Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Debugging, Dual-Monitor Debugging

This topic is 6365 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Hi all, I want to known Which type of card can i put in my computer to get 2 monitor on it to support Dual-Monitor Debugging ?! Thanks All, LowRad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok,

I known that i need two cards.

But i want to known which type of card that i can mix together in my Computer, without blowing my MotherBoard ...

For now i have a Banshee PCI card ...
Can i add another Vga or Svga card on a PCI ?!

Thanks in advance ...
LowRad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have an Riva TNT2 ultra AGP and an S3 Virge PCI.
And it works just fine for me.

I think you should have no problems.

You might have to change them from place because I''m not sure if you can choose wich PCI card will be primary.

The Rock

-BAD software-
http://members.spree.com/entertainment/bad_software/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How about just plugging in one card to your system?

A Matrox G400 Dual Head, it does exactly what it says on the box, give you two heads for the price of one!

I''m currently using it, its not so hot for games (like a geforce2/tnt but it does cut the price down a fair bit!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was wondering about this - the list of chipsets that Microsoft has made available is laughably out of date - basically, it's the drivers on the Win98(SE) CDs, which are old and basic.

Apparently, any nVidia chipset-based card that uses a Detonator driver can do this - that is, TNT, TNT2 (Ultra/Pro/Vanta/M64), GeForce256, GeForce 2 GTS, and now the GeForce 2 MX.

Of course, you can't get PCI-based GeForce256/2 GTS cards. There's a PCI GeForce 2 MX card due soon, though, and you can get Vantas and M64s in PCI versions still, and they're very respectable 2D/3D cards for the price.

The GeForce 2 MX has 'TwinView' built-in, which allows for a staggering array of output devices to be hung off the back - CRTs, TVs, HDTVs, digital flat-panels... in combinations. It's cheap and fast, too (somewhere between GeForce256 and GeForce 2 GTS). Basically the same as Matrox's DualHead, but better

I really hope that the next high-end nVidia chipset has this, too.

TheTwistedOne
http://www.angrycake.com

Edited by - TheTwistedOne on July 14, 2000 10:17:04 AM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I''ll just throw in what I use since it''s more like what the original poster was asking.

I have a creative Labs Banshee PCI as my secondary. I have a VisionTek geforce AGP as my primary. Just have to flip a switch in the bios to make the agp the primary.

look at this link for more information
http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am using an ATI Xpery 98 and a V3 3000, with the V3 primary. This arrangement only workse due to the fact I am using the drivers windows installs for the ATI card and not the ones on the driver disk. If you do, the ATI card will not work as a secondary. Who needs more than 2D from it anyways

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I thought the ATi cards were only good for using as a frisby!

I've got an Ati 4MB Rage II in another system and the CPU is waiting on the graphics card 99% of the time (especially when I run a 3d prog on it!!!)

I have not seen any other cards out at tyhe moment with a Dual Head feature, but if your saying that a GeForce is comming out soon with a dual head feature I think I may get it, I want to play Q3 but this Matrox is giving me problems with OpenGL stuff since I got it

Edited by - Steven on July 14, 2000 3:18:37 PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you can wait a month, wait and see what the next high-end nVidia chipset looks like. The announcement is due around the start of August, based on their ''new tech every 6 months'' philosophy.

The next one should be completely bonkers, just like the GeForce256 and GeForce 2 GTS before it

TheTwistedOne
http://www.angrycake.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous Poster
yo,
i have a creative labs tnt2 in my agp, and a diamond tnt in my pci
the problem i have is that win98 kills the hardware acceleration when you have to graphics cards(according to a faq i read on the opengl website, i think)
does anyone know a way around this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites