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    Dual Monitors


    Hello,

    I recently installed Windows 8 and was playing around with it for most of the day yesterday, I was able to get both monitors up and working, I have a Vizio E470VL and a Sony SDM-P232W ... Yesterday I had the E470VL as the main Screen and it made the 2nd Display a Generic Nvidia Display monitor, but both were working..

    So last night I watched some preseason football on the Vizio on HDM2 and when I woke up this morning, the Sony was still working but the Vizio (computer is on HDM1) had no signal input, while I noticed the extended screen was enabled meaning my mouse disappeared onto the other blank screen .. so the thought occurred to me to restart..

    So I restarted, then it recognized my Sony with its proper settings instead of the Generic and only listed one monitor in the Display settings.. I did a detect device and was given a few options of adding another monitor, and tried to do that, without any success.. so then I detached the Sony, and tried to restart only with the Vizio on both ports, the one it was originally in and the one the Sony was in.. with no success, still no signal, checked the connections, and somehow I doubt it would be the cable and I admit that the symptoms in trouble shooting things kind of point to that, but the cable is new.. and would love to entertain other ideas before getting a new one..

    any suggestions?

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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    First idea is to install:

    NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

    Probably be good to go after.
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    Thinking the GeForce driver then? Aye I'll try that.. Thank you
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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    lol yes. I copied the wrong link but now I edited above to give you the latest compatible GeForce for 7, which should be the goods. You're welcome.
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    Know what's cool, NVidia already has Windows 8 listed Drivers | GeForce , kk, rebooting..
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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    Quote Originally Posted by Plankowner View Post
    Know what's cool, NVidia already has Windows 8 listed Drivers | GeForce , kk, rebooting..
    meh, the link above I purposely gave you because it will be worlds better for you.

    On the other hand, if your reboot worked well, more power to ya!
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    even if its 64 bit? And the Win 8 32 bit didn't work..
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    The NVidia control panel is showing display 2 but still no signal it very well may be the cable..
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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    Quote Originally Posted by Plankowner View Post
    even if its 64 bit? And the Win 8 32 bit didn't work..
    So you say....

    A little confused which you need so,

    NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 64-bit download from Guru3D.com <<<<< 64 bit

    NVIDIA GeForce 305.53 32-bit download from Guru3D.com <<<<< 32 bit
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    k, downloading the 32 bit..
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