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How to hook up ASUS VG248QE For Laptop?

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October 7, 2013 3:00:21 PM

My ASUS VG248QE monitor just came and I want to hook it up to my laptop. My understanding was that you just hook it up into the HDMI port on your laptop but it seems that there are a lot more cables. Any help on how to do this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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October 7, 2013 5:50:01 PM

It's fairly simple. You may wish to copy this for reference.

1. Attach the HDMI connector (sound and audio)
2. Ensure MONITOR is on the proper HDMI input so you see a picture (may see nothing yet)
3. Setup in the appropriate CONTROL PANEL for your video (Intel, AMD or NVidia)

Other:
a) You have several options for the monitor. It can be your main screen, or an extended screen or vice versa. You can DISABLE the laptop screen and use it by itself.

b) Make sure to use the maximum resolution of your monitor (i.e. 1920x1080).

c) You'll want to enable ASPECT RATIO on the monitor or in the Control Panel for video if you have stretching issues.

d) If NO AUDIO is present then you have to go to the audio setup (right-click audio icon in lower right) and change the Playback Device to the HDMI one and apply then TEST.)

e) If you want BETTER audio than the monitor can provide, then use desktop speakers and attach them to the passthrough, GREEN audio output from the monitor and disable the monitor speakers if they aren't automatically.
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October 7, 2013 5:54:11 PM

Also be aware that running it to 120Hz isn't possible off a laptop.
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October 7, 2013 5:57:05 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Also be aware that running it to 120Hz isn't possible off a laptop.


Since we don't know what laptop he has that might not be true.

However, even if it was possible I would not recommend it since gaming at that frame rate isn't likely feasible so VSYNC would be an issue.

Setup as 1920x1080 at 60Hz.
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October 7, 2013 5:59:13 PM

photonboy said:
cookybiscuit said:
Also be aware that running it to 120Hz isn't possible off a laptop.


Since we don't know what laptop he has that might not be true.

However, even if it was possible I would not recommend it since gaming at that frame rate isn't feasible so VSYNC would be an issue.

Setup as 1920x1080 at 60Hz.

Fair point, though laptops with display port aren't really that common. Also the whole point of the monitor is gaming at 144Hz, its intended not to be used with Vsync, the higher refresh rate makes it irrelevant.
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October 7, 2013 6:43:19 PM

If it is possible, it would require a displayport or Dual Link DVI-D connection, which laptops don't normally support.
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October 8, 2013 9:33:59 PM

cookybiscuit said:
photonboy said:
cookybiscuit said:
Also be aware that running it to 120Hz isn't possible off a laptop.


Since we don't know what laptop he has that might not be true.

However, even if it was possible I would not recommend it since gaming at that frame rate isn't feasible so VSYNC would be an issue.

Setup as 1920x1080 at 60Hz.

Fair point, though laptops with display port aren't really that common. Also the whole point of the monitor is gaming at 144Hz, its intended not to be used with Vsync, the higher refresh rate makes it irrelevant.


As I said, laptops generally aren't powerful enough to push the framerate that high. Gaming without VSYNC not only creates screen tearing but it also runs the laptop hot and noisy.

Probably off topic anyway because he really just asked about which cable to use.

Regardless, the HDMI input is almost certainly limited to 60Hz anyway and probably setup in the VIDEO CONTRO PANEL by:
a) 1080p_NTSC 60Hz (HDTV section)
b) adjust overscan as needed
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