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Offlinex Ju x
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Question about triple monitor set-up
    #11379314 - 11/03/09 09:09 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Alright, Right now i'm running dual monitors, with the monitor plugged into the vga port on my laptop. I want to hook up a third monitor and was wondering which way was the better way to do so.

If I took one of these vga splitter cables...



and plugged it into the single vga port on my laptop, and then connect the two monitors to the splitter.

or using one of the box splitters..



and then hooking the two monitors up to the box splitter.


I have no idea.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: x Ju x]
    #11379701 - 11/03/09 10:06 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

those types of slpitters will only mirror what you see. youll have two displays that are exactly the same. thats what electronic stores use to show the same video on all the tvs at the same time. just on a larger scale.

the only way to get more than 2 displays off the same machine is to add another video card. unless youve got an SLI or Crossfire motherboard youre second card is going to have to be pci.

if you dont plan on playing any games you can just get something cheap like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130188

configuring it will greatly depend on your os of choice.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: frith]
    #11380071 - 11/03/09 11:02 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

frith posted an excellent response.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: x Ju x]
    #11380195 - 11/03/09 11:24 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I have one thing to say to you:

Lucky bastard. :wink:


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: Neuron]
    #11380354 - 11/03/09 11:49 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Neuron said:
frith posted an excellent response.




except the op has a laptop.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: moeshroom]
    #11381118 - 11/04/09 02:21 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

shrems said:
Quote:

Neuron said:
frith posted an excellent response.




except the op has a laptop.




ahh i missed that. in that case you need an external video card:
http://www.amazon.com/IOGear-External-Video-Card-GUC2015V/dp/B000NJFJJK

the usb video card, notebook display, and built in vga port will give you 3 display connections.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: frith]
    #11381303 - 11/04/09 03:05 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Def get a desktop dude.  It is king.  Triple monitors + desktop would be tooo bomb.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: pwnasaurus]
    #11381873 - 11/04/09 08:21 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

And I don't know if this makes a difference or not, but I'm planning on using the other 2 monitors as an extended desktop, that's all. I won't be running games or anything like that.


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Re: Question about triple monitor set-up [Re: x Ju x]
    #11382550 - 11/04/09 11:48 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

x Ju x said:
And I don't know if this makes a difference or not, but I'm planning on using the other 2 monitors as an extended desktop, that's all. I won't be running games or anything like that.




you should be fine with the usb video card and the built in vga port.


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