NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS Windows 7 SVIDEO Driver Multiple Displays Issue Temporary Solution For Driver
Conflict:

I needed to replace my video card, so I purchased an NVIDIA 8400GS 512MB PCIe card. I uninstalled old drivers and hardware, then placed my new video card into the PCIe slot. Windows 7 was able to find my driver, and installed it automatically. Once everything was set, I plugged one end of my s-video cable to the back of the graphics card, and the other end to the s-video slot on my television. Prior to checking anything, I restarted the computer, and logged back into Windows 7. The multiple monitors function was NOT working. At this point in time, I right clicked the desktop, choosing the NVIDIA Control Panel. I clicked the DISPLAYS : SET UP MULTIPLE DISPLAYS section. Next, I clicked the "My display is not shown" button, and selected "Rigorous Display Detection" and Yes. I restarted. Nothing changed. The multiple display function was not working, so I started testing other pieces of the puzzle. I continued by using 3 different s-video cables, and even tried on 2 different TV's.

NVIDIA'S PROBLEM:

The driver NVIDIA provides their customers with does not function properly. It simply does not "do" what it says it is able to "do." When installing this graphics card into a computer running on Windows 7, it is not possible to use the s-video multiple monitors function. This piece of a "driver" has been in packages for over 10 years, and NVIDIA did not get the technology right.

TEMPORARY SOLUTION:

Although NVIDIA released a broken driver to their customers, there is an older driver that can perform correctly. You can find it here: [url="http://www.filehippo.com/download_nvidia_forceware_vista_64/tech/5453/"]http://www.filehippo.com/download_nvidia_f...a_64/tech/5453/[/url]

Install this driver instead (it works fine on Windows 7 even though it was designed for Windows Vista) and you will be able to use multiple monitors.


NVIDIA currently has a reputation of ignoring the problems of it's "driver complaint community", so hopefully this helps other customers (such as myself) until NVIDIA offers proper support for their products.

Take Care!
Conflict:



I needed to replace my video card, so I purchased an NVIDIA 8400GS 512MB PCIe card. I uninstalled old drivers and hardware, then placed my new video card into the PCIe slot. Windows 7 was able to find my driver, and installed it automatically. Once everything was set, I plugged one end of my s-video cable to the back of the graphics card, and the other end to the s-video slot on my television. Prior to checking anything, I restarted the computer, and logged back into Windows 7. The multiple monitors function was NOT working. At this point in time, I right clicked the desktop, choosing the NVIDIA Control Panel. I clicked the DISPLAYS : SET UP MULTIPLE DISPLAYS section. Next, I clicked the "My display is not shown" button, and selected "Rigorous Display Detection" and Yes. I restarted. Nothing changed. The multiple display function was not working, so I started testing other pieces of the puzzle. I continued by using 3 different s-video cables, and even tried on 2 different TV's.



NVIDIA'S PROBLEM:



The driver NVIDIA provides their customers with does not function properly. It simply does not "do" what it says it is able to "do." When installing this graphics card into a computer running on Windows 7, it is not possible to use the s-video multiple monitors function. This piece of a "driver" has been in packages for over 10 years, and NVIDIA did not get the technology right.



TEMPORARY SOLUTION:



Although NVIDIA released a broken driver to their customers, there is an older driver that can perform correctly. You can find it here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_nvidia_f...a_64/tech/5453/



Install this driver instead (it works fine on Windows 7 even though it was designed for Windows Vista) and you will be able to use multiple monitors.





NVIDIA currently has a reputation of ignoring the problems of it's "driver complaint community", so hopefully this helps other customers (such as myself) until NVIDIA offers proper support for their products.



Take Care!

#1
Posted 02/07/2010 06:37 AM   
I have the same problem on my 8600GT on the second DVI port.
Works fine on 182.50
I have the same problem on my 8600GT on the second DVI port.

Works fine on 182.50

#2
Posted 04/15/2010 07:15 PM   
I have the same problem on my 8600GT on the second DVI port.
Works fine on 182.50
I have the same problem on my 8600GT on the second DVI port.

Works fine on 182.50

#3
Posted 04/15/2010 07:15 PM   
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