Total noob needs help installing another monitor

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evanmatthiesen

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hey, ive been trying forever to install another monitor to my computer. in the display settings it only shows 1 monitor, even though 2 are pluged in. i have XP, an my primary monitor is a geforce4 MX 440, and the other one is a 'classic' monitor or whatver you call it. it says 'NEC Accusync 70' on it. ive tried a shitload of things but my computer just doesnt even recognize it being attached. i know its plugged in, because the light is on. im not sure what grapics card i have, but its good enough to run world of warcraft. any help would be appreitiated.
 

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The geforce4 mx 440 is a video card, not a monitor. Assuming that's your vid card, I'd upgrade to the latest drivers from nvidia's site and when both monitors are connected pull up the Display Properties tab and you should see a picture of two monitors. Just below it there will be a pull down menu with two settings, "Primary monitor..." and "Multiple monitors". Choose the Multiple Monitor setting and you should be done.
 

evanmatthiesen

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i installed the new driver, but i still dont see the 2 monitors. i know the monitor works because when i plug it into the place that my LCD monitor is plugged in, the other one shows up but the LCD doesnt.
 

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You have to go into the driver settings and click on tools - then detect monitors and turn on the new monitor.
 

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I'm on my laptop which has ATI so I can't remember how to get to it on Nvidia. When you go into Display Properties>Settings>Advanced>
There should be a Display tab that will allow you to detect monitors or mes with the dispaly scheme.
 
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