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Old 03-03-12, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Laptop + 2 external displays - Nvidia Optimus ... Please.. help

I just purchased a new monitor, and a DVI-DisplayPort adapter.

I now have a 2 external monitors (one using VGA and the other using DVI with a DisplayPort Adapter) and a Lenovo T410 Laptop (model: 2516-CTO; with a NVS 3100m and it is Optimus enabled).

I am looking to extend all 3 monitors. So far I can get two and the third seems to be a hassle.

So far I have:
Installed Intel hd graphics drivers
Installed NVIDIA drivers
Tried to extend 3 monitors in both scenarios where the bios is set to discrete graphics and Optimus.

By this, I mean I go to display and try to extend them. In optimus my monitors always default to Intel HD Graphics, only in discrete bios mode am I able to get them running using the Nvidia NVS 3100m

No matter what I have done I still cannot get 3 monitors running.

I look sincerely am looking forward to any help someone can provide.

Thank you.
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Old 03-05-12, 11:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop + 2 external displays - Nvidia Optimus ... Please.. help

Your problem comes from the fact that an Nvidia chip only supports 2 outputs at once.
So, you need to run both the integrated (intel) + the nvidia chip at once all the time for your configuration to work.
You will need 1 monitor on the intel, one on the nvidia and the last one on either.
I do not know if your laptop allows such a configuration, but you will need to disable Optimus for sure (and select to run both all the time).
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Old 03-06-12, 11:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Laptop + 2 external displays - Nvidia Optimus ... Please.. help

You need this

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He should not need any additional controller.
Both the intel integrated and the nvidia chip can drive 2 monitors concurrently, so a total of 4 if he has enough ports on his laptop.
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Old 03-14-12, 05:00 AM   #5
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He should not need any additional controller.
Both the intel integrated and the nvidia chip can drive 2 monitors concurrently, so a total of 4 if he has enough ports on his laptop.

Is that so? I just know it by now. I don't have the idea that a laptop can be driven by two monitor.



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