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Using laptop as a 2nd monitor

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Hi guys.
Any way of using my laptop as a second monitor?

I've tried a little program which works through LAN as a network, but I didn't like this option. It seemed to slow both PC's down a lot.

I obviously have 2 DVI sockets on my mobo.

Any ideas?

TIA

Andy
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hey. what i did, since my lappy has an agp connector at the back, is got the dvi and connected my LCD and used the optional agp cable from my LCD to connect to the AGP port on my lappy....of course you'll need to use that DVI-AGP converter adapter to do that.....then what you do is go to the graphics card settings on your PC and set it to dual monitor and yer it will use your lappy monitor without depending on the hardware at all. thats to display your PC's desktop on both.
    
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post #3 of 5
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Wow, it actually works then?????

Wicked, I'll get trying it ASAP!!

Thanks allot matey!
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no worries, tell me how it goes and if you need more help
    
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post #5 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tt_shark View Post
no worries, tell me how it goes and if you need more help

Cheers dude.

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