Help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2006, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 222
Default Help

HI,

I need a hardware product that will allow me to run to computers at the same time and be able to switch from one comp to the other but iwthout unplugging the screens only have 2 monitors and need them both to run at the same time on one comp and then the other,

Is there such hardware?

The one comp is a AMD or Intel
__________________

Darybart is offline  
Old 06-09-2006, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
FlashDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via MSN to FlashDude
Default

A KVM switch will do what you want but for only one of the screens, Do you need both screens on both computer? This is the one I have and it works great. But there's all kinds to choice from (dvi/audio etc) 4 port

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...1900&CatId=202
__________________

__________________
FlashDude is offline  
Old 06-10-2006, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 222
Default

Thank you I will be needing 2 screens both to be connected does the cable come with software to switch between the two computers
Darybart is offline  
Old 06-10-2006, 11:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
FlashDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via MSN to FlashDude
Default

no software needed, You just hit your scrlk button twice and it switch's between the two. It gets its power from the ps2 connector of the keyboard.
__________________
FlashDude is offline  
Old 06-11-2006, 03:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 222
Default

thanks
Darybart is offline  
Old 06-11-2006, 11:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
FlashDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via MSN to FlashDude
Default

No problem, but it will only let you switch one of the monitors not both.
__________________
FlashDude is offline  
Old 06-16-2006, 05:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 222
Default

but if i get 2 of those plugs
Darybart is offline  
Old 06-16-2006, 08:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 336
Default

why not just use one monitor?

even if youre doing video editing or graphics editing, you only really need one monitor.

and u should probably just use a mac, since the mac, despite sucking for gaming, is great for video/graphics editing.

on a mac (my friends father has this) he has a G4 with two 2.8ghz processors in it, and a 32" screen, he can do very professional graphical editing with this one 32" screen, and thats his job, plus, with 2 screens, what do you get thats better?

one semi-big widescreen with a thick line down the middle?

-Phate
__________________


And above all else this, to thine own self be true.
-Shakespeare
Phate is offline  
Old 06-16-2006, 09:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
reggie_da_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,567
Default

Mac's are gross. I know there good for designing but they're so gay (sorry if I offended anyone, I just really don't like mac's).
__________________

reggie_da_man is offline  
Old 06-16-2006, 10:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 222
Default

i have both, cant use one screen as not doing graphic im doing video editing so need a whole long time line to strech across to screens
__________________

Darybart is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.