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How to get four(4) screens on Gigabyte HD7870 and Dell 1909w

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January 22, 2014 2:02:23 PM

Could someone guide me through on how to get these 4 monitors working on my ati hd7870 gpu?

Connectors: HDMI, DVI, 2xminiDisplays.

Thanks in advance
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January 22, 2014 2:31:38 PM

Hi, For those 2 you can use simple cables.
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January 22, 2014 2:56:28 PM

alexoiu said:
Hi, For those 2 you can use simple cables.


you mean dvi and hdmi so all gets its own port?

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January 22, 2014 3:00:46 PM

Not sure I've got that.
But, have you bought the card, installed and tested it with single monitor?
I mean I see you're using a P5Q SE2 board and I'm curious if the board does work with the 7870.
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January 22, 2014 7:39:14 PM

alexoiu said:
Not sure I've got that.
But, have you bought the card, installed and tested it with single monitor?
I mean I see you're using a P5Q SE2 board and I'm curious if the board does work with the 7870.


No what I meant was since the card has 2mini, dvi and hdmi... i just basically need 4 different connectors(streams) to get the signal? I was trying to use the splitter but it didn't work for me.

Btw p5q is my old profile. I don't have that mobo anymore.

I'll try two mini, dvi, dvi-hdmi adapter and let you know.
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January 23, 2014 5:10:29 AM

Just to make sure you got it:
monitor 1: miniDP to miniDP or active miniDP to HDMi or active miniDP to DVI
monitor 2: miniDP to miniDP or active miniDP to HDMi or active miniDP to DVI
monitor 3: HDMI to HDMI or HDMI to DVI
monitor 4: DVI to DVI or DVI to HDMI.
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January 29, 2014 7:30:02 AM

alexoiu said:
Just to make sure you got it:
monitor 1: miniDP to miniDP or active miniDP to HDMi or active miniDP to DVI
monitor 2: miniDP to miniDP or active miniDP to HDMi or active miniDP to DVI
monitor 3: HDMI to HDMI or HDMI to DVI
monitor 4: DVI to DVI or DVI to HDMI.


Alexoiu,

So I've got all four plugged in, computer recognizes 4 BUT only 2 visible. What would be the step now to get catalyst setup right?
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January 29, 2014 9:03:07 AM

I can't find any reference on how to hook up 4 monitors. Like i said, catalyst see (4) but only (2) active and (2) disabled. When trying to extend it doesn't work. Any help?
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January 29, 2014 9:26:07 AM

just found out that these 2x active miniDP to DVI ARE NOT ACTIVE. Is this is the reason?
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January 29, 2014 1:43:58 PM

Yes, that's the reason. There was an warning on that page (Customers reviews):
"Just an FYI this is not an active adapter. I was under the mistaken impression that it was.
Not the products fault, it works fine, just not as an adapter for a third monitor."
Try returning them and look for adapters that specifically say active.
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January 30, 2014 6:50:58 AM

already ordered two new. Just curious what does the "active" do for the mini? Thanks again for all the help
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January 30, 2014 8:47:30 AM
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