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So I am thinking about picking up a U2410 monitor to replace my aging 2001FP (had it since 2004).

Anyway, I do some gaming, but a lot of programming on my computer as well. I am wondering if I can keep my 2001FP, buy another, and have a 3 monitor setup with the U2410 in the middle.

Is there a good way to see if they will vertically match? Both monitors have a 1200px height, but I am thinking the physical panels will differ in size...

mad props to anyone who can provide real insight into this.
Edited by killnine - 3/13/11 at 3:47pm
    
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post #2 of 8
Just a note here, you can do a bunch of monitors extended with different resolutions, but your card can't do eyefinity, and if it could, eyefinity grouping doesn't support mixed resolutions.

Not sure why you named the thread like that. This really has nothing to do with eyefinity as far as I can see.
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Whoops, yeah, I forgot to even mention it in the post.

I didn't realize that Eyefinity had to have the same resolution across all monitors. Definitely good to know, though.

I also realize I don't have an eyefinity card, but this would probably be for the near future.
    
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Has to be the same refresh rate, same resolution. nVidia surround requires the same sync polarity too. Too bad it isn't an advertised spec, so you pretty much have to get 3x the same monitors for nVidia surround if you want good chances of it working. Eyefinity can work on any combination of monitors, but every single one will set to the highest setting that the monitor with the lowest resolution/ refresh rate can offer.. Also not that bezel compensation will not work most of the time unless you have 3x the same monitor. Sometimes it does though.

Now that you know that you require 3x same resolution, is your original question useless or do you still want an answer?
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Well, if I can pick up another 2001FP for $50, it might still make sense to have 3 monitors for development, but it makes it pretty useless for gaming.

Still, is there a site that shows the panel height for different monitors?
    
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Originally Posted by killnine View Post
Well, if I can pick up another 2001FP for $50, it might still make sense to have 3 monitors for development, but it makes it pretty useless for gaming.

Still, is there a site that shows the panel height for different monitors?
http://tvcalculator.com/

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Thanks again, great link.

I guess 2x2001FPs wont line up very well with the 24". ;(
    
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by killnine View Post
Thanks again, great link.

I guess 2x2001FPs wont line up very well with the 24". ;(

What'ya mean? The 2001FP is a 20" 4:3 right? That's just about the same height as a 24" 16:10, such as the U2410. There isn't even an inch of height difference according to that site...
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