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Windows 7: Trying to set up 3 monitors with Gigabyte Radeon 6950 card

08 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Trying to set up 3 monitors with Gigabyte Radeon 6950 card


I am trying to set up 3 separate monitors using a Gigabyte Radeon 6950 graphics card in Windows 7 HP x64.

The monitors:
2 - Acer 21.5" DVI-D widescreen 16:9 running natively at 1920x1080
1 - 32" Sony HDTV also at 1920x1080, via HDMI

The graphic card's physical outputs are:
DVI (2)
HDMI (1)
DisplayPort (1)

**NOTE** - I already installed an Accell Active DisplayPort to single-link DVI adapter, and am using it for one of the Acer monitors.

The ATI Catalyst software can detect all 3 screens, but I cannot extend the desktop to more than 2.

Again, the current physical connections are:

One DVI-D port to one Acer monitor (DVI)
One Active DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter to the other Acer monitor (DVI)

Solution? is it within EyeFinity someplace (I wasn't able to see more than 2 monitors in EyeFinity).

- Rodney

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I just figured this out - on the back of my graphics card, since it's a 2-slot card, one side has 3 ports - DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort, while the other slot was just another single DVI port.

In order to get the three screens to extend, I had to plug in all 3 of my monitors the one ONE SIDE of the card (I mistakenly was trying to run one monitor via DVI off of the second slot's DVI port).

So, the HDTV via HDMI, one Acer monitor via DVI and the other Acer monitor via the Accell DisplayPort-to-DVI active adapter.

That, and disconnecting all 3 screens and reconnecting them one screen at a time. Works great now - I can travel across all 3 with the mouse in whatever layout I like.

- Rodney
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hmm. i use a 6950 aswell, and i bough a "Active Display-Port Adapter", and it works great. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have the same card but my issue isnt finding the monitors its being able to Apply the changes it just tells me cannot save changes when i hit apply after extending to my 3rd monitor
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Trying to set up 3 monitors with Gigabyte Radeon 6950 card

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