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3 monitors in windows 7?


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weldon49

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hey,
So i just purchased a second monitor to extend my screen. I am craving a third now but i have a few questions before i spend the money. First, obviously windows 7 supports one extra monitor just a plug and go... simple. But if i attach a third will it be as simple as plug in and watch it set it up itself? If not what will i have to do to make my screen extend 3 monitors long. Second, i am using just as average laptop, so now i only have 1 vga port so i know i can only plug in the second screen, but there is a thing out that... well you can look http://accessories.u...085,,901pdb6671 so basically from what i got all you do is plug it in the usb port and it has a built in graphics card with a vga port so then i can just plug in the third screen. if this all works as i hoped. with this set up will it just plug in and go as the second screen did or will i have to configure it to work because i have heard of others trying to use three screens but only 2 would show up at a time. heres my specs if it is even necesary, CPU: Pentium Dual-Core T4500 @ 2.30 Ghz Intel 4 chipset express integrated graphics card and 4 gigs RAM. btw i am an average user with just simple documents and web pages. obviously i dont have my laptop for anything thatd use up alot of my cpu to begin with. thanks in advance!!!!!!
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phillpower2

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Hi weldon49
We need to know the brand and model name or number of your notebook to be better able to advise you.
Possible issues that you may encounter include the video chip not being able to support a second external display due to not enough VRam (video memory) or not enough electrical power, also you may get the extra display but only at minimum resolution.

Some info for you http://www.microsoft...womonitors.aspx

The link in your OP is not working BTW.

Have you seen http://www.cables-le...to-vga-adapter/

weldon49

After offering you assistance I then noted that you had post the exact same question on the Windows 7 and Vista forum and were already receiving assistance when you post here.

Please do not duplicate your topics, it is both unhelpful to you and those who assist you as it may lead to confusion and it is unfair to others who require assistance but may have to wait as a consequence , thank you for understanding.

Receiving assistance @ http://www.geekstogo...s-on-windows-7/

Topic closed for duplication.
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