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Multiple Displays frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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What is multiple display or multi-monitor?

What are the system requirements for multiple display support?

Can I install an external PCI Express* graphics card and use it in parallel with Intel graphics?

Settings for multiple displays

What is clone mode and how do I enable it?

What is the extended desktop mode and how do I enable it?

What is 3-display mode and how do I enable it?

What is panning and how do I enable it?

How do I change monitor positions?

The first monitor/display device is not seen or selectable when I plugged in a second device. How do I resolve this problem?

How do I set the external display as the primary display device?

Note Some laptops manufacturers may only allow the notebook display to be the primary display device.
Related topics
Intel® Driver Update Utility
Multiple displays FAQ for older Intel graphics products
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500
Configuration 3-Displays FAQ
HDMI Technology FAQ

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Intel® 82946GZ Graphics Controller
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-031040
Last Modified: 05-Sep-2014
Date Created: 11-Nov-2009