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hello,

i have 3 22'' screens one has DVI, VGA and HDMI inputs. and 2 other screens with VGA inputs (using DVI-VGA converters)
GFXcard: sapphire HD5850

will these work in eyefinity? or does the 2 screens HAS to support DVI?
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I'm fairly certian that it will work.
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but when i connect them and begin to setup the screens , ati control center tells me that i have to disable one of the DVI screens
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Are you using a DP-DVI adapter on one of the monitors?

you can only have 2 DVi monitors, and the third needs to use the DP port on the card.
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yes , i have 2 DVI-monitor and the third 1 is on the DP, using an DP-HDMI converter
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Originally Posted by killer290;11688941 
yes , i have 2 DVI-monitor and the third 1 is on the DP, using an DP-HDMI converter

is it an active DP-HDMI adapter?
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my second question tongue.gif

how to know if it is an active adapter?
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You would probably know if it was.

Anyways, you will need an active dp-DVI(or hdmi i guess) adapter.

They aren't all that expensive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030&cm_re=active_display_port_to_dvi-_-14-999-030-_-Product

^i use that and It works wonderfully
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post #9 of 21
Your Sapphire VapourX HD5850 has 2xDVI, 1xHDMI, 1xDP.

Suggest to connect like this:
Card's DVI output to Mon#1's VGA input (with DVI-to-VGA adapter)
Card's DVI output to Mon#2's VGA input (with DVI-to-VGA adapter)
Card's DP output to Mon#3's DVI input (with Sapphire's active single link DP-to-DVI adapter/cable as in above post #8)

PS
Sometimes a DVI-to-VGA adapter might not be the most 'stable' way. If so, try a DVI-to-VGA cable.
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by windfire;11689092 
Your Sapphire VapourX HD5850 has 2xDVI, 1xHDMI, 1xDP.

Suggest to connect like this:
Card's DVI output to Mon#1's VGA input (with DVI-to-VGA adapter)
Card's DVI output to Mon#2's VGA input (with DVI-to-VGA adapter)
Card's DP output to Mon#3's DVI input (with Sapphire's active single link DP-to-DVI adapter/cable as in above post #8)

PS
Sometimes a DVI-to-VGA adapter might not be the most 'stable' way. If so, try a DVI-to-VGA cable.

for $30 I would go for the shure shot solution. Buy the active adapter
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