I have read several posts about using dual monitors but am still a little confused on the do's and don'ts. Maybe there is a good overview post that someone can point me to? Otherwise...here is my question:
Can I run FSX full screen with the virtual cockpit spread across two monitors without a product like the Matrox series? My system:
Dell XPS 700, 2CPU 6600 @ 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM
2 Radeon HD 5770 cards, each hooked up to its own monitor at 1680x1050 resolution
Windows XP, SP2, Media Center Edition
I have successfully got the monitors working in extended desktop mode. FSX recognizes that I have 2 video cards, but only lets me choose a max resolution of 1680x1050 in full screen mode. In full screen mode, only the left monitor displays the virtual cockpit. I can add view windows to the right monitor, but I can't extend the main view.
If I go into window mode, I can drag the main view window across the 2 monitors, but FSX only draws up to the 1680 pixel and then leaves the rest black.
Probably pretty basic stuff but I seem unable to resolve on my own. Many thanks!