Playing Games / Watching Movies on two Monitors or more

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by DanielPatrick, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. DanielPatrick

    DanielPatrick Member

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    How do I make use of two monitors when I want to play a game or watch a movie? Is there something that I need to do?
     
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Your question is vague. Just plug in a second monitor and start doing what you want.

    Just note that usually when you game and want to do something on the second monitor you usually need to ALT+TAB out of the game, which will pause it.
     
  3. DanielPatrick

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    For example when I play a game such as Doom or Tomb Raider, I would like to use both screens for playing. Do I need to configure something or does it load automatically?
     
  4. Deadpool

    Deadpool Active Member

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    I do not recommend playing FPS games on 2 monitors. Your crosshair will be divided in 2 and it´ll be very unconfortable.
     
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  5. DanielPatrick

    DanielPatrick Member

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    Thanks for your reply but my question till hasn't been answered.
     
  6. Deadpool

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    Specs?

    Don't you have to enable Nvidia surround on the Nvidia control panel? I may be wrong because I've never done this.

    EDIT: Scratch that, surround is with 3 monitors.
     
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  7. mistersprinkles

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    It has. This is a terrible idea. If you stretch a movie or game across 2 screens you're going to have a terrible experience. The movie has a fixed aspect ratio so you're screwed out of the gate on that one and for gaming your character or crosshair will be divided in two making playing properly pretty much impossible. You play surround on 3 monitors, not 2.

    Even that is going out of fashion with the rise of ultrawide displays which provide a much more consistent experience.

    2 screens are for watching a movie on screen 1 while you game on screen 2, and stuff like that. You don't want to stretch an image across less than 3 screens.
     

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