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How do I get 3 monitors to run using the Intel i5-4690K integrated HD 4600 on Asus Z97 Pro Wi-Fi MoBo?

I have an i5 HD 4600 on an Asus Z97 Pro Wi-Fi MoBo that is supposed to support 3 monitors. There is a DVI, an HDMI, and a DisplayPort connection to the mother board. I have all three monitors connected with the appropriate cables (DVI to DVI, HDMI to DVI, and DisplayPort to DVI with no adapters or dongles used).

Only two of my SyncMaster 2443 monitors will light up at a time. That is, I can (using the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel) select from only two of the three monitors connected (the control panel shows 2 drop down selector boxes that each list the 3 connected monitors from which I may choose one).

The 3 monitors are given in the control panel as Digital Display SyncMaster, Digital Display2 SyncMaster, and Digital Display3 SyncMaster. I can use only a choice of 2 of the three monitors (either 1 and 2, or 1 and 3, or 2 and 3). The documentation for the MoBo says it supports three monitors.

Technically, I guess it is true that it supports 3 monitors seeing I can access each of the connected 3 monitors in the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel. Is that what Asus meant by supporting 3 monitors or is there actually a way to light up all three monitors using the current DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort configuration?

My hardware is the:
Asus Z97 Pro Wi-Fi MoBo
16GB G-Skill DDR3 RAM
Intel 4th generation Core i5-4690K CPU
Kingston SV300S37A 120G SSD Hard Drive
WD3003FZEX Hard Drive
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  1. I don't know why it doesn't work, but anyway your integrated HD4600 Graphics are pretty bad. I suggest buying a (cheap) dedicated GPU for a multi monitor setup.
  2. @sandstorm I have an old PNY GTS 250 1GB on standby just in case. Thanks.
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    1mag1n3r said:
    @sandstorm I have an old PNY GTS 250 1GB on standby just in case. Thanks.


    Than you should definitely put the GTS250 in your PC, since it is much more powerfull than your integrated HD4600. You can hook up 2 monitors to the DVI on the GTS250 and another one directly to your motherboard (the one on your motherboard will use integrated graphics though)
  4. Sandstorm3000 said:
    1mag1n3r said:
    @sandstorm I have an old PNY GTS 250 1GB on standby just in case. Thanks.


    Than you should definitely put the GTS250 in your PC, since it is much more powerfull than your integrated HD4600. You can hook up 2 monitors to the DVI on the GTS250 and another one directly to your motherboard (the one on your motherboard will use integrated graphics though)


    Thanks Sandstorm. I actually had two of the GTS 250's and had to use both of them to get it the way I wanted it. Using just one with the integrated graphics gave me a seperate 2 plus 1 solution that didn't play well together. I was unable to situate the hybrid setup to where the mouse would utilize all three monitors correctly. Adding the second GTS 250 fixed that problem and all is well. Thanks for your help
  5. 1mag1n3r said:
    Sandstorm3000 said:
    1mag1n3r said:
    @sandstorm I have an old PNY GTS 250 1GB on standby just in case. Thanks.


    Than you should definitely put the GTS250 in your PC, since it is much more powerfull than your integrated HD4600. You can hook up 2 monitors to the DVI on the GTS250 and another one directly to your motherboard (the one on your motherboard will use integrated graphics though)


    Thanks Sandstorm. I actually had two of the GTS 250's and had to use both of them to get it the way I wanted it. Using just one with the integrated graphics gave me a seperate 2 plus 1 solution that didn't play well together. I was unable to situate the hybrid setup to where the mouse would utilize all three monitors correctly. Adding the second GTS 250 fixed that problem and all is well. Thanks for your help


    Nice it worked for you :) Also the dual GTS250's are like 250% better than your integrated haha .
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