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Setting up dual monitors for gaming

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March 7, 2010 6:15:53 PM

hi guys,
i need some help sertting up multiple monitors for gaming. my pc is powerfull enough and all but when i go into nvidia control panel, i get the option to extend display onto the 2nd monitor. i do this and everything works fine, but when i play a game, the game shows up on just one screen while the other screen is left at the desktop. do you need to configure in game settings or what?
thanks
March 7, 2010 11:35:18 PM

This was actually possible for dual monitor on Nvidia cards, and I actually used it.
The problem is that it is only on the old(really old) drivers.
You can play in a single span, but only if you do not mind using older drivers.

This may not actually be supported on windows vista/7 or on newer cards (8xxx,9xxx,2xx)

I have gotten it to work on a 7 series card though.
March 13, 2010 1:36:06 AM

BTW
You can run some games like supreme Commander and others in a window mode then resize the window to span 2 or more lcd's.
I use a couple engtx 260 nvidia cards and depending on the software it works very well and adds a big cool factor pushing 3x 25" lcd's.
:) .
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