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Dual Monitor Issue

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December 27, 2012 7:59:36 PM

Not sure if this is correct forum, but didn't see something more specific, so sorry if this is in the wrong area.
Alright. So I presently have two monitors plugged into my computer.. When i go into settings, i have the option to go dual monitor, and my computer is reading that i have two plugged in, but when i set it to dual monitor only one monitor works.
It also seems that only one of my adapters/sockets is working; when I swap the monitors between adapters the second works but the first does not.
The first (working) monitor is plugged into my DVI-I port, and my second is plugged into the DVI-D.
My present video card is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, and I'm running windows 8.

I've gone in and messed with settings both in the regular control panel as well as the NVIDIA control panel.
Any help would be appreciated! :) 

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December 27, 2012 8:22:12 PM

I assume the monitors have multiple inputs. Most do.
Did you check on the monitor itself that it is selecting the right input port?
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December 27, 2012 8:31:15 PM

How would one go about checking this?
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December 28, 2012 11:26:46 PM

The only thing i could think of would be that the monitors are relatively old.. but if that were the case, swapping adapters wouldn't work..
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December 29, 2012 12:23:04 AM

i had trouble interpreting your description of swapping your monitors to test the ports, so correct me if what i say is wrong.

you are running both monitors off of the dvi ports on the card, one on each. when you say adapters, do you mean the ports on the card, or are you using DVI-VGA adapters or something like that to the monitors?

if both your monitors are set to the correct inputs and only one port seems to be working you could try getting an adapter for the mini-hdmi i think is on that card. radioshack should have mini-hdmi to dvi adapters for like $25 and if it doesn't work, you can return it. i just did it with a minidisplayport to dvi adapter.
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December 29, 2012 12:45:56 AM

I have both VGA monitors.
correct, I'm meaning DVI-I-VGA and DVI-D-VGA adapters.
and after further research it seems i have to get myself a new monitor.. something like impossible without expensive converters to convert DVI-D to VGA..
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