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Here is the card I have:



So here is my problem. I have 3 monitors. All take both DVI and VGA. No matter how I hook them up to the GPU I only get 2 monitors displaying anything.

I have tried:

1 DVI
1 HDMI
1 MiniDisplayPort-->DVI (passive connector)


1 DVI --> VGA
1 HDMI
1 MDP --> DVI


2 DVI
1 HDMI


2 DVI
1 MDP -->DVI (passive)


1 DVI
2 MDP --> DVI


1 DVI
1 MDP-->DVI
1 MDP-->DVI-->VGA

I tihnk I'm at the end of my wits.

Do I REALLY need an "ACTIVE" MDP-->DVI adapter? I'm loathe to spend another $30 to be honest
    
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post #2 of 51
just go buy a sapphire display port adapter off of newegg, i'm using it for my tri-monitor setup with my asus eah6950 dcII 2gb. No problems so far with mine

i'm using 2 dvi connections and 1 display port to dvi connection
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Yes it really has to be active.
    
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post #4 of 51
Do you have the newest CCC? Does the computer only detect two monitors? Fiddle around with the settings.
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post #5 of 51
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999030

BUY THEEESSSSSS

i was under the assumption that a active display port required a usb power connection though? but regardless this thing still works for me
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post #6 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolzen View Post
just go buy a sapphire display port adapter off of newegg, i'm using it for my tri-monitor setup with my asus eah6950 dcII 2gb. No problems so far with mine

i'm using 2 dvi connections and 1 display port to dvi connection
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999030

one of this? I will be in the same situation as the OP soon. Even if the Op gets a second 6950 he still needs one of this right?
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post #7 of 51
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I was under the impression that the active adapter was only needed if I wanted all my output to be digital

TBH i couldn't give a toss. It's not eyefinity anyway because two of the monitors are 17" and the other is 22" widescreen. The 17's are the only thing I can fit in my alcove/man den
    
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post #8 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sodalink View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999030

one of this? I will be in the same situation as the OP soon. Even if the Op gets a second 6950 he still needs one of this right?
That's the one.
    
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post #9 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sodalink View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999030

one of this? I will be in the same situation as the OP soon. Even if the Op gets a second 6950 he still needs one of this right?
yup that's the one to get
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post #10 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolzen View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814999030

BUY THEEESSSSSS

i was under the assumption that a active display port required a usb power connection though? but regardless this thing still works for me
I have 2x MDP, not DP, but thanks
    
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