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Displays Cant get 2 screen setup working since upgrading GPU & OS

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by bdigital, 24 Aug 2010.

  1. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Hello,

    I have some issues setting up my TV as a second monitor using the nvidia control panel. (nview I think?)

    I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit, and a GTX 460 GPU and this seems to not like my setup.

    Unlike previously when I had XP and a 9600GT, in which I ran with this TV in clone all day long, and was able to switch to dual view for 1080p res viewing on the telly very easily.

    Since going to Windows 7 and the new GPU, the options in nview are still available, and the TV is being detected fine, however, when selecting the clone mode and applying the changes nothing is actually displayed on the TV (2nd display) (the same is applies for selecting dual view, extended desktop etc etc)

    The only way I can get an image on the TV is to only plug the TV in, and leave the monitor unplugged. Doing this displays Windows on the TV as my primary display, but if I try and also plug in the monitor (after rebooting) then the same issues occur, where the 2nd display does not display anything!

    Does anyone have any ideas what could be stopping this from working? The new GPU and windows 7 are the only changes I have made since this was all running sweet. Perhaps im just a W7 noob? :)

    My system is as follows:

    Intel core 2 duo E8400 its 3.00ghz at stock speed. (not overclocked)
    MSI (MS 7360) mainboard
    4gb corsair ram (2x 2gb cm2x2048-6400C5)
    Gainward GLH Nvidia GTX460 1GB (Previously Gainward Bliss 9600GT golden sample 512mb)
    500gb Samsung F3
    22" Asus monitor MW221
    530w Hyper psu
    Thermaltake Tsunami dream case
    Windows 7 64-bit (previously Win Xp)
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Ensure that you have the latest Nvidia Drivers installed from Nvidia web site.
    Then go to The Nvidia Control Panel, found in Windows Control Panel. From there you have a multitude of options to setup a multiple display setup, with even force feature for those pesky TV's
     
  3. Bartaggio

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    Try going to Screen Resolution (right click on desktop -> Screen Resolution) and setting the monitors as Duplicate monitors.
     
  4. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Hello,

    Thank you for the suggestions, i have sorted this now and thought i should post back to explain how.

    I was already running with the latest drivers, and had tried all of the different options within Windows 7 to get this going.

    The only way i managed to sort it was to format my hard drive, install windows again but with the TV unplugged.

    Once i had done all the usual windows updates, MSE updates, and downloaded the NVIDIA driver etc i switched of the PC and plugged in the TV.

    This time when going into the nvidia control panel and changing the settings to clone it worked fine.

    So the only conclusion i can draw was that becuase i had the TV and the monitor plugged in during installation it stopped it from working.

    Wheras installing W7 with just the monitor plugged in, and setting it up after seemed to sort it out ok
     
  5. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    That wouldnt be the cause. Its likely that the issue you acutally had was software related and formating windows would almost indefinately solve this since your starting fresh thus erasing your problem instead of solving it directly
     
  6. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    They were both fresh installs.

    The reason i formatted and started again was because my 64-bit disc arrived from scan (after purchasing W7 only the 32-bit disc was in the box!)

    I had only literally just installed 32-bit and started playing - But my intention was always to format and go to 64-bit as soon as it arrived.
     

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