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Old 03-26-06, 02:29 PM   #1
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I'm trying to figure out how I can set up dual screens in the following manner. I want 1 screen to display all my temperature info cpu-z and overclocking tools. I want the other screen to be my regular playing screen, and I want to make sure that doing something on one won't affect the other. Is there any way to do this, and if not whats the most effective way of achieving a similar setup?
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Old 03-26-06, 03:14 PM   #2
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You need to set nView Display Settings to Dualview. I'm assuming that you're talking about playing games on one screen and Cpu-Z & stuff on the other. Some games won't like this very much but I do it with UT2K4 all the time. You'll have to Alt-Tab out of the game to be able to change anything on the 2nd screen - can't just move the mouse over there in the middle of a game. Under Performance & Quality Settings you'll need to set hardware acceleration to Single-display mode too.
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Old 03-26-06, 03:16 PM   #3
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A lot of this depends on what video card you have, but I recommend using MultiMon as the general software to use. Also, Nvidia has some built in features with Nview.

However, it is extremely difficult to arrange it to where one screen acts completely independent of the other. I have yet to find a solution in my two years of dual monitor usage that allows me to start a game on my primary while leaving my secondary display untouched. It depends on which game it is, but often times the secondary display gets affected in some way or another.

Again, I reccomend using Nview and Multimon...these together should give you enough tools to where it will at least correct itself if the primary display effects the secondary negatively.
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Old 03-26-06, 04:11 PM   #4
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I was actually going for a setup where the second screen(with cpu-z etc) was a touch screen that I could adjust oc levels etc on the fly with, and use the first screen for everyday operations(without having half of my normal windows operations on the other screen). I don't plan on having the two side by side, so is there any solution for this type of situation?
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Old 03-26-06, 04:44 PM   #5
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You are going to have a very hard time doing this. Any applications that take command over the primary display are going to prevent you from adjusting anything on the secondary display. Either it won't respond to the input, or the window focus is going to go to the secondary monitor much like an alt-tab would do. This is more of a "feature" of windows, so your going to have a hard time overcoming it.

If I come across any way to do this, I'll let you know. It sounds like it would be really cool if you could get it working.
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