3rd Monitor won't enable - Need help

Hi Guys,

I recently bought a new monitor so that I have 3 22inch screens.

My problem-- I can't get the 3rd monitor to enable.

I am currently using a HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161356

I currently have my two DVI cables plugged into my two DVI ports and also a DVI to HDMI cable linked to the HDMI port.

Now I had read that you have to get some sort of converter to mini display port so I bought a HDMI to mini display port converter.

I tried that and still no luck.

Will the DVI to (cable) HDMI to (converter) MDP not work? I don't want to completely not use my DVI to HDMI cable since it has the longest cord to reach my desktop.

Should I return my HDMI to MDP converter and get a DVI to MDP converter instead and just use HDMI and leave a DVI port un-used?
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  1. You need to utilize the mini display ports for the third monitor. There are two kinds of adapters; active and passive. For a third monitor, an active adapter is required. Something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200944 would do the trick or the hdmi version of it if there is.
  2. get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999033 i bought 2 of them and they both work great..
  3. compa008 said:
    Hi Guys,

    I recently bought a new monitor so that I have 3 22inch screens.

    My problem-- I can't get the 3rd monitor to enable.

    I am currently using a HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161356

    I currently have my two DVI cables plugged into my two DVI ports and also a DVI to HDMI cable linked to the HDMI port.

    Now I had read that you have to get some sort of converter to mini display port so I bought a HDMI to mini display port converter.

    I tried that and still no luck.

    Will the DVI to (cable) HDMI to (converter) MDP not work? I don't want to completely not use my DVI to HDMI cable since it has the longest cord to reach my desktop.

    The HDMI & the DVI-S will not work simultaneously by design (unless you have the Sapphire Flex). You need the DP for the 3rd monitor & you need display port adaptors as stated in earlier posts.

    compa008 said:
    Should I return my HDMI to MDP converter and get a DVI to MDP converter instead and just use HDMI and leave a DVI port un-used?

    Yes, it is an option so you can use your HDMI to DVI cable.
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