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Windows 7: 3 screens but in an order

08 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
3 screens but in an order

Hi, would like to add a 3rd monitor to my PC, I understand I need a Graphics card that can support 3 monitors, I think this is ports AGP DMI HDMI if the initials are wrong I am sorry, anyhoo I then have 3 ports to plug into, the question is..
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I have 2 Hanns G 23" monitors and a HP 24", I would like the HP to be the centre one, in which I do most of my work, the other 2 which I hope can be left and right of centre, going with the graphics card at the moment, I have screen (1) and screen (2) it was simple setup, but I have to push my mouse to the right to get into my 2nd screen thats sits on my left, ok I could place this screen on my right, it's not the point, when I get the 3rd screen will I have the flexibility to make the centre screen i.e the one that will hold my icons etc number 1 screen, then in a perfect world push the mouse to the right and I am in the RH screen, or push the mouse to the left (from centre screen) and I am in the LH screen

I think this might tax the best of you all, a huge thanx in advance for your time.
Kind Regards
Gary

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08 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The Short of it...Yes you can. With an ATI GPU, now AMD, you can do exactly that. Have a look at these videos. There is one video that shows how to set up 3 monitors and in various orders with in the control panel of the GPU.

Eyefinity Videos
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08 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just right-click on your Desktop, go to Screen Resolution, and in there you can setup and rearrange your monitors as you please (drag and drop).
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09 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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I understand I need a Graphics card that can support 3 monitors
Not true. You can use two or more cards. Or one card and on-board (not recommended because of shared RAM). Note that many cards with 3 ports only support two ports at a time. You need to check your owner's manual.
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09 Aug 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gazz777 View Post
Hi, would like to add a 3rd monitor to my PC, I understand I need a Graphics card that can support 3 monitors, I think this is ports AGP DMI HDMI if the initials are wrong I am sorry, anyhoo I then have 3 ports to plug into, the question is..
AGP = Accelerated Graphics Port (that's an older type of slot connection for video cards, not a monitor connection)

DMI = DVI? (Your HP has one DVI-I, your Hans none)

As mentioned above, only AMD can do three monitors from a single card, but it is not necessary to go with AMD to do this.




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i.e the one that will hold my icons etc number 1 screen, then in a perfect world push the mouse to the right and I am in the RH screen, or push the mouse to the left (from centre screen) and I am in the LH screen
That's how it works
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