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How to set up an extended display with 2 monitors and a laptop?

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May 3, 2014 8:14:07 AM

Hi,

I have just bought two AOC 23" monitors with HDMI ports. How can I connect my laptop to these displays so that I have an extended display across the three screens?
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May 3, 2014 8:36:59 AM

Depends on the laptop.
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May 3, 2014 8:51:41 AM

Eduello said:
Depends on the laptop.


The two graphics cards that I can display output through are NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M and Intel(R) HD graphics 4000.
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May 3, 2014 8:54:19 AM

Yes, but what laptop is it?
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May 3, 2014 9:10:19 AM

Eduello said:
Yes, but what laptop is it?


HP ENVY dv6-7331sa Notebook
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May 3, 2014 9:32:01 AM

What exact monitors are they?
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May 3, 2014 9:46:05 AM

Eduello said:
What exact monitors are they?


AOC I2369VM 23 inch IPS LED Monitor (50000000:1, 250 cd/m2, 6ms, HDMI, VGA)
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May 3, 2014 10:37:06 AM

Well it seems you will have to connect one display through VGA and the other through HDMI.

Are you running Windows 7? If you are, just right-click your desktop and select screen resolution. Something like this should come up, just with 3 displays: http://www.murgee.com/monitor-information/images/extend...

You can drag and drop the displays to match your physical configuration (click identify to make all the displays show the number they've been given).

Make sure the 'multiple displays' option has 'extend these displays' selected (like in the picture).
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May 3, 2014 2:47:33 PM

Thanks for your help so far!

On this laptop I am running Windows 8.1. Is there a way that I can avoid using VGA cables and connect both monitors to the laptop through HDMI cables. There is only one HDMI port on the laptop - is there a type of HDMI splitter that I can use?
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May 4, 2014 12:16:42 AM

hjklime said:
Thanks for your help so far!

On this laptop I am running Windows 8.1. Is there a way that I can avoid using VGA cables and connect both monitors to the laptop through HDMI cables. There is only one HDMI port on the laptop - is there a type of HDMI splitter that I can use?


You'd need something like this if you want them both to run through HDMI: http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Multiple-2048x1152-1920x...

For Windows 8.1, go to control panel > appearance and personalization > display. This should come up: http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/fil...

On the left, click adjust resolution and you should find screen resolution settings similar to Windows 7. From there on you can do everything just the way I told you to in my post about how to do it on Windows 7.

I hope this helps :) 
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May 4, 2014 4:29:10 AM

Thank for your help :) 
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May 4, 2014 6:52:27 AM

No problem :D 
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