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Laptop Screen for PC?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OrbitzXT, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. OrbitzXT

    OrbitzXT New Member

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    I'm building a second PC today and bought a new screen to go with it but that won't arrive till monday. My friend and I would like to play some games on LAN this weekend, but all I have is the screen I use now and a laptop. I've heard of using regular monitors to work with laptops, but is there a way to get a desktop to display on a laptops screen?
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Only if there is an input.
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    Kelainefes New Member

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    If you can connect the monitor you got to one PC, you could run a VNC server on it and then disconnect the monitor and run the VNC client from the laptop, although I don't know if you will see the DirectX overlay and how much the lag will be, but it's worth a shot and there's a free version, so it's worth giving it a shot, won't take more than 5 minutes, especially if you download VNC from ninite.com, so you don't need to sign up to download.

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