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I think one of the best things I did with this computer was hook up a second 17-inch CRT monitor, to act as a secondary monitor. My primary is this Chimei 2ms 19-inch widescreen.

Soon I am going to get a second Chimei 19-inch widescreen identical to this one so I can set up a dual-monitor setup that I may be able to try gaming with, with no refresh rate discrepancy.

My second monitor always shows me ATItool, Intel Thermal Analysis Tool, the status of downloads or torrents, my MP3 player, and the "performance" portion of the Task Manager. From here, I know what my computer is really doing, and how hard it's trying. I know exactly when I run out of RAM and when I'm pushing it. I know how hard my conroe is pwning. And I can even listen to MP3s in games, then easily move my mouse over and change them.

Currently, this is my second monitor:



Some clarification:

I don't have a Pentium M. ITAT is a 'tard.
Right now my Core 2 duo is doing some retarded "idling" thing. I want to disable it, but I guess it's okay, it always goes back up during gaming. Though it idles during Quake 4, on Ultra, and I am still getting 60FPS. Damn conroes pwn!

The maximum freq of my E6420 is 2239mhz because of a very minor OC. I usually have it at 3, but I'm messing around with it.




So. Do you have a second monitor? It's so easy, you just need an old CRT monitor, they're everywhere! Do you LOVE it?

I'm never going back to 1 monitor.
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I always have 2 up. One NEC CRT as the primary, and one SYS Plasma as a secondary. Sometimes I use the s-video out on my card for use on a TV, to have 3 screens.
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Originally Posted by CuriouslyHigh View Post
So. Do you have a second monitor?
Of course, i have a 17" Ilyama TFT on the left, and directly in front of me i've got a Xerox 22". Monitor #2 has teamspeak + XMPlay + Speedfan + Downloads (sometimes) + MSN. It pwns

Back when i had my 6600GT's i had 4 monitors going. That looked 1337, but it turned out to be pretty useless.

I wouldn't bother using multi-monitors for gaming unless it's 3 Monitors (They OWN for Racing Games!) or Supreme Commander - i wish every game was as "dual monitor friendly" as Supreme Commander
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