HELP needed: Setting 2 monitors on one pc.


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

can anyone help? thanks in advance. :thumbsup:
 

user111

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

Tree

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

fengwei

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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 :D

Cheers!
 

willyfoo

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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. :)
 

DTan

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

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