Topic Title: Problems with dual displays
Topic Summary: Can't create dual display with HD6970 DVI and HDMI
Created On: 04/12/2013 08:43 AM
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 04/12/2013 08:43 AM
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I recently got a second display. My main display is connected with a DVI cable and my second display is connected with an HDMI cable. The only monitor showing activity is the active monitor. When I try to create an extended display, I get the error: "Unable to save these settings".


Graphics Card

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History

Operating System
Windows 7 64-bit

Motherboard or System Make & Model
Asus P7P55D LE

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
iiyama ProLite E2209HDS 21", LG IPS LED 21"

CPU Details
Intel Core i7 860

System Memory Type & Amount

Additional Hardware
1TB harddrive, 120GB SSD RevoDrive OCS

 04/12/2013 04:46 PM
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The DVI and HDMI might actually be the same port, electrically.  Without knowing the specific card model, I can only speculate.


 04/15/2013 09:16 PM
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Most simple vid cards have DVI/HDMI as single port. Think of it as "Adapter included".

Use one or the other and a differant connector for 2nd monitor.

If its a realy cheap card it may not have 3rd connector, rare. That you may need to get adapter for.

Something tells me you don't have 3rd, or you would have said and/or tried it.




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