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3 monitor setup help

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April 20, 2013 5:56:31 AM

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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a b C Monitor
April 20, 2013 6:09:29 AM

What setup are you using to connect to those 3 monitors?
April 20, 2013 6:18:22 AM

HDMI -------------------Screen 1
DVI-----------VGA------Screen 2,3
April 20, 2013 6:20:08 AM

Moonmeander said:
HDMI -------------------Screen 1
DVI-----------VGA------Screen 2,3


Are you using adapters so the outputs can fit in the monitors?
a b C Monitor
April 20, 2013 6:22:19 AM

How do you connected a DVI to two monitors? Use a displayport connection.
April 20, 2013 6:34:35 AM

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. :( 
a b C Monitor
April 20, 2013 6:36:42 AM

To expand on that, you would need an active adapter.
April 20, 2013 6:40:52 AM

ksham said:
To expand on that, you would need an active adapter.


Yup
April 21, 2013 2:13:46 AM

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
May 2, 2013 3:30:13 PM

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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