4870 issues with dual monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MatchFrame, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. MatchFrame macrumors member

    May 2, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    I have an issue with my 4870 (Mac edition) that has been occurring since day one (when I purchased it last month), but it's not something that happens every single time.

    I've run into a problem that the 4870 has trouble recognizing one or both monitors plugged in. If I shut off power to my displayport-connected main monitor, it'll throw the menu bar, all the desktop items, and application windows onto the second monitor (DVI-connected). This also happens when I shut off the second monitor (desktop items and app windows get shuffled to the main monitor).

    The other issue is that on startup, it may just be slow to recognize one of them, and the above screen-swapping issues happen anyway, followed seconds later by the screen once again being recognized.

    Has anybody else faced this issue? Is there something that can be done? This shouldn't be happening, right?
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009

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