okay I have 2 23" monitors connected to my Sapphire 6870 (one via DVI and one via active display port to DVI) and a 3rd monitor (television) connected via HDMI. I cannot activate more then 2 of the screens at once. however if I disable one of the small monitors I can enable the TV and vice versa. any input? I was really looking forward to two main mointors with a TV off to the side hooked up to the computer to watch movies and junk off the computer...
I believe I've figured out the problem. I think I bought a passive display instead of an active display... so now my question is should I just drop the extra $30 for an active display or pick up a 6450 when it goes on sale on newegg.com tonight? never hurts to have an extra graphics card.
I guess the plan would be use both DVI slots off the 6870 for my dual 23" and run HDMI out of the 6450 to my television.
so it sounds like I won't be able to run HDMI out to the second card and adding it won't allow my 6870 to run 3 monitors out of the back anyway without that active display adapter. alright, thanks. buying an adapter is so boring though lol