Dual Monitors - ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro

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Dual Monitors - ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro

  • I am trying to setup a dual monitor system using a projector as the second monitor, but I'm not having much success.  I purchased a "DVI to 2 VGA Splitter Cable (SW-6095)" from sewelldirect.com, but all the projector will display is the current desktop.  It will not allow me to extend to a second monitor.  In fact the software for the video card will not allow me to enable the 2nd monitor.  I'm wondering if the splitter cable I purchased is not the correct kind or if there is something else I am not doing correctly.  My pc is a new Vostro 200.  I am setting this up in my church, so that's why I'm trying to have the projector as my second monitor.

     

    Any help will be appreciated...

  • The HD 2400 sold by Dell does not allow you to extend your desktop to another monitor.  This is unfortunate and sadly is a posted issue far too often.  If you were to have the "normal" HD2400 (not manufactured to Dell's specs) it would have come with a DMS-59 output which would have allowed you to split into two separate DVI-D outputs with extended desktop capabilities.  As you currently stand, you can only split your video output into two clones of the same image.

     

    You will need a video card upgrade to do what you are aiming to do.

    Message Edited by ty_ger on 07-29-2008 11:14 PM