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so my buddy's got this... unattractive acer laptop, an aspire 5520. it has some baby amd dual core in it. it says it has an nvidia 7000, i think. it's either a horrible go card, or it's integrated.

well, the guy buys this insignia 1080p tv, and we hook his laptop up to the vga port in the tv. i had the displays cloning each other. the laptop was @ 1280x800, and the hdtv was @ 1290x900 or something weird, but it looked clear, and the laptop couldn't put out the 1900x1200, or whatever the 1080p res is.

so we're watching family guy and some other stuff, and the video lags horribly. the sound keeps playing fine, but the video is all choppy on both screens. i lowered the resolution on both screens all the way, and it was still choppy. i told the laptop to only output to one screen and it was still choppy.

is his laptop too crappy to output to 2 displays, or to a higher resolution of an hdtv? i told him it might help to just go svideo and deal with the quality loss... but i would think if acer put a vga out on their laptop, it would work with 2 displays... and it's not like he's gaming, we were just trying to watch family guy and some movies.

any help at all would be great... i tried updating his mobo drivers and graphics drivers, but nothing helped... i got the videos playing fine on the laptop, but when the second display gets attached it goes all choppy again.


thanks guys, you're all geniuses in my opinion.
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Logitech G15 Sli ready 650w Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 
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