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Dual Monitor Problem

By sbrager ·
I've been running Win7 with a Radeon HD5670 graphics card and a single monitor connected with a DVI cable - no problems.

I recently got a 2nd monitor and connected it to the HD5670 HDMI port with the supplied dongle which converts to a DVI female. A 2nd DVI cable goes from the dongle to the DVI port on the 2nd monitor.

When the computer was started, the first monitor looked normal until splash screen when I saw my background picture but there was nothing else. The 2nd monitor didn't show anything nor was the signal light change to green.

When the HDMI cable was unplugged, the 1st monitor showed the proper screen.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Stan

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