Giabyte GA-M61SME motherbaord, i5 2.8 Gz processor, with 4GB DDR3 ram, ATI 5770 1MB card. Windows XP 32
2 X DVI out into 2 monitors
1 X Display Port - with passive display port to VGA adaptor - into 1 monitor (VGA input)
Using 3 X 21.5 acer monitors (they have either DVI or VGA input set to auto-detect)
All 3 monitors work, no problem, however in Catalyst CC it will not enable the 3rd monitor. I can swap all 3 monitors around, and they all work, but still only have any 2 monitors enabled at any one time.
Have installed latest Catalyst CC driver (the XP 32 version of CCC seems to more basic that a lot of the tutorail versions on the net). Have checked forums/YouTube and cannnot find an answer to this problem.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated - I am hanging out to get the 3 monitors working and go flying!
Thanks for all the comments, appreciate the assistance.. I just ordered the Sapphire Displayport to DVI Active Adaptor It was not expensive, just got to wait until its delivered. (the new ones do not come with the USB connector for power).
I really hope it works - will post updated once received.
The Sapphire Displayport to DVI active adaptor arrived today (eyes all happy) then plugged in and guess what - SAME PROBLEM! (all sad)
Can get all 3 monitors to work, can swap all around great but still only recognizes 2 monitors at any one time (In CCC won't let me enable 3rd monitor - also in windows on show 2 monitors).
(have tried the passive and now the active adaptor, also booting up with all 3 monitors connected and also, booting up with 2 DVI monitors connected and then connecting the displayport monitor, does not make an difference). Also just re-installed CCC - nothing seems to make any difference - only 2 monitors at one time.
(The strange thing is there are lots of YouTube tutorials out there that show just connecting with my set up works?)
I am getting the feeling that 3 monitors on eyefinity is not compatable with XP. Couple of hreads suggested it not no one is sure.
Any suggestions would be great (I think I am going mad!).
Great YouTube video, funny, too bad it did not help . . . . . . . I am not going to kill myself now . . (at least other poeple have the same problems, lets start a recovery workshop/self-help/personal awarenss group for eyfinity users)
I have a Windows 7 64 bit system with three monitors and a hd5770. I bought an active displayport adapter from newegg and can use all three monitors but I cannot create a single desktop for gaming. Any any ideas.
Computer: Alienware Aurora, i7 920, with 6 GB RAM.