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Old 04-23-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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okay
i was wondering if it is possible to do something like this
have any vid card (for S&G lets say a GeForce 8800Ultra)
have it run 2 monitors
1st be a 22" Wide screen (1680x1050) in that mode
2nd be a 22" Wide screen BUT!
we turn it on its side
so that it now a 1050x1680!
that way its taller than wide
and it would be a lot easier to view web sites with the vertical screen
and one for gaming
any ideas on if this is possible
or how to accomplish this task?
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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I know for a fact you can do rotation with the nvidia drivers, not sure about ati but i'm sure they have it too.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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I think it is.

We have an o2 store here that uses a wide-screen LCD monitor mounted long ways to advertise the iPhone.

I see what your getting at and I think it's down to the software you have.
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Default Re: a unique way of using a 22" widescreen LCD

so then
NVIDIA drivers are the ticket
any other input?
thanks for the help so far
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:52 PM   #5
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so then
NVIDIA drivers are the ticket
any other input?
thanks for the help so far
Yes you can. My monitor actually swivels vertically so you can do that :P

Just right click on your desktop --> Nvidia Control Panel --> Display --> Rotate Display
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Yes you can. My monitor actually swivels vertically so you can do that :P

Just right click on your desktop --> Nvidia Control Panel --> Display --> Rotate Display
who makes your display?
and what size is it?
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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I know some Dell displays can swivel 180*
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You can do it with ATI also. I have an ATI X700 Mobile and it has an icon on my taskbar that when I right click it has -> Rotations.
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finding a screen that can rotate 180* in a rotational direction is a pain!
any help is appreciated
greatly appreciated!
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Default Re: a unique way of using a 22" widescreen LCD

okay im still looking for some 22" wide screen LCDs that can go vertical
any help there is appreciated
but now my question is this
i will have 2 different GPUs
and i want my 2nd to be the 1050x1680
and the 1 GPU to be 1680x1050
that is possible
right?
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Default Re: a unique way of using a 22" widescreen LCD

both monitors can have different resolutions. You don't even need 2 gpu's, one can supply both monitors with different resolutions. For example right now I have my main monitor (22" lcd) at 1680x1050 and my second monitor (17" crt) at 1024x768.
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both monitors can have different resolutions. You don't even need 2 gpu's, one can supply both monitors with different resolutions. For example right now I have my main monitor (22" lcd) at 1680x1050 and my second monitor (17" crt) at 1024x768.
how good is using the 22" lcd, and the 17" crt?
i used to be using 2 17" crt, but now i got an 20.1" lcd, and not sure if i should still use dual monitors.
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how good is using the 22" lcd, and the 17" crt?
i used to be using 2 17" crt, but now i got an 20.1" lcd, and not sure if i should still use dual monitors.
I love it. I use the 22" for all of the regular stuff.. gaming, videos, internet etc. The 17" always has irc on it, sometimes a few msn conversations etc.
I won't be going back to using only 1 monitor unless I have to.
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Do note if you ever wanted to do two things at the same time, when it came to a full screen app like a game, it'd be impossibleto then talk to your mates on the second monitor, but you could see what was happening with them.
As soon as you tried to do anything on the second screen, your game on the left monitor would minimize.
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Default Re: a unique way of using a 22" widescreen LCD

thats what ive heard
Kage
do you know any 22" wide screens that can go vertical?
do you know if you can have one in wide screen and one in vertical? at the same time?
and i have to use the same back ground on all of my desktops right?
i cant have them all be different? or can i?
thanks for any help
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i have a 19'' wide screen Asus PW191
it can rotate the way that you want it too, it would be best for portrait photo editing
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