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  1. #1
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    S.O.S. Trying to set up two external monitors with my Lap Top

    My lap top specs are down below. I already have a 21 inch Acer monitor (doesn't have hdmi), and ordered the Asus listed below in somewhat of haste as it was on sale. Last night I was having issues with just trying out the Asus alone as an external monitor via VGA. If the lap top screen was closed, it would work fine for about 15 seconds, then go black, saying out of range.

    If the laptop screen was open, the Asus would work, but then randomly finick in and out with a VGA connection notice.

    I bought the following HDMI cable: http://www.target.com/p/ge-6-feet-hd...m=hdmi+to+hdmi

    Hoping to have 2 external displays via 1 HDMI to HDMI, and VGA to VGA in proper quality... The Acer looked fine, while the Asus was not very crisp and wouldn't completely cover the screen.

    It's starting to look like I hope at least returning the monitor is feasible/not too costly.



    ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236175
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    AMD Athlon 64 bit 3200+ Winchester socket 939
    MSI K8N NEO PLAT 2 ULTRA NFORCE 3
    evga 6800 gt
    western digital raptor 74 gb 10,000 rpm
    2 GB RAM
    Audigy 2zs sound card
    nec dual layer dvd/cd rw 16X
    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    Logitech MX 518 Mouse
    Logitech Z-5300 5.1 speakers

  2. #2
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    Re: S.O.S. Trying to set up two external monitors with my Lap Top

    So you want 2 displays operating; with the lid closed ?

    latest ati drivers installed ?

    The display turning off or flickering is due to a power saving setting being enabled. (ACPI lid)

    What have you tried so far ?


  3. #3
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    Re: S.O.S. Trying to set up two external monitors with my Lap Top

    I ended up just giving it to my dad who slaves away on a laptop hunched over all day who is too cheap to invest in something like this himself.

    Thanks anyway!
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    AMD Athlon 64 bit 3200+ Winchester socket 939
    MSI K8N NEO PLAT 2 ULTRA NFORCE 3
    evga 6800 gt
    western digital raptor 74 gb 10,000 rpm
    2 GB RAM
    Audigy 2zs sound card
    nec dual layer dvd/cd rw 16X
    Logitech G15 Keyboard
    Logitech MX 518 Mouse
    Logitech Z-5300 5.1 speakers

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