hey i just got another monitor so i can speed up my chit a bit. my question is how do i hook it up? what do i need? i was told by people at best buy that i need to hook up a network or both monitors will just show the same things on the screen i don't think that is correct?? someone else told me that all i need is a new video card?? HELP ME PLEASE!!
yeah, you just right click the desktop and go into the screen properties. you should see two screens instead of one, you can then chose what position each screen is relative to where you physically have them.
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I hate to contradict Dardadog, especially after all I've learned from his posts, but I service PC's for a living....thousands. In my experience, NVIDIA cards have a shorter lifespan, about a year. That's why I recommend ATI cards. Sorry Dog...
LOL glassman.....I prefer to keep them out of systems.....but keeping the cat hair, dust and dirt out of the entire system, certainly helps...LOL.....
on a side note....serviced a client 3 years ago who had 25+ Micron PC's with NVIDIA cards in them....almost to the day, all the cards fried after 1 year of ownership....LOL....I cringe today when I service a PC with an NVIDIA card.
quote:Originally posted by Marty: I hate to contradict Dardadog, especially after all I've learned from his posts, but I service PC's for a living....thousands. In my experience, NVIDIA cards have a shorter lifespan, about a year. That's why I recommend ATI cards. Sorry Dog...
Thanks for the heads up. Had mine for about a year now. I'll watch for trouble.
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quote:Originally posted by Marty: Ahhhh....a can of canned air can do WONDERS for a PC, TV, DVD player PS2, etc..AND, can extend the life of the product...a great method of general maintenance Have fun!
I agree with Marty, and I build computers from scratch as well. Radeon 9600-9700+.. somewhere in there.. the newer models are designed to handle 2 flat panel monitors.. older models you'll need an adapter. And newer models come wit Hydravision software which sets up dual/triple monitors beautifully, with lots of options. My experience is Nvidia's, especially with lots of use and running hot, kick it after 12-18 months. ~BB
quote:Originally posted by Marty: The ATI Radeon's are my favorite $120+. Support flat panel, CRT's and TV....check 'em out. They expand the display across two monitors. http://www.ati.com/
i'm runnin 4 and i could get six if i had more space on my desk....
the coolers on the cards make it tight, but i could add another invidia GE force FX 5200 PCI... and i have a 5200 AGP too.....i can set the screen resoltion different on each monitor with the invidia software....overlapping desktops with different resolution does some odd things once in awhile, but i have been running this setup for only 6 months so......
my living room looks like the control room on the Starship Enterprise...make it so, number one.....LOL
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i was looking at a new tower that has EXTRA cooling power and thermometer....but this one isn't old enough to start taking that far down yet....
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i was really looking forward to having a dogpound... he and i trade very differently, but his insights helped me avoid a lot of serious problems as i moved from "investor" to trader.... i am especially interested in how to use excel spreadsheets to track MORE of the pennies... i am maxed out in terms of what i can manage without spreadsheet data.... i run screeners every day after hours looking for subtle volume "irregularities" but i end up with tooooo much data to manage effectively..