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Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:09 am

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


 
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:11 am

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

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:11 am

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.
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:25 am

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?

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:31 am

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


LOL!  Nuts

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

Cheers!

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:34 am

What graphics card you got Chad?

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:51 am

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

Anyhow, My card is a NVidia Geforce 5200fx

 
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:03 am

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.

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:37 am

Right then here ya go:


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


Hope that helps!

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:44 am

Thanks Rez, Im off to Fry's now!

 
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:51 am

It's fab for FS

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:41 am

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.
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:49 am

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




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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:03 pm

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!

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:29 pm

"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.
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:17 pm

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
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:32 pm

 
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:50 pm

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

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:21 pm

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

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:35 pm

John,

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

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:00 pm

Hey Rez,

Wow!!! Thanks for the link!!!

Much appreciated!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:39 am

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.

 
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:19 am

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!
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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:40 am

Its called HOMEMADE.

LOL.

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RE: Who Uses Two Monitors On One PC?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:42 am

http://www.extremecase.com/

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

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