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I will be building my new system in a few weeks. I will be getting a ATI Radeon 9700 Pro which supports two monitors. Currently I have a 17" CRT monitor. I have an old 14" monitor I'm going to hook up as the second one.I don't think the 14" can run as high resolution and refresh as my 17", so can the two monitors run at different resolutions and refresh rates?Eventually I'm going to get a 15" and 17" LCD. I want to display the main view on the 17" and the panel on the 15". The LCD display plug into the DVI port correct? What do you do if you have two LCD displays and the card only has one DVI port?

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"can the two monitors run at different resolutions and refresh rates"Certainly! You should be able to set the res to whatever configuration the monitor is capable of handling.Can't answer the last question, but I know you can get a DVI to VGA adapter, so it may be possible to get one for the reverse.Darrell

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In Windows, you'll either define or Windows may detect, the type of monitor for each video port. As a result, you'll only be able to drive it to the maximum resolution that the monitor can handle. Of course, if you have to assign the monitor type manually, it is possible to pick the wrong one and blow it out.As for the LCD displays, if you have to connect it to a VGA port, look for LCD monitors with VGA as well as DVI input. The old ones were VGA. I don't know if they all support both these days or just DVI.Peter http://bfu.avsim.net/sigpics/PeterR.gifBFU Forums Moderator[table border=2 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=1][tr][td][table border=0 cellpadding=8 cellspacing=0][tr][td bgcolor=#540000]http://bfu.avsim.net/sigpics/logo75t.gif[/td][td align="center" bgcolor=#FFFFF6]Bush Flying Unlimited"At home in the wild"Looking for adventure? Come join us! * [link:bfu.avsim.net|Web Site] * [link:www.cafepress.com/bfu,bfu2,bfu3,bfu4|BFU Store] * [link:bfu.avsim.net/join.htm]Join!][/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table

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