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Hey everyone,

Banging my head on the wall here. I am trying to get my two dvi monitors and my 32 inch tv (via hdmi) hooked up and things still arent working for me. I understand you can only have 2 displays on dvi/hdmi, so I got a dp to dvi adapter but I am still having issues extending the displays. I am not so worried about eyefinity, just want the tv duplicating what is on my secondary monitor.

I would rather not have to buy an active adapter, as I am hoping to get away with what I already have.

Any help appreciated!
     
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Just letting you know, the adapter has to be active. The third screen won't work if it's not. I know this for sure because I have three monitors and when I first set it up, I just used a generic adapter and it wouldn't let me extend to the third screen
     
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You may rather not want to buy an active adapter..but that is what you're going to need to do sorry
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Aw... well thanks for giving it to me straight. repped!

Curious... anyone know of a cheap yet reliable active adapter? I have been looking but am wary of ones that will fail me mad.gif
     
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Aw... well thanks for giving it to me straight. repped!
Curious... anyone know of a cheap yet reliable active adapter? I have been looking but am wary of ones that will fail me mad.gif

Yeah, I just went with the Sapphire adapter because I just didn't want to worry about anything, but they're definitely not cheap. They're about $20-$30 depending on where and when you get them. I just figured I might as well get a good one since I'm always going to be using it since I'm always going to have three monitors
     
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I'm using this Accell [sp?] from Fry's... costed me $30, but eh... better than the $80 I used to see around the market way back when.
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Originally Posted by DCSRM View Post

Aw... well thanks for giving it to me straight. repped!
Curious... anyone know of a cheap yet reliable active adapter? I have been looking but am wary of ones that will fail me mad.gif

Reference HD6950 has mini DP outputs. So, you need a mini DP to DVI active adapter. Use one from the AMD Validated Dongles list. For example, Accell B087B-006B costs US$34 (with free shipping) from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-006B-DisplayPort-Single-Link-Certified/dp/B004071ZXA

If your HD6950 has a regular size DP output, use Accell B087B-005B which costs US$31.
http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-005B-DisplayPort-Single-Link-Certified/dp/B004071ZX0
(The Sapphire one should work as I am using one myself. However, for a higher compatibility, I would still suggest getting the Accell version.)

AMD Validated list
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DCSRM View Post

Aw... well thanks for giving it to me straight. repped!

Curious... anyone know of a cheap yet reliable active adapter? I have been looking but am wary of ones that will fail me mad.gif

Don't go cheap with the adapters. Not worth the time and shipping cost biggrin.gif

Get one that is validated by AMD.
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