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05-03-2012 05:18 AM
I'll write my question in EN but you can answer in NL or FR:-) I would like to use 2 monitors on my HPE Elite 120fr so I took an older monitor (Philips) with VGA cable, put an adaptor DVI to VGA and installed its driver. My main monitor is connected through NDMI cable. When I onen "display" and check both monitors are on it, recognized by their name, it is also put on extended. However, the only thing I can see on my second monitor is blue background with Philips on it: this is what you get when you plug it even without a PC:-( Also, on the display it does not get identified as number 2, when I click on 'identify' I can only see number 1 appearing.... The same as with my main monitor. What am I doing wrong? Both DVI and HDMI are on my Nvidia GeForce GT230, the adapter is good, I followed all the instructions I could find, but a result is not what one would expect. Any ideas?
Thanks a zillion!
05-03-2012 09:27 AM
you have to check that you don't have a dvi-d port.
Then a dvi-vga-adapter will not work.
If you have dvi-a or dvi-i, then it's maybe an adapter problem.
Can you confirm that the adapter is working (at another pc?).
Or is the monitor working alone (without hdmi monitor?)?
05-03-2012 07:23 PM
Check the specifications on the Phillips monitor and make sure that it will accept a 60 hz signal. Is the monitor secam or PAL only?
Another option is to try a VGA cable to the Phillips if the Phillips has a VGA port.
BTW, your English is better than my French.
05-04-2012 12:09 AM
After having tried about everything (it can work on both 60 and 75 Hz) except for buyin yet another adapter or cable I think I'll just buy a new one with the DVI-I and HDMI connection and give the old one to a school or a charity organization:-)
Thanks for your help!
05-04-2012 01:07 AM
just checked your specs:
>If I do a VGA cable to the Phillips it only works when the main one is disconnected.
>Probably because the VGA on my PC is not on the NVIDIA...
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed
The vga from the mainboard should not work as long as the additional card is installed.
Also from the specs:
NVIDIA GeForce GT230
1 - HDMI
2 - VGA
3 - DVI-I (single-link or dual-link)
Supports two displays at the same time*
* Two of the three ports are usable at any one time
There should be a vga output at the additional card - can't you use it?
05-04-2012 03:44 AM
Well, this is the first thing I tried and since it did not work I've started with adapters, looking around... The strange thing is that the PC recognizes my Philips (but when I click on 'identify' it always says '1' - never '2'), it is proprerly installed, the Hz are OK (works both with 60 and 75 Hz), but somehow it remains blue with Philips on it. On other PC's it works just fine, on this one (HPE Elite 120fr) nothing helps:-(