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Hey guys have seen a few pics around of people running Eyefinity + an Extra screen above or on the side or what ever, I'm just wondering how this is achieved? I currently have 2 5850's in crossfire just wondering if i can get the 4th to monitor things while I'm gaming etc? are you guys just plugging it into your mother board's inbuilt graphics? ideas?
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I would also like to know the answer to this question.. anyone know?
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with my setup i have my 3x1 eyefinity group and a 4th monitor that isnt part of the group. once you have the group setup its just like adding another monitor to your pc.
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I have ran a 4th screen (my TV Via DVI-D to HDMI) and it worked OKAY. I ran it from my 9800 GTX that i have setup for physix.

However their were issues at the time, Such as my Group would be disabled when i moved the possition of the screen in the control pannel sometimes. Was easy enough to set back up though.

And every time i restarted my computer the extra screen would default to the left side of the group, And my TV was to the right of my computer so i had to re set it up each time.
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Here's my Eyefinity + Extended Desktop setup

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Quote:
Originally Posted by A.D.D.;13378183 
with my setup i have my 3x1 eyefinity group and a 4th monitor that isnt part of the group. once you have the group setup its just like adding another monitor to your pc.

Is this 4th monitor plugged into ur motherboards onboard video?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1010;13382173 
Is this 4th monitor plugged into ur motherboards onboard video?

No it is plugged into the same card as my eyefinity set-up. my eyefinity set-up uses the 2 mini display port plugs and the bottom dvi port. Then I use the top dvi port for my 4th monitor. Then I extend the desktop to the 4th monitor like I would when adding a second monitor to a regular set-up.
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Does your motherboard have built in video? You might be able to run it off that, However my last motherboard with built in video would auto disable the onboard.

Anybody try this with the newer stuff?

OP has a 5850 like mine it seems. So would a display port spliter be able to free up a DVI port?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus6;13380997 
Here's my Eyefinity + Extended Desktop setup

DSC00682.jpg

that doesnt look like eyefinity + extended....it just looks like its an extended desktop....just noticed you have all the icons on the top screen and nothing on the 3 at the bottom....so i take it your top one is the main and the bottom 3 are just extended.....so you have to keep flipping back and forth when you want to use the 3 on the bottom as an eyefinity setup...
is there no way to simply have a 4th monitor running off the same ati card displaying a normal destop without it starting up a game so u can run some secondary programs at the same time that you are playing an eyefinity game on the lower 3 screens? would be nice to be able to pick one group as a primary output and another as a secondary so they werent linked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue71;13392833 
that doesnt look like eyefinity + extended....it just looks like its an extended desktop....just noticed you have all the icons on the top screen and nothing on the 3 at the bottom....so i take it your top one is the main and the bottom 3 are just extended.....so you have to keep flipping back and forth when you want to use the 3 on the bottom as an eyefinity setup...
is there no way to simply have a 4th monitor running off the same ati card displaying a normal destop without it starting up a game so u can run some secondary programs at the same time that you are playing an eyefinity game on the lower 3 screens? would be nice to be able to pick one group as a primary output and another as a secondary so they werent linked.


Umm... You can move everything to a secondary display.

Its very simple, Make eyefinity group the primary, than unlock the taskbar and move it to the secondary along with the icons.

Heck thats what i would do with a setup like his. that wayi can game and still see everything else on the secondary.
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