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6950 Won't drive more than 2 displays??

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I've just gone from a GTX460 + 9600GSO to a 6950.

I used to have 3x LCD panels setup as and extended desktop 3-1-2

I also had display 1 my primary and centre display cloned to my projector.

So it's [3] [1+4] [2]

I put a post on here a while back before buying the card and everyone said I can run up to 5 displays from one 6950.

How do I do this? It will only let me enable a maximum of 2 displays at once.
post #2 of 18
you can only run more than 2 displays using the display ports
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You need to use the display ports
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At least one screen must be Displayport, and the other 2 can be DVI. All three screen must be the same refresh rate (for eyefinity). You can only run three screens per card.
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FFS why did no-one say this when I posted the exact same question BEFORE I bought the card!?!?
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Originally Posted by Tmp View Post
FFS why did no-one say this when I posted the exact same question BEFORE I bought the card!?!?
Sucks, but if you look it up there are other sources that mention you need to use Display Port for more than two monitors.

Anyway, just go buy an adapter. You can start here:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/se...pter&x=25&y=11
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post #7 of 18
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Just looked at the old post now, I explained my setup as above and pretty much everyone recommended a 6950, and quite a few ppl specifically said it would run my display set-up no problems.
post #8 of 18
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so I can do 2x DP, 1xDVI and 1x HDMI?

In extended desktop mode, with the HDMI a clone of the DVI?

Forget eyefinity for now, not fussed about that at this point
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so I can do 2x DP, 1xDVI and 1x HDMI?

In extended desktop mode, with the HDMI a clone of the DVI?

Forget eyefinity for now, not fussed about that at this point
Do you just want more desktop room or do you want to game in Eyefinity? If you monitors are the same resolution than you can run Eyefinity no problem, I've played on such setups and they are pretty choice. If you are already there it is worth it to buy the adapter.
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post #10 of 18
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I have a 3 LCD array and a projector.

I'm not bothered about eyefinity for now. I can play around wiht that after.

What I want for now is my windows desktop spread accross the 4 displays as it was with my nVidia setup.

Like so:

[1280x1024] - [1680x1050] - [1280x1024]

Then the centre monitor cloned to my projector also [1680x1050]

I dont want any ATi proprietary desktop stuff. Just windows desktop using 3x displays wiuth my taskbar just on the middle one. I use ultramon for my extra taskbars anyway.
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