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Windows 7: Just an idea, please tell me if it will work or not!

10 Dec 2011   #1
Music Guy123

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Just an idea, please tell me if it will work or not!

Hi there,

I have a Packard Bell easynote LJ71 with a AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M500, 4GB or RAM and an AMD m880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200. I think the graphics card is integrated. Anyway, back to my plan, it was to add another screen or two. Firstly do you think my laptop could cope with it, I won't be gaming with it, probably browsing, word processing, possibly programming and maybe google sketchup. I have a VGA port and an HDMI port on my laptop. Hope you can help and sorry if I have posted this in the wrong section, couldn't see where else to put it! Any help much appreciated!


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10 Dec 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You should not have any trouble driving an external monitor with your ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200. But why 2 addl. monitors for your kind of applications. Sounds like an overkill.
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10 Dec 2011   #3
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I dunno, just luv big screen sizes and with browsing, skype, word proccessing etc. I don't really enjoy having to flick through them all. The main question is could I connect one screen with a vga port and the other with an hdmi one? Thanks for the reply, very helpful!
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10 Dec 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Not sure whether you can run 2 monitors out of the 2 attachments - never tried that.

I have run 2 projectors with one of my laptops. But there I use a Y cable to split the line.
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11 Dec 2011   #5
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, I have one vga output, two monitors with vga inputs. I want to create an extended screen, is there any splitter that I could buy that would accomodate this? Thanks for any help!
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11 Dec 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With the splitters I know you would just replicate the same screen. I have never seen one where you could project one screen picture on 2 monitors.
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11 Dec 2011   #7
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh right thanks, I will try using hdmi with my telly and the VGA with another monitor see what happens won't be able to do it for a little while though as have exams all week. Will tell you the results though!
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08 Jan 2012   #8
Music Guy123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just to say, extra monitor via vga works perfectly. However, I can't have the external monitor and an hdmi through to my tv. It favours the vga so I have to unplug the vga to get a picture on my tv. Well, it now means i have two screens which isn't bad!
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