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    Default Help Needed: Connecting a LCD to my Notebook

    Hi all,

    I have just bought a notebook with 12.1" WXGA display. At home, I'd like to connect it to my LCD monitor. And when I do that, the output to my LCD is in the same setting as my notebook, 1280 by 800. Been trying to adjust the output setting to my LCD to 1280 by 1024 by accessing the display properties, setting, but to no avail.

    All help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers!

    Ming Huei

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    Default Re: Help Needed: Connecting a LCD to my Notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by mig37
    Hi all,

    I have just bought a notebook with 12.1" WXGA display. At home, I'd like to connect it to my LCD monitor. And when I do that, the output to my LCD is in the same setting as my notebook, 1280 by 800. Been trying to adjust the output setting to my LCD to 1280 by 1024 by accessing the display properties, setting, but to no avail.

    All help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers!

    Ming Huei
    that depends on few things...

    Is the graphics processor and/or graphics memory enuff to go up to 1280 x 1024?
    Are you using both screen together?
    Have you switched to a mode whereby its only video out & not simultaneous?

    lastly... have you checked for the latest driver for your graphics processor?
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    Default Re: Help Needed: Connecting a LCD to my Notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    that depends on few things...

    Is the graphics processor and/or graphics memory enuff to go up to 1280 x 1024?
    Are you using both screen together?
    Have you switched to a mode whereby its only video out & not simultaneous?

    lastly... have you checked for the latest driver for your graphics processor?
    Hi there,

    Thanks for responding.

    My goal is to use only the LCD when I am at home or in the office. So, at any one time, I hope to use just either one.

    How can we determine if the GPU or memory is sufficient to go up to 1280x1024?

    And, how do we switch to a mode that is only video out?

    Thanks again for everything.

    Cheers!

    Ming Huei

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    Default Re: Help Needed: Connecting a LCD to my Notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by mig37
    Hi there,

    Thanks for responding.

    My goal is to use only the LCD when I am at home or in the office. So, at any one time, I hope to use just either one.

    How can we determine if the GPU or memory is sufficient to go up to 1280x1024?

    And, how do we switch to a mode that is only video out?

    Thanks again for everything.

    Cheers!

    Ming Huei
    most laptop have to press a command to switch to external source, for eg, Fn F5, den u get on both, den one more time to only external, den one more, back to the laptop... u can try yours, or RTFM... hehe...

    den GPU depends on the brand, u using which brand and whats the memory allocated for the GPU?
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    Default Re: Help Needed: Connecting a LCD to my Notebook

    Almost all modern GPU's can support 1600x1200 (RGB Connector). It's simply getting the driver options out. Typically under "Display Properties->Advanced->GPU Brand name->Properties" there will be several options for dual display/switching etc ....

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    Default Re: Help Needed: Connecting a LCD to my Notebook

    Thanks for all the response, guys.

    Managed to have it done by letting the notebook detect the hardware(LCD Monitor). From then on, its autopilot.

    Cheers!

    Ming Huei

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