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Dual Monitors? Single Vs. Dual Monitors
Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:44 AM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:55 AM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:22 PM
Now my question is: what about those dialog boxes that are displayed right in the middle - do they split up and (lol) show one half each on each of the monitors ?? Or you can customize them somehow to pop up as whole on either screen... ??
Posted 10 February 2005 - 08:41 PM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 11:41 AM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 02:10 PM
about the lag... it would only be normal if there was one. videocard would have to make more calculations for the splitting & stuff, + a double resolution.
but if you have an ati card, you can easily shut one screen down temporary for playing games and then switch it back on when doing graphic stuff.
but the modern cards can handle dual screen. just try it out.
Posted 12 February 2005 - 10:57 AM
well, there wouldn't be missing parts if that's what you mean. if you move your mouse, the moment you go out of one screen, you're on the other. there isn't a gap between them.
I don't mean a gap, I meant... The screens would be seperated by the space that isn't the display around the monitor. Doesn't every monitor have that?
Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:38 PM
Just bought a new ati radeon x700 pro and was wondering if I should run dual monitors on it. I want to be able to play games like half life 2 and doom on it, but I hear from other people that it can make the gameplay slower and laggier. I don't know if it's true or not and that's why I need your help. It's a toss-up because I do a lot of editing and the dual-monitor configuration would be really nice, but I also like to game. Please help me!
i'm using a dual monitor configuration on my G4 powerbook, using my old 15" CRT at 1240ish in res. I don't know of it's an option or setting on windows based os'es but i can switch back to single display to play games, so that only one monitor is being used, and so, can use all the GPU power
Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:53 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:08 PM
I use dual monitors--wish I had Quadruple monitors, lol. What a huge time saver! It is so convenient when creating my webpages. I just click 'save' on my text editor on one monitor and refresh my browser in the other monitor and almost instantly see the modified webpage, thereby eliminating switching back & forth between windows on one monitor. Also great for many other apps.
Why would you use Dual Monitors? Wouldn't that stretch the whole screen horizontally? Why not Quardruple Monitors? And also, wouldn't the side of both screens where there is no display, but only the plastic protection, make a gap in the abutting monitors?
With my ATI Hydravision, I can have active windows stretch across both monitors I wanted to or only one. Here's a couple of links for more multi-monitor information:
Dual Monitor Setup Saves Time
Posted 10 March 2005 - 04:50 AM
it can be good for games but might slow the game down because it will require more processing
it can also be good for other applications where you need to keep track of a lot of things
Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:15 PM
Or how does it work? becouse if it splits half and half, then I say it's a baaaaaaad idea, maybe unless both monitors are extremly close.
Posted 19 March 2005 - 08:32 PM
Dual monitors can be good for gameplay as you have a truly panoramic experience. I dont know about the lagging to which you referred. When using an editing program like Adobe Premiere, dual monitors becomes extremely advantageous because you can spread all the palletes and windows out. The X700 pro supports overlay so video editing on dual monitors should be fine. Also, since the computer only sees one "widescreen" video card most the dialog boxes will pop up right in the middle with half being on each monitor.
nVidia has a feature to prevent that from happening.
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