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By Bowsh ·
I've heard talk about using two monitors with one PC. Besides needing two video cards and two monitors, how would I go about setting this up on my PC?? Thanks

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by ex-t-c In reply to 2 Montitors, 1 PC

First I'd make sure you got windows98SE installed. If you have an AGP slot, make sure your primary video card is in that slot. Your second will be a PCI video card. If you don't have an AGP slot, you're gonna have to use a pair of PCI video cards. Put in the cards, plug in both monitors, boot the computer. Your primary video card will display your normal view, but the other screen will just let you know there is a second video card initalized. Right click your desktop and go to properties. Whenthe properties box pops up, go to the settings tab. There will be a picture of two monitors. Simply click the second monitor and you will be prompt to activate it. Choose yes and you're on your way. Install the correct drivers for the second card and reboot.

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by kaigb In reply to 2 Montitors, 1 PC

To install additional monitors

Turn off your computer.
Insert your additional Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) or Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video adapter into an available slot.
Plug your additional monitor into the card.
Turn on your computer. Windows 2000/98 will detect the new video adapter and install the appropriate drivers. Intervention may be required.
Open Display in Control Panel.
On the Settings tab, click the monitor icon that represents the monitor you want to use in addition to your primary monitor.
Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box, and then click Apply or OK.

Notes

To open a Control Panel item, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the appropriate icon.
Selecting the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box allows you to drag items across your screen onto alternate monitors. Or, you can resize a window to stretch it across more than one monitor.

To usethe multiple monitor support feature, you need a PCI or AGP video adapter for each monitor. If you have an onboard video adapter (one that is not a plug-in card but is part of the motherboard) that you want to use as part of a multiple-monitor configuration, it must be set as VGA.

The operating system always needs a VGA device. The computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) detects the VGA device based on slot order, unless the BIOS offers an option for choosing which device is to be treated as the VGA device.

The monitor that is designated as the primary monitor will display the logon dialog box when you start your computer. In addition, most programs will display windows on the primary monitor when you initially open them.

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