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Dual Monitors

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Have been playing with laptop while main pc was down and connected it up to main monitor so it had dual monitors.

Liked it so much I now want a dual monitor setup on my main pc with 2 22" monitors, what is the cheapest half way decent monitors about, I have seen them on ebuyer for about £140 each. Anyone seen any good offers on for at the moment, not too fussed on brand as long as they good picture

Thanks for any advice

Nath
 
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what size monitor do you have right now? It could be cheaper for you to get two LCD tellys and use them, one one telly and your current monitor.
 

Satz

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Mate, i've had dual monitor set up for a time now, i can't go back i fuckin love it, it is the shit. Ebuyer had some HP monitors on offer for a while i got 2 20" they are so sweet with the glossy black finish
 

wonko

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dual monitors - dont go there - it's addictive, first it's 2 monitors, then another would be handy , and then another and before you know it you have more displays than comet and canty find the damn mouse pointer lol

(currently got 5 displays hooked up to my pc - 3*19" monitors, 1*32" samsung lcd tv and a 42" plasma which is shared with my htpc - htpc dvi input, this sytem vga input - but could to with one of these really
http://www.quadvision.co.uk/Products/visiontree/visiontree_vt8.htm lol)
 

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what graphics cards are you using, i was thinking of getting more, but thought it might have a effect on my pc, also do you think its possible to use multiple pci cards

dual monitors - dont go there - it's addictive, first it's 2 monitors, then another would be handy , and then another and before you know it you have more displays than comet and canty find the damn mouse pointer lol

(currently got 5 displays hooked up to my pc - 3*19" monitors, 1*32" samsung lcd tv and a 42" plasma which is shared with my htpc - htpc dvi input, this sytem vga input - but could to with one of these really
http://www.quadvision.co.uk/Products/visiontree/visiontree_vt8.htm lol)
 

wonko

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2 pci-e asus 6600gt's silents (system was spec'd to be multimonitor a LONG time ago lol) and an old pci geoforce 2mx (lol)

currently running forceware 93.71 as last time I checked more recent versions of the drivers had issues with retaining portrait settings and resolutions on startup.

running a multimonitor setup has a significant impact on graphics performance - fortunately I dont play games etc lol

whilst I havent tried it I cant see any inherent reason why you cant use multiple pci graphics card - I would however suggest that in order to minimise problems you might want to consider making all the cards if not the same type then able to use the same drivers - which is why I have an all nvidia solution - I know that nvidia and matrox drivers (for instance) have 'issues' and 'undocumented features' when used together lol

edit - btw - told u it was addictive - u got 2 but considering adding more lol