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Windows 7: 4 Monitor setup issues on XFX HD 6870 card...HELP!

06 May 2012   #1
brian8377

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
4 Monitor setup issues on XFX HD 6870 card...HELP!

Hello all,

I've got an XFX HD 6870 card that is supposed to support 4 monitors natively, in fact, that's why I bought it! I want to run 3x1 eyefinity, with 1 extended desktop. I have 3 Dell U2312HM monitors and an Acer monitor for the fourth (just to test with). I am hooked to the two Display Ports with 2 of the dell's and to one [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]DVI[/COLOR][/COLOR] with the 3rd dell. The Acer is hooked to the HDMI output.

I have Catalyst 12.4 installed and it shows the 3 dell's in 3x1 eyefinity, and when I go to "detect displays" it shows the acer there as a 4th monitor, but it says it's "disabled". If won't let me assign a position to it until I disable one of the 3 [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]dell[/COLOR][/COLOR] monitors.

What am I doing wrong?

Here is the actual card in question...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150563

Thanks in advance for all the help!

Brian


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07 May 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This should help you figure it out. Set Up
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07 May 2012   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

brian8377, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you haven't yet try the monitor that is connected via DVI on the other DVI port. With using the HDMI port only one of the DVI ports will work.
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07 May 2012   #4
brian8377

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
brian8377, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you haven't yet try the monitor that is connected via DVI on the other DVI port. With using the HDMI port only one of the DVI ports will work.
THis was it! Thank you!
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12 May 2012   #5
bryanbos

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Sorry Brian which ports are you using to use four monitors
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12 May 2012   #6
brian8377

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

2 display port, 1 hdmi, and 1 DVI...all in a row on the card from top to bottom.
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