How To Setup Dual Monitors To Enhance Your Viewing Area and Gaming Fun

Ah… the aspect of using more than one monitor for work and play. No, it is not just something for the computer gods and the rest of us to dream about. It is real, and quite possibly more easier to access than you think. The ability to work easily with two windows on separate monitors is an amazing feat, as well as being able to use dual monitors for gaming, or just to increase your productivity at home while watching movies, or editing pictures.

All that you need is a graphics card with two VGA or DVI ports, or a laptop with one external VGA/DVI port and you can have your sweet dual monitor setup up and running in no time.

  1. First, you’ll need to setup your monitor viewing space, pick a proper desk or special locale that will support both of your monitors and will make it easy for you to work with them comfortably while multitasking.
  2. This step is a tricky one, plug in your secondary monitor to the unused VGA/DVI port on your graphics card, or if you’re using a laptop plug it into the unused external VGA/DVI port.
  3. Next, right click on your desktop and go to ‘Properties’, then click on the ‘Themes’ tab, and click on the second monitor box, and check ‘Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.’

Voila! Now you’re able to use both monitors at the same time and increase your screen size. To use your second monitor just move your mouse over to the right side and it will automatically move over to the other monitor, this opens up endless possibilities of what you can do with your two monitors. Some games like Microsoft Flight Simulator and Supreme Commander fully support the second monitor, though with Microsoft Flight Simulator I think you’ll be much better off with a wicked setup like in the picture at the top of this post.

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Why Professional Gamers Prefer Gaming Grade Hardware?

One of the most popular form of computer software is the video game which uses graphics and audio to engage the user in the game. This form of software is extremely popular amongst the kids, due to the fact that playing a video game is both fun and entertainment. With the passage of time the computer game industry has evolved rapidly and more sophisticated use of 3D technology and special effects in the game, resulted in a more engaging and close to reality experience for the players.

What is a Professional Gaming Hardware

The hardware for gaming includes both the machine, the input and output devices attached to it. A professional gaming computer includes a high performance processor, a dedicated graphic card, large system memory as well as large hard disk drive for huge storage requirements.

Teenagers and youngsters plays these advanced games on their PC with standard hardware, however the professional gamers uses only the best computer hardware specially built for the gaming. There are several features of the gaming grade hardware which distinguish them from the ordinary or standard ones, professional gamers prefer such advanced hardware due to the following reasons;

  1. Powerful Processing And High Storage: Video games requires heavy-duty processor, system memory, graphic memory, sound as well as huge storage space. Now-a-days computer games uses state of the art 3D technology that require huge processor, graphic and system memory share in order to run your game smoothly without freezing or slowing down. A gaming computer will have powerful machine components for faster and reliable data processing.
  2. Speedy and Clear Communication Between Player and Game: The communication between the player and the computer is the duty of the input and output devices namely: mouse, keyboard, headphone, speaker, microphone as well as LCD or monitor. A gaming grade device will provide a faster and reliable communication between player and the game. Hyper-response keys are used for speedy digital communication, which are must faster than ordinary mouse and keyboard keys.
  3. Accuracy and Precision: Gaming mouse and keyboards are the most important to get the desired accuracy and precision in your game. Such accuracy is only possible if you have a device that gives you more control in your game, for example a gaming mouse uses hyper speed buttons and high precision laser sensor technology to provide accuracy and precision.
  4. Comfortable Gameplay For Long Hours: Input and output gaming devices are designed in an ergonomic style which are durable and offers a comfortable use for long hours of gameplay. For example, a gaming keyboard and mouse with wrist or palm rest will help to play the game comfortably. Similarly a gaming grade hardware will have a design that provide better grip to avoid slipping of fingers during the input operation.
  5. Advanced Features To Interact With Computer Game: Advanced features are added in gaming hardware which are not present in ordinary devices. For example, a gaming headphone offers noise cancelling feature, a gaming keyboard and mouse offers a programmable keys or macros to interact with game. Other features are custom LED lights, adjustable mouse weight etc.