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Topic # 92947 9-Nov-2011 19:29 Send private message

This should be relatively simple right?

Currently I have 3 monitors connected to my GPU, 2 monitors using the DVI outputs and the other monitor is using one of the two mini displayport outputs via a displayport to VGA adaptor. Should I have any trouble hooking up a TV to the second mini displayport output via another displayport to VGA adaptor?

I'm wanting to wall mount the TV above my monitors and just mainly use it for watching movies.

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  Reply # 543361 9-Nov-2011 21:42 Send private message

What exact card/branding is it?

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  Reply # 543462 10-Nov-2011 08:51 Send private message

I didn't think a graphics card could drive more than two monitors, unless you have one made to do it.




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  Reply # 543474 10-Nov-2011 09:13 Send private message

I'm running 4 monitors at work - 2 from an 8800gt and 2 via the onboard core i5 HD graphics





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  Reply # 543478 10-Nov-2011 09:21 Send private message

Should be fine, 4 screens, up to 6 :)


They've supported 3+ screens from the 5000 series

Displayport to HDMI for the TV would be best
then just use both the DVIs for the 2x monitors as you suggested above




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  Reply # 543592 10-Nov-2011 12:06 Send private message

Here's my card:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1041&pid=1082&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

Sweet as, my main concern was whether there was a limit to the amount of Displayport outputs you could use at one time similar to how you have the limit of using only 2 of any of the other outputs at one time on a single GPU.

Although I'm sure Displayport to HDMI would give better quality I dont really want to spend the extra cash on an active adaptor considering that all the TV will really be used for is movies. What is the maximum resolution a VGA adaptor will support though?

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