Topic Title: 2 Monitor setup problems...
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Created On: 12/13/2012 06:35 AM
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 12/13/2012 06:35 AM
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Hello, i have been trying to solve this problem for about 2 weeks now and im completly out of ideas.

For the past 2 years i have had this custom hand built desktop, AMD motherboard and processor, radeon hd 5700 series graphics card, etc.

Also for the past 2 years, i have had a non-stop dual monitor display with my lcd monitor and my led tv.  I have never had a problem, it has always been plug and play, both with 1080 resolution, and i never had a problem.


About 4 months ago my hard drive crashed and i had to format a new hard drive.  I dont remember what software i had, but for some reason i cant get my dual monitor setup to work anymore.  My lcd monitor works perfectly fine, it is recognized as a monitor and gets 1920x1080 resolution, but when i plug in the tv, it has 640x480 resolution and the option to change it is greyed out and it is only recognized as a "generic non-pnp monitor"  


I have tried updating all my drivers, un-installing every driver i could find, unplugging my monitor and using only the tv, installing the amd catalyst control center, and i have no idea what to do now...


Can anyone please help...


tl/dr:  Dual monitor setup no longer works after a reformat, drivers updated, reinstalled, cata control center didnt help either. I have windows 7 64 bit amd proc with radeon hd 5700

 12/14/2012 06:18 AM
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What connections are you using eg. dvi, hdmi, any adapters and what's available on the monitors?

Which make and model 5700 series? That's not very specific.


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