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So i have a 6950

I have 24" main (DVI) 17(vga with dvi to vga converter) secondary and a 37" (HDMI)TV

at the moment i have to phisicly unplug the 17ich so i can connect the (hdmi)TV and watch movies on my tv.

for me to stop doing this maniuplation and have all 3 sceens connected at the same time do i need an DE adaptar does it have to be Active or passive will do the job?
    
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For all 3 to work at the same time, the Display Port of the card has to be used.

So, you can choose whether to connect (via an adapter) the 6950's DP output to the VGA (of your secondary) or to the HDMI (of your TV).

The adaptor needs to be active but it only has to be single link (good up to 1920x1200) which is less expensive than dual link adaptors.

Choose from this list:
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx
post #3 of 6
Nope.
A passive adapter will work.
An active adapter is only required for eyefinity. In extended desktop mode you should be able to use a passive adapter.
IIRC you should be able to use 2xDVI and 1xHDMI as well.
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
For all 3 to work at the same time, the Display Port of the card has to be used.

So, you can choose whether to connect (via an adapter) the 6950's DP output to the VGA (of your secondary) or to the HDMI (of your TV).

The adaptor needs to be active but it only has to be single link (good up to 1920x1200) which is less expensive than dual link adaptors.

Choose from this list:
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx
thanks ill giv it a look, suks that im in europe

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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
Nope.
A passive adapter will work.
An active adapter is only required for eyefinity. In extended desktop mode you should be able to use a passive adapter.
Should?

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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
IIRC you should be able to use 2xDVI and 1xHDMI as well.
tried that and doesnt work

having all 3 connected the pc will not recognize one of the screens.
    
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An active adapter is only required for eyefinity.
You'd better come and let my Eyefinity setup and its passive DP-VGA adapter know that.

Active/passive comes into play when you pushing out resolutions higher than 1080p on one port. Otherwise, there are passive adapters that work and cost a bit more, and there are El Cheapo passive adapters that do not work.
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u guys think this thing is any good?

only local shop i can find something

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ill email them about the make and model
    
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