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Got my rig setup in the living room finally. My main display is a 1920x1200 samsung, next to that is a small 1280x800 generic monitor, and then I connected a 1920x1080 40" hdtv for movies and games. When fiddling with the setup I made the hdtv the primary monitor. When I try to go back and change it in CCC nothing happens. Help please =) I'm waiting for an active adapter so I can run all 3 at once. I want to game and watch movies on the 40" and just use the other 2 for surfing the web and work stuff. Main thing right now is how do i make my samsung the primary again when ccc doesnt do anything when i tell it to.
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Well a uninstall/reinstall of the drivers cleared that issue up. Still not sure on how to set everything up but this thread can be closed.
    
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you'll need the active adapter then you can run 3 monitors
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thx. that should be here tomorrow. =)
    
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Originally Posted by AbduktedTemplar View Post

Got my rig setup in the living room finally. My main display is a 1920x1200 samsung, next to that is a small 1280x800 generic monitor, and then I connected a 1920x1080 40" hdtv for movies and games. When fiddling with the setup I made the hdtv the primary monitor. When I try to go back and change it in CCC nothing happens. Help please =) I'm waiting for an active adapter so I can run all 3 at once. I want to game and watch movies on the 40" and just use the other 2 for surfing the web and work stuff. Main thing right now is how do i make my samsung the primary again when ccc doesnt do anything when i tell it to.


 

If your 5870 is reference design, it has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort.

 

It depends on your monitors available input;

 

Samsung, DVI > DVI > 5870

HDTV, HDMI > HDMI > 5870

Generic, VGA > VGA-DP Active Adapter > 5870

 

Accell UltraAV B101B-003B Display Port with VGA Active Adapter

 

41lxuCYJd4L.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Or

 

Generic, VGA > VGA-DVI Adapter > 5870 (supplied by 5870).

HDTV, HDMI > HDMI > 5870

Samsung, DVI > DVI -DP Active Adapter > 5870

 

Accell B087B-005B UltraAV DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link Active

 

41OkZkgG79L.jpg


 

 

 

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So I got the active adapter and have all 3 displays up and running. I am having a problem with the hdtv though. It's set to 1080p but there are black bars around the desktop on that screen. I read that setting overscan to zero works. When I tried adjusting the overscan settings it does enlarge the picture but either it clips off part of the top and bottom or leaves black bars on the sides. Any help or guidance on how to fill the hdtv with desktop instead of having some blackbars around my screen would be greatly appreciated as the hdtv is where i plan on gaming...
    
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Originally Posted by AbduktedTemplar View Post

So I got the active adapter and have all 3 displays up and running. I am having a problem with the hdtv though. It's set to 1080p but there are black bars around the desktop on that screen. I read that setting overscan to zero works. When I tried adjusting the overscan settings it does enlarge the picture but either it clips off part of the top and bottom or leaves black bars on the sides. Any help or guidance on how to fill the hdtv with desktop instead of having some blackbars around my screen would be greatly appreciated as the hdtv is where i plan on gaming...

The bolded part above almost certainly points to a wrong aspect ratio.  The TV is 1920x1080 (16:9) and a 16:10 signal is being fed to it.  So, if the width is matched, the top and bottom part are clipped off.  If the height is matched, black bars appear on the 2 sides.

 

So, you can adjust this either in the TV's menu or in CCC.
 

 

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well i'm a dope. just turned off overscan on the tv and then in ccc. no problems now. thx for the responses all.
    
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