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post #1 of 19
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Right now I have 2monitors hooked up to the 2dvi ports on my vcard. I thought it would be cool to hook up my TV too tho, to watch movies, youtube and whatever else on my big screen.

A couple years ago I remember reading a forum where some guy hooked up 3 dif monitors to his mac mini which only had 1dvi port.

Any idea how to do this?
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post #2 of 19
If you have any more ports on the back of your card, you can plug stuff into them.

The newer cards/macs can handle more than two monitors because they use Mini DisplayPort.
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post #3 of 19
You need something such as Matrox TripleHead2G in order to do it, other wise, negative, your computer can only output to two monitors
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post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR;12630271 
If you have any more ports on the back of your card, you can plug stuff into them.

The newer cards/macs can handle more than two monitors because they use Mini DisplayPort.

I don't think he was using a mini DP. He was using a 2006 model i think that doesn't have mini DP. I could be wrong though. It was couple years ago, so I don't really remember. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85;12630276 
You need something such as Matrox TripleHead2G in order to do it, other wise, negative, your computer can only output to two monitors

Damn, those things are like 300bucks. Is there anything cheaper?
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post #5 of 19
You can purchase a DVI splitter cable to send the same image to two screens. Three separate monitors is not possible with your video card. 5xxx series graphics cards from ATI, that have the display port(s), can run three or more separate monitors.
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post #6 of 19
you could share one of the outputs to one of the monitors and the tv.

Do you want all 3 to be separate? If so you'll need a box like appleg suggested.

Otherwise I would just have the same output to your tv and one of the monitors, keeping the other monitor the other half of the desktop.. until you find a solution to have 3 independent screens.
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post #7 of 19
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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess I'll just get a splitter and set my second monitor to 720p.

If anyone knows of some sort of box I can use for under 50bucks PM. smile.gif
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post #8 of 19
Allow me to make another suggestion. I had the exact same situation as you (same card too) and what I ended up doing was much easier/cheaper. Basically, buy an HD 4350. Its so cheap, and will let you add another 2 monitors if need be. If you don't have a spare pciex 16 slot, then just mod it (involves a little bit of cutting - I can show you how), or use a riser to fit it in a pciex 1 slot (again I can show you how).

After doing this I've never looked back!cool.gif
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by chieftex;12646541 
Allow me to make another suggestion. I had the exact same situation as you (same card too) and what I ended up doing was much easier/cheaper. Basically, buy an HD 4350. Its so cheap, and will let you add another 2 monitors if need be.

I thought you needed the exact same card to use crossfire?
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Originally Posted by chieftex;12646541 
If you don't have a spare pciex 16 slot, then just mod it (involves a little bit of cutting - I can show you how), or use a riser to fit it in a pciex 1 slot (again I can show you how).

After doing this I've never looked back!cool.gif

That sounds awesome and I'd love to learn how to but my motherboard already has 3 pci-e slots so it's not necessary. tongue.gif
Edited by smitty5569 - 3/9/11 at 5:24am
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post #10 of 19
He is not tallking about cross fire - simply adding a second card in and using to display.
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