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post #1 of 5
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My friends has this problem:

Graphics Card:
AMD 5850


Trying to set up:
(5850) HDMI ----> HDMI (Vizio HDTV)
(5850) DVI ----> DVI (HP Monitor - 1920x1080) -- MAIN MONITOR
(5850) DVI ----> DVI/VGA Converter ----> VGA (Acer 16" 1368x768)

Cannot get all three to work. Can disable HDTV and the 16" will then work, and vis versa.

Righ click desktop --> Screen resolution

Detects all 3 devices. Try to extend desktop onto the 16" acer, when pressing "Apply" it says "Unable to save settings properly"

I bought the monitor for 20 bucks. I have a feeling I need to get a displayport adapter, but does it need to be Active or Passive? Active ones cost more than the monitor...so I was hoping for a different solution.


Thanks ya'll.
post #2 of 5
You will prob need an active but dont quote me on that lol. but any of the eyefinity approved ones would work. I think the Cheapest adaptor is like 24 bucks or something on amazon?
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Ya you would need an adapter or a screen with a display port adapter. If your not going eye-infinity(for gaming) and just using three screens you may be able to connect the small screen to the pc itself and not the gpu. That is how I run 1 of my screens, not sure if it will work on all pc's.
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He won't be using it for eyefinity gaming. He wants to game on main monitor and then have vent, temp monitors, chat stuff on the smaller monitor.

So he could connect it to the hdmi port on his mobo? He has the z68 extreme gen3.
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Ya, he should be able 2. Right now I have my 27" screen hooked to my gpu and my tv and a 17" screen (used for those same programs) hooked to my motherboard.
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