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Displays GTX1060 will only see one display at a time

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Cthippo, 18 Feb 2017.

  1. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I've got a MSI GTX1060 3GB GPU in my system and I'm trying to set up a second monitor. The primary monitor is connected to the card over DVI, but when I try to attach the secondary monitor on a HDMI connection the main screen loses signal and only the secondary screen is visible. When i check the settings using the secondary screen it only shows that screen. How do i get it to detect both screens at once? :confused:
     
  2. Dopeyman

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    Have you tried plugging them both in with pc turned off?
     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Indeed I have. Seems like any time the HDMI is plugged in the DVI becomes inoperable. :(
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    ISTR this used to be a thing with GPUs, possibly because HDMI is a cut-down DVI connection.

    You might have to go DP/HDMI or 2xDP to fix.
     
  5. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    OK, DP to HDMI cables are less than $10. Maybe give that a shot.

    I guess if all else fails I have a GT320 card here which is entirely adequate for running a secondary screen.
     
  6. killingit

    killingit New Member

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    Hmm, this seems to be a weird issue. This can be driver related. Have you tried using Display Driver Uninstaller and reinstalling the graphics driver?
     

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