Dell monitor and PC notebook, help configuring resolution

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  1. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    I have been using a Mac for the last four years, but unfortunately my I was given a Fujitsu tablet notebook to use in college. I ordered a Dell monitor which arrived today. It's been awhile since I've used a PC so I need some help with the configuration. I am having trouble setting the external monitor to it's max resolution while maintaining the notebooks resolution. Right now I am only able to have them display the same resolution.

    Thanks!

    [EDIt] Here are the computer specs if that matters...
    · Fujitsu model T5010 tablet computer
    · Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4 GHz)
    · Intel GM45 Express chipset
    · 4GB memory (DDR3 1066 SDRAM)
    · 120GB Hard Drive
    · 13.3” XGA 1280x800 LCD with active digitizer
    · DVD+/-RW
    · Port replicator with 2nd power charger
    · Integrated Smart Card Reader
    · Second drive-bay battery
    · Integrated10/100/1000 Ethernet
    · Wireless - 802.11a/g/n
     
  2. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    When you go to the display properties/resolution settings, you need to select the external monitor before changing the resolution. This should then just change the resolution of that monitor.
     
  3. buffalo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It looks like I was able to get it going

    Properties > Settings > Advanced > Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile > Graphics Properties > changing operating mode from Dual Display clone to Extended Desktop.
     
  4. buffalo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Whenever the notebook hibernates or the sceen shuts off, the monitor reverts back to the notebook's resolution in single screen clone mode. Is there a way to make the dual screen setup with individual resolutions default?

    Thanks.
     

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