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Screen Splitter

by paul_sweb / February 21, 2013 12:45 AM PST

Hi,

I want to run two monitors at work, as I have in previous jobs. I believe I should be able to do this easily by simply plugging a screen splitter into the pc and hooking two monitors up to it.

I've been told that my machine isn't capable of running two monitors because - it only has one output on it.

Are there any reasons why a reasonably decent, modern pc can't support running two monitors with a cheaply available screen splitter?

Thanks

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Graphics Card
by paul_sweb / February 21, 2013 12:50 AM PST
In reply to: Screen Splitter

My graphics card, by the way is an Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset with 814MB total memory

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Example splitter.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 12:52 AM PST
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Useful?
by paul_sweb / February 21, 2013 12:57 AM PST
In reply to: Example splitter.

I've always found working with two monitors useful as I can have separate windows open on both screens at the same time and move between them - or have I misunderstood the function of the splitter? If I have then I'll check out the alternatives.

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A splitter does just that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 1:34 AM PST
In reply to: Useful?

Splits the signal to more than one. But it's the same signal so it fails to meet your goal.

It's a shame to have this many posts and no make/model machine. You supplied the graphics information but most laptops that have survived or been manufactured in the past decade can have the laptop screen and one external.

Bob

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