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Windows 7: intel core i5 3570 Dual monitor compatibility

19 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
intel core i5 3570 Dual monitor compatibility

tomorrow ill get a new processor, i5 3570......

can this processor support dual monitor?

mga graphics card is HIS HD 6850 ddr5 256bit

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19 Dec 2012   #2


your gpu can support dual monitors, in fact it can support 3 in eyefinity.

your cpu will have little to no effect on whether you can do dual monitor or not.

to get dual monitor you need to use 1x dvi port 1 x hdmi or 1 x display port, you can't use the 2 dvi ports for dual monitor.

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19 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

thanks a lot!!!! =) it is decided, ill get 3570. thanks a lot!!!
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19 Dec 2012   #4
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

Don't use 2 x DVI ? Why are there 2 ?

Maybe the 2nd one is a spare . . .
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19 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

You can use both DVI ports for dual monitor setup. That's just bad advice saying not to. In fact that's how my dual monitor setup is connected right now.
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22 Dec 2012   #6


wasn't meant as bad advice, my bad.

I had eyefinity stuck in my head.

but on that note i'll tell you why i said it, their are 3 display drivers on the amd cards 1 for the 2 x dvi 1 for the hdmi and 1 for the display port.
the dvi port is 2 different types single link and dual link, both have different ends, you'll notice this if you look closely, the part with the cross head and 4 pin holes isn't there on the other it is a single horizontal pin.(may be different on some cards dependant on manufacturer)

so not all dvi cables will fit that port, and their are 5 different types of dvi.
Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i could go on and give more reasons but suffice to say for optimal performance your better off using 2 different ports as each driver has a maximum resolution it's capable of displaying(this is also listed on the spec sheet at amd), and if you want to upgrade to eyefinity you have to use 3 seperate ports to make it work you can not and never will be able to use 2 x dvi ports in eyefinity.

so it wasn't just bad advice it was misleading advice, but i had good reasons for my thoughts at the time which were somehow stuck in eyefinity thoughts....don't know why.
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