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Windows 7: Multiple monitors

11 Jan 2010   #1
MO Will

Windows 7 Premium
 
 
Multiple monitors

Hi all

First post ever to a computer forum

I have a new computer and I am planning to output to on or more of three monitors including a 42 inch TV

I have an ATI 5770 GPU

The output will be identical on the different displays

Stupid question - does the output to multiple monitors slow the performance? If so it there a way to activate only the monitor or monitors that I will be using?

Thanks

Will


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums! You made the right decision posting here.

If you have a compatible video card, you will have no trouble using dual monitors. Performance impact will be slight, unnoticeable unless you are trying to game that way.

Yes, you can disable any monitors you do not use. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen Resolution. YOu can go from there.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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11 Jan 2010   #3
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

the good news is with your graphic card you should be able to support all 3 at once and unless your doing some heavy gaming or something really graphics intensive you will hardly notice the impact on performance. your card also supports ati's eyefinity feature which is nice with multiple high res monitors. you may want to try ultramon or other utilities that will make the setup more useful. "throwing" a window onto a monitor actually feels more productive than just dragging it.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MO Will View Post
Hi all

First post ever to a computer forum

I have a new computer and I am planning to output to on or more of three monitors including a 42 inch TV

I have an ATI 5770 GPU

The output will be identical on the different displays

Stupid question - does the output to multiple monitors slow the performance? If so it there a way to activate only the monitor or monitors that I will be using?

Thanks

Will
hi there..... dual monitors shouldn't affect performance at all, they run in the 2D environment & wont affect 3D gaming or media playback.....

in order to run both monitors as one desktop (if that's what your saying you want to achieve)...

right click the desktop & select ''screen resolution''

then select one of the 2 monitors listed & in the drop down box select...''extend these desktops''

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