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Windows 7: How would I get 3 Monitors working at once?

19 Jun 2012   #1
paulams516

windows 7 64x
 
 
How would I get 3 Monitors working at once?

I just recently built this computer and I'm really into testing a bunch of things with it.
One of these are getting a third monitor up and running. The 3rd monitor is actually my TV. Its connected by HDMI as the 2 monitors are connected by DVI. All I want to do is make the TV duplicate monitor 1 (main display). I'm doing this so I could watch a movie on my 55inch. For the graphics card I'm running a Radeon HD 6950.

Monitor 1- Asus VE247H 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor - DVI
Monitor 2- Asus VE247H 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor - DVI

Hoping Monitor 3 - LG Cinema Screen 55LM8600 55-Inch - HDMI

Graphics Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950


Just want to know what 3rd party program or extra parts I'd need to purchase to get this going.

Thanks in advance.


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19 Jun 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

With AMD GPU's, in order to use a third monitor you have to use a display port cable.
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21 Jun 2012   #3
paulams516

windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
With AMD GPU's, in order to use a third monitor you have to use a display port cable.
I just received the display port. Now I'm still running into a wall with installing 3 screens.
Anything I possibly could be missing?
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21 Jun 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes...now you have to use Eyefinity to setup all three monitors.

Experience Eyefinity

What is Eyefinity

SAPPHIRE ATI Eyefinity set up with Bill Donnelly - YouTube
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21 Jun 2012   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Yes...now you have to use Eyefinity to setup all three monitors.

Experience Eyefinity

What is Eyefinity

SAPPHIRE ATI Eyefinity set up with Bill Donnelly - YouTube
He doesn't want to use Eyefinity for his application.
He wants to use Extended Desktop with a Clone of the Primary.
Eyefinity makes multiple screens into 1 giant screen.


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22 Jun 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ahh...I misread that part...good catch Zepher
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23 Jun 2012   #7
paulams516

windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Ahh...I misread that part...good catch Zepher
I keep getting that error saying "cant save setting".


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23 Jun 2012   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You have to make sure all 3 screens are detected. Looks like 1 and 3 are on the same screen.
I saw the same thing a few weeks ago when I was setting up a clients laptop with 3 monitors using 2 USB to dvi adapters.
Just played with the settings till windows saw 3 distinct displays, like in the pic that I posted of my machine.
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23 Jun 2012   #9
Schmiddy

Windows 7 enterprise 64bit
 
 

Would doing the same thing work for two monitors
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