Solved 3rd monitor help. Tags: HDMI Monitors DVI D Graphics Last response: December 22, 2013 5:16 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Vexsilver December 22, 2013 1:37:22 PM I asked once but I thought I'd ask again. I have a monitor(dvi-d to dvi-d on gpu) a tv (hdmi to hdmi on gpu) and a wacom cintiq (dvi to vga little converter to vga to dvi little converter) I plugged in all 3 and my monitor and tv showed up but my cintiq was greyed out and said "unable to save display settings" when I tried to extend the settings. My gpu is a sapphire radeon 7870 and can support 4 displays so why can't I view just 3? More about : 3rd monitor noidea_77 a b C Monitor December 22, 2013 1:46:00 PM You probably have to connect one monitor via display port. That depends on the implementation and sapphire is not very specific on that. m 0 l k1114 a c 103 C Monitor December 22, 2013 2:11:18 PM Unless it's the flex edition then the 3rd and 4th monitor has to be on display port with an active adapter. m 0 l Related resources » HELP! 3rd Monitor Just Won't Detect! - Forum HELP! - 3rd MONITOR WON'T DISPLAY!! TRIED MANY THINGS -.- - Forum Eyefinity help, DP 3rd monitor - Forum Multi Monitor Help - Mirror 3rd to 4th - Forum Buying 3rd monitor, help me choose hardware to support it - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Vexsilver December 22, 2013 2:19:54 PM display port? So what would that set up look like? display port to...vga? or display port to dvi? m 0 l k1114 a c 103 C Monitor December 22, 2013 2:29:04 PM Displayport to whatever you need. You can find an adapter to any port type but I'd advise against vga. m 0 l Vexsilver December 22, 2013 3:39:41 PM Ok so if i use my cintiq set up (dvi-i to vga to vga to dvi-i) to use up my dvi-i slot and my hdmi to my tv to use up my hdmi slot then can I use this? http://www.amazon.com/CNE96374-Premium-Black-DisplayPor... to connect from my dvi-d slot on my monitor to my display port on my gpu? And if that's the case, then how is it possible for a 4 display set up then especially if the gpu says it can do it. m 0 l Best solution noidea_77 a b C Monitor December 22, 2013 4:04:19 PM Vexsilver said:Ok so if i use my cintiq set up (dvi-i to vga to vga to dvi-i) to use up my dvi-i slot and my hdmi to my tv to use up my hdmi slot then can I use this? http://www.amazon.com/CNE96374-Premium-Black-DisplayPor... to connect from my dvi-d slot on my monitor to my display port on my gpu? And if that's the case, then how is it possible for a 4 display set up then especially if the gpu says it can do it. Wrong adapter, because it's a passive one. You need an active adapter like this (if it's a full size dp port, not a mini dp) http://www.amazon.com/Cirago-DisplayPort-Active-Adapter... For the four monitor setup, read under 'Multiple displays on single DisplayPort connector' here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Multiple_displ... Share Vexsilver December 22, 2013 5:16:21 PM Well...this thread has opened my eyes on alot. Thanks a lot y'all m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 3rd Monitor won't enable - Need help Forum 3rd monitor HD6870 not working - Help? Forum Need Help With Adding 3rd Monitor Forum SolvedHaving performance issues after 3rd monitor setup with mismatched GPU's Forum SolvedCannot get 3rd monitor to work (radeon 7950) Forum Solved3rd monitor won’t work after BISO update Forum SolvedWindows not allowed extended display on 3rd monitor. Forum Solved3rd Monitor Performance? Forum SolvedBuying a third GPU to Run a 2nd and 3rd monitor. Need your expert opinion. Forum SolvedWhy won't my HD Radeon 6850 connect to my 3rd monitor Forum SolvedNeed a 3rd screen - triple monitor Forum SolvedCan't Connect my 3rd monitor Forum SolvedRadeon 6870 3rd monitor problems (won't save settings) Forum SolvedXFX Radeon HD R7850 Core Edition won't enable 3rd monitor Forum SolvedNeed Help choosing parts for 3rd Gaming Build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !