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Multiple Monitor Setup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sambajwa25, Nov 8, 2019.

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  1. sambajwa25

    sambajwa25 Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am in desperate need of help.

    Just started new business and wanted to setup 3 additional monitors to my current laptop. Bought 3 monitors and plugged in and to my surprise only two working. Did some research and found that my laptop only has the ability to set up 2 additional monitors and not 3.

    Went to local computer shop and they advised to get a video card and that should help.

    Before that I tried all the below option but nothing worked

    1. HDMI to USB
    2. VGA to USB
    3. DVI to USB

    What I haven't tried is the external docking station as that is bit expensive.

    My laptop is Acer Aspire F - 15 F5 -572G - 77KY
    Intel Core i7 with turbo boost
    NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM
    16GB DDR3 l Memory

    If my only option is Video card can you please suggest which one to go for and if that can be plugged into usb or something.

    If there is any other option please let me know.

    Regards
     
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  3. sambajwa25

    sambajwa25 Thread Starter

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    Hi Texasbullet, Thankyou for sharing video. Yes I watched this and brought the DVI thing and it didnt work.
    I am trying to get additional 3 monitors and this will only support if your laptop has the ability but not the enough ports.
     
  4. Oddba11

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    Monitor limitations are based on the video chipset used by the laptop. So if it only supports two screens, it won't matter if you are using a dock or not, the limitation is the same.

    Most laptops don't allow adding/upgrading of a video card. It varies by model. Assuming you can upgrade, you would thus need a card that can support more than two screens, which still may or may not be an option.

    The only option in most cases to add additional monitors, is to simply use a USB video adapter.
     
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  5. bassfisher6522

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    You might want to consider getting a tower that has a GPU the can handle 3 or more monitors.
     
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