5. how many ports do you have on your GPU. i think the splitter may be at fault
  6. i have one DVI, one VGA and one HDMI port. I am only using the DVI
  7. your best bet would be to get an adapter for the second monitor so you can connect it to one of the other ports on the GPU. that will depend on what ports the second monitor comes with too
  8. sorry, actually my VGA port is not on the GPU but on the bottom panel on the back (motherboard?). I only have the DVI and HDMI ports on the GPU. There is a second DVI port next to the VGA port with a plastic cover screwed on.
  9. get a DVI-HDMI adapter or cable and connect the second monitor to that port instead of using the splitter
  10. OK, thanks
  11. oh and don't worry about losing any quality. HDMI is just DVI without the audio feature on the cable
  12. So I got an HDMI to DVI cable and now both monitors work. So thank you. The new problem I have is that the resolution of one of the screens is off despite both monitors being set to the same native setting. I think the problem may be that one monitor is connected with a VGA cable and the other with a DVI cable. (I have a DVI output converted to VGA and connecting that to the first monitor.) If I replaced the DVI/VGA adapter + VGA cable with a DVI cable, do you think that would solve the problem?
  13. domonkos said:
    I hooped up two monitors to my PC with a GeForce GT 520 card but the PC doesn't recognize one of the monitors. I saw on an earlier posting that this card should support dual monitors. Do I need to get a new driver or something else could be off?

    Thanks


    (08/09/2015) I have been running 2 of these cards since 2012...
    From day one, in order to get them to support 2 monitors each, I have had to run each card with one DVI cable and one VGA cable connected...if I hooked either (or both) cards up with 2 DVI cables, they would not show one of the monitors...
    The cards come with 2 DVI connectors on each card, but unless I used a DVI-to-VGA adapter on
    the outboard (left hand) ports of each card, they would not drive all four monitors.

    I have added 4 Sabrient USB adapters to my system to get a total of 8 monitors working...two of the extra 4 monitors I added are different brands and have lower resolution maximums but all eight work fine.

    Next time I build a multi-monitor machine I WILL NOT 'cheap out' on lower priced video cards like the GT 520...
    Was never able to get the Stereoscopic program to run and have had problems with PhysX and with Nvidia's Control Panel crashing.

    I'll also consider using more of the USB video adapters instead of multiple cards.
    You can hook up to six monitors to your machine using Sabrient USB adapters...they are inexpensive (<$50 ea) and they are plug-and-play...
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