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Old 09-03-04, 05:49 AM   #13
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so long as the card uses the built-in windows drivers (and preferably isn't an ATI card) it should work fine with your Geforce AGP card.

What card is the PCI card you have?
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Old 09-03-04, 10:49 AM   #14
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i don't know yet, i'll be seeing my friend this evening, i'll remember to give preference to a non - ati card ( if that is propper english )

i'll post back as soon as i know what kind of card it is
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hi I got the card, it's an S3 virge dx/gx, and everthing seems to be working fine, thank you all for the help

one last question; is it possible to stretch the wallpaper over the two screens ( now it's just twice the same wallpaper) alternatively to use a different wallpaper for eatch screen? i am running win2k

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Old 09-06-04, 09:53 PM   #16
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Two ways to do this:

1) the Nvidia Nview software may allow you to do this despite the other card not being Nvidia

2) Let's say your resolution on the monitors is 1024x768. Create a new image with 2048x768 resolution, and copy & paste the wallpapers you want, then save that image and use it as your background image tiled (not center). If you want to stretch one image for both monitors, just stretch it to 2048x768 resolution and once again tile (not center).
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Two ways to do this:

2) Let's say your resolution on the monitors is 1024x768. Create a new image with 2048x768 resolution, and copy & paste the wallpapers you want, then save that image and use it as your background image tiled (not center). If you want to stretch one image for both monitors, just stretch it to 2048x768 resolution and once again tile (not center).


this is what i did (and used to do with dual screen on my geforce2) but now with the two differnt cards it just gives the same wallpaper twice
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this is what i did (and used to do with dual screen on my geforce2) but now with the two differnt cards it just gives the same wallpaper twice
What I'm saying is Windows doesn't technically show two wallpapers at once but you can create the illusion of two wallpapers. If your resolution on each display is 1024x768 and you have 2 displays next to each other that extend the desktop, then technically your resolution is 2048x768. So you need to make one wallpaper that is 2048x768 resolution, and you can copy and paste two pictures that are 1024x768 to create the illusion of different wallpaper on each display. Do you understand?
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Are there any significant performance advantages/disadvantages to running two separate cards (AGP/PCI) vs a single dual-head card? Currently, I use a 5900 for my dual-monitor setup. I'm curious if there is any advantage (more resources such as VRAM available to the main monitor for instance) if I pop in an old PCI Geforce4 card for the second screen.
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Old 09-09-04, 07:43 PM   #20
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I tried a GF2MX PCI with my card and I saw no significant performance boost, it only made things more inconvenient. I sold the GF2MX within in weeks of initally purchasing it.

Dual head is fine.
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