2 monitors ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by banter, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. banter

    banter Guest

    I have my standard monitor pluged into my computer and it works great,
    But i also have another which i would like to use aswell.
    I have 2 graphics card (geforce 2 and voodoo 3).
    If i plug my spare graphics card into my computer and my other omnitor into that will windows xp pro detect it and thats that,
    or do i have to do somethiung else ?

    If i do put them both on and i want to play a game does it stretch across the 2 screens because i don't wnat that !

    Can anyone help me out ?
  2. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    yes, once the drivers are installed for the second video card, it will auto detect. This is how it works:

    goto your display properties, the settings, you will now see 2 screens in the window. there will be alittle tick box that you will need to check before the monitor will actually work. I forget exactly what it says, but it is something to the affect of "stretch desktop".

    Once both monitors are up, the task bar will only be on the primary screen. A window is a window, full size only takes up one monitor, just as it does now. The benefit is that you can have 2 windows full size and be looking at both.

    The mouse will span across both monitors (very neat feature).

    Hope this helps!