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Displays multi display/new GPU=new hassles

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kim, 26 Feb 2021.

  1. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    Hi Bit-techers
    Sorry to bother you again with my PC issues, but, when I post, it's generally after trying my best to solve it single handedly, besides, this is the only place where I can talk about tech stuff and beeing understood :grin:
    So I bought this new GPU recently, an RTX 2060 FE, witch offers 2 DP, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI. I linked my habitual 2 screens, a led TV and my old Compaq 26" display connected with a VGA to DP adaptor. It worked fine, but those displays are pretty crappy compared to my GPU abilities, and I was yearning to have a UHD display so I fell for a new Continental Edison 4K UHD led TV 43" ...:naughty:
    I first linked the new TV only with an HDMI cable, and it went fine but when I tried to connect my old 26", neither Windows or the Geforce control panel could see the display... :eyebrow: ...well, it doesn't matter though, let's connect my other led TV instead :idea: ... so I plugged on the second TV with the help of an HDMI/DP adaptor, but same result, the TV was not detected :nono: :sad: :sigh:
    I have a wide range of adaptors here, so I ran some tests with all sort of cables and adaptors I could find, swapping their rank on the GPU, but as of now, only one display at a time is detected, and any attempt to have a second display abjectly failed :wallbash:
    Of course, all the 3 displays are perfectly working if they are single on the GPU...:grin:
     
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  2. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    I apologize, I finally managed to make it work, I wanted to delete the thread but this option is not present.
    Consider the issue solved.
    sorry :worried:
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The best thing you could do it post *how* you got it working, so that anyone with the same problem can fix it too. There's nothing worse than finding your exact problem with "fixed it now" and no other comment!
     
  4. kim

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    Okay, I understand and totally agree with you :thumb:, I think that what I wanted first of all, when I wrote this, was to warn readers and members that they didn't have to waste their time trying to help, and secondly, I might add that I have been the first one surprised when it worked, and before thinking about it during dinner, I would have been in trouble to explain how I did that :oldconfused: ... but there is actually something new that I've done, that might be considered as THE solution, however, I assume it is the trick, but I cannot be totally sure neither :rollingeyes: ...I elaborate:
    Each of my attempts to add a second display was following the same process, meaning I was turning off the PC before swapping connectors on the GPU, and re-booting to see the result, but the last time, perhaps a tad pissed off by the situation, I took a chance to plug on the second TV on the GPU when Windows was running, treating it like any plug-and-play device, and it has been automatically detected and extended. I hope this is understandable, I've done my best :lol:
     
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