Multi-monitor is supported on most Intel® 852GM Chipset-based systems through the use of an additional graphics controller designed into the chipset. The Intel 852GM Chipset family supports several different multi-monitor options. The availability of each of these options is dependent on the specific motherboard implementation.
Multi-monitor modes are as follows:Intel® Dual Display Clone
The Display item on the Settings tab in Control Panel can also be used to enable this mode. The Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Properties window must be used to access Extended Desktop if Intel Dual Display Clone is currently enabled. (Fig. 3)
Figure 3: Display item on the Settings tab in Control Panel as seen in Windows XP display properties
Applications behave differently in a multi-monitor configuration depending on their implementation:
- Standard Windows applications using the GDI (Graphics Device Interface) clip the window to each display and accelerate the images separately using the display hardware.
- Applications spanning multiple monitors and using DirectX*, Direct3D*, or DirectDraw*, can be software accelerated.
- OpenGL* applications might exit unexpectedly, or hardware accelerate one display with unknown results on the other, or be software accelerated.
- A full screen command prompt or MS-DOS* application only functions on the primary device.
- Dual-Pipe Panning allows a high-resolution display on a larger screen, while viewing a zoomed-in version on a smaller screen.
- The view on the smaller screen is tied to mouse cursor movement. Since the screens are different sizes, the mouse cursor can be at different positions on either screen.
- While it is within the zoomed-in area of the smaller screen, the cursor acts as normal. As the cursor moves near the edge of the smaller screen, the view pans toward the cursor until the edge of the full screen is reached. This does not affect the view on the larger screen, which stays the same regardless of the activity of the smaller (panned) screen.
- Dual-Pipe Panning is used in conjunction with Intel Dual Display Clone or Multi. To use Dual-Pipe Panning, first enable Intel® Dual Display Clone or the Multi function. Then, set the cloned display devices to a larger resolution than one of the cloned displays supports and click Apply. The device not supporting the full resolution is panned.
Intel® Dual Display Multi
||Intel® Dual Display Multi is not supported in the 14.0 or greater driver baseline. The last driver that supporting this feature was version PV 13.6 (3722). For Intel Dual Display Multi, use driver 13.6 or greater. |
System requirements for multi-monitor:
- An integrated Intel 852GM Chipset family with dual pipe enabled by the system manufacturer
- Two or more display devices (for example, CRT, Flat Panel, and TV)
- Windows 98*, Windows 98 Second Edition* (SE), Windows Millennium Edition* (Me), Windows 2000*, or Windows XP*
- Current graphics driver for the Intel 852GM Chipset family
This applies to: