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Here's what I had: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Siig-CB-DP...apter/13215726

Bummer. So, not all "Active" DP-HDMI adapters have a power supply? It seemed like all the ones people were linking off of sites found via Google were linking and/or saying that the way to tell an Active from a Passive was the Active had a power supply. I suppose that isn't the case?

Active dual link adapters need an external power supply while active single link ones do not.
(Single link supports up to 1080p while dual link supports up to 2560x1600.)
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Hey guys... one more question...

So, that adapter that was linked is a DP to DVI (active). From that, can I take a DVI to HDMI cable to the TV? Or should I have it setup to have DP to DVI to one monitor, DVI to another monitor, and then HDMI out to the TV and just use my Windows settings to arrange the monitors? Just not sure if that's going to be too much to go from DP - DVI - HDMI...
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This what I have to do to use my HDTV(HDMI)
I've got 3 monitors and my TV,When I want to watch a Video from my computer I have to unplug one of my monitors(The one with the plugged into the display port).
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This what I have to do to use my HDTV(HDMI)
I've got 3 monitors and my TV,When I want to watch a Video from my computer I have to unplug one of my monitors(The one with the plugged into the display port).
You go from DP to DVI to HDMI?
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I have 2 monitors plugged in to DVI
1 monitor plugged in to DP
HDTV plugged in to HDMI
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Hey guys... one more question...

So, that adapter that was linked is a DP to DVI (active). From that, can I take a DVI to HDMI cable to the TV? Or should I have it setup to have DP to DVI to one monitor, DVI to another monitor, and then HDMI out to the TV and just use my Windows settings to arrange the monitors? Just not sure if that's going to be too much to go from DP - DVI - HDMI...
do whats in bold


use CCC to arrange monitors, windows messes everything up
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post #17 of 18
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You guys rock I got my Active DP>DVI adapter in today, connected one monitor's DVI cable to the adapter to the DP port, another monitor via DVI, and then an HDMI cable from the video card to the TV and all three work.

Thanks for all the help!
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post #18 of 18
Yeah get the active DP to VGA. It's pretty cheap, I have the accell one and it's been doing me good since the 5770 came out.
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