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August 12, 2011 2:16:48 PM

I just got 2 extra screens from the inlaws for setting up their new system for them.
I have a Radeon 6970 Card, and want to use all 3 screens (eyefinity?)

I currently have the screens setup like this, but no image on the 2 dells

Acer X223HQ > HDMI to Graphics card
Dell 2001FP > DVI to Graphics card
Dell 2001FP > DVI to Graphics card

I know I hve to use a DP port on one of them, but how to I do this? Cant find anyhting on the net about actually hooking them up.

The G card came with this cable (picture attached), one end fits in DP port, but Im not familiar with the other end...



Thanks for any help.

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August 12, 2011 10:42:21 PM

So by using the DP for that one, will the other 2 kick in? They are not displaying anything right now...
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August 13, 2011 12:39:32 AM
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you can use this with one of the DVI monitors. i've got a quad screen (3X24" and a 37" TV) set up using one of these and a DP to DVI for what you've got. Make sure whatever you get is "ACTIVE" and you should probably buy from a well branded company as a lot of adapters don't work. This one works great! I don't remember what the other one I have is,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004071ZXA

you need to open catalyst control center and go under desktop management.
you can also use AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display if you want to use that. Either option will let you use the other screens.
August 13, 2011 4:01:49 AM

The third screen has to be run via a display port using an active adapter. Alternatively you can use a monitor with a build in adaptor.

Here is a list of eyefinity validated adaptors: http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...

I would advise an Accel (re-branded as BizLink in some countries) powered active adaptor (the one with the USB power plug), this is what I use and its perfect for eyefinity. However on a quick check on amazon I could only find them around $US80-90 at the moment, but you should be able to get one for around $30.

The only things to check before your purchase is that it is an ACTIVE adaptor and that it supports the resolution you want (most will support 1080p but few will support say 2560x1600).
August 13, 2011 12:22:37 PM

Ninja Pants said:
The third screen has to be run via a display port using an active adapter. Alternatively you can use a monitor with a build in adaptor.

Here is a list of eyefinity validated adaptors: http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-don...

I would advise an Accel (re-branded as BizLink in some countries) powered active adaptor (the one with the USB power plug), this is what I use and its perfect for eyefinity. However on a quick check on amazon I could only find them around $US80-90 at the moment, but you should be able to get one for around $30.

The only things to check before your purchase is that it is an ACTIVE adaptor and that it supports the resolution you want (most will support 1080p but few will support say 2560x1600).



The accel single link DVI doesn't require the USB power plug to operate. This is only at 1080P as you mentioned. Above that res is when the powered adapter is required.

http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-005B-DisplayPort-Sin...
this one is regular display port to DVI and can be plugged into the adapter
August 13, 2011 2:50:26 PM

Best answer selected by davis117.
August 13, 2011 2:52:35 PM

thanks for the answers everyone. Im on m way to bestbuy to grab an adapter, normally I would just order from amazon, but i dot feel like waiting :)  thanks again!
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