I've added a second monitor this evening. First of all, it didn't drop the FPS like I thought it would. It was about a 3-5 FPS drop. That really surprised me given my system and the second video card (see below). I've had incredible luck with it so far. Great for the radio stack, GPS, kneeboard. I did find it really odd when I put the ATC window on the second display, the FPS dropped dramatically (i.e. to 3-4 FPS). Once back on the primary, FPS went back to normal. I did not see a noticable effect when GPS/radio/kneeboard were moved back and forth. Not too worried why this is. Just happy I'm having such good luck with my mid range system!
Question: In the panel.cfg file, what can I edit (if anything) that will let an undocked GPS display on the second monitor? In other words, when I click the GPS button, it should not have to be undocked and dragged over. I've looked in the FS2000 SDK book, but don't see anything related.
Dell Dimension P3 600 MHz
384 MB PC100 Ram
26G 7200 rpm HD
ATI 32MB DDR AGP w/19" monitor (primary)
Diamond Stealth 3D 4MB PCI (S3V chipset) w/ 15' monitor (secondary)
MS Sidewinder FF Joystick
Hey, the 4MB card was free, and 15" monitor an old leftover....