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I have a Asus 6950 DCII, it has 2 DVI outputs and 4 displayports. With my old 4850 I had my monitor hooked up DVI and my tv hooked up DVI. With this card if I hook up my tv the the second DVI it doesn't even see it. It also did the same thing when I had a reference Asus 6950. Is there a way I can hook both up? I have a DVI to HDMI adapter that came with the card but I'm assuming if it doesn't reconize DVI it's not going to reconize this. I have nothing that runs displayport, I'm guessing there are displayport adapters but seeing that they don't have any sort of screws to hold them in that seems like it might be alot of wire hanging from a port. A little off topic but what has displayports anyways? Most monitors I see don't and tv's don't so what's so special about them?
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I've heard the second port does not support VGA. Plug your monitor in to the second one and your TV into the first one, and configure the setup via Windows.
    
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I had my 6950 running dual screens , my monitor via dvi and my lcd tv via hdmi .

You cant have 2xdvi and 1xhdmi though .. connected at 1 time it will just disable one of the displays . Though 1xdvi and 1xhdmi should work fine .

Are you going into resolutions and settings the screen as main display ? does the screen show up ?
    
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I had my 6950 running dual screens , my monitor via dvi and my lcd tv via hdmi .

You cant have 2xdvi and 1xhdmi though .. connected at 1 time it will just disable one of the displays . Though 1xdvi and 1xhdmi should work fine .

Are you going into resolutions and settings the screen as main display ? does the screen show up ?
He does not have 3 screens. He has 2 and the TV is not working on the second DVI as most TVs only support VGA and the second DVI port on the HD 6950 does not support converting to VGA.
    
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He does not have 3 screens. He has 2 and the TV is not working on the second DVI as most TVs only support VGA and the second DVI port on the HD 6950 does not support converting to VGA.
I knew that , just clearing that up .. What tv are u using ? no hdmi ? converting vga to dvi ? should still work .. but as ^ said the 6950 does not support converting vga to dvi .
    
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I have no extra hdmi ports. so why is this something my cheap 4850 could do but my expensive 6950 can't?
 
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I got it, didn't know that the dvi ports worked differently. I plugged the tv vga/dvi in first dvi spot and monitor into second and wala. Thanks for all the help
 
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