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Thread: Dual Monitors on TI4200




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    If I add a second monitor to my ti4200, will I be able to independently set each monitors resolution, or will I be confined to the max res of the ****tier monitor? I was just planning on buying a cheap 25 dollar 2nd monitor so I can surf the net or whatever while playing a game. So is it possible to keep my main monitor set at something like 1280x1024 while the 2nd monitor is at 1024x768?

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    You'll be able to set each monitor independantly.

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    but wiggo correct me if i am wrong but everything i have read has stated that the dual monitor setup will only allow you to run two applications to "spread out your desktop". I dont think that he will be able to surf the net and play a game at the same time. the card wont be able to understand what commands are for what ie. game or browser.
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    Never actually tried to play a game and surf the net at the same time ... not talented enough to even attempt that. I can, however, surf the net on my monitor and watch a DVD on the T.V. screen but the DVD picture does stutter when I switch web pages.
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    A lot will depend on the game but ya can only have one active window at a time to control anyway while the other just does its thing in the background.

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    Adobe Photoshop open on one with the tool boxes open on the other... Sounds like a dream to me!!

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    I luv my dual monitor setups (4 to date) as I can get things done a lot quicker and absorb more info at once. Below is the screeny I just took reduced 50%. ;)

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    Please excuse my ignorance, as I have never used a dual monitor before, but planning to buy one.

    I have a question about active applications/windows you were talking about. My plan is play games on one monitor, and have ICQ/messenger on my other monitor. Will I still get active/live messages come through while playing games? I know I won’t be able to reply to messages while I am playing the game. If someone could help me with this question, that will be great.


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    Will I still get active/live messages come through while playing games? I know I won’t be able to reply to messages while I am playing the game. If someone could help me with this question, that will be great.
    Yes, I have my webcams up on one screen, along with the messages. Playing games, working in Photoshop, whatever, works well. Real Player seems to have trouble only showing the video on the main screen tho, goes black but keeps playing if you slide it to the other monitor.

    G Smith Adobe Photoshop open on one with the tool boxes open on the other... Sounds like a dream to me!!
    It is SWEET!!! I also have 3DMax, with the 4-viewports maximized on the main screen for more working space. With the tools open on the 2nd. and there's no scrolling in the tools cause you can extend them to multiple bars. Hightly, HIGHLY recommend 2 monitors if you do alot of PS or 3D.
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    Oh yeah... like Wiggo's example. PrtScrn captures both screens as one file... very nice!
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