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k guys, I have a friend that has a laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 in it. The laptop is brand new but only has a 15 inch display. So he would like to setup a new LCD monitor for college so he can have more desktop space for work. This means it has to be a dual monitor configuration and not a Clone. It has one AGP plug on the back. I'm a tower kinda guy and don't know too much about the ins and outs of laptops so I came to you guys to ask this.<br />
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Can he run another monitor in a Dual configuration so he can move windows over to the new monitor?<br />
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He should be able to run many monitors in a dual view config... most conventional aspect ratios (4:3). <br />
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How much Video RAM? Is it shared or dedicated?
 
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I believe its 256mb mem but im not sure if its shared.<br />
yeah I think hes thinking of a 4:3 regualar LCD because moneys tight while goin to school.<br />
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I know his card has the balls to do it but i just wasn't sure if it was setup for that kinda thing<br />
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It is setup to dual view, just like on a desktop... Display Properties -> Settings... you know the drill. At least that is the way mine is.......<br />
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It should be fine even to go WS... but 4:3 to 1280x1024 would most likely be a breeze.<br />
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EDIT: Also, a function key (Fn + F5 (that is mine)) will also toggle between monitors... this however may NOT provide the dual view option.
 
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yeah at first I though about it, and it would make sence that it would work in dual since the one AGP port is being used for the laptop monitor and the other as a output to another in dual.<br />
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Just like a desktop card has 2 outputs because well, obviosly it doesn't have a onboard monitor like a laptop..<br />
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I just wanted to make a thread to verify my educated guess. Thank you very much for this info I'll be sure to forward all this to him and he will be very pleased! <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">yeah at first I though about it, and it would make sence that it would work in dual since the one AGP port is being used for the laptop monitor and the other as a output to another in dual.</div>

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</div>Ultramon will make life alot nicer.
 

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Ultramon? is that a major of some kind or some software that makes using dual monitors more user friendly?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Ultramon? is that a major of some kind or some software that makes using dual monitors more user friendly?</div>

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</div>Yes, it has <b>many</b> great features that make dual monitors easier and more productive.<br />
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