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Trying to run two graphics cards in Win 7 !


Paul33

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I want to run my desktop PC off an NVIDIA graphics card that I have installed but - on the limited occasions I need to - run a hdmi PC to TV link from an AMD card that I also have installed and which has the necessary hdmi connection and on-board audio.

How do I do that under Win 7 ?

I have an AMD control centre program that shows the two "monitors" and correctly identifies the 42" Plasma as one of them but all I seem able to do is duplicate AMD settings across both screens which leaves me with massively too high resolution for my PC. I can't seem to appy different settings to each screen, let alone run one screen from AMD and one from NVIDIA.

Both cards are showing as fine under Device Manager but I can't reach my NVIDIA card via the NVIDIA software as it says I'm not connected to it !

Any ideas ?

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Woolwell

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Has this been fixed?

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Paul33

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No !

Still don't know how to achieve different resolution ouputs.

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Woolwell

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I think that a recap of what you want to achieve may be helpful. I think that you want to view exactly the same screen on a desktop on a plasma TV but set a different resolution for each screen. Is that correct?

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Woolwell

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You could set up extended desktop for when the Plasma TV is connected and set that as the primary display. YouTube should then display fine on the TV without altering the monitor resolution.

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Paul33

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When I tried that, I simply lost everything from my PC monitor except a blank windows background ..... I had to then get back by using the distant TV to change settings !!!

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Woolwell

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Hadn't realised that the TV was some distance away. Can you see the TV screen from the desktop?

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Woolwell

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Do you have AMD Catalyst Control Centre installed?

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Paul33

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The TV is across the loinge so I can see it and I'm trying to do all this via the AMD VISION Engine Control Centre and the DISPLAY screen in the Windows Control Panel.

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Woolwell

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If that doesn't work then I will leave it to others to assist.

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lotvic

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Is this guide with screenshots any help (or I may have lost the plot)?

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