Windows 7 – AMD Radeon HD 6900 does not detect second monitor

If you are using VGA cables with a DVI-VGA adapter on the card that would be why the second monitor won’t work as only one of the DVI ports on the card is configured to work with a DVI-VGA adapter.

You need a DVI cable, as long as one of the monitors has a DVI port on it. Unfortunately not enough card manufacturers (like most of them) mention it anywhere or at least mark the backplates on the cards like this,

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to indicate that the card only supports VGA via adapter from one of the DVI ports; one port being DVI-I (analogue and digital), with the other being DVI-D (digital only).

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