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I have a Radeon HD 5570 1GB which has display port, hdmi & dvi port. I would like to connect 3 monitors but this video card only supports 2 monitors. What is cheapest & simplest way to provision the 3rd monitor to extend desktop? Could I add ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB as a 2nd card? Will this work no problem for sure? Connect any monitor to the 2nd card? Need dissplay port adapter? Any config required?
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  1. 5570 does support up to 3 monitors, no need for another card
  2. Thanks for responding. The version of this Radeon 5570 was manufactured by HP & provided when purchasing their HPE-235f computer. It has a display port, HDMI & DVI port. Only supports 2 monitors as mentioned in the manual & I found this out the long & hard way. Can you refer back to my question & provide an answer? Thank you.
  3. you should be able to hook up a third monitor via the display port

    if that doesn't work, then you could add a 4350 (but you won't be able to crossfire for many reasons)
  4. It sounds like cheapest & certain thing to do is install additional graphic card.
    Only 2 ports can be used at once as per HP info below. Current power supply is 300w. How much power do I need to provision for 2 graphics cards? Will machine slow down due to 2 graphic cards & 2 monitors?

    1 - DisplayPort
    2 - HDMI
    3 - DVI (single-link)*
    * VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter

    *
    Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
    *
    Maximum resolution:
    o
    HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    o
    HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    o
    DisplayPort resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    o
    DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    o
    DVI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    o
    VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 60 Hz
    * Use ATI Catalyst Control Center software to optimize display
    *
    1 GB onboard memory
    *
    Supports Blu-ray up to 1080p
    *
    Supports two displays at the same time*
    * Two of the three ports are usable at any one time
    *
    Supports HDCP
  5. buy a cheap displayport adapter like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999030&cm_re=display_port_adapter-_-14-999-030-_-Product

    and try it, i wouldn't trust HP's specs, plus adding a second card like the 4350 makes it more likely to have driver problems.
  6. I already tried using active display adapter & no joy. Can you refer back to my questions please? Thanks
  7. Buy a 4350 and plug a 3rd monitor to it then, you'll just have uninstall your current drivers, then slap the card onto the motherboard and install the newest drivers .
  8. Why uninstall current drivers if I am using latest drivers?
    How do accomadate for power consumption if adding 2nd card? Currently PC has 300w.
  9. Best answer
    Whenever adding a second card, for crossfire purposes or not, or even just swapping a card to a different slot on the motherboard, the drivers have to be reinstalled for it to properly recognize it.

    The 4350's power consumption is almost nothing so don't worry about it
  10. Thx. Will buy it cheap & then let you know
  11. jefe323 said:
    you should be able to hook up a third monitor via the display port

    if that doesn't work, then you could add a 4350 (but you won't be able to crossfire for many reasons)


    Can I crossfire ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 with the Radeon 5570?
  12. yohayon said:
    Can I crossfire ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 with the Radeon 5570?

    No.
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