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Configuring a ThinkPad display with multiple monitors using ATI X1300 display adapter and ThinkPad Advanced Dock
Clone mode and extended mode
ThinkPad display with two monitors configuration
ThinkPad display with three monitors configuration
No ThinkPad display with four monitors configuration


Overview
  1. Clone mode:
    • View a copy of one display full-screen on another. Both monitors are displaying the same image. This is useful when one display is being viewed by an operator and another display is being viewed by an audience.

Clone mode

  1. Extended (Independent) Mode:
    • In this multi-display mode, the operating system recognizes each display attached to the system. Each display can have its settings, for example: resolution.

Extended mode


Configuration
ThinkPad display with two monitors

Two ways to configure a ThinkPad display with two external monitors when using ATI X1300 display adapter and ThinkPad Advanced Dock:

  1. Option A:
    • One monitor attached to the dock DVI port or dock VGA port.
    • One monitor attached to the graphics adapter.

ThinkPad displayFirst monitorSecond monitor

ThinkPad display1st monitor: Dock attached (primary)2nd monitor: Graphics adapter attached
Clone or Extended mode (user's choice) between ThinkPad and 1st monitorUnique image on 2nd monitor

  1. Option B:
    • No monitors attached to the dock DVI port or dock VGA port.
    • Two monitors attached to the graphics adapter.
ThinkPad display (primary)1st monitor: Graphics adapter attached2nd monitor: Graphics adapter attached
Unique image on ThinkPadClone or Extended mode (user's choice) between 1st monitor and 2nd monitor


ThinkPad display with three monitors
  • Four displayable images (one on ThinkPad display and one on each monitor)
  • Three monitors attached
    • One monitor attached to the Dock
      • One monitor attached to the dock DVI port or VGA port
    • Two monitors attached to the graphics adapter

Example of clone modeExample of extended mode

ThinkPad display1st monitor: Dock attach2nd monitor: Graphics adapter attach3rd monitor: Graphics adapter attach
Clone or Extended mode (user's choice) between ThinkPad and first monitorClone or Extended mode (user's choice) between second and third monitor


No ThinkPad display with four monitors
  • Four displayable images (ThinkPad display is blank and one on each monitor)
  • Four monitors attached
    • Two monitors attached to the Dock
      • One monitor attached to the dock DVI port and the other attached to the dock VGA port
    • Two monitors attached to the graphics adapter

No ThinkPad displayExample: Clone modeExample: Extended mode

ThinkPad display1st monitor: Dock attach2nd monitor: Dock attach3rd monitor: Graphics adapter attach4th monitor: Graphics adapter attach
No display (blank)Clone or Extended mode (user's choice) between 1st and 2nd monitorExtended mode only between 3rd and 4th monitor


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Document ID : HT004459
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