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Tried 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, no surprise that didn't work. I looked at the miniDP adapter that came with it and it only goes to a standard DP wire. Trying to connect it to a DVI monitor; would this work?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5106&seq=1&format=4#feedback
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You need one of these and the mini DP to normal DP that you have to connect it up.

The reason being the DVI ports and HDMI run off the same outputs, You need to connect the 3rd and 4th monitor to the DP ports in order for them to work. so you need an ACTIVE adapter or a native display port monitor.
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post #3 of 8
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Any link to the wire needed? The monitor doesn't have a DP port, only DVI/VGA.
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post #5 of 8
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Meh, $30...

So this wouldn't work when connected to my miniDP to DP adapter?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024608&p_id=6014&seq=1&format=2
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post #6 of 8
No because it's not active, meaning the signal conversion is done on the card and not the adapter.
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post #7 of 8
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Well to forgo that route, I have an extra video card. If I just hook that up, will the one monitor it's connected to process only that monitors graphical usage I guess? I was going to run the game I play on that monitor because it's a bit smaller (22" vs 24") so the single card hooked up to that could max it out easily. Would that one GPU only handle the game and basic display properties?
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post #8 of 8
You can have a second GPU in the system if you like and it will be able to power another monitor in 2D mode, However you will only be able to play games on the screens powered by the 6870.
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