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Hey guys I'm trying to get three monitors set up and cannot seem to get the 3rd one to display anything!

I'm running a catleap as my main, a dell ultra sharp as my 2nd and an old 1440x900 Hanns G lcd as my thrid, my pc sees that there are three connected but when I try to extend the display my pc wont allow me to save the setttings, the catleap and dell are connected through 2 DVIs and the hanns G is on an hdmi to dvi cable.

I'm not trying to game accross all three but I would like to have all 3 displays running just monitoring and gaming and browsing. I'd really love to get this set up running, I can do without the thrid but since i have it why not?

please help me out guys! thanks
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post #2 of 25
I think you will need to use a displayport to DVI adaptor instead of the HDMI to DVI cable for the Hanns G monitor.

When you use the second DVI port it disables the HDMI port and vice versa
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First two monitors can be connected to any port on the GPU. Every additional monitor must be on DisplayPort.
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Originally Posted by Spengler View Post

I think you will need to use a displayport to DVI adaptor instead of the HDMI to DVI cable for the Hanns G monitor.

When you use the second DVI port it disables the HDMI port and vice versa

Ahh i see thats sucky, Idk if its worth the money to buy an adaptor but ill do some research thanks for the quick response!
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post #5 of 25
No worries smile.gif
Adaptors are cheap as, check the box your video card came in, some manufacturers ship displayport to DVI /HDMI adaptors with the video card - you may get lucky!
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First two monitors can be connected to any port on the GPU. Every additional monitor must be on DisplayPort.

This.
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No worries smile.gif
Adaptors are cheap as, check the box your video card came in, some manufacturers ship displayport to DVI /HDMI adaptors with the video card - you may get lucky!

lol yep i went straight to the box but had no luck i'm searching ebay looking for a DP to HDMI converter theres a few under 5 bucks maybe ill snag one
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post #8 of 25
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okay so i've tried several different combinations with the display port and none of them work. every time i try to extended the monitor as part of the desktop i get a windows message that says unable to save.

currenty the 27 inchis connected through dvi, the 23 inch through dvi and the hanns g through dvi to hdmi to display port.

kinda pissed cause i paid 6 bucks for the damn thing and the set up doesnt work! any help?
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post #9 of 25
You need an active display port adapter.
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kinda pissed cause i paid 6 bucks for the damn thing and the set up doesnt work! any help?

Iol woah big spender... 6 bucks...you could have bought a burger for that!

At that price they're probably passive adapters, you need active display port to dvi adapters when using more than 2x screens
 
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