3 monitor setup help

Hi, I'm trying to setup 3 monitors but i a countered a problem.

I have a 23 inch , 22 and a 20 inch monitors. All have a VGA input.

I am using a Radeon HD 6850 with a DVI, a HDMI and 2 mini displayport connections.

The problem is that when i connect my third monitor the other 2 monitors will go blank also with my third.

Any help would be great.
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  1. What setup are you using to connect to those 3 monitors?
  2. HDMI -------------------Screen 1
    DVI-----------VGA------Screen 2,3
  3. Moonmeander said:
    HDMI -------------------Screen 1
    DVI-----------VGA------Screen 2,3


    Are you using adapters so the outputs can fit in the monitors?
  4. How do you connected a DVI to two monitors? Use a displayport connection.
  5. ksham said:
    How do you connected a DVI to two monitors? Use a displayport connection.


    Precisely. Since they're all VGA, he would have to use adapters, which is where the fault is. Normally if you use adapters, you can have a fault. It's always best to get a true connection. I know its much, but I have 3 Acer DVI monitors with two GTX 680 GC 4GBs, which is $1010+$690=$1700 just by that self, but I want a true connection so I don't have any possible faults, and get a constant and same connection to all my monitors. Otherwise, you would need to buy:

    1. A Better GPU
    2. Different Monitors
    3. Very Expensive Adapters that will actually work.

    Other than that, you may just have to live with two monitors. Sorry bro. :(
  6. To expand on that, you would need an active adapter.
  7. ksham said:
    To expand on that, you would need an active adapter.


    Yup
  8. GOM3RPLY3R said:
    Moonmeander said:
    HDMI -------------------Screen 1
    DVI-----------VGA------Screen 2,3


    Are you using adapters so the outputs can fit in the monitors?


    yes i do
  9. Moonmeander said:
    GOM3RPLY3R said:
    Moonmeander said:
    HDMI -------------------Screen 1
    DVI-----------VGA------Screen 2,3


    Are you using adapters so the outputs can fit in the monitors?


    yes i do


    As for that, when it comes to it, you always want to get a monitor/GPU that has the exact same input/output as the other. Your worst case scenario when buying is to buy adapters. In your case, if you can, I would eventually try to buy monitors that fit your current GPU or one you'll buy in the future. Other than that, it would be best to try and deal with a single or dual monitor setup, and possibly buy a third monitor that has a direct input same as the GPU.

    Hope this helps. Cheers
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