PC Vid Card/Monitor help

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  1. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Alright, been googling for hours, and I can't find shit to help me. Hopefully someone here can.

    Yesterday I bought an ATI Radeon X1950 Pro. It's got dual DVI outputs. Today I bought a new 20" Widescreen High-Def monitor. It's got both VGA and DVI imputs.

    So I'm looking to use my old 19" Widescreen LCD monitor as a 2nd monitor. Now, I know how to set this up. Done it before, doing it now. My problem is, I can't get it right.

    I can't get the new monitor to work with the DVI cable. To get it to work, I have to use the DVI/VGA adapter, and plug the DVI cable from the Radeon to the VGA adapter and into the VGA port on the monitor. I can't get it to work straight from the DVI output on the graphics card to the DVI imput on the monitor.

    *edit*

    After screwing around, I can get it working, but not how I want. I have the old one set as monitor 1, and the new as monitor 2. I can't seem to get that switched around. If I just unplug the 2 cables on the back of the graphics card and switch them, I get 2 blank screens. Nothing. It'll only work with it being the opposite of how I want it. Grrr.

    Anyone know a fix, or what I can do to get the new monitor as #1, and the old one as #2?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Problem solved. I'm an idiot and it took me this long to remember to uninstall the old monitor first in device manager...
     
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    Err, wasn't there a way, when u use the Desktop-Properties?
    As far as i know, u can always select the primary Monitor there!

    Wouldn't that be much easier, than uninstalling, reinstalling?
     

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