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Have 6970's crossfired and 4 24 in monitor in a 1 over three set up.

Two monitors are hooked to the DVI, and two are hooked to the DP port via a adapter. All monitors are working and detected.

What I wanted to do was to be able to game on the three while having my desktop up on the top 4th one. If I am thinking correctly... if not please enlighten me on why I would want a 4th up top. I was under the impression I could have my desk top up there with monitoring programs while having my game on the bottom spanned three.

I appreciate any and all help.

Thanks
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i don't think it can be set-up in the way you are thinking. correct me if i'm wrong but you would have to set-up a 3x1 group +1 extended. extended meaning not your primary desktop. the extended screen would run all your monitoring programs while gaming on the 3x1 desktop.
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ya I was able to set it up that way.. but I cant seem to access or see anything on the extended one other than my desktop wallpaper... I am just really confused and just not finding much for documentation from ATI on this
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also make sure to adjust the location of the 4th screen in your desktop setting. an upside down t not all 4 screens straight across. then just open any programs you want to keep an eye on and drag the window to the extended screen.
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hmm I havent found where it will show me the upside down T ... as that is what I am trying to do..

Your understanding what I want, Its just that I am overlooking or its not there.
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you do have the 3 grouped and the one extended? if so just right click on your desktop and select adjust screen resolution. the you should see 2 boxes your 3x1 group and the 1 extended screen. take the extended one and place it over the grouped as close to the exact placement it is setup as you look at the monitors. i assumed the 4th is placed over the middle monitor, hence upside down t
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With your present setup, all 4 monitors are detected and working primarily because they are working independently and not as an Eyefinity Group.

For 2 crossfired cards to work with Eyefinity, all monitors are to be connected to the primary card, IIRC. And a 6970, by itself, currently does not support 4 monitors as an Eyefinity Group (yet...until they have those Multi Stream Transport Hub out). Only cards that can do so are labelled as 'Eyefinity 6'. (Or, special card like Sapphire 5770 that can support 4-monitor Eyefinity)

If you really want the 4th monitor to work displaying the desktop while gaming, you need to sacrifice Crossfire. In other words, use one 6970 to drive a 3x1 Eyefinity Group while the other 6970 drives a single 4th monitor. Then, you will have the ''3x1 + 1 Extended'' setup (ie upside down T). But this comes at a huge expense of wasting a powerful 6970 driving a 4th monitor displaying the desktop.
Edited by windfire - 2/23/11 at 7:09pm
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Originally Posted by windfire;12502488 
With your present setup, all 4 monitors are detected and working primarily because they are working independently and not as an Eyefinity Group.

For 2 crossfired cards to work with Eyefinity, all monitors are to be connected to the primary card, IIRC. And a 6970, by itself, currently does not support 4 monitors as an Eyefinity Group (yet...until they have those Multi Stream Transport Hub out). Only cards that can do so are labelled as 'Eyefinity 6'.

If you really want the 4th monitor to work displaying the desktop while gaming, you need to sacrifice Crossfire. In other words, use one 6970 to drive a 3x1 Eyefinity Group while the other 6970 drives a single 4th monitor. Then, you will have the ''3x1 + 1 Extended'' setup (ie upside down T). But this comes at a huge expense of wasting a powerful 6970 driving a 4th monitor displaying the desktop.


The 6970 does support 4 monitors per AMD /ATI site. Its the 5th on up it does not support yet. I have the XFX HD 6970's with DVI x3 HDMI x1 mDP x2 ports. And yep I know you can only connect to the main GPU in Crossfire. I got this set up per information from AMD/ATI site stating I wanted this configuration. It says its doable with one card. I am just missing something in the set up is all
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Originally Posted by rjajmr0221;12502446 
you do have the 3 grouped and the one extended? if so just right click on your desktop and select adjust screen resolution. the you should see 2 boxes your 3x1 group and the 1 extended screen. take the extended one and place it over the grouped as close to the exact placement it is setup as you look at the monitors. i assumed the 4th is placed over the middle monitor, hence upside down t



Let me try this and get back to the thread.. +rep ... very helpful... Thanks !
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thumb.gif let me know how it runs those 4. i'm looking for a new gpu
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