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November 7, 2010 3:21:35 AM

Hi,
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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a b C Monitor
November 7, 2010 10:42:58 AM

5570 does support up to 3 monitors, no need for another card
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November 8, 2010 1:23:50 AM

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.
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a b C Monitor
November 8, 2010 2:08:05 AM

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)
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November 8, 2010 1:50:46 PM

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

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Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Maximum resolution:
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HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
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HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
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DisplayPort resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
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DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
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DVI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
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VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 60 Hz
* Use ATI Catalyst Control Center software to optimize display
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1 GB onboard memory
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Supports Blu-ray up to 1080p
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Supports two displays at the same time*
* Two of the three ports are usable at any one time
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Supports HDCP
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November 8, 2010 6:57:18 PM

I already tried using active display adapter & no joy. Can you refer back to my questions please? Thanks
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a b C Monitor
November 8, 2010 7:06:17 PM

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 .
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November 8, 2010 7:08:57 PM

Why uninstall current drivers if I am using latest drivers?
How do accomadate for power consumption if adding 2nd card? Currently PC has 300w.
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a b C Monitor
November 8, 2010 7:16:05 PM

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
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November 8, 2010 7:40:13 PM

Thx. Will buy it cheap & then let you know
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November 9, 2010 12:51:57 AM

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?
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a b C Monitor
November 9, 2010 12:53:00 AM

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

No.
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November 16, 2010 2:43:10 AM

Best answer selected by yohayon.
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a b C Monitor
November 16, 2010 7:35:17 AM

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