I have a Dell XPS 8500 - I have enabled intel multi display in the bios. I am running monitor 1 via DVI-D (monitor) to DVI-D (Radeon board) I would like to run my 2nd monitor via DVI-D (monitor) to the board's HDMI connection and have the cable to do so.
Both monitors are recognized upon boot up and I have a dual display, but then Monitor 2 is seems to be recognized as VGA (with no display on the monitors screen) upon complete boot into windows 7, see picture at this link.
If I remove monitor 1 and only boot up with Monitor 2 connected, windows does not recognize the monitor and I have a blank screen. I have tried another cable (DVI-D to HDMI) and the results are the same. What else can I do to trouble shoot this problem and determine why Windows is not recognizing the second monitor as a digital display? FWIW the 2nd monitor is a dell 2007WFP and the monitor is set utilize the DVI-d connection and goes into power save when Windows is completely booted up.
Well it seems like the 2nd monitor is not being recognized at all. if I unplug the 2nd monitor I get the same detect screen as shown here and I am not able to change display options on first monitor at all which makes sense if I don't have a 2nd monitor. I do believe the HDMI port is operational (at least to a degree) because when I have both monitors plugged into the card, upon bootup I have a dual display, it's when Windows 7 loads that the HDMI monitor is not recognized at all.