Dual Monitor Support

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abhiroopb

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Specs:
HP Pavillion Laptop dv5000
100gb HD
1gb RAM
256MB Nvidia geforce go 7400

Up until now I have had only my laptops LCD monitor, now I will be receiving a 19" Samsung LCD monitor. I was wondering how the dual monitor system works. So, I would appreciate it if you could fill me in on how it can be used, what other hardware/software it requires, and anything else.
 
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abhiroopb said:
Specs:
HP Pavillion Laptop dv5000
100gb HD
1gb RAM
256MB Nvidia geforce go 7400

Up until now I have had only my laptops LCD monitor, now I will be receiving a 19" Samsung LCD monitor. I was wondering how the dual monitor system works. So, I would appreciate it if you could fill me in on how it can be used, what other hardware/software it requires, and anything else.
Fairly innocuous process....to the point you're just better off connecing it..& IIIFFF there's any issue, come back here w/ your query. Running xp? Just connect the new one, go into nvidia applet in control panel or taskbar or right-click destktop/display properties /advanced-- you'll see icons for each monitor there.

If you need latest driver-- samsung: http://www.samsung.com/support/index.asp

new nvidia 162.xx drivers just released--

xp: http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/nVIDIA_ForceWare_Drivers_for_Windows_2000XP_32bit/950852325/1

vista: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/content/lic...15_forceware_winvista_32bit_international.exe
Answer yes to prompt to install even though drivers are not digitally signed, btw.

Make sure you enable 32 bit color & ensure monitor's at its native resolution-- likely 1280X1024. Also select stretch/expand desktop to this monitor-- some setting like that.
 

abhiroopb

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Thanks a lot for the prompt reply.

Yes it is XP. So, once I have it plugged in will I have a desktop that spans too monitors? I've seen people drag windows from one desktop to another with their mouse, this would be immensely useful.
 
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