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Windows not letting me connect 3 monitors

So, at the moment I have 2 24" monitors and I am wanting to connect my 40" TV to watch some movies on. I have one of my 24" connected via HDMI. Another using a HDMI to DVI converter and the 40" TV using again, the HDMI to DVI converter. For some reason, when I go to screen resolution and go to the monitor, it says you 'You must select Apply before making additional changes.

I click apply and this happens 'Unable to save display settings'.

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  1. I dont know if this should be in this section.
    Is this a hardware issue?
    Or a Operating System issue?
  2. Depends on your CPU and motherboard.
    A Sandy Bridge CPU can only support 2 monitors, and an Ivy Bridge CPU can support 3 monitors as long as 2 of them are DisplayPort - otherwise only 2.
    Not sure about AMD, or Haswell.

    If you're connecting the monitors via a GPU, it depends on the GPU - a low-performance one won't support 3 monitors.
  3. JRAtk94 said:
    Depends on your CPU and motherboard.
    A Sandy Bridge CPU can only support 3 monitors, and an Ivy Bridge CPU can support 3 monitors as long as 2 of them are DisplayPort - otherwise only 2.
    Not sure about AMD.
    Depends on GPU as well.


    Wow you should be a teacher mr. smarticles. I never knew that :3. Im still in love with my Sandy Bridge 2600K and happy I didnt upgrade to Ivy
  4. meowmix44 said:

    Wow you should be a teacher mr. smarticles. I never knew that :3. Im still in love with my Sandy Bridge 2600K and happy I didnt upgrade to Ivy


    A teacher, you say? :lol: Well, we all learn something everyday. I've learnt a lot on this forum - mostly from being corrected :P

    And aiye, not much point in upgrading to Ivy from Sandy, I've heard :P
  5. JRAtk94 said:
    meowmix44 said:

    Wow you should be a teacher mr. smarticles. I never knew that :3. Im still in love with my Sandy Bridge 2600K and happy I didnt upgrade to Ivy


    A teacher, you say? :lol: Well, we all learn something everyday. I've learnt a lot on this forum - mostly from being corrected :P

    And aiye, not much point in upgrading to Ivy from Sandy, I've heard :P


    Noticed how I said smarticles(testicles)? WHY DIDN'T YOU CORRECT ME??? lolool JK

    Thank You for your interesting factual data
  6. Didn't think anything of it, to be honest. Found it quite amusing though :lol:

    And anytime - I aim to please :D
  7. JRAtk94 said:
    Depends on your CPU and motherboard.
    A Sandy Bridge CPU can only support 2 monitors, and an Ivy Bridge CPU can support 3 monitors as long as 2 of them are DisplayPort - otherwise only 2.
    Not sure about AMD, or Haswell.

    If you're connecting the monitors via a GPU, it depends on the GPU - a low-performance one won't support 3 monitors.


    I have the radeon 7770, and it has 3 display adapters on the GPU, as well as a i5 3470
  8. Best answer
    The 7770 will not support 3 monitors - it is not powerful enough.
    I believe only the 7950 onwards supports 3 monitors, at reasonable performance.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :(

    EDIT: The 3 display adapters on the 7770 are simply for connectivity to cater for the range of monitors that people own - it cannot use all 3 ports at once.
  9. JRAtk94 said:
    The 7770 will not support 3 monitors - it is not powerful enough.
    I believe only the 7950 onwards supports 3 monitors, at reasonable performance.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :(

    EDIT: The 3 display adapters on the 7770 are simply for connectivity to cater for the range of monitors that people own - it cannot use all 3 ports at once.

    Can you STOP being soo smart and be stupid for once :( You're hurting my brain with your facts. :pt1cable:
  10. meowmix44 said:

    Can you STOP being soo smart and be stupid for once :( You're hurting my brain with your facts. :pt1cable:


    Apologies :lol:
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