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Possible to use two external monitors with this laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by robblah, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. robblah

    robblah Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2005
    I have a Samsung series 5 laptop (specs below) with an nVidia 630m card and I was wondering if it is possible to run two monitors in addition to the built in one simultaneously? I have one monitor hooked into the VGA port, and one into the HDMI port. Both are detected, but only one (plus built-in monitor) will work at a one time. Is this a limitation of the laptop/video card?

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8079 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb / NVIDIA 630m
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 928513 MB, Free - 589274 MB;
    Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Most likely not. Most video chipsets don't support 3 monitors.
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