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2 External Monitors connected to my Laptop

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  1. friscoflash

    friscoflash Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
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    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8075 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 381196 MB, Free - 316371 MB; D: Total - 550702 MB, Free - 550541 MB;
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    I am trying to add 2 external HDMI monitors to my Asus N550JV laptop computer. I connected one monitor to the HDMI port. It works fine. The other monitor is connected to the Mini Display Port using a small by mini port cable with an HDMI connector on the other end to connect to the 2nd monitor. Monitor 2 works in the HDMI port by does not work with the mini port. When I connect both monitors at the same time, both go black. Is there a manual set up to make these work. I am a stock trader and want to have 3 separate monitors, including my laptop monitor, with each showing a different page to work from. Is it possible with my existing equipment?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Two things to note: 1) test using only a single external monitor using the Display Port adapter. If neither monitor work on the Display Port, it's likely a faulty or incorrect adapter. 2) I highly doubt the laptop will support three screens. Most laptops cannot drive three screens. If you need a third screen, you will likely need to use a USB adapter.

    There are numerous brands and models available. Choose based on your requirements. Here is the model that I use at work: http://www.siig.com/usb-2-0-to-vga-pro.html
     
  3. friscoflash

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    Thanks for your comments, Oddba11. With one external monitor connected to the laptop HDMI port and the other external monitor connected to the laptop mini-port using a mini-port cable/HDMI adapter, neither monitor works. If you unplug one or the other, the monitors work as long as there is only one connected to the laptop. I thought maybe there might be a setting that could be turned on to make both work at the same time, but it looks like a no go.
     
  4. Oddba11

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    Then it likely only supports a single external monitor as noted above. That would be a video chipset limitation as it's not powerful enough to drive a resolution that large.
     
  5. friscoflash

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    Thanks, Oddba11. Looks as if I need to purchase a tower with that will drive the monitors. I appreciate your responses.

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    Thanks, Gulo Luseus, I will give it a try. Charts and Graphs are mostly what I will looking at.
     
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