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Dual Monitor Setup - Need to fix Lag

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  • Computers
  • Lag
  • Windows 7
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Peripherals
  • Dual Monitors
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February 5, 2014 6:43:44 PM

Hello!

I have an HP Windows 7 intel pentium e5200 2.5ghz computer, 4 GB RAM. I currently have 2 AOC, 23in monitors hooked up to it. One is hooked up via VGA and the other (causing all my grief) is hooked via a Display Link adapter through a USB-VGA.
The back of my computer has only one VGA and a DVI hookup.

How can I fix the horrible lag time that I am experiencing on the monitor that is hooked up via the Display Link adapter? I have done lots of trouble shooting, updated it's drivers, etc. Is it my computer?

Any advice on how to make these monitors work smoothly together would be greatly appreciated. I am pretty techy... but not huge. Please be easy on me. ;) 

Thank you,
Melissa

Edited to add:
I just noticed that I have an Intel Q33 Express Chipset Family graphics driver. I went to update the driver for my Display Link when my one monitor stopped working. It actually gave me a warning this time saying that the driver for Display Link may be uncompatible with my graphics driver. Wish it would have told me that before or when I bought the thing!

*So now I am trying to run two 23" monitors at 1900x1200 pixels on my PC. I do not want to mirror the screens. How can I do this?

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February 6, 2014 6:20:07 AM

So on the back of the computer is a VGA port and a DVI port correct? Also what video card is installed in your computer? Or does it have integrated graphics.?
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February 6, 2014 6:47:06 AM

I have an Intel Q33 Express Chipset Family graphics driver, and yes I have both a VGA and a DVI port on the back of my computer.
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February 6, 2014 6:54:17 AM

Have you tired to use the VGA and DVI ports on the back and not using the USB to VGA, and running the dual screen that way?
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February 6, 2014 7:00:17 AM

I only have one VGA- VGA cable. I guess it would have been cheaper to buy another than this darn adapter.

Do you think buying and using a DVI-DVI and using the VGA-VGA for the 2 monitors on the same computer will work? (Did that make sense?)
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February 6, 2014 7:24:22 AM

It should you should be able to have one monitor run off the VGA port and the other monitor run off the DVI port. You can use a VGA-VGA cable for one and for the other you can use a DVI-DVI cable or a DVI-VGA adapter. Do your monitors have both VGA and DVI inputs on them, and did they come with both VGA and DVI cables?
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February 6, 2014 7:29:53 AM

I worry about the graphics driver/card...

It came with a vga-vga cable and a dvi-hdmi. My computer doesn't have hdmi.
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February 6, 2014 8:27:14 AM

You should be fine, I would get an DVI to VGA adapter or a DVI cable and give it a try and get rid of the USB to VGA.
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