MBP "clamshell" mode question - partially open?

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  1. shecky Guest

    shecky

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    i have hunted but i cannot seem to find the answer to this specific question:

    i understand monitor mirroring, monitor spanning, etc. i also understand that you can use the MBP in "clamshell mode" so that the video card is only driving the external monitor by plugging in the external monitor, closing the MBP and putting it to sleep, then waking it with an external keyboard/mouse.

    my question is, i would prefer to run in clamshell mode with the MBP partially open - just an inch or so to allow the LCD not to be directly on top of all the heat when gaming. is it possible to do this with the MBP LCD completely OFF thereby still giving the external monitor all of the GPU RAM? i thought that if you went to clamshell mode and then popped open the MBP a little it would automatically refresh and mirror/span to the MBP LCD?

    note that i would be doing this in Windows XP home under bootcamp for games.

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Why are you worrying about this? The machine was designed to work in that fashion.
     
  3. shecky thread starter Guest

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    because i am.

    i am not interested in IF i should do this, i am interested in HOW i can do this. so comments like yours are useless.
     
  4. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    No, it can't be done. There, is that a little more useful for you? :rolleyes:
     
  5. shecky thread starter Guest

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    nice attitude. perhaps you can find another thread to be useless on.

    hey! this forum has an "ignore user" option. excellent.

    now, if anyone can actually help me, that would be great, thanks.
     
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    To be fair, you started with the attitude. I only asked a question. Good grief.

    I found this and might be relevent to your situation under XP.
     
  8. shecky thread starter Guest

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    well, i just figured out you CAN do this just fine the way i described with my girlfriend's powerbook; i assume it holds true for the MBP as well. cool.
     
  9. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Well, all I can say is my MB works using an external monitor but with the MB open.

    It's still damn hot though. It's on 90C at the moment :rolleyes:
     

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