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Created On: 03/17/2014 04:50 PM
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 03/17/2014 04:50 PM
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BearPup
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Hello All,

I have an AMD Radeon HD 5570 card - an old but still very functional main display card (non-gaming). I also have a Dell D630 laptop that serves as the backup to my main computer, and I've been wondering / thinking about using the laptop as a second display to my main computer.

  1. First, is it possible to use a laptop as a "2nd display"?
  2. If so, can the 5570 support dual monitors?
  3. If not will a second card do the trick (I don't want to get rid of the 5570 because of its quality display)?
  4. Any thoughts on hooking up such a configuration?

Any help is greatly appreciated; also feel free to answer any question that I haven't asked but which needs to be addressed.

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BearPup

 03/18/2014 07:04 PM
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Laptops only have video output, not input.

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 03/18/2014 08:25 PM
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Thanks for responding. Can't say I like the answer, but I appreciate the information. Would a USB tuner or video device change that (assumming it has input connectors)?

 03/19/2014 03:48 AM
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It's cheaper to buy an used lcd monitor than one of those video input devices.



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