Dual Screening?

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  1. epyks

    epyks New Member

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    I have a Sony Vaio VGC LT2S and I've been wanting to dual screen for some time. I've been searching for the past 2 days on how to do it.

    MY GFX Card is onboard, and I have no access to the VGA output, is there a way I can use SVideo or a PC Card plug in for this?

    I've looked at USB to VGA adapters and the reviews aren't very good.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Kollunz

    Kollunz Master Guru

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    You'd have to get a new graphic card that has two DVI or VGA ports, even a cheap would work if onboard graphics is enough for you.
     
  3. epyks

    epyks New Member

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    But where/how would I install this GFX Card?
     
  4. morbias

    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    Which motherboard do you have?

    If you don't know, download and run CPU-Z and click on the 'mainboard' tab.
     

  5. epyks

    epyks New Member

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    It says;

    Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    Model: VAIO
    Chipset: Intel PM965
    Southbridge: Intel 82801 HBM (ICH8-ME)

    Thanks.
     
  6. AUTOgod

    AUTOgod Active Member

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    its an all-in-one unit, hence, no possibility what-so-ever of changing the graphics card, or getting a VGA/DVI port from the existing hardware, or a new graphics card. the only way its going to happen is with one of those usb adapters you mentioned.

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    pretty shortsighted of sony to not include a monitor connector of any kind.

    sorry about that.
     
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    epyks New Member

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    So you cannot dual screen with SVideo?

    @ The person who linked to the EVGA usb adapter: The reviews for that are very good and the price is reasonable. I'll look into it, thanks.
     
  9. epyks

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    My EVGA usb adaptor came today, and I have to say it's amazing.

    The set up was easy, and it works flawlessly (although I can't play games on it, but I didn't intend to).

    No flicker, no nothing. My only gripe with the adaptor is that it gets hot, which isn't really a problem.

    This thing is incredible, if you don't have access to your GFX card or have a laptop, I highly recommend this.
     

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