I've just upgraded my monitor from a 19"CRT to a 17"TFT. The TFT work perfectly. At the moment the CRT is sitting in the middle of my room and its huge! lol. Was reading a magazine today about dual monitor setup and i'm thinking of utilising my CRT rather than letting it go to waste but was just wondering as it runs differently from a TFT would there be any problems? I think the graphics card will have to display different resolutions and refresh rates for each one and take the strain when playing games, so i'm not sure. The graphics card is a new 6600GT AGP so I dont want to wreck it.
Does anyone here use dual setup and how has it benefitted you? Can I use the TFT for work and study whilst the CRT being my second monitor be used purely for games?
Yes is the answer. By right clicking on desktop choose properties, advanced and display. There you will be able to select which is your primary monitor for icons etc as well as choosing the appropriate refresh rate and resolution for each screen. I find it really useful for running several applications and usually set the second screen to have my e-mail and messenger showing whilst using the primary for normal use. You will need to check the box which extends the work area to the second screen. It is then very easy to drag windows from one screen to the other, very handy.
Thankyou. Using two screens has definately made things easier, I dont have to switch between multiple browsers any more and it looks very slick, lol. Also it seems that it going to benefit my studies as I can have word open on one screen and web IE on the other, great for research!