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    Nov 24, 2009
    MacBook GMA X3100 Dual-Head Max Resolutions
    I'm currently running my MacBook (couple of years old Black Intel 2.2GHz with GMA X3100) with an external 17" monitor at 1280x1024.

    I'd like to buy a new widescreen monitor running at full HD 1920x1080. Although this is within the maximum resolution of the graphics chip, will I still be able to run it simultaneously with the macbook's (1280x800) display? Or am I better keeping the lid shut and running a new monitor on its own?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I have the same chipset in my MacBook (early 2008 white) and I run both a large wide screen Samsung monitor at its native resolution and the internal monitor at the same time. Most of the time I keep the MacBook in clamshell mode and just use the external. Works great both in Snow Leopard and dual booting to Windows 7 Home Premium.


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