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Tripple Monitors

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    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP

    Tripple Monitors


    Hi everyone,

    I have a laptop with one VGA port but I wanted to connect it to two extra monitors so that I could create a triple monitor system. I bought a VGA splitter to be able to connect all monitors but what I discovered is that it still recognizes it as a second monitor. I have the screen on my laptop extended with the second one but I cant extend the second one to the third one. It just duplicates it. Is there any way I can download software to make it recognize the third monitor?

    Greetings Sebas

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    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP


    PS: In case there is no way I can get a fully extended triple monitor system, what are the advantages of two monitors displaying the same info?
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    The VGA splitter just sends a duplicate signal to the second monitor. That's all it can do and software won't change that. It's just a signal duplicator, not an actual video card. To use a third independent monitor you'd need something like a USB video card.
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    Amazon has usb to vga as well as usb to hdmi. Just do a search and find what is available. I'm sure other retailers have similar units. I have a usb to hdmi and it works very nicely, though for a two monitor set up.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I think a device like the one in the link below will give best results for having 3 independent monitors .never used on myself ,I just used Google to find a device for what you were trying to achieve .
    Matrox TripleHead2Go DisplayPort | Multi-Monitors for Laptops
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    Just do not expect too much of it, it's dependent on main GPU and laptop ones are not renown for performance as opposed to desktop ones.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Check the specs for the one caperjack linked to. If I read it correctly it states
    Input connector 1 x DisplayPort input

    If your laptop doesn't have a displayport your sol for that model. If I was buying one I think I'd look for one that connects via USB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Check the specs for the one caperjack linked to. If I read it correctly it states
    Input connector 1 x DisplayPort input

    If your laptop doesn't have a displayport your sol for that model. If I was buying one I think I'd look for one that connects via USB.
    oops. i missed that, but the link has the vga one .but i think the OP is lost in Forum OP never never land anyway
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    Not a problem caperjack, as far as I'm concerned the onus is on the OP to do the research and make sure they get what works. I just happened to notice so I mentioned it. I gave up counting left open unanswered dead end threads. Every once in a while I do a clean up of my subscribed threads and delete the old stale ones.
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