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Two monitor setup
02-10-2012, 08:36 PM,
#1
Two monitor setup
Is it possible to use two monitors on one video card, each plugged into one of the DVI ports, and have them each at different resolutions? I have an older monitor that won't do 1920x1080, so I'd like to keep the newer one at 1920x1080 and have the second run around 1620x.... (not sure the exact number)

Also, how would I set it up to allow the main monitor to play full screen games, and somehow move the mouse to the second monitor to browse the web or play videos?
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02-10-2012, 09:07 PM,
#2
RE: Two monitor setup
(02-10-2012, 08:36 PM)Kenat Wrote: Is it possible to use two monitors on one video card, each plugged into one of the DVI ports, and have them each at different resolutions? I have an older monitor that won't do 1920x1080, so I'd like to keep the newer one at 1920x1080 and have the second run around 1620x.... (not sure the exact number)

Also, how would I set it up to allow the main monitor to play full screen games, and somehow move the mouse to the second monitor to browse the web or play videos?
I probably don't think you can run different resolutions.
And..Windows functions as one, so you would need to play on two monitors at once, and then Alt -Tab out. Also, don't plan on playing fps games with two monitors. The bezel blocks out the scope or iron sight. You could use 2 or even 3 displays if you have a empty hdmi port. Check out the new mainstream gaming 3.3 for good monitors.
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02-11-2012, 10:04 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-11-2012, 10:06 AM by ichigeki.)
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RE: Two monitor setup
I believe you actually can setup two monitors with 2 different resolutions. That goes as far as extending the desktop and not cloning it. In cloning, you must use the same resolution. After setting it up in Catalyst or Nvidia control panel, windows 7 should automatically make it possible to make your mouse move over. It acts exactly like one desktop with a huge resolution.

Edit: Not a great example but, it can be done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeiIPYBBM...re=related
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02-11-2012, 11:09 AM,
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RE: Two monitor setup
(02-11-2012, 10:04 AM)ichigeki Wrote: I believe you actually can setup two monitors with 2 different resolutions. That goes as far as extending the desktop and not cloning it. In cloning, you must use the same resolution. After setting it up in Catalyst or Nvidia control panel, windows 7 should automatically make it possible to make your mouse move over. It acts exactly like one desktop with a huge resolution.

Edit: Not a great example but, it can be done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeiIPYBBM...re=related

But I still could not have a full screen game on just one screen and say play a movie on the other, right?
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02-11-2012, 03:46 PM,
#5
RE: Two monitor setup
Sure you could, it would probably be easier to use a game in a window and stretch that window to match the size of your monitor.
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02-11-2012, 06:13 PM,
#6
RE: Two monitor setup
Ok great, thank you!
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02-12-2012, 02:04 PM,
#7
RE: Two monitor setup
Will it be better to go with 2 DVI cables, or one DVI and one HDMI in this setup?
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02-12-2012, 02:51 PM,
#8
RE: Two monitor setup
I prefer DVI cables over HDMI when connecting to computer ports. Less confusion in the audio control panel. However, do which ever you have without buying anything new.
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02-12-2012, 03:59 PM,
#9
RE: Two monitor setup
What ichigeki said. From a picture quality point of view, either one is just as good as the other.
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02-13-2012, 01:06 PM,
#10
RE: Two monitor setup
Ok, thanks guys
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