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Trying to get 2 monitors working

I am trying to get 2 monitors working without success.
O/S XP Pro
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT
Main Monitor : LG L194WT
2ND Monitor : BENQ FP91G+

Nvidia control panel sees both monitors and gives me following options:

1.Only use one display (single)
2.The same on both displays(clone)
3.As one large horizontaldesktop(horizontal span)
4.As one large vertical desktop(vertical span)
5.Configured independently from each other (dual view)

I have tried selecting options 2,3,4, & 5

When I try to identify via settings only a large number 1 appears
on the desktop when selecting either monitor whereas I should be seeing both 1 & 2

Both monitors work fine when independently installed via the left hand port, but neither monitor works when plugged into right port.

Does this imply that the video card is faulty or do I need to enable something?

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  • grafix2 May 04, 2010


    Thanks for the reply!.

    Both ports are DVI and I use the VGA adapter, as I
    have mentioned the right hand port appears not to be
    working as I can see and use either monitor in the
    left port but neither will work in the right side.

    I do not have any DVI cables as they are costly so
    I am unable to plug direct from DVI 2 DVI ports.

    What surprises me is that thye video card works fine
    with either monitor as long as I only use left port
    and I wonder if the right port is faulty and if so
    how can I check it.


  • grafix2 Jul 24, 2010

    Hello sgtsnake,

    I appreciate your reply, however I finally took the maching to a
    computer technician who confirmed the right port was at fault
    so I returned it to the manufacturer and they repaired it at no
    charge, I only had to pay postage both ways.

    I am happy to report that I now have 2 monitors working on the

    Thanks again.



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Plug your LG display into the DVI port and the BENQ into the VGA? it may just be a random compatability error.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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