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I have 3 monitors all connected. One is connected by a DisplayPort to DVI cable, and the other two are connected to DVI. I tried disconnecting one DVI and using a DVI to HDMI cable, tried connecting the cables to different monitors but I still keep getting the "Unable to save display settings" in screen resolution. Anybody know what's wrong? I have 2 6970s, if that helps.
 
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Is the DisplayPort to DVI adapter an ACTIVE adapter, or passive?
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Originally Posted by burntphoenix View Post

I have 3 monitors all connected. One is connected by a DisplayPort to DVI cable, and the other two are connected to DVI. I tried disconnecting one DVI and using a DVI to HDMI cable, tried connecting the cables to different monitors but I still keep getting the "Unable to save display settings" in screen resolution. Anybody know what's wrong? I have 2 6970s, if that helps.


You need one Mini DiplayPort-to-DVI Active Adapater.

 

Monitor 1, DVI > DVI > 6970

Monitor 2, DVI > DVI > 6970 

Monitor 3, DVI > Adapter > 6970

 

Buy this one http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-006B-DisplayPort-Single-Link-Certified/dp/B004071ZXA

 

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Kind of a noob question, but how would I use that mini-displayport adapter? Are there any alternative cables? Also I don't know how to tell if it's active or passive, which one is needed?
 
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As long as your monitors aren't over 1080p just grab the one shown above. It's about the cheapest one you can get that is really good quality.

Edit: also....pretty simple. Plug adapter into any Mini DP on the back of your card, plug in a DVI cable to that, run DVI cable to monitor.
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Oh sorry for some reason that looked like a DVI plug to me. Also all 3 of my monitors are 1080, is there another adapter/cable?
 
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you need the mini DP - DVI active adapter (linked above) and then 3 standard dvi cables.

Your gpus

and 3 monitors.

That is all
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If this is your card, it has 2 Mini DisplayPort, 1 HDMI and 2 DVI.

 

You have options:

 

Monitor 1, DVI > DVI-MiniDP Cable > MiniDP 6970.

Monitor 2, DVI > DVI-MiniDP Active Adapter > MiniDP 6970 (have to buy the adapter shown above).

Monitor 3, DVI > DVI 6970.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by burntphoenix View Post

Actually this is my card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125371


 

If you are more specific in OP, most likely will get the correct replies.

 

You need this active adapte instead of one in the above link.

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-005B-DisplayPort-Single-Link-Certified/dp/B004071ZX0

 

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