[Lvlug] Duall headed system,
was: Prolonging the Life of a Hard Drive?
rhkramer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 15:53:38 EDT 2005
On Monday 05 September 2005 02:01 pm, Mark wrote:
> Jumping in with a Long Story.
Thanks! Some comments/questions below.
> I was initially running a dual headed system with an NVidia card that had
> twinview support (works at the hardware level) as you described above.
> Something happened to that computer and I believe the video card too,
> because the twinview quit working. I never went back to test whether it
> was the card or the motherboard that had failed but the machine finally
> gave up the ghost about a year later. Since I had become hooked on a dual
> headed system I had to find a way around the problem. So for that year I
> kept the NVidia card in the AGP slot (It still functioned as a single
> output) and added a PCI video card (Matrox Millenium) in another slot. I
> was able to get things running smoothly and there was no delay between the
> two screens. The only problem I ran into was some serious video corruption
> on the PCI card. Turns out it was only a 2Meg video card and everything
> was fine when I replaced it with an 8Meg.
So, did you notice any performance drop when the two cards replaced the
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