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I need a normal size desktop on each moniter without stretching

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December 11, 2010 7:41:43 PM

How's it going? I was wondering if anybody has any advice on the following. I have a GTX 460 and a 9600GT currently installed in my rig. I have 1 moniter connected to each one. I want to display the desktop on each moniter without stretching. Basically I want the desktop to look normal on 2 different moniters. The only options I get from right clicking the desktop/screen resolution are: stretch, show desktop only on #1, and show desktop only on #2. What I need is a fourth option that says " show desktop on 1 and 2 without stretching. Basically I want 2 desktops doing the same thing at different resolutions with each dispaly resolution totally independant from each other. They are two tatally different types of moniters. I am currently running V8.17.12.6099 drivers for both cards.
If anyone has any advice it would be grealy appreciated. Thanks
December 11, 2010 9:19:38 PM

I would need more info, like Your operating system, the size in inches of your screen, your screen is 5:4 or 16:9 etc...
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December 11, 2010 9:50:57 PM

bloc97 said:
I would need more info, like Your operating system, the size in inches of your screen, your screen is 5:4 or 16:9 etc...


My main disply is 16:9 @ 1080p. My 2nd display is 4:3@ 720x480. Standard tv. I'm running Win7 32bit. Thanks
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December 11, 2010 9:55:28 PM

bloc97 said:
I would need more info, like Your operating system, the size in inches of your screen, your screen is 5:4 or 16:9 etc...


I am using the 9600gt s-video out (tv out) for the 4:3 @ 720x480 moniter. Or tv actually. this is moniter #2
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December 12, 2010 1:37:12 PM

I have tried dual unequal monitors before. I also found it to be unsatisfactory. The resolutions are different, and the colors may be hard to match. Dragging a window from one to the other will leave parts hidden.

To use your current system the best, set up one to hold something static, like e-mail, or a performance monitor. Do your work on the other.

If you have the desktop room, duplicate your 1080P monitor and run with three. Your two graphics cards will support that.
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December 15, 2010 8:27:59 PM

An 4:3 and an 16:9 isn't compatible if you are using an VGA Duplicator, but if your GCard Have 2 Output, it should have the options in graphics settings "configure two monitors differently" and not "Duplicate Desktop on two Screens"
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