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Dual Display Setup Nvidia Geforce GTX 960

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Hey first forum post here so apologies if I screw it up, this is my first hackintosh build and while I have it semi-functional there are a few problems, one of which is with attempting to use a secondary display.

I have two displays, one of which is an Acer K242HL 24" 1920 x 1080 using HDMI as an input, and the other is a Dell Ultrasharp 1905FP 19" 1280x1024 using a VGA connector for input.

When plugged into the GPU alone the K242HL works perfectly but when the 1905FP is plugged in (via an adapter plugged into a DVI-I Dual Link port) along with it the K242HL fails to recognise an input at all and the 1905FP displays the motherboard boot logo and then shows the message "1: Analog Input Cannot Display This Video Mode" which it displayed at high resolutions with my old 2007 iMac. But obviously I can't change the resolution, because the other monitor won't initialise, so I can't access system preferences.

Neither monitor works when plugged into the motherboard which is strange because the CPU (i5-6600T) does have onboard graphics which I have installed the Multibeast drivers for.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

-Tenebraeon
 
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First of all, your text is quite difficult to read. An extra paragraph here and a full stop there doesn't hurt. ;)

OS X support of VGA hardware is very limited and varies between OS X builds, driver releases and GPUs. As far as I know, Maxwell drivers don't support VGA.
You should have luck using an active DisplayPort to VGA adapter, as they behave like a true DP device on the GPU side.

Personally I'd start to abandone VGA, it's a dead technology.
 

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Why use VGA with an adapter to DVI when that Dell monitor has DVI input?
 
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First of all, your text is quite difficult to read. An extra paragraph here and a full stop there doesn't hurt. ;)

OS X support of VGA hardware is very limited and varies between OS X builds, driver releases and GPUs. As far as I know, Maxwell drivers don't support VGA.
You should have luck using an active DisplayPort to VGA adapter, as they behave like a true DP device on the GPU side.

Personally I'd start to abandone VGA, it's a dead technology.
Thanks for the input, I've fixed the post a little bit.

I think you were right about the VGA support. I didn't have a DisplayPort to VGA adapter on hand but I attempted to use a DVI-D cable and the secondary monitor is now being detected but is still not displaying anything but a self test feature check.
 
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Why use VGA with an adapter to DVI when that Dell monitor has DVI input?
The monitor has DVI-D input not DVI-I and I didn't have a DVI-D cable, I am currently borrowing one from a friend.
 
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After messing with the buttons on the monitor for a bit I got it to display the desktop, thanks guys.
 
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