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Windows 7: Help setting up Dual monitor(Making both one)

07 Nov 2009   #1
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help setting up Dual monitor(Making both one)

Okay so i have two monitors, and an NVIDIA 8400GS i want to use both of them for my fullscreen games.. as in make them both look like one big monitor.. how can i do this??


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07 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Simple answer is that you can't.
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07 Nov 2009   #3
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay thats retarded why even have dual monitor support
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07 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoreyLowe View Post
Okay thats retarded why even have dual monitor support
Because computing doesn't revolve around games?

You need special hardware.
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07 Nov 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post

You need special hardware.
+1

Horizontal span was removed when WDDM 1.0 was introduced.

You either need a matrox dual/triplehead2go, or an ATI 58xx series with Eyefinity.
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08 Nov 2009   #6
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yet i know people with Nvidia 7 series cards with dual setups, there has to be software out there that can do this -.-
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08 Nov 2009   #7
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoreyLowe View Post
Yet i know people with Nvidia 7 series cards with dual setups, there has to be software out there that can do this -.-

It is possible to get a dual monitor setup, I have it in my setup. It works great, except with games.

Regards
UKMedia
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08 Nov 2009   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoreyLowe View Post
Okay so i have two monitors, and an NVIDIA 8400GS i want to use both of them for my fullscreen games.. as in make them both look like one big monitor.. how can i do this??
First why? Most games would look awful with the scene being split right down the middle. Second for most games even if you managed to get it to work, your 8400GS would likely at best would play it like a slideshow.

If you really want to try (a FPS would look real good with the crosshair split across two monitors) have a look here,

Essential Games List - WSGFWiki

and see if the game(s) even support running like that.
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08 Nov 2009   #9
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay no problem, But is there at least any way while playing a game i can utilize my other monitor and use whats showing on there without having to quit fullscreen to go to desktop?
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08 Nov 2009   #10
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Let's clarify here. Yes you can have a dual monitor setup on Win7. You can have 3, 4, or more. What you cannot do is use your dual monitor setup to SPAN your desktop without certain hardware.

SPAN=Using all of your monitors to create one huge desktop. This CANNOT be done in Win7 without special hardware, as mentioned above. You can a purchase newer ATI Raedon graphics card that supports "Eyefinity" or you can purchase a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go box.

EXTEND=You CAN extend your desktop to your other monitors in Win7 without special hardware, as long as your card has dual outputs or you have multiple cards. You can move windows to each desktop, but not maximize windows or play games in one HUGE resolution. In order to maximize your windows to across all monitors and even extend your taskbar across the monitors, you need to run third party software in the background as Win7 doesn't have native support.
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