Dual monitors on geforce GTX 960m on laptop ASUS gl552vw with only 1 HDMI output
Hi! I would like to connect two external monitors extending them on Windows 10 (with different images on each one) but i have only 1 HDMI output, 3 USB 3.0, 1 USB type C. The USB Type c does not work to connect an external monitor and i would like to know i can connect a monitor with a HDMI to USB adpator and that adapter to a USB port from my laptop?! I've been reading a lot and i have no answers for this. Please does anybody know if is this possible? Thank you! Javier
Hi!
I would like to connect two external monitors extending them on Windows 10 (with different images on each one) but i have only 1 HDMI output, 3 USB 3.0, 1 USB type C. The USB Type c does not work to connect an external monitor and i would like to know i can connect a monitor with a HDMI to USB adpator and that adapter to a USB port from my laptop?!
I've been reading a lot and i have no answers for this.
Please does anybody know if is this possible?
Thank you!
Javier

#1
Posted 06/13/2017 03:34 AM   
Unfortunately; you cannot "extend" using multiple monitors and still utilize the 960M with your laptop. This is due to [url=http://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html]Nvidia Optimus[/url] and any/all video outputs being physically attached to the Intel APU and not the 960m. Using a USB to HDMI "converter" works one of two ways... A: The Video output is processed by the CPU (very low performance) B: The converter is it's own rendering device (ie: external VGA processor) such as the Matrox double/triple-head Go units.
Unfortunately; you cannot "extend" using multiple monitors and still utilize the 960M with your laptop. This is due to Nvidia Optimus and any/all video outputs being physically attached to the Intel APU and not the 960m.

Using a USB to HDMI "converter" works one of two ways...
A: The Video output is processed by the CPU (very low performance)
B: The converter is it's own rendering device (ie: external VGA processor) such as the Matrox double/triple-head Go units.

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#2
Posted 06/13/2017 03:48 AM   
Hi Mrinfinite! thanks for your fast answer! So.. there is no way to connect two monitors? I just want the first one to use photoshop and the second one for internet and mail. Thanks again? Javier
Hi Mrinfinite! thanks for your fast answer!
So.. there is no way to connect two monitors? I just want the first one to use photoshop and the second one for internet and mail.
Thanks again?
Javier

#3
Posted 06/13/2017 04:03 AM   
Yes you can add a 2nd monitor for mirror or independent modes.. however; the secondary monitor will not utilize the 960M. Instead this will be powered by the Intel APU. ("2nd" monitor being external while the 1st monitor (primary) being the built-in unit.) If you wish to add a 3rd you would need to purchase an external video device such as the EVGA UV+, Triplite U244-001-R, or one of the Matrox units mentioned earlier.
Yes you can add a 2nd monitor for mirror or independent modes.. however; the secondary monitor will not utilize the 960M. Instead this will be powered by the Intel APU.
("2nd" monitor being external while the 1st monitor (primary) being the built-in unit.)

If you wish to add a 3rd you would need to purchase an external video device such as the EVGA UV+, Triplite U244-001-R, or one of the Matrox units mentioned earlier.

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Posted 06/13/2017 06:42 AM   
Hello MrIfinit3 I'm just hijacking this post history because I have a similar question. Would it be possible to extend to two external monitors while disabling the built-in one ? Thanks for your time.
Hello MrIfinit3

I'm just hijacking this post history because I have a similar question.

Would it be possible to extend to two external monitors while disabling the built-in one ?

Thanks for your time.

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Posted 12/05/2017 11:59 PM   
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