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    dual monitors?

    Hi, i have 2 monitors from my old pc, and as i am going to build a new one with the specs below, i was thinking if i could run 2 monitors. If anyone can see any issues please tell me. Also do the monitors have to be the same make?

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    Re: dual monitors?

    You don't need anything special, just connect both monitors to the 8800GTS, boot, configure heads to your liking.
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    Re: dual monitors?

    The GFX card has two DVI ports. If you have DVI monitors (or adapters) you'll be fine.

    The monitors don't have to be the same make at all. It just looks nicer if they are
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    Re: dual monitors?

    I know this sounds a bit pathetic but I'm a first time builder so ha s anyone got a guide the the subject above
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    Re: dual monitors?

    Just right click on the desktop, go to properties, click on the second monitor, then enable and set the resolution for it. There's nothing to it really.
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    Re: dual monitors?

    Depends on which OS you're using but it's all fairly similar. This assumes you have a working PC with one monitor and all the drivers etc installed.

    Plug in second monitor

    Power on

    Right click desktop

    Properties

    Settings

    You'll have a screen with a picture of your current monitor (1) and a hazed picture of your secondary monitor (2).

    Choose how you want it to work. Split across the two, seperate items on each desktop and so on.

    If you need pics, as much as it pains me to say - use Microsoft's guide - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/more...omonitors.mspx
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