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Yesterday I bought the HD 6790 to my discovery I found out it can only run 3 monitors when using the display port,.......odd..... I took the card back and i decided to go with the HD 6850 and I got an active display port to dvi . The problem is the 6850 runs via mini display port out not display port like the 6790. I am not frustrated because I bought these components from micro center which is 30 mins away each way , Ive already been to the store twice. I told them I want to use 3 monitors off a card and each time they assured me I had everything i needed. Now I am sitting at home with this card with an regular active display port to dvi when i need a mini . My question is should I just buy a mini to normal display port adapter then attach it the the display port to dvi . Or is there a better work around. I am rather irritated and im putting the knowledge base of micro centers employes right down there to the quality of best buy. Im going to research my self but I figured I hear what the community has to say to fix this

Thanks.
Edited by extrinsicdin - 2/17/12 at 10:43pm
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A lot of cards come with adapters for mini-DP to DP or vice-versa. I'd say just get an adapter for the DP.

The last Microcenter I was in didn't seem to have the smartest employees, except the gaming section tongue.gif
     
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A lot of cards come with adapters for mini-DP to DP or vice-versa. I'd say just get an adapter for the DP.
The last Microcenter I was in didn't seem to have the smartest employees, except the gaming section tongue.gif

The last Electronics Store I was in didn't seem to have the smartest employees, except the gaming section smile.gif

There, fixed it fore you.
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The last Electronics Store I was in didn't seem to have the smartest employees, except the gaming section smile.gif
There, fixed it fore you.

Lmao, very true. I was in a Radioshack the other day, guy was actually pretty smart in phones, electronic parts, not so much.
     
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Yesterday I bought the HD 6790 to my discovery I found out it can only run 3 monitors when using the display port,.......odd..... I took the card back and i decided to go with the HD 6850 and I got an active display port to dvi . The problem is the 6850 runs via mini display port out not display port like the 6790. I am not frustrated because I bought these components from micro center which is 30 mins away each way , Ive already been to the store twice. I told them I want to use 3 monitors off a card and each time they assured me I had everything i needed. Now I am sitting at home with this card with an regular active display port to dvi when i need a mini . My question is should I just buy a mini to normal display port adapter then attach it the the display port to dvi . Or is there a better work around. I am rather irritated and im putting the knowledge base of micro centers employes right down there to the quality of best buy. Im going to research my self but I figured I hear what the community has to say to fix this

Thanks.


Check the box, it should have MiniDP to DP cable.

 

Accell B112B-001B UltraAV Mini DisplayPort/DisplayPort(f) Adapter ...

 

 

 

If you mean regular Active Adapter such as below, it will work with Eyefinty.

 

Accell B087B-006B UltraAV Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link ...

 

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

 

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