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Old 08-08-2001, 12:18 PM
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By Amanda K Jones on Thursday, August 02, 2001 - 07:50 pm:

OK, here I am again--this time I have a question about setting up a second monitor. My question is basically this: Does anyone know how???

Katrin Eismann advises this in her book and even goes so far to include a picture of how it all should look but doesn't give any hints on how to accomplish this minor miracle.

Luckily I have a husband who not only is a network engineer but also has a storage room in our house filled with old computer parts (including monitors). He said he'd set up a second monitor for me if I figured out how it was done (ain't he a big help?).

Anyway, any hints? And is all this worth the trouble?


P.S. If I don't get out of this forum soon I'm not going to get any work done tonight!!

By Doug Nelson on Thursday, August 02, 2001 - 09:35 pm:

Mac or PC?

On a PC, best bet is simply to buy one of the "twin head" cards from Matrox. They're inexpensive, optimized for apps like Photoshop, and their only downside is sub-optimal game-playing specs (still rock with games, but not up in the major tweakhead standings).

Since they're inexpensive, get the biggest, baddest, most RAM one you can afford.

By Ricardo Villarreal on Friday, August 03, 2001 - 10:17 am:

The best way I've found to add multiple monitors (aside from that mentioned above) is that you need to have win98 or better, and multiple identical cards installed. (two matrox, two ati, etc)

I highly suggest the Matrox G400 Duel Head. I currently don't have the Street price off the top of my head, but for what you want to do it's amoung the best.

By Amanda K. Jones on Friday, August 03, 2001 - 10:43 am:

I am working on PC--Windows ME. I think the information you fellas provided should be enough to get us started. Thanks much.


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