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Dual Monitor on Evga Geforce FX 5500

by thelazer2003 / March 21, 2007 2:38 PM PDT

I have a Evga Geforce FX5500 AGP video card. I was trying to connect a second crt to my computer witch already has a lcd as its main monitor.
I didn't see any setting that changes the display configuration. Does anybody know if my video card doesn't support that or doesn't have a driver installed or what?

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by ask4anu / March 21, 2007 3:26 PM PDT

and i have never mixed a crt with and lcd and dont know if that would be any issues on the OS side but that could be why you are not getting any setting becuase you are using 2 totaly different TECHS and it could also be an NVIDIA ISSUE where you might find an answer on there forums and let me remind you that all this draws POWER from your PSU and if it isnt at least 500 watts or better you may have problems also


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by thelazer2003 / March 21, 2007 10:14 PM PDT

Yeah, I looked on howstuffworks.com(which is really accurate) and they said it wouldn't be a problem to connect a crt with a lcd. I don't see why it would create a problem, same connection. And, trust me, I got a 580. I'm good.

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if your card has two vga/dvi outputs
by ramarc / March 21, 2007 11:18 PM PDT

just plug it in and reboot. Go to Display Properties, click the Settings tab, you should see a 2nd monitor. Enable it by clicking "extend my ... desktop".

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OH ok
by thelazer2003 / March 22, 2007 1:51 AM PDT

does it have to be on the video card? I can't have a monitor connected to my vid card and one connected to my computer's vga port?

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Sometimes works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: OH ok

Go for it.

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OK it works
by thelazer2003 / March 22, 2007 10:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Sometimes works.

But, the crt is keeps blinking every once and awhile. Is it because of the refresh rate or what?

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Try dropping the refresh rate to 60Hz.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 10:39 AM PDT
In reply to: OK it works

Sometimes that helps.


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by thelazer2003 / March 22, 2007 11:05 AM PDT

yeah, it's already on there. I think it just had to get warmed up(it's a pretty old crt). And another thing, it's really blurry, could it be the screen resolution?

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 11:29 AM PDT
In reply to: yeah

As they age weird things happen and no one takes it in to tune them up, focus them and such.

It will look worse with a good monitor next to it.


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by thelazer2003 / March 22, 2007 11:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry no.

Yeah, it looks so crappy next to my crystal clear lcd. Thanx!

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