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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Freddie Besems, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Can i use for 3 screens the following configuration.

    DL-DVI / DL-DVI / and a convertercable HDMI to Display port. It is for using 3 displays.


    DL-DVI / VGA / and convertercable HDMI to Display port.

    Im asking since i cannot find a screen with a display port for an acceptable price.

    i found this myself but it is for DVI,

    then i have to have a active display port converter for dvi. But do i also need this for HDMI ?

    using a HD 5830 form HIS
  2. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    the video portion of HDMI is exactly the same as for DVI.

    Looking at the video, if you get a DVI to HDMI cable to run from the mini display converter (DVI) to the monitor/tv (HDMI) you should be fine.

  3. thtat it means i have to get me a active display port since i already have two dvi monitors attached to my video card.

    Was hoping HDMI and display port could be attached directly with only a cable connector. That means that ATI is providing an expensive card and that you have to invest a lot more to have all the benifits from the eyefinity.

    Now im goiing to look for a active display port. (meaning it use its own power supply) and look for a display. then reconsider whats cheap or most likely the one which is best for my other displays. (otherwise it will be messy with all kind of displays).

    Keep you informed.
  4. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
    Premium Member

  5. Martin,

    This looks very promising. I think i go for this one and try it on a 3rd screen, borrowing it from my kids :D.

    And then i can decide what to do.
  6. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
    Premium Member

    As long as you 3rd screen has a vga input you will be fine.
  7. Martin,

    i ordered the cable at the given link. (most cables are sold out on some shops, i wonder why)

    So hope to receive it this week and then start the test. 2 screens are good but in race07 the steering wheel in cockpit view stays in the middle so with 2 screens there are the side's from the displays.

    Anyway this solution saves a lot of money.
  8. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
    Premium Member

    You wont be dissapointed Freddie.
  9. And it is working fine.
  10. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Martin you are gonna save me 60 quid if that works. I already bought the active display port in preparation for the card when I buy it(£80). All me screens have vga input and DVI. So basically just rob that dongle for 20 quid online and sale the active display port?
  11. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

  12. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
    Premium Member

    I dont think that one will work Abdul as it is mini displayport, the end looks smaller and a different shape, you need just displayport to vga not mini displayport.
  13. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
    Premium Member

    Thats good Freddie, I just need another two monitors now, for the RDLMS I borrowed my team mates and he also had a 19 inch lcd tv/monitor with vga, not ideal but it worked.
  14. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner


    Got it today for £4, was a misprice :)
  15. After some test with Race 07 i decided to change my cables.

    Reason was that i got sometimes one black screen, luckely not the main screeen.

    Used HDMI/DVI/and the converter to VGA.

    Now im using HDMI/HDMI/ and the converter to VGA. until now no black screens yet.
  16. After update cccleaner, it seems that windows 7 lost its configuration. So it cannot see all screens.

    When unplugging and plugging in one screen everything went okay again.

    Anyone have the same problems?
  17. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
    Premium Member

    I cant help I`m afraid Freddie, I have a 5850 and display port cable but only 1 monitor, I borrowed a couple for the RDLMS and it all worked fine then.
  18. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

  19. this one works fine. see post before.


    new link. (is the one i use already for quiet a while)

    But it seems that the one you mention does the same and it should be fine.