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Powering off secondary display switches it to primary display

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  • Monitors
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May 27, 2012 10:14:21 PM

leaving my my primary monitor as secondary display, extending the display from my HDTV which is now turned off. This just started happening after a firmware upgrade.. not a recent one, probably one from back in March, but has persisted.

I have two 6850's crossfired. The setup I want, and what used to work fine is as follows: I have a monitor plugged into the DVI port which I always essentially want as primary display. I have an HDMI cable going from the same main 6850 going to an input of a A/V receiver. When the HDTV output of that receiver is turned on, I want it to be a secondary monitor which extends the display. This works fine, but the problem is when I turn off the TV--even with the A/V reciever still on--it switches the primary display to the now off TV and makes my monitory which is still on the extended display. The problem is, I want to use the A/V receiver to play audio from the PC while the secondary display (TV) is powered off.

I know this isn't an issue with any of the hardware, because this setup used to to work just find with all the current gear. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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May 28, 2012 4:09:13 PM

any thoughts on this at all? anything i could help clarify?
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May 28, 2012 4:29:01 PM

Got the same Issue,Same setup (Single 6870 though, but DVI to Monitor and HDMI to Amp just as you).

Just an observation , All HDTV/HDMI/AVR issues have 1 thing in common, AMD cards. I mean thier cards are great but getting things setup and driver issues need to be more seamless.
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