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Running a three monitor display on xp 64bit

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January 8, 2010 11:28:23 AM

I just purchased a HD 5850 video card with the displayport and eyefinity technology. My question is will I be able to do the three monitor display running xp 64bit?
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January 8, 2010 2:37:08 PM

toddrob1 said:
I just purchased a HD 5850 video card with the displayport and eyefinity technology. My question is will I be able to do the three monitor display running xp 64bit?


Yes you should be able to.
Note: in order to have all your monitors connected to the card you need to have at least 1 monitor that has a display port connection. If you don't you will need to buy an active display port adapter, seeing as only the DVI connections+the display port connection can be used for Eyefinity with 3 monitors.
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January 8, 2010 6:57:08 PM

Okay, thanks for the response. Now I have one more question, I do have a displayport adapter but it's a displayport to hdmi adapter, should I still be able to have the three monitor display?
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January 9, 2010 6:14:42 PM

That startech adapter will not work as it is a passive one.
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January 9, 2010 6:23:13 PM

Okay Pfox, I'll go ahead and purchase the dual-link adapter. Thank you for confirming this with me.
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