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Dual monitors from 2 VGA monitors to 2 DVI ports?

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Left 4 Sev    0


my setup is:

Graphics: AMD Radeon XFX HD 7950

Montherboard: ASUS? M4A89TD PRO/USB3 : DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, CrossFireX

i'm having issues with getting my second monitor to work with my graphics card. I'm not getting any display at all throughout startup and while running.

both monitors are connected with a VGA to DVI (i've tested both monitors and both work in the first port)

i've had some trouble with driver installs which i believe it could be the issue. when installing AMD Catalyst i get a warning:

AMD APP SDK Runtime, Final Status: Fail

to be honest i'm not too sure if this has anything to do with it.

and also done a driver check which says my PCI drivers are out of date, again i'm unsure if this is the cause of the issue and i'm unable to find the correct download for these.

then someone suggested that it could just be that new graphics cards cannot support 2 VGA connections, which i find fairly strange.

any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.


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firey    3,622

Have you enabled the second monitor in windows?

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SinsOfCube    23

On most AMD Radeon cards there's usually a DVI port that has a digital and analog signal and a DVI port that only has a digital signal. The DVI-to-VGA cable will only work on the DVI port that has both. So you will need at least 1 monitor that has a DVI, an HMDI or a DisplayPort connection.

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