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adapter default....meaning

my latop's refresh setting is at "adapter default". there are two options,,,adapter default and optimal.

i'd like to connect this laptop to a tv and use the tv screen as a monitor, but, of course, the refresh rate must be 60hz. what specifically are adapter default and optimal, and do they accomodate different screens, or are they totally not compatable to a 60hz tv screen?


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re: adapter default

I'm sure this is very dependent on the machine you have. It would be best to contact the helpdesk of the maker for what these settings exactly do.
However, if there isn't a TV-out connection, I doubt if you will ever succeed.

Tell the forum make and model and maybe somebody will know the details you requested.


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it's an old sony

it's an old sony laptop that DOES have a monitor vga port. i'll cal sony. never thought of it

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Other Considerations

You might also have to go into the BIO's and make sure the setting in there is correct. Usually it is something like "LCD", "External Monitor" and "Both".
If it has Windows XP in it, and it is running the XP default video drivers, you may not have all the settings you need to do this. Find out what video chip you have and make sure the latest drivers are installed. Then go to "Control Panel", "Display",
"Settings", "Advanced Settings" and (depending on the
laptop) you should have settings for TV, External Monitor, Refresh Rate Overide etc.

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