Topic Title: 3 monitor setup help
Topic Summary: 3 monitor setup using hdmi and a radeon 7970
Created On: 11/12/2012 07:35 PM
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 11/12/2012 07:35 PM
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rovers31
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hi, I hope u can help me, I have seen a lot of topics about this, but none as far as I can see using hdmi monitors

I have a sapphire radeon 797 card with 2 x mDP 1 HDMI and 1 DVI connection

iam currently using a Samsung s23a700 3d monitor with a straight DVD - DVI cable, it also has a HDMI connection on back

I have bought 2 more monitors, 2 x Samsung s23b550 ones, with just HDMI and VGA connections

I bought 2 x mini display port to HDMI cables, and the pc sees all 3 monitors but will only display on any 2 of them, not 3

what do I need to do for this to work, some sort of active adaptor, but all is ee is display port active adaptor to dvi?

any help would be amazing, thanks
 11/12/2012 09:14 PM
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zipsi
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dp-hdmi cable can be considered a 'passive dp adapter', you need atleast one active. 



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 11/13/2012 04:58 AM
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So if I kept 1 monitor with dvi to dvi cable

1 monitor with mini display port  to hdmi 

And change the 3rd to an active mini display port adaptor to dvi and then plug in a dvi to hdmi cable into that, that will work u think?

 11/13/2012 10:32 AM
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That should work.

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