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Dual monitors issue

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NeoShocker
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#1 - 2015-06-25 03:53:43 UTC
I have two monitors, different sizes and how its connected to the GPU. My primary montior has all the ports I need (DVI, HDMI, VGA), while the 2nd one, I can only connect with VGA/DVI only.

I just RMA'ed my gpu and evga sent me a better card, except it does not have dual DVI port from the old one. It has only 1 DVI and multiple HDMIs.

So I connected my primary montor to HDMI, and 2nd monitor to DVI. What bugs me that when booting, it shows on 2nd monitor instead of the first. I assume I'll need to go into BIOs to change it...

But once loading to windows, it reverts main display to my primary monitor, which is fine, I could deal with it. However, checking screen resolution settings, its showing "Generic Non-PnP monitor" for my primary display, while my 2nd monitor is identified. I find it odd.

Wondering if anyone with some experience can help me out. Thanks in advanced!
jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#2 - 2015-06-25 18:15:50 UTC
might be and idea to invest in a targus duel screen docking station ? linky or something similar ....just a thought as we use them at work
Caleidascope
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2015-06-26 00:15:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Caleidascope
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NeoShocker
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#4 - 2015-06-26 12:21:40 UTC
jason hill wrote:
might be and idea to invest in a targus duel screen docking station ? linky or something similar ....just a thought as we use them at work


Oh, interesting, I forgot about those kind of equipment, thanks for the notice!

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#5 - 2015-06-26 16:14:16 UTC
did you go into your display setting and make the pc set your first moniter as primary?

you don;t need to do any bios settings, just go into control pannel, display and you can make the changes there. or if you have windows 8 you cna change it with a right click on the desktop (if your video card supposrts said feature) you just chose which display you want to be your primary output.

Not sure why you did not go into display settings at first but meh.

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jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2015-06-30 09:54:32 UTC
I was assuming that OP was relatively PC savvy and had already been through his display settings and had already checked these settings to solve his woes ... hence me posting a further solution to his problem prior to splashing out cash on a duel screen display setup
NeoShocker
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#7 - 2015-06-30 21:55:19 UTC
I did went through display settings, which is the first thing I do when I get a new GPU. I did contacted EVGA and said that DVI is primary display port while hdmi are secondary and so on during boot up, no way to change around that.