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December 22nd, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Potomac & Takoma Park Maryland (MD) Two Monitors One Computer

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Potomac & Takoma Park Maryland (MD) Two Monitors One Computer – How To Have Two Monitors Hooked Up To One Computer, Potomac & Takoma Park Maryland (MD)

One of the best things I ever did to make my computing life easier and a bit more fun is to hook up two monitors to my computer.  It gives you twice as much desktop space and is especially nice if you work in graphics or are an extreme gamer.  It really isn’t that difficult to install two monitors to your PC, the only requirement that you have to have is a second video (adapter) card.  If you are using a VGA connection you can always just get a VGA Splitter but most monitors are USB these days.  Your computer will always have one video card already installed but you may need that second one for the second monitor.  If you are unsure about what you need, or about installing the second video card yourself, or if your computer is even capable or handling one, here at Geek ABC we are more that willing to help you figure it out.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

If you are a laptop user you most likely already have multiple video adapters, you have the one for your LCD display as well as another for a regular monitor.  Basically all you have to do is plug in your monitor and adjust the video settings by right clicking on your desktop, selecting “Properties” and going in to the “Settings” tab.  This will be the same for setting up the dual monitors on a regular PC once you have the hardware installed and set up.  Once you have gone in to the “Settings” tab you can set things like the resolution, color depth as well as determine where you want each individual monitor icon depending on their actual positions.

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November 19th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Woodbridge Virginia (VA) Graphics Cards

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Woodbridge Virginia (VA) Graphics Cards – Signs That Your Video Card Is Failing, Woodbridge Virginia (VA)

As I stated in my previous blog, the video or graphics card in your computer is what your PC uses to change binary code in to the pictures that you see on your monitor.  If your video card is failing you can usually tell right away just by looking at your monitor.

If you feel like your graphics card is failing and you need to have it looked at or replaced, Geek ABC is here to get the job done.  We are a local computer and network service and repair company with expertise in many areas, such as video cards.  For more information we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com or you can give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We provide same day, onsite computer and network repair and service.

Some of the signs that your graphics card may be going bad are:

1.      Pixelation:  Pixelation is usually the first sign that your video or graphics card is going bad.  When this happens you will notice that your screen seems to have a very low resolution.  The pixels will be so large that you can see them individually.  The first thing you will want to check are your display settings, because a computer that was previously set on a high resolution that all of the sudden looks pixilated could mean that your video card is about to die.

2.      Lines:  If you ever see lines that are running either horizontally or vertically through your screen, this could also be a sign of a failing graphics card.  They may or may not always be in the same place every time you load your computer.

3.      3D Images Start To Look One Dimensional:  If you are a person who plays 3D games or knows that an image on your computer is supposed to be in 3D but it looks flat or distorted, this can also be another sign that your graphics card is malfunctioning.

4.      Blurred Images:  A good graphics cards will have crisp clear images and clearly defined boundaries.  If you notice that images are blurry, this is just another way to determine that your video card is going bad.

Again, if you notice any of these symptoms on your PC, please feel free to give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) or visit us on our website www.geekabc.com


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