Monday, October 19, 2009

Become An Expert Super Geek with a Multi Monitor PC

The days when nerdy computer geeks isolated themselves in fear of persecution are far behind us. Today Bill Gates still reigns as the savior of geeks all around the world, and with all due glory. Now that many so-called "computer geeks" are becoming wealthy, the age of ostracizing the computer savvy is coming to an end. Although the road to true computer geekdom is long and torturous, the benefits are well worth it.

One of the first steps towards being tech savvy is by updating your current computer system to something worthy of the term "state-of-the-art" or replace it all together. Your PC should support multi screen displays. Not only do they look very impressive, but also serve the purpose of multi stream computing the way a true techy would.

Upgrade your PC by adding a little RAM (random-access memory) and install a dual monitor video card or two. A dual monitor adapter is available for those who don't want to invest the farm on upgrading a already failing system, and/or on a new system. Adding another hard drive would give you plenty of storage space and free up stress on your main drive.

Get a real dual monitor setup from the Multi-Monitor Store at No need to purchase expensive multi monitor software if windows and good graphics cards will do fine.

A multiple monitor PC will have you shining like a knight of armour when you can pull up research while watching YouTube videos simultaneously. Sure you can say that you know how to upgrade RAM, but with a multi monitor display, seeing is believing.

"Easy Setup, Relative Affordability"

"Beyond the stellar productivity rewards and the obvious geek cred, there's yet another cool thing about a dual-monitor setup: It's easy to put together."

Tom Mainelli, PC World

Dual screen monitors takes you from crawling to walking upright instantly, however if you want to zip through multiple applications simultaneously in a flash, go multiple screen display. The less you have to toggle through windows, the more efficient you'll operate. Thus becoming a bonafide computer geek.

Multiple Screens; Get Set Up Now!

In this article we're going to go over how to connect a second monitor to your computer. A Multiple Monitor display are a must for people who like to work on several documents simultaneously. Often video editors and graphics professionals ones who need to expand their screen real estate, but in today's fast paced culture, everyone benefits from a multiple monitor setup.

Most graphics cards today support multiple monitors. Trading Computers use many of these type of cards. If yours doesn't, inexpensive dual monitor video cards from companies such as ATI and NVidia are ideal choices. You can buy dual monitors for about $300 each with a special stand included, but if you want to keep using the computer monitor you already have, try to get a matching monitor of similar size and shape.

Many cards come with two different types of outputs. A standard analog video connector, and a digital DVI connector. If the monitors you're using come with a VGA plug you'll need to use a DVI to analog adapter, which should come with your new graphics card.

Before installing a new card, back up your PC. It's always a good safety precaution.

Next uninstall the drivers from the old graphics card. To protect your computers sensitive electronics, make sure you first ground yourself by touching a metal object or by wearing an anti static wrist strap.

Once this is done, shut your PC and unplug it. Open the case and remove the old card and install the new one. Once the new card is installed, plug the power cable back in, connect both monitors, and start the PC. The PC will recognize the new card and install the drivers.

Initially the same image will appear on each monitor, but by going to the Display Control Panel and selecting Settings, you can extend the size of your desktop over both monitors. The horizontal screen resolution will double. You can now drag application windows from one monitor to the other with ease, and run programs side by side.

Installation of a new card with dual monitor display takes about a half an hour. If you purchased a new card as well as a second monitor, cost for the project can run from $300 to $900 and up. However, having multiple monitors is like having a bigger desk. It makes it easier to get more done.

Do You Want A Quad Monitor Display? Or A 30 Inch Monitor?

Four Monitors or The Big One?

Ok we have to admit that the giant 30-inch computer monitors seen in stores are somewhat lust worthy.

Just imagine what you could do with all that screen real estate, and all those pixels! Wait hold it right there--those giant displays aren't necessarily all they're cracked up to be. Let's take a closer look and reconsider a few things.

One thing to consider right off the bat is price. They're expensive considering the mere functionality. You could spend from $1300 to $2500 for a single 30-inch monitor. For example the NEC MultiSync LCD sells for more than $2000 which may not weigh out in terms of price over functionality.

Even though some monitors may have high resolution (typically 2560 X 1600 pixels), which can give you a good amount of detail. On the other hand, they're also so wide that the distance from your eyes to the screen varies. This is happens when your sitting 24 inches from the center of the screen, then you're 28 inches or more from the corners. That may not sound like a whole lot, but if you're working in front of a monitor all day, you could develop eye fatigue from constantly having to adjust your focus closer or farther as you look around the screen. It would work out better if the monitor was curved, keeping your eyes at a consistent distance from the display as you do your work.

Something else to consider would be practicality.

If you have a gigantic screen, then you have a single, vast, wide open unstructured desktop. Sure that's great if your editing large, HD images, or things of that nature. However if your the common foe who depend on PCs to work with a bunch of different types of information e.g. Web Browsers, Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Emails, and all at the same time. Try using all of that on a giant monitor and you may very well drown in an abyss of cluttered desktop madness. Having to drag and drop, and stretch and constantly adjust the windows manually.

Now hear this.

There's an alternative! Instead of one big screen, use four smaller ones! It's actually rather almost as easy to get a nice quad monitor display up and going. You can purchase a 4 monitor display, for under $1200 and get 4 19" wide-screen monitors, ergonomic stand and free delivery from the Multi Monitor Store @

Conserve desk space by suspending four flat panels on a single base. Easily, view multiple screens at once, to increase productivity. Get with the Quad Stand and Four DELL LCD 19" Wide-screen Monitors for less than $1200 delivered to you in just a few days.

In this senario alone you would come out with the equivalent of a 38-inch-diagonal monitor,

an area of 2880 x 1800 pixels. That's over 25% more than a 30-inch monitor can offer. Multiple monitors give a rather larger advantage considering size, resolution, costs, and not to mention overall health.

You don't have to have a fancy multiple monitor setup to still benefit from multi screen technology.

The mere act of dividing the display into four sections, allows you to park different applications on different panels. Just like you may have a placement system on you desk i.e. phone on the right, pencils on the left. You can also organize your work in multiple applications e.g. positioning you e-mail on the upper right screen, your word processor on the lower right screen and so on and so forth. You can then easily drag and drop information from one program to another, all while keeping all of your windows in full view. The days of minimizing and maximizing can now be behind you.

Find And Restore Data From An Old Hard Drive

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How to Resurrect a Crashed Hard Drive

The hard drive is possibly the most failure prone part of your computer. Whether it's been dropped, over heated, or simply died of old age. If you've traced your problem to the hard drive, the solution depends on the symptoms it's exhibiting.

If the drive spins up but behaves erratically, you probably have data corruption caused by a failing drive. Try the following steps to recover your data and copy it to a good drive before the bad one dies.

Check cabling.

Before anything else, if you're using an IDE drive, check that the data cable is connected properly, and if it is, switch to a new cable. IDE cable are notoriously cheap and are prone to having their insulation stripped by the metal edges inside the PCs case shorting out the cable.

Try a boot Disc

Try starting your machine with a boot disc such as Ultimate Boot CD for Windows to learn if the drive is readable. If it is, back up all of the data to another drive, and reformat the original discs to see if it's salvageable.

Check for bad sectors

You may have bad sectors. Try using HDD Re-generator to locate any. Download the demo and burn it to a boot able CD. If the free demo finds bad sectors, it may be worth paying for the full version, if it can recover the bad sectors and make the drive usable once more.

Try Utilities from disk's manufacturer features manufacturer specific utilities for virtually any hard drive vendor. Find outwhat company made the drive that's failing, then download the appropriate diagnostic application. All of the tools are free and can help diagnose problems on the drive and repair them.

Try Data Recovery Software

If you still can;t get the drive to boot, turn to data recovery software to attempt salvage lost files. You have dozens of alternatives in this market, and prices may generally run from $40 to $200. Stellar Phoenix may be an ideal choice.

Some Last Ditch Efforts

If the Hard Drive won't spin up at all, you can still try a few last at jabs that have only a slim chance of working. But if your drive won't even spin, it probably wont hurt to try these, just don't do anything to further damage the disc, as the drive recovery surface may still be able to help. For example don't bang on the drive, and don't remove the cover and expose the heads.

Try the Freezer Trick

The freezer trick is an old standby if you have a drive that's clicking but not spinning. Put the drive in a plastic freezer bag to keep the water out, and wrap it in a towel for extra protection, and then freeze it for a few hours. Let it thaw back to room temperature after you remove and get rid of any condensation you can see. There's no agreed upon length of time to freeze it so start with an hour and work your way up to 24 hours and see if you can make that drive spin up one last time.

Try to Loosen Stuck Drives

To loosen stuck discs, hold the drive in your hand and rotate your arm outward quickly, parallel to the orientation to the plats, a bit like throwing a Frisbee. Repeat this action several times but make sure to not to bang the disc on anything. This action is designed to solve a problem called stiction or static friction, which can prevent drive platters from spinning.

Apply a High-Wattage Power Burst

Finally you can try attaching the drive to a high wattage power supply. Even though it wont draw up extra power, a burst of juice from the highest wattage power supply you can find, could jar it into spinning up one last time.

Copy All Your Files

Remember if you do get a dead drive spinning again, don't let it stop until you've copied off all your critical data. Chances are, you wont have it working again.

If all else fails and you absolutely need data off the hard drive, your last best hope is to send it to a data recovery service like Drivesavers. It isn't cheap and expect to pay up to $3000, but they can perform magic when consumer grade tools fail.

Make Regular BackupsTo alleviate this problem in the future, make sure your back ups are up to date, and for added security, mirror a second hard drive to ensure you have a real-time back up for the minimal risks of data loss and downtime. PC World Aug. 09

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Private Data From Old Hard Drives As Good As Gone

Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard drives that contain financial and other sensitive data at flea markets, charity shops, city dumbs, and even on eBay. Trading computers can contain a lot of financial information that should be protected.

So if your upgrading your single computer monitor PC to a Multi Display Computer be sure to protect yourself with some of these tips from PC World.

These tips will help you render an old drives files unreadable.

Reformatting a drive and deleting its partition doesn't truly erase it's files. Putting files into windows recycle bin makes them unreadable by the operating system, but they're still viewable to anyone using data recovery. That's why a dedicated drive erasing tool is a must.

A reliable way to destroy old data is to use a block eraser utility such as DBAN, which overrides each block on your hard drive several times, and can create either a boot-able floppy disc or an ISO file you can burn to a CD. Once you boot from a start up disc just a few key strokes can begin blowing away your data.

The secure erase utility uses the disc drive secure erase command that's built into every modern hard drives firmware. The wipe is incredibly fast. Secure erase can do the whole job in about half the time that a block eraser could take. Especially if you already have a multi display.

Some government agencies use huge grinders to shred their discarded drives into tiny bits. Some folks chop their old drives with an ax or drive nails through them. You may not have to go through such extremes though, however a few whacks with a sledge hammer can do wonders for your peace of mind and may even reduce a little stress. Make sure you know how to use such tools safely and remember to use safety goggles.

Upgrade to a multi screen computer at the Multi Monitor Store/ Super PC

Encrypting files on your hard drive prevents unauthorized access to your information. You can also use encryption to help ensure that the files you delete are not recoverable. If you encrypt a file before you delete it, a file recovery utility may be able to restore the encrypted version of the file, but the utility will not be able to decrypt it, and chances are good that no one else will be able to decrypt either.

Windows XP Pro Has Built-In File Encryption.

To use Windows XP Pros built in encryption, you have to log on to a password protected account. Next right click the files or folders you would like to encrypt, choose properties> advance and check "encrypt contents to secure data" and click OK. You can encrypt any files except system files. So you can select all the folders on the C drive except the Windows folder and encrypt everything inside.

Windows XP creates a unique encryption key automatically if you use this feature. If you wipe your installation of Windows which includes you encryption keys, neither you nor anyone else will be able to decrypt those files. However if you choose to encrypt you files this way you should still run a secure erase tool to be absolutely certain to ensure your privacy.

Find great prices on multiple monitors and multi monitor software at home of the Super PC.

The Taskbar Will Extend Across Multiple Monitors

So if your one of the happy folks that are just getting started on the multiple monitor concept, then there are a few basic tips you're going to want to know about. Whether you purchased a multiple monitor ready computer, installed a dual monitor video card or two, or simply used a dual monitor adapter, you're going to want to know how to make the most of your situation.

In this section we're going to focus on how to extend the task bar across multiple monitors.

We know that it's easy to move your Windows task-bar from one monitor to another. First make sure to (right click on taskbar)
uncheck the "Lock the Taskbar" and then just click and drag it to any side of either monitor to make it stay. You will soon learn that you don't want to have to scoot your mouse pointer over to the monitor where your taskbar is residing, several monitors over, which could be some distance if you have more than a dual monitor setup.

Get a multi monitor software that will extend your task-bar across all screens.

A very popular dual monitor softwareand easy to use utility that's also free to download, is called UltraMon. The "smart Taskbar" feature adds an additional taskbar for each secondary monitor, and each taskbar only shows tasks from the computer monitor it is on. This can be very effective in managing lots of open applications much easier, and when activating an application, you'll know on which monitor it will appear.

UltraMon will use the same setting for labels as the main taskbar, you can change this via Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar buttons, setting this to 'Never combine' will get you the same icon + label buttons as on XP.

UltraMon also enables dual monitor wallpaper

Start buttons on every display taskbar?

Support for toolbars in more than one taskbar is said to be available in the 3.0 versions. Early versions did not come with built-in toolbars, and you would have to install something like True Launch Bar to add taskbars to UltraMon.

Get the most out of your dual screen monitors and/or turn your multi-monitor display into the productivity machine you've always wanted.

Everyone Needs A Quad Monitor Display

How to Build a Quad Monitor Display

If you've just added a couple dual monitor video cards to your PC and you already have a computer monitor, I suggest buying matching monitors. Four monitors of the same make and model would eliminate annoying differences in color, brightness, and balance. As a minimum, they should be of the same size and resolution. In order to give yourself the most flexibility in the connections, be sure to get monitors that have both the VGA and DVI capabilities. There are cables and dual monitor adapters that can work out most differences.

Organize Your Multiple Monitors Right the 1st time

A good quad monitor display needs to have a good stand. You can find models that will branch out horizontally to give a great panoramic view (ideal for game enthusiast). Most prefer the two over two cube arrangement with less need to turn the head to see various screens.

Go to Someone that Knows

The Multi Monitor Store, has flexible quad monitor arrays that let you easily angle the monitors for better ergonomics. It's important that the monitors match the mounting holes for the stand. VESA is the standard mount patterns used by most stand manufacturers, however it's not always the case that all monitors are VESA compatible. Otherwise, be sure to confirm your monitors will mount properly before you buy them by confirming they're VESA.

Assemble with care

Once you have your stand and monitors in place, simply screw the four bolts in the back of the monitor to the front of the stand. Be sure to tighten until firmly snug, and refrain from over tightening. Over tightening can cause stripping of the screw head. Adjust the monitors so that little space is in between and tighten.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Love/Joy with Multiple Monitors..

Reasons I love my Multiple Monitor Computer:

Multi Tasking needs flow, in order to be productive. As a smart business owner would say, “time is money.” That being said, it’s only wise to value time, and time spent over viewing process and production. Advantages to having a Dual Monitor display is twice that of a single monitor system. The first time I added an additional monitor to my pc, giving it Dual Screens

displaying my favorite sites in their respected entirety, I learned quickly that separate screens give you individual workspace for multiple applications. That can be crucial to overall productivity time. Multi-Screens and/or Multi-Monitors literally multiplied my productivity.

Viewing a multi-monitor set up is going to give you more workable resolution. Some programs/windows may have conflicting resolutions when trying to view multiple applications on a single monitor. With a Multi-Monitor Display

arranging all my windows relieved me from the daunting task of toggling through applications by means of minimizing and maximizing each tab or window. Back in the day of single monitor computing, toggling through Multi-Screen Displays (without a Multiple Monitor capable computer), slowed my productivity down to a headache. Multiple monitors displaying multiple windows enabled my computer to handle all of my multiple tasks without bogging down the pc and my time.

Sharing resolution in multiple monitors actually gave me a larger viewing area regardless of the smaller size displays, compared to the time I tried using my HDTV. When I maximized a window, my computer would freeze up for several seconds. Sometimes an entire application will freeze up and goes into that “Not responding” mode. Exploring Google Earth in Dual Screen

mode while watching a movie in another, and viewing local Real Estate listings in another gave my day a whole new meaning. Only Multi-Monitor Displays could handle all my productive eyes needed to see.

I even considered hooking up my 42’ LCD to pc. However good it looked on paper, the reality didn’t fair as well as I hoped. My Quad Display

gave me even better resolution than my single Big Screen TV could dividing it’s resolution across a single display. Once you get a Multi-Screen Display on your desk, you will wonder how you ever did without it. Toggling through Multiple displays without my old single core processor computer sometimes slowed my productivity down until I upped to a Super PC. Ultimately, video is preferred on a large single monitor. Other times you may need more resolution than an HDTV can offer.

used by stockbrokers generally have Multiple Displays to show multiple, always-moving quote charts simultaneously. Watching charts and researching the next move has made many people billions of dollars. Many people don’t know that they too can have a Trading Computer in their home or office.

Imagine designing a house with only one window with which to see the outside world. Then add three more windows displaying a different direction. Go figure. Multiple Monitor Displays enabled my computer to handle all of my multiple windows without bogging down the pc and my time.

5 Efficiency Tips for Dual monitors

Remembering back when I originally switched to a dual monitor setup to gain efficiency online, I know I'll never go back. The productivity benefits came not only in apparent gains but actually relieved stress and tension associated with my increasing frustration. Frustration that stemmed from the "single monitor blues." O f course I have written about how easy it is to setup a multiple monitor system including but not limited to adding a dual monitor video card, to using a dual monitor adapter. So we already know how easy it is to create multiple monitor displays. Now we're going to look at how to make the most of your multiple monitor setup. Here are 5 tips on efficiency using dual screen monitors that have worked for me. If you have a multi screen computer these tips will benefit you as well but to keep it simple this blog will address dual monitor backgrounds.

Relax Browser Tension.

In the days of the "single monitor blues" we can and often do fall into the trap of using one browser at a time and collecting tons of open tabs. That can increase crashing and slow PC performance way down. With dual monitors you can keep your Firefox open on the left screen and say Google Crome open on the right. Evidently Crome is well known for running applications and pages in tabs in such a manner that if one of the tabs go down, the other remaining tabs will stay intact, unlike the ole IE. However, we can say that Crome doesn't have (yet) the available customizing features and huge array of extensions than that of Firefox. So to maintain "Maximum Up-time Efficiency" use a browser like Firefox for apps that use your favorite extensions, and Crome for the tab browsing and so forth.

Mighty Mouse Power.

Eventhough a lowly name such as mouse conjures up the idea of a small thing to be shooed away, the mouse proves to be a significant force waiting to be harnessed. I'll give you some ideas here to make possibly the smallest deveice do some of the larger work.

1) Open a new tab in your browser by clicking on your scroll wheel once over a link.

2) Increase the size of your text in a document by holding the Ctrl key down and lightly move your mouses scroll wheel down. The text will increase in size. Hold the Crtl key down and move the scroll wheel up and the text returns to it's normal size.

3) Instantly Select Lines of Text and paragraphs by using multiple mouse clicks. Highlight on a word with two quick clicks of a button, or scoop up the entire sentence with three quick clicks. If your in a word-pad document you can put the cursor in the middle of the paragraph, and click it three times and it will select the whole paragraph. Hit the delete button if want to see the quickest way to eject a whole paragraph.

Organize Your Desktop.

I use a bunch of different software applications, so my desktop can get cluttered very quickly. Having at dual monitor desktop can give you a place to separate operating system utilities from browser specific applications. This will also free up time used to find a shortcut in a sea of many, much like a diamond in a haystack.

Use Keyword Shortcuts.

Learning how to manipulate the keyboard and the mouse at the same time has been one of the most underrated (and least used) features of the system. Keyboard shortcuts are skills we can all use and they serve a helpful purpose when they can be recalled quickly. Here, I will remind you of some neat little shortcut tips to give you more time to do other things.

1) Quickly Access the Start Menu: hit either of the two those infamous "Windows" keys located on both sides of the space-bar.

2) Quickly get to your System Properties: Windows key+Pause/Break instead of going through that whole process of "My Computer" and so on.

3) Quickly Lock your System: Need to step away from your PC without hesitation but don't want to leave your work to sneaky eyes? Use this Keyboard Shortcut: Windows key+L

4) When you need to access the Utility Manager try this handy Keyboard Shortcut: Windows key+U

5) Toggle through different open programs without the old minimizing and maximizing with this easy Keyboard Shortcut: Alt+Tab

Let the PC Rest.

Many times when our PC gets congested we can generally shut the system down and restart to a fresh rested computer. To minimize productivity loss from these types of CPU brain-farts, shut down your computer when not in use. Turn it back on while your preparing to get into your state and let your PC get into it's state. This will help your PC be free from the many side dumps of data we typically go through throughout the day, and can help prevent your computer from freezing up when its had enough.

With these 5 tips on staying efficient, you and your beloved PC can go on to see many more miles in less time. After all isn't that the whole point? If you have questions on mounting dual monitors check out my other blog. Go Surf!

Mounting Dual Monitors

Mounting Your Dual Monitor Setup

Whether you used a dual monitor video card or a dual monitor adapter, your sure to know that dual monitor wallpaper will not display quite right unless you have your dual monitor display setup on a Dual Monitor Mount.

A dual monitor mount is basically a fixing arm specially made to mount multiple monitors upon by utilizing the VESA mounting system LCD monitors on the wall or desk. Different types of dual monitor stands with different capacity and size guidelines for varying multi screen needs.

Dual computer monitors can come in different designs, styles, colors, and types. Therefore it is important to have a general idea of what to expect. Whether its a light duty load or heavy duty load, the strength of your mounts will depend on what class it is.

A dual monitor wall mount can have many useful features to easily rotate the monitors, and to tile the arm to the desired direction. Mounting your dual display on mounts can have the advantage of saving space, the ability to move monitors in desired directions, ability to rotate monitors to view the monitor contents in a landscape or portrait view, giving those dual monitor backgrounds a good look. There can be other advantages to using a dual monitor screen stand as well.

When mounting the monitors to the stand be sure that the 4 (four) VESA screw holes align with those on the back of the monitor. This will save you time if for whatever reason they don't line up. Also be sure to use the right tool for the job.

See one multi-monitor display user had to say about his New Super PC Computer.

New Multiple Monitor Owner Professes Love at 1st byte!

New Multiple Monitor Owner Professes Love at 1st byte!

I recently purchased a new computer from, which is the home of the computer brand, Super PC. I have been eyeing one of their multi-monitor displays for some time now as I do a lot of multi-tasking on my day trading computer i.e., multi-tabling poker play, video gaming, and I enjoy having the extra work space on my multiple monitors so I am not constantly switching back and forth from window to window on the task-bar. I purchased their Nuclear Workstation Computer. The one I purchased supports up to 6 monitors and is a beauty of a machine.

I had several questions in regards to technology specifications as I wasn't completely versed in the extensive requirements for multi-monitor capabilities. After reviewing the site for a while and reading their FAQ I had specific additional questions for the configuration of my new PC. Dan at customer service was very quick responding to my email inquiry and was very courteous and knowledgeable. He helped guide me through the entire process of setting up multiple monitors, and directed me to their video page to help me understand the process better, and explained several different system setups all the while never making me feel like I was wasting his time. Together we were able to help narrow
down my choices for the type of specs I wanted and from there I made my purchase.

When I made my purchase I was quoted a build and shipping time of 2-3 business days and unlike some other larger PC manufactures (who I won’t name in this review) I actually received a shipping confirmation within the estimated time frame. I received my multiple monitor computer in perfect working order, in professional packing which impressed me very much. I had no problem setting everything up correctly
and the PC came pre-configured for plug and play ease of use.

I started out thinking that I was only going to be able to purchase a dual monitor video card (due to budget constraints) but it wasn't as expensive as I thought and now I am in love with this new multi-monitor setup! I plan on purchasing another multi monitor video card from in the very near future, giving my multi-monitor display an additional dual monitor wallpaper. I have played a few games on the computer and have to say I have just fallen in absolute love with it. The computer looks great, operates perfectly and I will be heading back to Super PC for my next computer and recommend them to anyone looking for a dual monitor adapter, a triple monitor computer on up to any other kind of new multi screen variation.

Also check this blog on the Power of Radeon Graphics

Dual Monitors with the Power of Radeon Graphics

The Power of ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series

ATI Radeon 4670 pic

Radeon is the name brand for the ATI Company, and represents some of the most cutting edge dual screen graphics cards available today. The ATI Radeon HD 4670 delivers a remarkable combination of DirectX 10 gaming performance and hardware processed 1080p video on dual monitors. Connect to your HDTV with HDMI that includes built-in 7.1 surround audio. That's a dual display with some serious muscle!

ATI has released several dual monitor video cards which range from the forefront of performance, down to the basics but still offer stable performance to those of us who do not want to spend over $150 on a piece of hardware even if we may replace in a year. The Dual Monitor Adapter can be simpler to install than a video card however, it's important that your dual computer monitors match the type of adapter. Refer to this dual monitor setup for a good idea of how matching dual screens makes a better dual monitor wallpaper.

Aside from their success with their highly-regarded HD 4800-series of cards, ATI knew that they needed to ride off their momentum of their long running success and attack all parts of the market with the new R700 series architecture. I heard about it as they launched an assault on the mid-level market with their HD 4870 and HD 4850 which was followed by their high end offering, the HD 4870 X2. They have consolidated their stranglehold at virtually every price-point, and ATI is targeting the entry level price point with their HD 4600-series like the one shown above.

Loaded with the latest features, ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics cards deliver a level of gaming performance previously only found in high-end graphics cards. Redefine the way you play HD games and enjoy unprecedented levels of graphics realism powered by 320 stream processing units, up to 1GB of memory and support for Microsoft DirectX® 10.1 games. Upgrade your graphics card and watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity or take your experience to another level with new multiple monitor capabilities (when 2 or more cards are properly installed). Do it all with break-through energy efficiency that doesn’t compromise performance.

These graphics cards do it all with break-through energy efficiency, eliminating the need for an external power connection and making them easy to install. Refer to my Dual Monitor Setup using Windows blog for step by step instructions on setting up your configuration.

Redefine HD Gaming

  • 320 Stream Processing Units
    Enough power to tackle the most demanding HD games and applications.

  • Microsoft DirectX®10.1
    Play today while preparing for tomorrow with state-of-the-art DirectX 10.1 graphics capabilities.

  • Enhanced Anti-Aliasing (AA) & Anisotropic Filtering (AF)
    High performance anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing (4X AA) smooth jagged edges and create true-to- life graphics, for everything from grass to facial features

  • ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
    ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support offers superior scalability so your system is ready to level up when you are.

  • PCI Express 2.0
    Support for PCI Express 2.0 will prepare you for bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.

Go Beyond HD Video

  • Unified Video Decoder 2
    UVD 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for the most processing- intensive content. Take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture capabilities.

  • Accelerated Video Transcoding(AVT)
    Edit and transfer your videos to a portable video player with new Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) technology.1

  • Upscale Beyond 1080p
    Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond.2

  • Enhanced DVD Upscaling
    Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling.3 The GPU uses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display.

  • Dynamic Contrast
    Dynamic Contrast automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness during scenes to consistently deliver a crisp, vibrant picture.

  • HDMI
    Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI with 7.1 digital surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.

1 Some digital rights management restrictions may apply

2 The ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.

3 The ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.

Break-through Efficiency

  • Dynamic Power Managemen
    ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series graphics cards feature ATI PowerPlay™ technology, delivering high performance when needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics processor is low.1

  • More Performance Per Watt
    ATI Radeon HD 4600 series deliver up to 3x the performance per watt of AMD’s previous generation GPUs.2

  • Energy Efficient Manufacturing Process
    Second generation 55nm chip uses the industry’s most energy efficient manufacturing process.

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2 The ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 delivers 8.14 GigaFLOPS per Watt, compared with the ATI Radeon HD 3650 which delivers 2.60 GigaFLOPS per Watt.

System Requirements

–PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

–400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) is recommended

–Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to for a list of Certified products

–1GB of system memory recommended

–Installation software requires CD-ROM drive

–DVD playback requires DVD drive

–Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and full 1080p display requires a 1080p-capable monitor

–To enable dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ technology, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is required. CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is an optional accessory on Sapphire HD4670 series
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There's really just something for everyone who wants a card to be a jack of all trades like play games at high resolutions while offering kick-ass HD video decoding as well. Radeon has cards that have full HDMI and DisplayPort capabilities for HTPC along with a core based on the RV770 series architecture for casual and extreme gamers alike. All of this means that these cards should be appealing to quite a few shoppers from a price and performance standpoint.

Looking for something more? Check out my blog on the Quad Monitor Computer.

Introducing the Quad Monitor Display Computer


Probably recognized by many to be "the most production for the buck" is the Quad Monitor Computer. Quad Monitor Computers can connect up-to four monitors at the same time. Multiple monitorsis gaining high recognition for the surprising productivity gains. A quad monitor display is designed in such a way that it can be used in the home as well as the office, or any other workplace where multi tasking takes president. A computer specifically designed to support a quad monitorLCD display is typically manufactured with high end graphics card(s) built in.

Super manufacture some of the industries best multiple monitor desktop computers/PCs. There is no need of adding additional hardware when your PC is prebuilt to support a multi-monitor display. However, if you already have a computer supporting single screen or even (dual screens with use of a dual monitor adapter), you can get a Multi Monitor Video Cardto support upto 4 (four) monitors / displays simultaneously as well as seamlessly. A few of the industries best companies are Matrox, NVIDIA, and ATI, all produce high end quad monitor solutions and all offered at with free shipping in the US.

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There are several Super PC Computers to choose from, and in case you're planning to purchase a Quad Monitor Computer, given below are some of the best Computers to do it with. Price ranges for the Computers listed below start at about $1124.99 with Free Shipping anywhere in the USA.

(4 Monitors) 1GB GDDR2 ATI Radeon HD3650

(4 Monitors) 256MB GDDR3 NVS440 Quadro4 Workstation Certified

(4 Monitors) 1GB GDDR3 NVidia Geforce9600GT

Like I said before, incase you are looking for a Quad Monitor Computer you can have one of 2(two) options. 1. Purchase a Quad Monitor Computer, and have it delivered to you ready to go. Simply Plug and Play, and that's the way we like it. or, 2. You can buy a Quad Monitor Video Card and connect it to your existing desktop computer (note the connecting slot for your specific computer may or may not support or have available space so it is important that you call in and ask what type of card you need).

Want to know more about Multiple Monitors or wondering why you should use use Multi-Monitors?

Multiple Monitor Displays; Fresh News!

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The new status symbol in Silicone Valley is multiple computer screens. Size doesn't matter anymore, it's how many you have. Richard Hart, a San Francisco, CA reporter for ABC News reports on a phenomena of three or even four monitors per person.

People in the financial industry have used more than one monitor for years, but lately it's becoming common for the rest of us. Rhoda Alexander is one of a growing number of people who use more than one computer monitor at the same time.

She has a dual monitor setup attached to her multiple monitor laptop. From what I could see it looked like a dual monitor adapter was how she linked them together. Combined with her laptop, this gave her a great multiple monitor display in which she had grown accustomed to using.

Rhoda who is a monitor analyst for a suppy Co says, "It helps me tremendously, because typically in your average day, I may have 15 different files open at the same time." She also goes on to say that there's a certain amount of jealousy that come her way due to her multi screen luxuries. "I have office mates come by and say "wow i love your setup"..

Two developments are driving the boom in multiple monitors. The first is plug and play connectors that make it easy to daisy chain as much as an 8 monitor display at once. One company expects sales to triple in the next year, and that's largely due to the rise of portable computing. In the coming year consumers will buy more notebooks than desktops for the first time.

Already over 35% of consumer buy and extra monitor at the same time they buy the notebook computer. People like the portability but not the small screen.

Although Rhoda says she can work on the road with the kind of work that she does, but there's always that sigh of relief when she gets back to where she has a multi screen display to spread her work out on.

Why not use a single humongous monitor? Ergonomics. Experts say that it's not a good idea to keep looking up and down and it's easier on the eyes to have the screens folded in on you.

When asked, Rhoda said she could use a few more monitors.

Customer Service Is Greatly Enhanced With Multiple Monitor PC's

Are your customers demanding more than you can keep up with? Are they demanding more for less? Of course they want world class products and services, we all do. If you can't provide what they want, they will find someone else who can. Customer loyalty is a myth that was formed in the mist of our distant past. Operating on a single computer monitor can be a customer service handicap.

We must be closer to our customer than ever. We must provide great customer service.

Core system fundamentals of customer service have been packaged up and integrated into corporate America for over two hundred years. However the main principal is universal. Fill the Needs of the customer. If your customer service rep. has a multiple monitor display when addressing the customers need, he or she will be better enabled to provide those needs.

Definition of Customer Service:

According to the ACA Group,, customer service is the ability of an organization to constantly and consistently give the customer what they want and need. The ACA Group is an alliance of highly trained and experienced consultants and instructors providing Consulting Services, Training & Education to a variety of manufacturing and service organizations, in both the public and private sectors ranging from five million dollars in annual sales to Fortune 500 companies. The ACA Group defines excellent customer service as the ability of an organization to constantly and consistently exceed the customer's expectations.

Every desktop in your organization should be multi screen.

This definition goes beyond the traditional way we think about customer service. It covers areas that do not come in direct contact with the customer at all. Manufacturing, purchasing and quality control may never talk to the end user of our products, yet they are vital in meeting the customer's needs. If we deliver an expensive product that doesn't work and we deliver it late, that affects customer service just as much as a rude salesperson. The entire enterprise must pull together to provide excellent customer service

Replacing your aging fleet of soon-to-be-obsolete computers with a new multi monitor setup, may be just what you need to save money and make your business more efficient.

Microsoft Windows Vista has built in multiple monitor software.

One of the biggest advantages to having a multiple computer monitor system is the amount of time and effort saved when doing any type of multi-tasking, i.e. running multiple applications. Rather than minimizing and maximizing windows to switch between applications, simply turn your head from one monitor to the other.

For example, having a dual monitor wallpaper would increase your display real estate by 100%. Add an extra monitor by purchasing a dual monitor video card or dual monitor adapter and installing on your existing pc's or purchase new multi monitor computers from, an industry leader in multiple diplays.

If a customer calls and your Rep is working on a triple monitor array, then he/she could have Internet Explorer running on the left monitor and Word running on the center monitor, and a order form on the right. If your customer has an unusual inquire, simply type a few notes in Word and then copy and paste to search relative information in the web, or within your own intranet.

Improving customer Service can start by improving the Customer Service Tools. We've probably had the the basic fundamentals down for some time. The only thing is technology is a constantly changing environment. If you don't change with it, it will ultimately leave you behind.

Productivity Becomes Limitless With Multi-Monitors

Typical obstacles preventing efficient productivity,

can generally be narrowed down to a handful of common beliefs says Sally McGhee, a recognized thought leader and innovator in the field of productivity management. She has trained thousands of people in the corporate environment, and has more than 25 years' experience as a consultant and an executive coach, and also is the founder and CEO of McGhee Productivity Solutions.

She says common beliefs such as, but not limited to, Too Much Information coming in at once, Cluttered up Records, Time Management, and Organization to name a few. However one thing we, -those of us who've already experienced true multiple monitor computing, have found is that all the above can be greatly reduced by utilizing multiple monitor video cards.

Many of us can agree that at times, email is overwhelming.

Sometimes it's hard to keep up when reign of spam begins to overtake the inbox. But in reality, it's not the volume of e-mail that's a issue. How you process and organize the volume is the issue.

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This issue can be greatly reduced

with the use of dual monitors, or dual monitor display. When each year more data is coming at by way of e-mails, it can be easy to let the e-mails drive you. With a multi screen display you can see the emails coming in while writing back and/or researching other data.

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We have to keep everything. You just never know when you might need it!

Well believe it or not, on average, studies show that most of us can throw away up to 50% of our stored information, with no ramifications. So far so good anyway. As for those of you who are "keepers," we know the value of real estate, and at some point the decision is made to hang on to everything so that it can be made useful again in the future. Either way you choose, a 3 monitor display is ideal for shuffling around many groups of information.

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Triple monitor display
The key is Time Management!

"I just don't have enough time to do all the things I want." If you've heard that before, it's probably because you've said it. Fortunately, technology is helping to make life more convenient. If your to-do lists keeps you in multiple locations on the web-you might want to consider a multi monitor display. This will make it much easier to centralize and prioritize your things to-do. Outlook in a multiple monitor display is highly recommended. For those of you who don't already have it, get you a dual monitor video card and open up your horizons..

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Go On Holiday With Multiple Screen Computers

You can save one to two hours a day using an Integrated Multiple Monitor System.

The return on investment when purchasing a multiple monitor display for your computing needs, is significant. Here are some interesting statistics. On average, people studied spend two to three hours a day in email alone. Many times even dual computer monitors can't cut through the haze of information.

Multi Screen Displays can be the Easiest Thing You Can Do.

After setting up your integrated multiple monitor system, you'll notice less time spent toggling through e-mail applications, less time finding and filing information. You can't afford not to create an effective integrated multi screen display computer.

Who says it takes too much time to get Productive?

A dual monitor video cardcan most likely be installed without a significant investment of time or money. If you're sceptical or dont want to invest much into your current pc, but not yet ready to make a full leap with the whole multi monitor setup, you can purchase one or more dual monitor adapters. A dual monitor setup is going to be so easy to do that you'll want to be the first one in your office to catch on.

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We all can think of many examples of how we waste time by not having an integrated management system to help us remember what, where, when, and how data should be sorted, filtered, digested, and recycled. Starting with your computer monitor, you can start saving exponentially.

Get a Multiple LCD Displaytoday and instantly begin transformation of your time and time off.