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Windows 7: Please help with dual screen, need help urgent please!!!

27 May 2010   #31
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks, so there is not a app that can solve this problem?


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27 May 2010   #32
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, software can't overcome hardware limitations.
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27 May 2010   #33
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Thanks, so there is not a app that can solve this problem?
Andru;

First is the hardware. Your laptop would need the electronics to send a video signal to more than one monitor at a time. Unless designed differently, mostly you have the option to connect an external monitor and use it instead of the built-in screen. In your case it looks like you also have the option to connect with VGA or DVI-D but not to both at the same time. Remember, no matter how many connectors you may have, there may only be enough hardware to connect to one monitor at a time.

Secondly, what controls the hardware is the video driver. If you do have the hardware available to connect to two monitors at the same time, the driver will have to support that function. There is no third party software (I am aware of) that will control video to three monitors if that function is not already part of the video driver.

I have connections for four monitors with the desktop computer I have at the moment. The motherboard has two PCIx16 video slots and I have two video cards with dual DVI connectors in those slots. I have three monitors connected with room for one more. Your laptop most likely only has ONE built-in video card and will support only ONE monitor at a time, but will allow you to switch between the built-in screen, an external VGA or DVI monitor.

For you to connect three monitors, you would have to add video cards like is possible with a desktop. The only way to do that with a laptop is to use the already suggested USB to add video. Or the MATROX adapter which connects to the external video connector and then supplies video to two or three monitors.

What ever you decide, your laptop is not designed to display video to the built-in screen and the two external connectors at the same time.

Cheers!
Robert
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28 May 2010   #34
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Thanks, so there is not a app that can solve this problem?
Andru;

First is the hardware. Your laptop would need the electronics to send a video signal to more than one monitor at a time. Unless designed differently, mostly you have the option to connect an external monitor and use it instead of the built-in screen. In your case it looks like you also have the option to connect with VGA or DVI-D but not to both at the same time. Remember, no matter how many connectors you may have, there may only be enough hardware to connect to one monitor at a time.

Secondly, what controls the hardware is the video driver. If you do have the hardware available to connect to two monitors at the same time, the driver will have to support that function. There is no third party software (I am aware of) that will control video to three monitors if that function is not already part of the video driver.

I have connections for four monitors with the desktop computer I have at the moment. The motherboard has two PCIx16 video slots and I have two video cards with dual DVI connectors in those slots. I have three monitors connected with room for one more. Your laptop most likely only has ONE built-in video card and will support only ONE monitor at a time, but will allow you to switch between the built-in screen, an external VGA or DVI monitor.

For you to connect three monitors, you would have to add video cards like is possible with a desktop. The only way to do that with a laptop is to use the already suggested USB to add video. Or the MATROX adapter which connects to the external video connector and then supplies video to two or three monitors.

What ever you decide, your laptop is not designed to display video to the built-in screen and the two external connectors at the same time.

Cheers!
Robert
Okay thanks are you sure the USB will work?
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