External Monitor Resolution and Extending Not Working

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  1. Drew1

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    I have a dell xps 15 9550 that i connect 2 monitors to. Both monitors are 1920x1200 resolution and 24'. I had to buy 2 cables... one is an hdmi to hdmi cable to connect to one of the monitors. The other cable i bought was a usb-c to displayport to the other monitor and it works good.


    I want to now connect my dell xps 15 9550 to just one old monitor i have which is called the dell 2007fp

    Amazon.com: Dell 2007FP 20.1 Inch Ultrasharp 1600x1200 Flat Panel Monitor with Height-Adjustable stand C9536: Gateway


    I bought this and connected my laptop to the monitor and it does connect.


    https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...014I8UQJY/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8



    I want to make external monitor as main monitor and want to extend the displays. Such as taking a window from my external monitor and bring it to laptop screen and vice versa. I went to monitor and options and i cannot get my external as main monitor while it extends. Anyone can tell me what im doing wrong? If i make my external main monitor, i can only get it showing on that monitor or duplicate the display. I cannot get it extend.


    Right now im using laptop monitor as my computer and dragging windows to external monitor. Also the resolution now is 1920x1080... my laptop monitor. I want to make my resolution 1600x1200... the max resolution of the external. Can someone tell me what im doing wrong here? What makes no sense is i had no trouble connecting to 2 different external monitors with this laptop at my other apartment. But here when i have only this monitor, i cant make my external main monitor and having it 1600x1200 resolution and extending it to laptop. What am i doing wrong here?
     
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    okay i got it to work now. it does work with 1600x1200 resolution.

    But can someone tell me if there are issues with higher resolution such as 1920x1200 or 2560x1440? I read reviews that if you go higher than 1920x1200, then dont get this.


    So would it be better to get this instead since it i use it for higher resolution monitors, then this is better? Thus if i keep this one, i cant use it for monitors with higher resolutions?


    https://www.amazon.com/BlueRigger-S...s=hdmi+to+dvi&qid=1554649519&s=gateway&sr=8-4
     
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