Using 3 monitors

Ericmaltais

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Hi, im currently using a Radeon r9 270x for my graphics card, and im trying to connect 3 monitors on to it. I can use 2 of the monitors but when I try to make the 3rd one a extend display from my desktop it gives me a error message saying that i need to change my display setting. My main monitor is connected to HDMI port and both of my other monitors are connected to a DVI slot, one of them using a VGA to DVI adapter since there is no VGA on the graphics card. IF anybody could help in making my 3rd monitor possible it would greatly appreciated.
 

dovah-chan

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When using more than three monitors you usually have to use a displayport input for one of the monitors. If you don't have a monitor that supports displayport then you'll need an (active) adapter (for mini displayport) or a displayport to HDMI cable.
 

dovah-chan

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I've tried myself with my own GPU and I had to use my mini displayport.

Anyways I don't really see a way around it. Besides all you need is this. Unless you're going through some hard times I don't see spending a few bucks on a cable being a huge issue.
 

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