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Windows 7: How many people own more than one monitor?

24 Jun 2011   #21
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I always switch to single display for playing games. I put two shortcuts on my taskbar so I can do it with one mouse click. Display Switch Shortcut - Create
One for single (computer only), and one for dual (extend).


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25 Jun 2011   #22
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

So I've got the monitors set up. They look very stylish and modern looking. Even have these LEDs on the bezel.

Now am I to understand that if I want to run these in resolutions past 1080p that I would need another graphics card? Even though I don't plan on setting up a triple monitor display?

As for the power usage, I know there's power supply calculators. However I'm not sure whether if I could find out how much power my system is using through the use of a program. I probably don't need another GTX 570, probably could scrounge my old 8800 GTS which does 1080p or more, I think.
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25 Jun 2011   #23
gazz9496

 
 

using 2 here, for games like supreme commander the second monitor acts is used for overview mapping which just increases the imerrsion.

for work it massivly increases productivity and is an absolute must for anyone doing multitasking or using multiple apps side by side.

for most games dual monitor is fine as long as you don't try to display it over both putting the centre picture in the middle is horrible, 3 screens using eyefinity is amazing for that though.
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25 Jun 2011   #24
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I own 4 LCD's and have 3 hooked to my PC.
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25 Jun 2011   #25
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I always switch to single display for playing games. I put two shortcuts on my taskbar so I can do it with one mouse click. Display Switch Shortcut - Create
One for single (computer only), and one for dual (extend).
Why do you do that for? When you are running Dual Extended, game will automatically run only on the Primary screen (unless you play Supreme commander).
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25 Jun 2011   #26
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Like wise I just moved from one 26" 720p LCD TV/Monitor to dual 23" LED. Productivity was a main concern but power consumption also played a big part as these are on for the better part of 18 hrs./day. The link here shows what can be done to enhance the gaming experience. I especially dig the system shown with all 5 in portrait, massive gaming advantages.
https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/tech...tiy-technology
Here's my original single 26" LDC setup and it didn't suck but so much real estate wasted with the built in speakers which greatly sucked!
How many people own more than one monitor?-hpim0931.jpg
Now with the addition of the two 23" LED's and a new laptop riser I'm the model of productivity...at least in my own mind ! lol

How many people own more than one monitor?-hpim1301.jpg


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25 Jun 2011   #27
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I always switch to single display for playing games. I put two shortcuts on my taskbar so I can do it with one mouse click. Display Switch Shortcut - Create
One for single (computer only), and one for dual (extend).
Why do you do that for? When you are running Dual Extended, game will automatically run only on the Primary screen (unless you play Supreme commander).
I like having my video card devoted to only playing the game. The second monitor is turned off anyway, and with the shortcuts its just a mouse click to switch back and forth. Its just something I like to do when playing games. Everybody has their way of doing things.
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25 Jun 2011   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Some people seem to use monitors in lieu of wallpaper. That would confuse the hell out of me. Besides the fact that I have no space to put a second monitor, I am quite happy with one 22".
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25 Jun 2011   #29
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Nice setup innemeyerhere. I don't think I could do it though. I have enough trouble keeping up with my 24".
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25 Jun 2011   #30
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I always switch to single display for playing games. I put two shortcuts on my taskbar so I can do it with one mouse click. Display Switch Shortcut - Create
One for single (computer only), and one for dual (extend).
Why do you do that for? When you are running Dual Extended, game will automatically run only on the Primary screen (unless you play Supreme commander).
I like having my video card devoted to only playing the game. The second monitor is turned off anyway, and with the shortcuts its just a mouse click to switch back and forth. Its just something I like to do when playing games. Everybody has their way of doing things.
Ya, I have my CPU usage and temp monitor as well as network monitor on the right screen that I glance at when I game.
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