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    How to get Dual Screen and a projector connected together?

    Hi Guys,

    I currently run a 22" Samsung TFT as my main display and also have a projector plugged into my PC which I use for Windows Media Centre or presentations. Now I fancy getting another monitor so I can have a dual screen extended desktop - I do alot of web/design work and keep running out of space!!

    I have an ATI Radeon graphics card with dual DVI output (few years old). Now how would I be able to keep the dual extended deaktop (same resolution) and still be able to lauch Windows Media Centre in the third screen/projector as required (1024x786)?

    Will I need a second graphics card? Don't want to spend too much on this. I remember that when I bought the graphics card a few years back it supported crossfire.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks,
    cm786

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    Two graphics outputs.

    The only way I can see to do it simply is to split one output (but you would loose the resolution) to one monitor and the projector and have the 2nd output to just the monitor. Probably having your main monitor and projector on the splitter, then your second monitor on the second connection.

    The ATI catalyst control centre will allow you to send difference resolutions down each output easily, also as far as i'm aware crossfiring doesnt give you more outputs.

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    You could plug in another graphics card either a PCI one or another PCI-Express depending on your PC. I am currently running 3 monitors off 2 PCI-Express cards.

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    Just to update........

    I treated myself and bought a ATI Radeon 5750 graphics card that has two DVI outputs which I used for the monitors and a DisplayPort. I got a DisplayPort --> VGA convertor and use that for the projector.

    Working well so far!

    Thanks for the help!

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    Have similar set up but a a single dated ATI card with a DVI and VGA output.

    i have the dvi going straight into my main monitor

    vga going into a splitter between second monitor and projector

    so now i have the projector showing whatever is on my second monitor, no loss of resolutions at all. Using the ati catalyst centere i could manage the resolution on both monitors with no problem both running at 1280x1024. projector works excelent.

    sorry if im abit late



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