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    Dual Graphics Display

    Hope you guys can assist.

    Im looking to run 2 TFT screens from 1 machine. Each screen should be able to project different apps.

    So on 1 screen I can see the CCTV footage. And on the 2nd screen I can see my windows desktop and work as normal.

    Any ideas on the graphics card I need for this or video adapter????

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    Just bought 3 for staff for use with whiteboards and tft's

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

    nice n easy to fit and configure. Id recommend a Nvidia, since the drivers are good and the features are great for the price. The cheap price put me off but I have found them to be very nippy.

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    Depends on your computer and what Graphic card slot it has (if any)

    PCI-e is the most recent, AGP usually on older machines (3-4 years and older)
    Some computers are deliberately built without graphics upgrade slots (Dell Dimension 2400 and 3100 springs to mind)

    Also, if you are using a computer with a low profile bracket you will find it harder to obtain a card, especially if you only have one output bracket. If this is the case PM me, I can forward the address of a website which has PCI-e low profile options. I don't know of any low profile AGP ones...

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    Double headed is simpler but you can get some cards that have one head but come with a spliter to run 2 screens. We have Dells with Radeon 1300s in that do this and all works well. Amazes students and staff which is an added benefit too.

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    Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe here running 2 19" Acer TFT's.

    I keep all my support stuff in one firefox browser on the right hand screen, i.e helpdesk, nagios, wireless management platform, inventory, wiki

    I work mainly on the left screen which is right in front of me.

    Also nice to be able to read instructions on the right hand screen while working on the left.

    Ben

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    Most double header cards will work fine... As far as I remember the problems that used to be around a couple of years ago have disappeared with newer designs.

    If you're at all unsure it's worth checking your planned system against those that have been recorded here:

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/

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    I use Nvidia Gforce 6600... old but good. It has a dvi out and a vga out... dvi goes to me main 19" AND the vga goes to the secondary 17".... works a treat.

    Sometimes takes a while to get it just right though

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    Hi, all

    Just noticed this thread and thought I'd share with you what I have to set up for a teacher after easter:

    Just bought a HP desktop, AMD 5000+, 2Gb Ram, ATi FireGL dual head graphics. ICT teacher, totally overkill, but it'll keep him happy (I hope).

    Anyway, we are plugging into it....


    ... Two Iiyama 19" Touchscreens. One of the graphics outputs are to be split with projector projecting on to an interactive whiteboard.

    Will two touchscreens work as a dual head display? How much will the touchscreens and whiteboard conflict with one another? God helps us if someone moves the mouse or VNC's in for remote control action...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Double headed is simpler but you can get some cards that have one head but come with a spliter to run 2 screens. We have Dells with Radeon 1300s in that do this and all works well.
    This is what i'm using to type this, 2 20" widescreen monitors and it runs just fine, and isnt so bad that i cant play the odd game during the holidays on it.

    Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe here running 2 19" Acer TFT's.
    I tried one of these but it couldn't display on the 2 20" screens i have so it's gone to the spares shelf.

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    I quite like my setup... 2x NEC MultiSync 2080UX+ TFTs (20.1" running at 1600x1200 each) connected to a Nvidia Quadro NVS 285. Certainly does the job

    I also run Debian Testing with Gnome and usually have 4 virtual desktops filled with stuff!

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    Someones got a budget thats rather large if they can afford Quadro cards, farrrrr to over priced. DX10 ATI Radeon thingy in mine.

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    @john: Someone knows a place where he can get very cheap HP workstations (hell... I have three machines for use by kids with Quadro cards in them!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Will two touchscreens work as a dual head display? How much will the touchscreens and whiteboard conflict with one another? God helps us if someone moves the mouse or VNC's in for remote control action...
    Our touchscreen (not Iiayma) has multihead displays as a feature of the add on driver software, doubt it would work out of the box.
    The Smartboard software can cope with multiple projectors, so I assume you'll just have to set it up as if there were, even though there isn't!

    Edit:
    Oh, and.... Why!? Have you got too much tax payer's cash to waste or something?

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    GForce 6600 here. I use it with Premiere Pro and it's fine. It has a dvi to vga adapter if the monitors don't have dvi.

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    Matrox DualHead2Go on a Latitude D820 Laptop (TripleHead2Go works well on them too...)



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