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Eyefinity and Extended monitors problem. HELP!

post #1 of 10
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Alright how to explain this easily

I have four monitors. (technically 3 and a TV)

3x 19" @ 1280x1024

and my 46" TV wall mounted above them

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Now when I setup eyefinity across the three monitors, I cant for the life of me get the TV to work as an extended fourth monitor outside of the eyefinity setup so i could for instance play hulu while gaming. That is no big loss if its not possible. Also, I cant figure out how hydragrid works so i can maximize windows only on one screen at a time.

Now my other option which I would probably prefer: Have a preset or some other hotkey where i can easily switch between eyefinity and regular extended desktop. If this is the case I can use all four monitors the way i like to use them, then switch to eyefinity easily for gaming.

Your advice on the matter is much appreciated. Thanks!

P.S.

Right now I'm using a single 6950, tomorrow I'll be xfiring two 6950s
Edited by edgeonaboat - 4/6/11 at 12:02am
post #2 of 10
Your setup is possible and should work. I would start out by disabling all your monitors except one of the 19" monitors. Enable and add the other two as clones one by one and then choose to make an eyefinity group out of those. Once that is done enable and add the 46" as extended.

As for hydragrid you need to set it up in CCC. From there you can just right click on the menu bar of that window to snap it to a grid on that monitor.
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post #3 of 10
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Everytime I setup eyefinity then extend to my TV, it stops eyefinity and makes the 3 19" monitors just duplicates of eachother. if i try to setup the extended first, then add eyefinity it clears my extended monitor setup. Unfortunately I am not seeing the options you described.

More then willing to let someone do teamviewer or something.
Edited by edgeonaboat - 4/6/11 at 1:38pm
post #4 of 10
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After some fooling around with presets. I can go from a working extended display to my eyefinity setup with a preset. BUT. when I try to go back it screw up the order and resolutions. This is so close to be working!
post #5 of 10
Mine screws up the order on the presets. To get around this, just load the preset again. This generally fixes it.
 
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post #6 of 10
afaik you cant run 4 displays off one card i tried this the other day with my 5770 i have 2 dvi and one display port to vga and i tired to run my tv off the hdmi and it would not allow me to do so
    
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The new 6000 series Ati cards are supposed to allow 4 monitors off of one card. I don't think the 5k series does unless its an eyefinity edition as you need to use 2 display ports.
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post #8 of 10
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my 6950 is running 4 monitors now. two on active mini display ports to dvi adapters, and two via DVI. it does work. I will try loading the preset twice and see if that fixes it. if not. Can i stick a 5770 in my case as a THIRD card to run the TV seperately and get around this?
post #9 of 10
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+REP FOR Imrac!!!! Doing the preset 3 times fixed the issue!!!

YOU DA MAN!
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Lol... its a crap fix. I hope one day ATi/AMD will fix it.
 
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