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Yoga 900 - setting up dual external monitors?

Q: Yoga 900 - setting up dual external monitors?

My work purchased a Yoga 900-13ISK and two external monitors with HDMI and the traditional VGA inputs. I would like to connect the machine so I can run two external monitors simultaneously when I'm working from home. The best solution I have found is the type c adapter which will allow my to run one external monitor only. Does anyone have any guidance for setting up the machine to run two external monitors simultaneously? Thanks!

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A: Yoga 900 - setting up dual external monitors?

Upon reading articles online about the Yoga 900, it does support dual monitors (HDMI or Display port), but you'll need a USB-C adapter. Does your USB C adapter have two display options on it?




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How do I get two external monitors to work with my new Yoga 730 15 inch? I have a USB-C to Hdmi but I cannot use it and the HDMI port because all three screens will not show up, only two. Only two monitors will show at one time. What can I do to get these to work?  Is there a docking station I can purchase? I have the Lenovo part GX90M44577 that is the USB-C to HDMI port.  

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I have a ThinkPad S1 yoga bought in Dec 2013. I have being using the mini hdmi to work of 1 external 1080p monitor these last few years and it has worked fine. I now want to add a new second 1440 x 2560 along side my 1080 x 1920 monitor for a dual monitor set up. (Mostly for spreadsheets, emails, web browsing etc.) I do not mind if one of these duplicates my laptop screen. I was going to get the onelink dock to enable me to do this however I am not sure if it will work. I know the resolution with dual monitors running off the dock is limited at 1200p. What I now want to do is use the mini hdmi on my laptop for one monitor and the onelink dock for the other, however I want to be sure it will work before I go and buy the monitor and dock. Alternatively I could buy an USB 3.0 to hdmi adapted to run the 1080 monitor and a usb hub for the extra usb's I will need. (I think the dock will use less processing power and would be a slicker set up so I imagine it would be better?) You?re  help would be appreciated as I have read there can be issues trying to get higher resolution monitors to work. 

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Connected an IOGear compact dock to the laptop's USB C. Connected monitor #1 to the dock's HDMI port.Connected an HDMI cable to monitor #2 and used an HDMI to mini display port adapter to connect to the docks mini diplay port.I used the "Extend Display" setting on the laptop.I can only get display on the laptop monitor and one of the external monitors.  I can't get the display to work on both external monitors.  Second external monitor is not detected.  Help please. I am told that a plugable usb type c docking station would work, it has two "Disply ++ Ports".  Suggestion is to use an HDMI to DP++ cable to connect to the dual external monitors. Haven't tried it yet, does anyone know whether that'll work?

A:Need help connecting Yoga 910 13IKB with 1 USB C & 1 USB 3.0 port to dual external HDMI monitors

Easier still is to just use an HDMI splitter.

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Hey, everyone. A friend recommended these forums to me after he helped me pick parts and walked me through some of the finer details of building a gaming PC via a video call done over facebook. Previously, I was using an old gaming laptop, so plugging in a secondary monitor and setting it up was a piece of cake. With this new PC, it's not quite as easy. I'm using the following monitors, motherboard, and video card:

Primary Monitor: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-20-LED-Monitor-E205W-1600-Black/40718689
Secondary Monitor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974576 (The one I have is not widescreen, though. I couldn't find a link to the one I have, since it is very old.)
Motherboard: https://www.outletpc.com/gn4491-msi-z370a-pro-intel-8th-gen-atx-ddr4-64gb-2pciex1.html
Video Card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M9FD3PC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm running the primary monitor through the video card via HDMI. I've tried adapters for the secondary monitor, plugging it both in the other outputs on the video card as well as the motherboard. Nothing seems to work and it won't recognize the other monitor. Please help? Thank you in advance! I'll be checking back periodically for replies.
 

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I have 2 monitors with just 1 VGA output, I then have a graphics card with 1 VGA, 1 USB and 1 HDMI outputs.

I want to set up my monitors so I can have windows in both screens rather than a complete replication.

Whats the cheapest and easiest way to get them set up?

Some suggest HDMI converters, some suggest USB converters, some suggest VGA splitter cables...can anyone help please?

Thanks
 

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I have a Dell Dimension PIII 600.....I have the ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 7500 installed (running Windows 98SE).

I'd like to use the dual monitor feature but I'm assuming I need to buy a second video card to connect the secondary monitor to. Is this correct?

If this is the case, would any cheap video card do the trick? Just plug it into an open PCI or AGP slot and I'm in business? I see plenty of inexpensive video cards for sale on ebay and that is where I was considering making my purchase.

Any insight is appreciated.

Thanks.

Tom
 

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I have a winxp dell dimension e520. The person I'm setting it up for asked me to pull the Asus EN6200TC256 graphics card out of her other computer and put it in here to set up 2 monitors. Never done it before.

I tried plugging the existing monitor into the board - haven't pulled out the 2nd yet. It gave me an invalid video configuration error and insisted I plug it into the card. It's plugged into a normal style connection. There is also the white DVI connection on the card.

Does this mean the 2nd monitor has to be plugged into the DVI port or is there a way to connect it to the port on the motherboard?

What's the best way to set this up?

Got to down the asus drivers. 80mb - ugh - she doesn't appear to have a cd handy.

Thanks.
 

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Hey guys, basically I want to set up dual monitors. I have a 7600gt, and have two compatible monitors, one is a 19" samsung LCD, other is a 17" samsung CRT. I want to make my 19" the main one, and have the 17" one ready to be turned on whenever I need it. Basically I want to use dual monitors for a few reasons:

1. I play games, and always have msn running, I can minimize, but its annoying and sometimes freezes the game. So I want the game on 19" and msn/desktop on 17".

2. When writing up reports and word documents etc, I want the document on the main one, with internet browser on other.

3. When browsing the internet, I often have to compare things, or just need to have multiple windows open at the same time. At this stage I just keep resizing to take up half the screen...

So is there some way to say drag and drop a whole window/program so that I can do these things? Or have a setting which determines which programs are opened where?

Thanks for any help,

Korrupt
 

A:Setting up dual monitors

Nvidia's nView utility can help with multiple monitors (found in Control Panel usually). Is it a big problem to move windows manually to another screen?

Most applications open windows in the primary monitor. Some remember the last window position, but I've found there's no way to tell which ones.

In addition, too many applications have windows without them showing in taskbar and/or without an ability to move them with keyboard (and nView can't move them either), very irritating to me as I don't always have my primary display on...
 

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ive read that yo have to buy a certain part with dvi something or other to get dual monitors, but the part that my monitor pluggs into now (ima call it the monitor outlet) if i took a monitor outlet out of my old computer and put it into my current one so that i have 2 monitor outlets... would that work?
 

A:setting up a computer for dual monitors

You need either one video card (aka Graphics Adapter, Display Adapter) that has two outputs, or two video cards. If you have an old card from another computer, it should work as long as you can find drivers for your current OS.
 

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I have a probably not so unique question, but for some reason I couldn't find a thread about it previously.

Here is a little bit of hardware information before we begin:

I have two acer monitors, and two different displays types I want to use (DVI, VGA), but for some reason one of the acer monitors isn't being detected in windows.

I have a Radeon 6670 card with display port, hdmi, and dvi output capabilities. My motherboard has the vga port on it.

My processor is an AMD Athlon x2 245 Dual Core.

Here is my question.

I want to be able to use both of my displays. When I plug one of my monitors into the DVI slot on my card, it works perfectly fine, but the monitor that is plugged into my motherboard will never pick up a signal. I checked in device manager to see if there were any hardware changes, and I even looked on the AMD website to see if there was a graphics driver for my processor I needed to pick up.

I've unplugged both monitors and switched them up, both work fine individually. For some reason the VGA port that I assume connects to my motherboard will not push out a signal. When there is no graphics card plugged in though, it works.

I'm trying to make this work. I didn't think it would be this difficult, and I consider myself to be slightly above beginner in terms of knowledge. I went into BIOS and even set the primary display type to integrated just to see if it would change something, it didn't.

In device manager the only display adapter that shows up is the d... Read more

A:Having trouble setting up dual monitors

Hi, welcome to TSF

i am pretty sure you will not be able to use intagrated and the add on graphics card together. can you just use the 6670 to both monitors

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I have an nvidia graphics card with 2 ports. I have been running two monitors, side by side, with the ability to do separate things on each, for about 2 years.

Then I had some issues with my computer and pulled it out to the kitchen table to troubleshoot.

Now I reconnect it all and the dual monitors are not cooperating.

I can set it up for clone - which I don't want.

If I set it up vertical, as one large desktop, when I maximize a window (like internet explorer) it max's it to both screens instead of just the one it's on.

They are 17 inch monitors; I'm running windowx xp, and the nvdia utility says it's 2003 so it's old but not dinosauric.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Need help with setting up dual monitors

Not sure if it was downloading new drivers or rebooting but it's working now. The difference is now it is showing "dual view" which is the ability to configure the monitors individually. Those options were not showing before.

No idea how that just "went away" simply by unplugging the tower and one monitor and setting it up on the kitchen table for troubleshooting.

Now it's "back". LOL Thanks for looking and scratching your heads with me!
 

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i plugged in my secondary monitor and my primary quit working, now the secondary shows the screen but my primary just has a box floating around that says self test feature check... i just want more work space, can someone please help me?
 

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Ok, so I just added Windows 7 to my lineup. After an epic battle with permission problems between XP and 7, I finally managed to fix it and have moved on to a slightly more odd yet annoying problem- my dual monitors.

The way I used to have my monitors set up was my monitor on the right had my task bar and icons... but the monitor on my left was the main monitor. That way when a program opened it would open on my left monitor (which is right in front of me) while still allowing me complete access to everything under my taskbar and all my icons to my right.

Is there any way to do that in Windows 7? When I select "Make this my main display" it moves the task bar over to that monitor, which is annoying. Any suggestions?

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Note: for those of you curious on how to do this in XP or Vista- pick the monitor you want to be your main monitor (the one programs open on) and pick the one you want to have your taskbar. Let's use my setup- main monitor on the left/Task bar and stuffs on the right).
-Go to display, right click on the right monitor and uncheck "attached". This will turn it off. Now all you have is the left monitor with taskbar and stuff all over it.
-Right click the right monitor again. Check "attached" AND "Primary". Click apply. Right monitor turns back on. Everything refreshes and task bar is on the right monitor.
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A:Odd configuration: Setting up Dual Monitors

-sigh-

I found it immediately after posting this. You can just unlock the task bar and drag it to the other monitor. Problem solved.

duh.

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I have an HP Envy 700-056 with a AMD Radeon HD 8670D Graphics Card.Recently i have wanted to try to set up a dual monitor, each monitor displaying a different desktop so i can drag things across them. Since there wasnt another VGA port for the second monitor i bought a DVI-D (Dual Link) to VGA converter and attempted to plug it in. While the first monitor would work fine, the second monitor would have a black screen with "Check Video Cable" on it. I have tried going to the control panel to detect antoher monitor but it does not show up. My questions are:1. Is it possible to even have a dual monitor setup with this graphics card?2. If so why does it show this message and how can i fix it?3. Do i need to get a new graphics card/new cable for the second monitor?I hope i covered all the bases about the issue, and help is appreciated.

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I run a NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 graphics card. I know it supports the use of two monitors, however my computer (Windows 7) won't recognize that I have two separate monitors.

One of my monitors is an HP S2031 Series Wide LCD Monitor, the other is just a POS Dell Monitor, unsure of what it's called. When I look under my monitors it recognizes that two are set up, but both are named the HP S series monitor. It doesn't recognize the Dell.

My Video drivers are up to date, I've tried to update the drivers on both monitors many times, my compy is telling me both are running correctly and both are HP S series. I've unistalled, reinstalled, rebooted, shut down, switched cables around...nothing seems to be working. Any thoughts?

A:Having Issues Setting Up Dual Monitors

On the "Screen Resolution" control panel you can click on each monitor and the "Display" entry has a drop list that should show each monitor and allow you to select which one it really is. (Click on the monitor image, then check or change the drop list entry)

Is there only one entry under that Display drop list? or are there two but both say HP S2031?

And I guess the other question is, are oth monitors working ok? If the Dell is hooked up using an analog VGA cable then it can't actually identify itself and the the HP "driver" for the monitor entry may have just been used to apply to both now. As long as you set the proper resolution for each screen it'll probably be ok.

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I've racked my brain with this for several days and I think I've come down to a logical conclusion:

I just purchased an HP Pavillion Slimline s3100n, which has an integrated Nvidia 6150e GPU. This has two outputs a VGA and an S-video. So I've got a monitor on the VGA and a TV on the S-video.

When I use the Nvidia Control Panel to switch to clone display, and hit apply, it jumps back to a single display only. I've checked and it offers the TV under the single display, but when I choose that the picture that is sent to my TV is all messed up, like when you have your TV on the wrong channel and your trying to watch an old VHS tape.

I've ruled out the TVs connectors by using an XBox and the picture/connectors are fine, I've tried different cables and still have the issue, so I've concluded that it's something with the S-video connection either internally (Hardware) or a setting that I'm not aware of.

I've checked the BIOS and it is using NTSC and I've tried switching to PAL, just to make sure, still no good. I'm at my wit's end....any information would be great.
 

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I've got two ASUS VH242H monitors connected to my GTS 250 and have set them to extended display. Simple enough, works. However once I shut down or restart these settings disappear and when I log back on only my main display is turned on and the secondary is off, and I need to again set them to extend. I've tried changing the setting through the Nvidia Control Panel as well as through Windows with no success. Tried reinstalling my Nvidia Drivers as well. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I am trying to connect my P50 ThinkPad to two external monitors. One monitor is attached through HDMI-HDMI cable. The other monitor is attached through Mini Displayport-HDMI adapter, then HDMI-HDMI to monitor.  The HDMI-HDMI monitor is working great. I do have to change the BIOS to discrete graphics in order to get it to work, but it works.  However, the Mini DisplayPort is giving me issues. The computer recognizes there is a monitor attached, but no graphic displays on the monitor. When I call Lenovo support, they tell me I should have a docking station, but I was told I can support these monitors without a dock. I also checked the BIOS, and the primary display is set to DisplayPort. I'm running a P50 ThinkPad with a Quadro M2000M graphics card. I am using two LG 24" LED monitors, which only have an HDMI and VGA port. The ThinkPad only has one HDMI port, a Mini-DisplayPort, and a Thunderbolt 3 port.  Cables available: 2xHDMI-HDMI, 2xVGA-VGA, 1 mini displayport-HDMI adapter This has been driving me crazy for three days so any help would be appreciated!

A:P50 Setting up 2 External Monitors

My suggestion is to just go with a straight 2-ended miniDP->HDMI cable, like this one, for $8. You can get whatever length you want.
 
I don't use adapters.  I only use straight cables.  No issues.
 
 

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I have ASUS M5A78L-MLX V2 motherboard I am using a VGA spliter to link up my 19" LED TV and my 22" LCD monitor to my computer. However once I have selected *Extend these displays* it just duplicates whats on the monitor to the TV. So I was wondering how do I use the TV as a second monitor to drag windows into?

A:[SOLVED] Problem setting up dual monitors

Sadly, a VGA splitter isn't designed to do an extended desktop. You still have only one GPU calculating what to show on the screen. In order to do an extended desktop you need a graphics card that has more than one monitor port.

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Hello, I recently purchased a Think Centre m91P seen here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883266694.
 
I have purchased a display port to VGA adaptor and have two external monitors up and running, that is one hooked to the display port and the other to the VGA input. 
 
Unfortunatley they are both running duplicate screens and when I go to display settings I don't have the option to ID or detect the 2nd monitor. I also don't have the option to extend the display and when I click on the drop down box for the display it only shows one input. 
 
Can anyone assist how I can get this up and running so I can function wit two monitors?
 
Thanks in advance for any help. 
 
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A:Setting up dual monitors for extended display - ne...

That's not really how you run two monitors in "extended desktop" mode.  You are using a setup that is intended to provide identical output onto two monitors out of a single video card port.  This is actually equivalent to running "clone mode" from a video card that contains two ports to feed two monitors individually.
 
What you really want is simply a multi-port graphics card installed in your M91p, which provides connectivity to two monitors simultaneously from its two ports.  Then you can use the video card's drivers and/or Windows to configure your two connected monitors to run either in (a) clone mode, with identical output to both monitors, or (b) extended desktop mode, which spreads the Windows desktop "double-wide" to use the full horizontal expanse of both monitors so that you can drag windows back and forth across both.
 
I would suggest a very modesly priced ASUS Silence (fanless) HD6450 card, which includes both full-size and low-profile brackets in the retail box. So you can use it in either a tower or small-form-factor case.  Note that the VGA connector is available on the full-size bracket, so if you use the low-profile bracket in a SFF case you will only have the remaining two DVI and HDMI connectors.  If you have to connect to a monitor that only supports VGA, you'll have to use an adapter.  But if you have the option of a digital connection on both your monitors, then both the low-profile and full-size brackets will al... Read more

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

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Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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Hello everyone. I'm having a bit of trouble here setting up a dual monitor extended display between my desktop and laptop and I'll try to be as descriptive as possible.

Desktop:
Dell Vostro 220s Slim Tower (click for complete specs)
Windows 7

I installed a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT PCI-Express card and my main monitor is hooked to that using a DVI connector. This leaves the on board VGA port completely open.

Laptop:
HP DV6736NR (click for complete specs)
Windows 7
There is an open VGA port on this laptop.

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On my desktop, the only display adapter listed in Device Manager is my NVIDIA card. When I plug the VGA in to each of the two computers, it is not detecting the other in my Screen Resolution opens. I think this has something to do with my on board video card not being active but I could be wrong. I hit CTRL+P and tried to scan for a detection that way and still nothing. I shut down my desktop (leaving the cord in) and my main monitor with the DVI connection just stayed black. I unplugged the VGA connection, booted it up again, and everything worked as normal. I believe I tried setting the laptop to projector only (hitting CTRL+P) to see if the desktop would boot to just the laptop screen using the VGA connection but that wouldn't work either. It just stayed black.

I'm all out of ideas. Can someone please help me?
 

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Hello,

I'm trying to help a colleague setup dual monitors on her laptop. She wants to stop using the laptop monitor and let her desktop project onto a separate monitor, and in addition have a second monitor for the next screen.

Her laptop is plugged into a docking station with several video ports. Both external monitors are plugged in.

When I go into her display settings, I find that both external monitors are detected but only one seems to be enabled for projecting onto:

I need to know how to disable her main monitor (the one on the laptop) and enable both external monitors, one for projecting her desktop onto and the other for projecting a second screen.

Here's her computer details:
 

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Hello everyone. I'm having a bit of trouble here setting up a dual monitor extended display between my desktop and laptop and I'll try to be as descriptive as possible.

Desktop:
Dell Vostro 220s Slim Tower (click for complete specs)
Windows 7

I installed a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT PCI-Express card and my main monitor is hooked to that using a DVI connector. This leaves the on board VGA port completely open.

Laptop:
HP DV6736NR (click for complete specs)
Windows 7
There is an open VGA port on this laptop.

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On my desktop, the only display adapter listed in Device Manager is my NVIDIA card. When I plug the VGA in to each of the two computers, it is not detecting the other in my Screen Resolution opens. I think this has something to do with my on board video card not being active but I could be wrong. I hit CTRL+P and tried to scan for a detection that way and still nothing. I shut down my desktop (leaving the cord in) and my main monitor with the DVI connection just stayed black. I unplugged the VGA connection, booted it up again, and everything worked as normal. I believe I tried setting the laptop to projector only (hitting CTRL+P) to see if the desktop would boot to just the laptop screen using the VGA connection but that wouldn't work either. It just stayed black.

I'm all out of ideas. Can someone please help me?

A:Setting up dual-monitors using two video cards

dual display only works on 1 pc at a time and as far as im aware you cant bridge 2 diffrent vidoe cards if they are not crossfire or dual SLI, so untill you get a GFX card with 2 output's ont eh one card you are not going to have much luck unfortunatly. if i am wrong then someone please correct me :D:D

and as for the laptop the VGA out is only an output and will never beable to allow you to display somthing on the laptop screen from another device

Madz :D:D

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I am interested in using two external 1080P monitors on my yoga910.What are the options for using the usb-c port to do the following? ie: what external graphics cards/ converters do I need, and what are the lowest cost solutions?a) Using yoga910 screen + 2x external 1080P monitorsb) Only 2x external 1080P monitorsHere are the specs:Yoga 910 -Part Number: 80VF002JUSProcessor: 7th Generation Intel® Core? i7-7500U Processor (2.70GHz 4MB)Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64Display: 13.9" FHD IPS Multi-touch (1920x1080) with integrated cameraGraphics: Intel® HD Graphics 620Memory: 8.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz (Onboard)Hard Drive: 256GB PCIe SSDOptical Drive: No Optical Disc DriveNetwork Card: Lenovo AC Wireless (2x2)

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Hi guys, new and in need of help please.

Probably a basic problem to most but struggling here.

It has Windows 7 & a GeForce GT240 1024MB graphics card

I cannot get my 2nd monitor to work with a new PC I had last week. The DVI port seems to be the problem.

Both monitors work independantly through the VGA port fine, no problems, but neither work through the DVI port when I use a simple DVI to VGA adapter, I have tried 2 of these just to make sure it wasn't a dodgy adapter.

I have followed the various windows 7 'set-up dual monitors' tutorials but with no luck.

Nothing happens at all when I plug the 2nd monitor in.

Any thoughts?

Could I need to download a driver or anything?

Thanks for any help.

A:Problem setting up dual monitors with 7/GeForce GTS240 Graphics Card

Does that video card support DUAL VGA monitors? What I'm getting at is, is that DVI connector on the video card a DVI-I or DVI-D? If it's only a DVI-D (Digital only) the DVI to VGA adapter won't work. If it came with the DVI to VGA adapter one would assume it is DVI-I (integrated, digital and analog).

EDIT: I just tried a DVI to VGA adapter on my 220GT and it worked OK. This card has 1 VGA and 1 DVI conector. I'm running 2 VGA monitors as I type this. To be honest I was not expecting this to work.

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Hi, I'd like to add a couple of external monitors to my Yoga 2 Pro, specifically the Dell u2515h model. This has dvi and hdmi in and displays at 2560x1440. Will the micro hdmi drive 2560x1440? How would I get the second external monitor connected? I've seen some usb3 - hdmi connectors but most seem to top out at 1920x1080.  How do do I get this to work without spending a fortune on connectors- I'd rather spend the money on getting a better set of monitors.  Should i I give up on the idea of dual 2560x1440? Should I go for two u2414h monitors, which would give 1920x1080 on each screen?  Thanks, Ian Brown 

A:Yoga 2 Pro, external monitors

AFAIK the Yoga 2 Pro's built-in HDMI is version 1.4, which should be able to output 2560x1440 at 60Hz.As for a second monitor, you can look into a USB 3 to HDMI DisplayLink solution. Some of these support up to 4K. The biggest caveat with a USB solution is that the CPU will be under a fair amount of strain as it must handle the encoding of the video stream. This also means that while you can probably output 60Hz office and productivity work over the USB, any fullscreen games/videos will be very choppy.

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I have a Sony laptop with Windows 7, and recently purchased a new LCD monitor. I know it is supposed to be easy to use both monitors, but so far I have been unsuccessful. It seems like I can only duplicate, and not really extend the monitors, so I see the same on both screens. Also, when I try to close the lid on my laptop, the external monitor goes to sleep. I am obviously doing something wrong, but cannot figure out what it is. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

A:Having trouble setting up multiple monitors - Laptop + external monito

Hi Landaw,

Not sure what type of Sony you have but try changing the view by holding down Fn (down next to you windows button) and press F7 then press enter to keep the view.

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Hi, Can a T420 with Intel graphics run 2 external monitors at 2560x1600 (via display ports) using a minidoc series 3? Thanks, -Emran











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A:t420 dual external monitors

That should work according to this document entitled NVIDIA Optimus - ThinkPad Multiple Monitor Configurations:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76617
 
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Dear community, I am having problems while using display ports on my new docking station. At the moment my setup is: 2 AOC 31.5? 2560 x 1440 connected with display port.Ultra docking station 40AJ (PN SD20R56774) Lenovo Thinkpad T480s i7 14? All drivers and firmware Is up to date and we have tried different setup with HDMI/DP. There is nothing wrong with the screens themselves. Can you advice how we can use 2 screens with this setup?

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So i have a HP HDX16t with a 512MB Geforce 9600M GT video card running Win7 64bit Home Premium. The laptop has a VGA and an HDMI output. I currently have an external monitor (19" ViewSonic VX900) hooked up to the VGA output. Does anyone know if i can hook my second external monitor (also ViewSonic VX900) up as well through the HDMI port? The VX900 has VGA and DVI-D inputs, so i would definitely need an HDMI to DVI adapter (which i don't have currently). I have searched around on this, but havn't been able to find anything conclusive. Nvidia's 9600m GT page is sorely lacking in details.

I know i could set this up by buying a Matrox DualHead2Go adapter as well, but i was hoping to avoid spending an extra $200 that i would rather put into upgrading my aging monitors. Also the apparent downside to the DualHead2Go adapter is that i would need to place both monitors on one side of my laptop vs one on either side (as i had hoped to do).
 

A:Dual External Monitors on Laptop?

Anyone try this before?
 

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Does anyone have the Y510p -- without the dual graphics -- displaying on two external monitors at the same time (i.e. one on the HDMI and one on the VGA output)? 













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A:Y510p Dual External Monitors?

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Can anyone tell me whether the ProBook 450 G2 can support dual monitors simultaneosly when used with a docking station

A:Can I do dual external monitors with my HP ProBook 450 G2 ?...

metroplexchl wrote:Can anyone tell me whether the ProBook 450 G2 can support dual monitors simultaneosly when used with a docking stationHi, Welcome to HP Support Forum. Actually it is depending on which docking station do you use. With a RIGHT docking station which supports TWO external monitors any laptop can do. Regards.

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I bought myself a Yoga 920 for my Christmas B'day and love it so far. Now I want to buy it things. I am a retired engineer, but all this new-fangled tech jargon has got me off kilter. I've been reading a lot of confusing things so I thought you guys might help me out if I ask nice. Pretty please. I want to buy my new baby a 27-inch external monitor:1) Does the 920 accept an external monitor's touch input? That would be too cool to hope for.2) Is there an external USB3 dock for the 920 hookup? Or does one have to wing it with an HDMI cable?3) What is this auto connect feature for external monitors that Win10 mentions? Does the Yoga have it and is it now standard on most modern monitors? Thank you for any info you got.

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I have it connected to two external monitors via USB-C and DELL WD15 dock. Laptop screen is ON as well, so I have all 3 screens in extended mode.The problem is it runs very slow, websites open slowly and simple youtube video takes up to 50% of CPU... I have enabled "Show kernel times" and looks like most of CPU time is taken by kernel on all 4 logical cores.The laptop is running Windows 10 Pro with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, i5-7300U CPU. How do I debug this?

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I have it connected to two external monitors via USB-C and DELL WD15 dock. Laptop screen is ON as well, so I have all 3 screens in extended mode.The problem is it runs very slow, websites open slowly and simple youtube video takes up to 50% of CPU... I have enabled "Show kernel times" and looks like most of CPU time is taken by kernel on all 4 logical cores.The laptop is running Windows 10 Pro with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, i5-7300U CPU. How do I debug this?

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Hi.I'm using my X1 Yoga with a Onelink+ docking station and 2 external monitors on Display Port. The description of the docking station states that there can be up to 3 monitors including the system display. My X1 Yoga is always closed when I'm at home so that I'm just using the external monitors whereas 1 of them acts as the system display.In this case, could I attach a third external monitor to the VGA port of the docking station? Many thanks in advance.

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Hi, I don't necessesarily need a docking station, but if it only costs a little more than other solutions to drive 2 monitors then I might as well get a docking station. What should I look for?  I see there is a Lenovo part I can get (0A33970) used for $60-$70.Whatever I get I'd want it to be generic enough to use with other laptops I use. The other laptop I'd want to use it with also has a Thundrebolt port if that makes a difference.  But I think I'd rather have a USB3.0 solution since Thunderbolt is Intel only and I can foresee some AMD Ryzen in my future. So that Lenovo 0A33970 is a USB3.0 docking station.  Does anyone know if this would work with other devices than Lenovo?  I'm especially curious about the gigabit ethernet port... is this a real network adapter itself over USB or does it somehow do passthrough to the existing network interface on the laptop? I'm open to non-lenovo solutions as well.

A:Driving Dual Monitors / Docking Station - X1 Yoga

Doing some searching. This one looks nice.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6PF4YP0455

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Hi,I would like to connect my ThinkPad E450 to 2 external displays.I am aware that the laptop has only one HDMI port, and wondered maybe there is way to do so,perhaps with additional accessories?  Thank you

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My Yoga 710 laptop puts my external monitors to sleep once I connect them with a cable and adapter.  Each external monitor I have tried recognizes they are being plugged into a computer, because its display window will change from "no cable/computer detected" to "monitor is going to sleep".  The laptop, however, stopped recognizing that it is being plugged into an external monitor.  In addition to trying different monitors, two different microHDMI adapters, and three different cables.  I have worked with Microsoft, Lenovo, and Geek Squad to update the drivers and replace the motherboard.  Is anyone else experiencing this? Any suggestions?  This error began soon after I updated the laptop's drivers for a problem it had communicating with my wireless printer.  

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Hi all, I have a Yoga 260 and two external monitors.  It does not seem to matter how I connect them, USB, HDMI, whatever the thing with a square on one end and USB on the other, directly or through a splicer I can not get the Yoga to recognize the third screen individually (yoga has one monitor, plus 2 external monitors = 3). I go to display settings but it just will not recognize the third monitor at all unless I use HDMI out of the laptop in to a splicer then 2 HDMIs out and in that case I only get duplicates on the two external screens. Any suggestions about the best way to set up... as in "it worked for me when I connected USB to one monitor, then daisy chained that to a second one" or "it worked for me when I HDMI to one screen and USB to a second" etc... Thank you

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What resolutions and refresh rates are supported for external monitors (HDMI) on the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro i7 (59428032) Specifically, I'm looking at the Samsung 28" 4K Ultra HD Widescreen Monitor (U28D590D) [3840 x 2160] I've hooked up to my HP w2408h monitor (1920x1200) with mixed results (mostly unacceptable).  Most items (icons, images) appear quite large and cropped.  For some applications (such as the View/trim preview window in GoPro Studio) appear to be cropped to about 1/4 of the image (if you imagine an image split into 4 quadrents, only the top left is visible). I had hoped that I could use the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro both as an extremely portable notebook and a desktop (when connected to an external monitor, keyboard & mouse).  I'm beginning to doubt that this will work. 











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A:Supported external monitors on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

While i can't offer any insight on a 4K monitor as i dont have one myself, I can tell you that is works perfectly on a 25" monitor at 1920x1080, and everything looks perfect, exactly as it is when connected to my desktop. I'd suggest that after connecting the external monitor you enter the resolution settings, make sure the second monitor is set as 'Extended monitor' and that the resolution for it is set to its native resolution. Aside from that, if you're working with the Yoga's native resolution (3200x1800), then you probably have the DPI set to 200%, which will also affect external monitors, making some things look pretty bad. There is no magic solution for this case, either drop the resolution and lower the DPI, or.... as much as i hate to say it... get used to it... sorry. I personally dropped the resolution on my yoga and lowered the DPI, so i'm good both with the yoga screen and my external monitor when at home.

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I just recently connected dual TV P24 IPS monitors to my X1 Yoga (2nd Gen). The monitors are capable of displaying 2560x1440 rez. I have them both connected to the USB-C dock via display port.  One of the monitors displays fine, but the other won't display more than  1920x1080 and even then it continuously flickers. I've tried updating drivers, changing cables, etc.  Is the X1 Yoga not capable of outputting that resolution to both displays at the same time?

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