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21 Sep 2014   #1
Hoods

Win 7 x64 HP
 
 
What's needed for setting up multiple monitors ...

Hi Guys - an online friend is currently running a TV from his PC with an HDMI cable, and has asked me this question.

i’m wondering if i can set up a spare monitor into my current setup. my main monitor is plugged into the cpu and i have a hdmi wire running from the cpu to the tv. i don’t have a spare hdmi plug on the cpu.
i’m able to use both screens independently.

is it possible to setup the third screen to also work independently – e.g. so i can watch a movie from my computer on the tv, read websites off my usual monitor, and have the third monitor for something like a chat program ?

i figure i need an hdmi splitter – is this true ?

I have replied that I think it's not as simple as that, and that I THINK he needs a graphics card that will to support this. So, my question is as basic as: what
hardware would he need to be able to do what he wants. Just in general terms - not specifics, at this stage.



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22 Sep 2014   #2
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

From how you've described it, you have 2 outputs and 3 screens, you need a graphics card that can support 3 outputs to use 3 screens, it's a fact, a splitter will only clone the display, not display a new desktop.

Hope this helps.
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22 Sep 2014   #3
Hoods

Win 7 x64 HP
 
 

Thanks, yes - confirms what I suspected.
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22 Sep 2014   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hoods View Post
Thanks, yes - confirms what I suspected.
No worries Hoods, when you're up and running with the new setup, feel free to post a picture to this page of your new setup: Show Us Your Rig [8]
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