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TripleHead2Go with Dell Latitude D810

Posted on 2009-12-19
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Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital connected to my Dell Latitude docking station. I have tried using both the VGA and DVI outputs from the docking station and am unable to get a display on more than 2 monitors, the Dell LCD and 1 of Dell E2210 panels connected to the Matrox unit. The TripleHead2Go configuraiton Wizard does not complete properly, generating an error "Windows Error" at Creating INF.

Windows XP-Professional 2002 SP02
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Latest Matrox (2.3.40 firmware)

The Matrox compatility tool indicates that everything should work. Any suggestions?

Question by:gskortz
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Gary Case earned 2000 total points
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How are you attempting to configure the TripleHead2Go ? If you're attempting to use resolutions above 1024 x 768, it will only allow one display, as it has very limited capability with the Mobility Radeon X600 ==> with two displays it supports a maximum of 1024 x 768 resolution -- well below what you need for the E2210 panels.

To use two external displays in addition to the laptop's LCD I would forget the Matrox unit and drive one of the external displays with a USB video adapter that supports widescreen monitors, such as this EVGA unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815101001
Here's the Matrox compatibility tool output for your Mobility X600:


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Thanks for the information. The original plan based on understanding that it was 3720x800 was to drive three external monitors, switching off the LCD. Do you have a suggestion for configuration that will support all three E2210 panels.

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by:Gary Case
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Driving three E2210's from a laptop is an interesting challenge.    I'd connect one to your docking station, and use two UV16 units for the other two.    This will work fine as long as you're not trying to do full-screen video or play games on the UV16-connected units ... the bandwidth of the USB connection will make this a bit "choppy".    But for most uses, this will work fine -- and if you need to play full screen videos, just do that on the monitor that's directly connected.

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