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Well, just plug the additional screens by DP and clone them/do whatever you like the most in the AMD Catalyst Control Center, under each display's properties.
   
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I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but you'll also need to have active display adapters if driving more than 2 monitors. I bought passive adapters, which worked fine when driving 2 monitors off DP, or driving 1 on DVI/HDMI and 1 on DP, but to use more than 2 monitors, you need to add an active displayport adapter.

I bought one of

for my eyefinity. The price is expensive compared to passive adapters, but I couldn't use the damn passive adapters once I added the third screen.
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OK, so I bought an active mini DP to DVI cable and it works fine. But I STILL can't get more than 2 displays selected at once???

I've currently got connected 2x DVI and 1x mini DP, but I can only ever pick 2 out of the 3 monitors. ***?
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You need an active adapter. I bought the active DP to VGA adapter by sapphire from newegg for 15 bucks.
    
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You need an active adapter. I bought the active DP to VGA adapter by sapphire from newegg for 15 bucks.
Correct. I would recommend returning yours if it isn't working and buy a different model OP.


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OK, so I bought an active mini DP to DVI cable and it works fine. But I STILL can't get more than 2 displays selected at once???

I've currently got connected 2x DVI and 1x mini DP, but I can only ever pick 2 out of the 3 monitors. ***?
Alternatively, do you have the ability to utilize the HDMI connection on the GPU?
    
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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.
haha. everyone trying to get easy reps. all they do is read the title, skim the op and then post the same exact thing everyone else says.

once in a while you get some good info though.
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Alternatively, do you have the ability to utilize the HDMI connection on the GPU?
HDMI count's as a DVI. I was using 1x HDMI + 2x DVI but that has the same problem, you can only drive 2 out of the 3 at any one time.


Can anyone find an active mini DP 2 DVI adapter in the UK? Either every one I've bought so far has been passive or there's something funny going on here.
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