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Mulitple Monitors using Nvidia Geforce GT520

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 13, 2012 2:49:49 PM

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?

July 13, 2012 4:08:54 PM

did you go into display properties to see if it shows 2 monitors?
July 13, 2012 4:27:14 PM

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.
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July 13, 2012 4:31:27 PM

did you try updating the drivers?
July 13, 2012 5:02:27 PM

i did and it still can't detect the second monitor. my monitors are connected through a DVI splitter cable.
July 13, 2012 5:04:01 PM

how many ports do you have on your GPU. i think the splitter may be at fault
July 13, 2012 5:05:45 PM

i have one DVI, one VGA and one HDMI port. I am only using the DVI
July 13, 2012 5:09:13 PM

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
July 13, 2012 5:11:54 PM

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.
July 13, 2012 5:18:33 PM

get a DVI-HDMI adapter or cable and connect the second monitor to that port instead of using the splitter
July 13, 2012 5:19:17 PM

OK, thanks
July 13, 2012 5:26:19 PM

oh and don't worry about losing any quality. HDMI is just DVI without the audio feature on the cable
July 25, 2012 4:51:50 PM

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?