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How can I plug in three monitors on an ASUS Radeon 7770 2GB?

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July 2, 2014 1:07:54 PM

Hi, I recently bought a Radeon 7770 to run Eyefinity, mostly for Valve/Source games (Like Counter Strike, TF2, Portal, etc)

I'm trying to use 3 HP LV2011 monitors, which use VGA cords, with the 7770.

Only 2 monitors work, and one is plugged into the DVI-I port, and the other is DisplayPort

I tried a VGA to DVI-I adapter, which I plugged into the DVI-I to HDMI cord, but that didn't work.
I also tried a VGA - DVI-D adapter, and that didn't work either.

The card has 1 DVI-D, 1 DVI-I, 1 DisplayPort, and 1 HDMI.

I'm not sure what else to do, because the only way I can use 3 monitors is to plug in my old Radeon 6800, and use that DVI-I port, but you can't run Eyefinity with two cards, they all have to be plugged into one card.

Any help is appreciated, whether it's good or bad, thanks!!

HP LV2011 20" 1600 x 900 60 Hz (3) - Dont judge :/ 
AMD FX-4300 Quad Core Processor 3.80 GHz
ASUS Radeon 7770 2 GB GDDR5
8 GB RAM
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
WD Blue 300 GB HDD
Toshiba 500 GB External HD

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July 2, 2014 1:14:22 PM

You need what is called an active display port adapter. I wondered the same thing about 3 years ago. You can pick it up on amazon for like 20 bucks and you just put it in the display port spot and hook the dvi or what ever type you decide to use and plug it in to your monitor.
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July 2, 2014 1:18:45 PM

Mustangrock12 said:
You need what is called an active display port adapter. I wondered the same thing about 3 years ago. You can pick it up on amazon for like 20 bucks and you just put it in the display port spot and hook the dvi or what ever type you decide to use and plug it in to your monitor.


He already has a screen attached in the Display port.
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July 2, 2014 1:29:29 PM

Snipergod87 said:
Mustangrock12 said:
You need what is called an active display port adapter. I wondered the same thing about 3 years ago. You can pick it up on amazon for like 20 bucks and you just put it in the display port spot and hook the dvi or what ever type you decide to use and plug it in to your monitor.


He already has a screen attached in the Display port.


Mustangrock12 said:
He need the adapter in order to get the extra screen :)  trust me i have made a horrible diagram here. - http://i.imgur.com/aZrFj7i.png


So I would keep 1 in the DVI-I port, one in the DVI-D port, and one in the DisplayPort, right? Would I use a VGA - DVI-D or DVI-I in the DP adapter? Sorry, it's my first time on this site, I only joined to ask this :D 

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July 2, 2014 1:29:37 PM

He should't need one if one of his screens is using display port natively.
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July 2, 2014 1:30:58 PM

Wait no, what i said made no sense whatsoever... Anyways, I tried an HDMI to DVI adapter, and used a VGA to DVI to connect it, and it didn't work, just some info you should know :) 
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July 2, 2014 1:32:35 PM

The diagram i sent is how i have my set up configured. you can use the hdmi or dvi for the one monitor
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July 2, 2014 1:32:45 PM

Oh wait i missed something!, derp, all the screens natively use VGA?, then yes you will need an active DP to VGA connector
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July 2, 2014 1:33:22 PM

The display port adapter is not a converter it is needed trust me
you cant do it with just a regular converter.
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July 2, 2014 1:34:48 PM

Ok, I don't wanna sound demanding lol, but I'm just going to clarify it with you guys..

So, it would work if I used 1 DVI-I, 1 DVI-D, and an ~Active~ displayport adapter? I'm not sure if my adapter right now is active, it's this one or at least something like this one http://goo.gl/fYVB51 :) 
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July 2, 2014 1:37:40 PM

I think that you have to go with hdmi to dvi. that is how i got mine to work, AMD is so hard to deal with ...
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July 2, 2014 1:38:25 PM

also make sure that you are configuring your screens with catalyst. not windows. that could also be another problem
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July 2, 2014 1:41:23 PM

Ok, so I tried with this HDMI to DVI, http://goo.gl/9geksk didn't work, but I haven't tried with an active DP adapter, so I guess I will order that adapter sometime this week and let you guys know how it turned out, thank you!!! :) 

yeah, im using catalyst :p 
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July 2, 2014 1:44:52 PM

Ok kewl good luck on fixing your issue. live by the diagram haha.
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