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    Default HELP needed: Setting 2 monitors on one pc.

    any kind techie who can teach me on setting up dual monitors for a pc running win2000?
    wanna have bigger viewing space while working on digital photos.

    can anyone help? thanks in advance.

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    forgot already..but recall that it has something to do with graphics card settings.

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    Default Display Props

    WinXP > Desktop > Right-Click > Properties > Settings > Display > Option 2. HTH.

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    You need a graphic card that supports dual monitor, or those old main board which can take old video card (which can plug into a shorter video slot on the old main board) that allows you to use two video cards on same board. The first option is much more convenient.

    I got a Dell in my office which has two LCD monitors connected. Quite convenient, especially for programming and web surfing

    Cheers!

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    Most notebook nowadays will allow you to connect another secondary monitor to extend your screen... I've used it for years and almost feel crippled without it..

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    Some cards like the Nvidia Quadro PCI-E Series that comes with certain Dell desktop models support a dual display directly. You will need a Y-connector cable that plugs into the card video-out port, and you then plug the two monitors to each end of the Y-connector. You then need to configure your Display Properties to utilise the two monitors.

    Additionally, it is also possible to added a PCI video card to an empty PCI-slot if you already have a video card in your PCI-E/PCI/AGP etc. port. That means two video cards to drive two monitors. Again, you need to configure your Display Properties to utilise the two cards/monitors.

    Or you could have a dual-monitor card like the Quadro, plus another additional PCI video card. This is my set-up.... 2 monitors on the Quadro plus 1 monitor on the additional PCI video card, giving me 3 monitors.

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    Default Today's ST paper

    Today's ST's Digital session has a page on this.

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    thanks guys! will check it out. hope to get one system like this up. should be fun.

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    Here is a snap shot of my desktop (w/dual Dell LCD monitors)


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    why the need for 2 monitors? can enlighten?
    and how to use the mouse/keyboard?

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    This is all you need to do:


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