Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?  
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

I was thinking about doing this, I have two 17 inch monitors. Does this help with photography stuff? What are the pros to having this set up?

My graphics card does support a two monitor setup, do I need an adapter of some sort?

Thanks in advance.

Chad




24 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

I think 1 monitor is enough for me  Wink/being sarcastic

And I don't think a wallpaper stretched over both of the screens would look good  Insane

regards, Florian


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Well, when you use Photoshop, you can put all the toolbars on one monitor, and keep an unobstructed image on the other. That's one handy possibility.
Cons: You need a big desk!  Smile


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

I have a big enough desk. Thank God for having a handyman father that just enjoys putting this stuff together, he gave it to me because they had no room for it, lol.

Anyhow, what adapter do I need to hook two monitors to my pc?

[Edited 2004-04-08 21:25:33]

User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

...or a very crowded one!  Wink/being sarcastic


LOL!  Nuts

....And if you look carefully you'll see this thread!

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-04-08 21:31:42]


Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

What graphics card you got Chad?

Rez



Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Holy fishooks, I thought my desk was a mess now!

Anyhow, My card is a NVidia Geforce 5200fx



User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Yep.... a total and utter mess!!! Big grin But I love it!

Hehehehe! Guess what I'll be doing this weekend!

Right then, GeForce FX5200. Well, as long as the graphics card has two output sockets (one may be DVI) then all you need is a second monitor cable (may be attached to the monitor) and if the second output is a DVI then you need a DVI to 15pin D-Sub adaptor.

I'll have a dig around and see if I have one to photograph for you so you know what it looks like.

Rez
 Big thumbs up



Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Right then here ya go:


and suitably chastised I've had a quick tidy up on my desk!


Hope that helps!

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Thanks Rez, Im off to Fry's now!



User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

It's fab for FS

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

I have two also, I think using the same Nvidia Card. Works great. Whoever said having a stretched out wallpaper is wrong. I have 2 separate ones.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Whoever said having a stretched out wallpaper is wrong. I have 2 separate ones.




 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2922 times:

I use a pair as well. I have the Ti 4400 8x 256mb, and my primary display is a Samsung SyncMaster 955DF (19"), and my secondary is my old HP 17". Both are CRT.

It is definately great with Flight Sim (especially with my new TrackIR!!!), but the difference in sizes can be a bit distracting. I'll probably try to get another Samsung 19" in the near future.

One thing that does bother me is the centerline of the runway being right down the gutter when you're using two monitors. Anyone out there know how to hook up a THIRD monitor?

Thanks!

DREW



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2917 times:

"Anyone out there know how to hook up a THIRD monitor?"

I have one PCI card that handles 2 monitors (VGA), and a AGP card that has a DVI and a VGA connection. So realistically I can handle 4 monitors, with 2 cards.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2909 times:

At work, our traders have a system with 4 17" LCD screeners attached... really fun to scroll the mouse pointer from one end to the other.. hahah...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


NO URLS in signature
User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Chad,

How about this?  Smile

http://www.go-l.com/monitors/grand_canyon/features/index.htm


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Mmmmmm... Nice!  Big thumbs up When I wil the lottery that WILL be high on my shopping list!

With regard to using multiple monitors for flight sim, it's worth noting that only the main window will carry accelerated 3D graphics. In order to get the full immersion of multiple monitors and full 3D acceleration in them all you need more than one computer networked together and synchronised with software like WIDE FS (or something like that!) I did have apicture of an 11 screen setup one guy had put together... as soon as I find it I'll post it or a link.

In the meantime for more info on Multiple monitors there's here and for a gallery of images describing different multi-moniotr setups theres here

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlineBDLGUY From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 194 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

I really like the photos of Maiznblu_757 and Manzoori's awesome home office. Why don't we post your photo of your home office on this forum. I am very interested in home office. Thanks a lot!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

When I have a chance..I will post my photo of my home office on this forum.  Smile

For Maiznblu_757...I saw your photo of your cool computer on the left side of the desk. What's the name of the computer? I am curious!  Laugh out loud

Cheers!
John/BDL





John A. Perrotta (KBDL/BDL) - Canon 300D/400D & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

John,

Ben Pritchard did just that but the thread got moved to Non-Av. Here's the link

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlineBDLGUY From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 194 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Hey Rez,

Wow!!! Thanks for the link!!!

Much appreciated!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
John/BDL



John A. Perrotta (KBDL/BDL) - Canon 300D/400D & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Hey JP,
Thanks for the compliments. I would like to buy two flatscreen monitors like AndrewUber has. I think Ill have to wait until the end of the year though.

As far as "The computer on the left side of the desk", are you talking about the paper shredder (actually on the right side of the desk, but, left as you are looking at it), or the blue refrigerator on my shelf? I also have a PS2 and a Gamecube on the left side of the desk.

That little thing with the screen on the desk is my 40 GB X-drive Pro MP3 Player, media storage hard drive.



User currently offlineBDLGUY From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 194 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Maiznblu_757,

I mean I am talking about that 70's blue flower (Daisy?) on your silver computer. So, I would like to know the name of your computer. Dell? or HP? I've seen it somewhere on the internet.

Thanks!
John/BDL



John A. Perrotta (KBDL/BDL) - Canon 300D/400D & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Its called HOMEMADE.

LOL.

 Big grin



User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

http://www.extremecase.com/

Search computer cases on the web, you will see a bunch of different styles.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LO&JL Or LO&NH On One Photo? posted Fri Apr 21 2006 00:10:58 by Ariis
Help/criticism Required On One Of My First Uploads posted Fri Apr 14 2006 01:47:24 by Aviamil
Delta Uses Virgin Picture On Website.. Error? posted Fri Mar 11 2005 19:53:55 by AdamWright
Who Uses RAW Format From Their Camera? posted Thu Jul 29 2004 14:27:51 by Cficraigapa
Monitors Every One Is Using posted Tue Jul 20 2004 22:07:11 by Paulinbna
Who Uses The EOS Digital Rebel (300D) posted Sat Nov 8 2003 10:42:31 by Maiznblu_757
Who Was At JFK On Saturday? posted Sun Jun 9 2002 02:10:29 by AA 777
One More Time On Air To Air. posted Thu Oct 19 2006 18:05:37 by Fiveholer
Show Me The Advantage Of PhotoShop On This One! posted Tue Aug 22 2006 21:10:40 by Lufthansi
Which Of The Two Is The Safer One? posted Mon Aug 7 2006 20:53:36 by Frippe