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....let me know how they are working out for you? thanks in advance...--jeff

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Hi Jeff,I wondered also,i have heard that there are some issues with the drivers and a bug in FS2002 which show an artifact.The guys fromDeltaflight.com use it in their cockpit and they think its marvellous.I also note that PFC sell a system using it also.On Deltflights web they have a sample video of their sim in action,maybe this can give you an idea.Go to the site and EmailMichael,im sure he will give you an idea.Hope this helps.Best RgdsLes

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The main issue with the Pahelia cards and FS2002 together, is that MS chose DirectX 7 API for FS2002. And the DX7 API has a limitation in regards to screen resolution per pipe. This means that you can max get 640x480 per pipe = 1920x480. Witch isn't really good for crisp images.But since COF FS2004 is most likely built on DX8 or 9 API this should not be a problem anymore.BTW X-Plane runs very smooth @ 3072x1024 on the parhelia card.And PM software runs just great as it is, on all 3 displays (pipes) at once.RegardsPeter Skotte

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i would assume that the more screens u run it on u cand drop the prformance2 screens = 1/2 fpsso say u get like 30 fps all the time on that card.. u run on a few other screens and u kill your framerate on all of em??I dont know how it works.. but thats what I would guess would happen

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Your assumption is wrong. I ran an XVGA 128M card with 2 monitors. What you do is stretch the desktop over the 2 monitors. You now have 2 monitors with one window spread over both. Now you create another window, displaying a different outside view. My framerates dropped from 30 to 24 with everything maxed out. The reason I stopped using that display method is that using 15" LCD flat panel displys with a 1" frame caused a step in the horizon in a turn. Even in a gentle turn, I still had 1" step in the horizon. Go to the wideview forum & checkout Gerard's 3 monitor display with the 256 Parhelia card.Regards,Jim

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