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Windows 7: Dual monitors in games

21 Dec 2009   #1

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Dual monitors in games

Hello, i recently got a second 20" monitor. (both are samsung, 2 ms. very similar in specs).
and i noticed i can not use both of them in games. IE, the resolution in game wont go past 1680x 1050, which, by my understanding, is how u get it to span onto the second monitor. Any ideas? iv got an nVidia GTX260 running latest drivers. core i7 oced to 3.6.

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22 Dec 2009   #2

 
 

What you'd like to do can't be done natively in Seven with an nvidia card.

You would either need to use an ATI 5xxx series card with Eyefinity, A matrox Dualhead2go adapter, or play the games in a windowed mode that is stretched.
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22 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I was just about to write the same thing as smartey but he beat me to it. Here's a link to a thread on the nvidia forum about it

Span games over multiple monitors - NVIDIA Forums
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22 Dec 2009   #4

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

it doesn't always produce good results..
does the game you're playing have this option included..??
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22 Dec 2009   #5
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
What you'd like to do can't be done natively in Seven with an nvidia card.

You would either need to use an ATI 5xxx series card with Eyefinity, A matrox Dualhead2go adapter, or play the games in a windowed mode that is stretched.
Also helps if he game supports it, not many do. Good place to find out is here,

Essential Games List - WSGFWiki
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22 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

How convenient. i just asked for a 5850 for Christmas.

Thanks guys.
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