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Windows 7: AMD A8-3850 with ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75

24 Aug 2011   #11
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 
stormy 13 question

Stormy, do you think I should still be able to use my monitor, with all of this, or could a seperate card be needed?

My monitor is cabled vga to hdmi.
My 55" TV (a bit older, supporting vga connection)
And my bedroom T.V. I'm converting the 35' run of hdmi to component cable (adopter)

I'm just unsure of all these hook ups. If I put in another compatible vid card (amd ati chipset) could I at least get the monitor to run off that, or will this turn into to an issue?

I'm still trying to achieve being able to work on the computer, while 2 other t.v's are displaying different things.
Let me know what you think.


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24 Aug 2011   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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My 55" TV (a bit older, supporting vga connection)
That will never work as one is a digital connection (HDMI) and one is an analogue connection. You will need some kind of analogue-digital converter, any other type of adapter won't work.

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I'm still trying to achieve being able to work on the computer, while 2 other t.v's are displaying different things.
For three displays you will need a video card in addition to the onboard video (bit of a misnomer seeing as it is actually built into the CPU). Two you should be able to use the onboard no problem, but for 3 a card is definitely a must. To keep it inexpensive and work with the chipset and onboard something like this would do the trick,

Newegg.com - DIAMOND 5450PE512 Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

very low power so a beefy power supply isn't needed, and fanless so nice and quiet. It also will give you one more HDMI output with audio. Would/should only need a HD 6xxx series card if you planned on running it in Crossfire with the onboard, but that isn't needed for what you're looking to do.
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24 Aug 2011   #13
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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My 55" TV (a bit older, supporting vga connection)
That will never work as one is a digital connection (HDMI) and one is an analogue connection. You will need some kind of analogue-digital converter, any other type of adapter won't work.

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I'm still trying to achieve being able to work on the computer, while 2 other t.v's are displaying different things.
For three displays you will need a video card in addition to the onboard video (bit of a misnomer seeing as it is actually built into the CPU). Two you should be able to use the onboard no problem, but for 3 a card is definitely a must. To keep it inexpensive and work with the chipset and onboard something like this would do the trick,

Newegg.com - DIAMOND 5450PE512 Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

very low power so a beefy power supply isn't needed, and fanless so nice and quiet. It also will give you one more HDMI output with audio. Would/should only need a HD 6xxx series card if you planned on running it in Crossfire with the onboard, but that isn't needed for what you're looking to do.
Stormy, you need to hire out... In the discription, how did you know that this card would work (compatibility) chipset wise? Just it being ATI? How is the audio incorporated into this? Thank you for expaining this. I'm taking in all in.
ps. i had mistakenly bought this...guess i'll ebay it...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121438
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24 Aug 2011   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

AND chipsets with onboard AMD video have been working like this for quite a while now, started with I believe the 690G. My motherboard with the AMD 780G chipset (and HD 3200 onboard) also has this feature/option to use the onboard in conjunction with any ATI/AMD video card, to be used for extra monitors or it can be run in Crossfire with a couple of select cards (HD 3450 in the case of mine, the HD 5450 or HD 6450 with the newer 880G chipsets). There is a setting in the bios in addition to enabling the onboard video called Surround View, which is the one that allows for the onboard and a card to be used at the same time. Despite the feature being a part of the chipset it is still up to the motherboard manufacturer to implement it in the bios; seen quite a few posts from those with a HP AMD based system and HP has either hidden or out right disabled it in the bios.

I had a look at the manual for your motherboard and that option isn't present but the feature still is. At a guess I would say either AMD changed how it works, or Asus has removed/hidden the Surround View setting while leaving it enabled by default (the setting is still there to enable or disable the onboard though).

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In the discription, how did you know that this card would work (compatibility) chipset wise? Just it being ATI?
That is pretty much it, it will work with any AMD video card. Crossfire using the APU (video card built into the CPU) and a video card on the other hand is a bit different and will only with with a few select cards. You can see which here,

AMD A8-3850 APU Review: Llano Hits the Desktop - Page 7

As for the audio all ATI/AMD video cards since the release of the HD 2xxx series of cards have all had a Realtek audio chip on the card for audio over HDMI, and works independently of any other audio device (onboard or actual sound card).
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24 Aug 2011   #15
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Ok, thx. So I know you suggested the Radeon card. If you can think of a reason I'd need a little more, that please suggest. I can spend more, just didn't want anything noisy or pwr hog. At the same time, wanted to make sure I got all that I'll need, for the time being. Not sure if finding something with ddr3 mem. is important.
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