Solved Graphics Card - Hdmi, Vga and DVI - Multi extended desktop

Hewlett-packard Compaq evo d530 desktop
March 27, 2013 at 13:28:39
Specs: windows 7, 2.4 ghz / 2GB
I have just bought and installed a nvidia graphics card with 3 inputs. VGA, HDMI and DVI. I have my main screen in hdmi port, 2nd in vga port and 3rd in DVI. Windows 7 detects all three but will only let 2 to show a picture. When I select the 3rd monitor as "extended desktop" monitor 2 looses picture and vice versa. Is there anyway I can get all three screens to be working as extended monitors?

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March 27, 2013 at 13:48:03
Based on my research, that model only supports 2 monitors and one of the monitors must use the VGA output. For example: VGA+DVI or VGA+HDMI.


#1
March 27, 2013 at 13:33:18
Whats the model and model number of the graphics card? It's very possible that it only supports 2 monitors at one time.

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#2
March 27, 2013 at 13:35:48
Your card probably supports only two monitors - the third output on the card is just there in case you don't have a compatible input on one of your monitors. I can't swear to it since you haven't posted the card model but I could be right - you can't use three monitors on it all at the same time.

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#3
March 27, 2013 at 13:36:30
hi, thanks for your prompt reply, it is a EVGA Geforce 210. But I do have a ATI Radeon HD5450 I can take out of another PC if it is confirmed it will definately work. Thank you

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March 27, 2013 at 13:48:03
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Based on my research, that model only supports 2 monitors and one of the monitors must use the VGA output. For example: VGA+DVI or VGA+HDMI.

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#5
March 27, 2013 at 13:53:17
what about the ati radeon hd 5450. I have read that i need a displayport adapter but which one would i need to buy. I have hdmi lead straight from main screen to card. basic vga to card and dvi to vga connecter to the dvi port in the card. so what displayport adapter would i need?

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#6
March 27, 2013 at 14:52:42
There's tons of information here:
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticle...

and here:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...

I would imagine you would need a dvi dual link adapter so your configuration would look something like this: vga+dvi+dvi


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#7
March 28, 2013 at 06:17:23
AMD's multi-monitor technology is called Eyefinity. Only certain cards support it & to be able to run 3 monitors, one of them MUST be connected to the display port. NVIDIA's multi-monitor technology is called Surround.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/tech...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/gr...


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