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I plan to connect my laptop to a 22" external monitor. My earlier laptop crashed a few days ago because of the video card problem.

I am not an expert in this, but still would like to know connecting an external monitor( I extend the monitor basically) would cause or load my system, and would it eventually cause any problems because of this?

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Nope, you should have no problems with it. My feeling is that your monitor had nothing to do with your old laptop crashing and that it was a hardware fault with your video card. Sending a second signal out should put no load on your system.

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    extending a laptop to a second monitor is extremely common these days. – MaQleod Mar 17 '11 at 18:26

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