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Unable to get triple monitor setup functioning - Alienware 15 r2 w/amp and titan x

Q: Unable to get triple monitor setup functioning - Alienware 15 r2 w/amp and titan x

I bought an Alienware 15 r2 (NVidia 970m and 4k laptop touchscreen) and Alienware Graphics Amplifier (w/Titan X installed) a few months ago and I am now trying to get my three Asus 26" 1080p LCD DisplayPort monitors to function with it.
I have connected all three to the individual DisplayPorts on the Titan X in the amplifier, but it only detects 2 + the laptops screen in Display Properties of Windows 10. I can get it to extend the desktop to one of the monitors + the laptop screen, but I get an error when trying to extend it to the third.
Looking in Device Manager I can 3 Generic PnP monitors, two connected through the Titan X and the laptop screen. In the Nvidia control panel I can see the two Asus screens.
I have tried the latest Nvidia drivers and I have even factory reset the laptop to try it on a fresh install with no success. All 3 Asus screens will function individually, as long as I move the DisplayPort connection around on the Titan X so I know the screens are ok.
What do I need to do to get the third Asus LCD detected and get windows 10 to allow me to enable all of them?
Exact System Configuration:
Alienware 15 R2
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
16GB (2x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
15.6 inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS-Panel TrueLife 350-nits Display with Touch Technology
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
Alienware Graphic Amplifier with Nvidia Titan X installed
3 x Asus 26" 1080p LCD w/DisplayPort and HDMI

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Preferred Solution: Unable to get triple monitor setup functioning - Alienware 15 r2 w/amp and titan x

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I have this card, ATI Radeon HD 5700. Trying to hook up my LG TV using a display port adapter. So when I go to display settings, my monitor is found and shown with the 3 screens. So when I click on my TV and try to extend the display I get an error stating 'Unable to save display settings'. Please advise me on what I should be doing.

A:ATI Radeon HD 5700 - Triple monitor setup, unable to save

Hi there,

Are you giving all the display's the correct resolution?

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This one has me stumped, hoping someone can lend a hand.
(The rig in question is up to date in my system specs)

I currently run a triple monitor setup, all the monitors were purchased at the same time, and are the following model:
Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch LED Monitor

The three monitors are all connected to: XFX DD Radeon HD 695X (Cross-fired with an identical OEM/Model/GPU) All three are connected to a single card (which was tested out of cross-fire beforehand, and each card was tested separately)
The monitors are arranged as shown below:
1-DVI ========2-Display port to DVI (active adapter)======3-DVI
With monitor one being the far left, monitor two the center display, and monitor three the far right display.

The best way to describe the issue: There seems to be a single blue pixel on display 2 that stays in the same place, but this pixel does not show up when the color displayed is solid white, solid black, or solid red.
To rule out the usual suspects:
-All cables have been checked with new replacements (on two different rigs)
-Both cards have been tested and work properly (on two different rigs)
-The cards are NOT overclocked
-The display that shows the pixel has been tested as well (the pixel does not appear on my test rig)
-Disabling eyefinity does not resolve the issue
-Removing the second card does not resolve the issue
My question: What am I seeing? A stuck pixel? Artifacting?
Could the active adapter be causing the issue?
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A:Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Sounded like a stuck pixel until you mentioned it doesn't show itself in solid black. It's possible it still could be though, have you tried any of the remedies?

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So the title explains most of my problem, ive connected 3 monitors to my computer but it detects all 3 as one very large monitor, im not sure if this is a setting that i just cannot find and change or if it is within the detection, as is im using the nvidia control panel to set a custom resolution in order to make the monitors display what they should, but this leaves me with only the option of using them as if they were in span mode, i am not able to use them as three seperate monitors

my specs are as follows:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Amd FX-8150 at 3.6ghz
32768mb GSkill ram
Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580
3x LG Flatron e2241 monitors

if any more information is required i will be happy to provide it, thank you in advance.

A:Triple monitor setup detected as one large monitor

Were you expecting to run 3 different programs and have one on each screen? If so, what were you going to do about the keyboard? Were you wanting to view 3 different photographs at one time? Telling us why you connected 3 monitors would be a help.

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First, I want to thank those who responded to my previous questions about PCI video cards and dual monitors. Second, I've only had dual monitors for a little over a day now and I am ready for a third monitor already. How would that work though? Here is what I have...

ATI Radeon 9250 PCI with 1 VGA and 1 DVI output. Currently I have one Dell 1704FPT hooked up to each connection and my display is spread across both monitors. One annoyance is that every centered window that pops up shows up half on each screen. I believe 3 monitors with a stretched display would eliminate that problem so I would like to add a 3rd Dell 1704FPT to my system. The centered windows would pop up on the middle monitor, correct? For that and other greedy reasons I think I want a 3rd now.

How would I hook up the 3rd monitor though? I believe I had to turn off my internal AGP to get this PCI video card/dual monitor set up to work properly so I can't use that connection. Would you use something like a y-cable off of the DVI connection? So, you have a VGA running to monitor one and a DVI split to run to monitors #2 and #3? Would that still work with a stretched display?

Thanks in advance.

A:Triple Monitor Setup

You wouldn't split the DVI signal (except with special cards I've only seen on IBM machines) to display on two monitors. Instead, and probably easiest, you would put another PCI card in your machine giving you support for 3 or 4 monitors if you please.

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Hi! I have a three monitor setup and play wow. It's cool but I keep getting a error window that shuts the game down like every 10 minutes when flying around, sometimes not for a long time if I don't fly anywhere.

It says: Not enough storage is available to process this command.
File .\MapMem.cpp
Line 505
Requested 1919652 bytes of memory.

I was told this may be due to addons. I only run healbot and recount. I was also told it is filling up the cache and has nowhere to dump or something along those lines. Is there anyway to alot more memory to the cache?

I would like to be able to run wow with three monitors and on full settings but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

System specs:
Intel I7 860 2.8
16gb ddr3 ram
1.5tb hd
ati radeon HD 5850 1gb card
windows 7 64

It was suggested I turn off shadows so I'll start there. Any help and or suggested much appreciated!

Edit: This has been solved, I made an entire new computer, and got a different error 132 all the time. That was solved by forcing the game into direct3d 11 mode. Who would have guessed that it doesn't automatically use directx11.... Page 2 has the new computers specs and some benchmarking information.

A:WoW and triple monitor setup

A thread on problems realated to games.
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues - Windows 7 Forums

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I currently have two 24 inchers as dual screen (which i love to brag about ) and i want to add a third one. However my video card has only 1 vga and 1 dvi output.

Are there special video cards that can handle 3 screens on 1920*1200? Or do i need more video cards?


A:Triple monitor setup - How?

More video cards, well, one more though there are or were some specialized cards from Matrox I think that had even more output ports for additional monitors.

Now I see they have something called the TripleHead to Go which is a breakout box to control three monitors but I don't know if it supports 1920x1200.

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Whats up guys so I have a laptop and have bought 3 ben q monitors and I want to do a triple monitor gaming setup but I don't have a external gpu. With the 3 monitors I bought an hdmi splitter so i can get picture to all three monitors but i have no idea how to extend the display across all three monitors and i am running windows 8 if you know anything at all please let me know and thank you

A:Triple monitor setup

As far as I'm aware, an HDMI splitter will allow the same image to be sent to multiple monitors, not send 3 different images to 3 monitors.

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Im trying to setup eyefinity. Windows can see my 3rd monitor but AMD CCC cant. Set up is as follows...

HDMI (actual DVI cable with adapter)
DP - (active adapter using DVI cable)

I think Its the display port thats causing the problems as thats the one that is not being detected. I have tried swapping the monitors to confirm functionality and they are all working.
Windows detected the 3rd display but when i extend the desktop to the DP monitor i get the "unable to save display settings"
All 3 monitors are identical

I have checked and updated to the latest software and drivers.

What am I missing???

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8114 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: A: Total - 152584 MB, Free - 132738 MB; B: Total - 76290 MB, Free - 66095 MB; C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 66919 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 63 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, FM2A88M-HD+
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Triple monitor setup


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I just got my zbook 15 G2 which came preloaded with Windows 7 Pro but did the upgrade to windows 10 as we are in the process of testing before deployment. I already have a setup of 3 Asus 24" monitors that I used with my previous setup (Elitebook 8470p). I installed the new dock that I got with it and put the zbook onto the dock right before the upgrade to windows 10 and it recognized all three monitors and immediatly started displaying as one would expect. So I ran the the upgrade and afterwards I have yet to get my setup to display to all three monitors. They are connected via a DVI, VGA, and a Display to vga adapter cable (display is in the back of the dock, vga portion in the monitor). I have noticed that it pushes out through the DVI and display adapter only and the VGA stays dormant even if unplugging any of the others. But when looking at the Nvidia control panel it shows as if the vga and DVI is pushing and the displayport is doing nothing.  But it is in fact the VGA that is not working... Any Ideas? Setup is below... My Setup:Zbook 15 G2i7 4810MQ8 GB Ram1 TB HDDNvidia quadro k1100m-- 2.00GB GDDR5 HP 230W docking station A7E34AA  3 Asus 24" Monitors

A:HP Zbook 15 Triple Monitor Setup

To fix for me anyway. I went to the BIOS and turned off hybrid mode for the display.then in the nvidia control pannel it gave me the options for 5 monitors Sodakjones

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I have been running a dual screen setup for the past 2 years and now that I have just recently purchased a samsung syncmaster 220wm I wanted to make the jump to triple screen setup.

I have tried the Nvdia control panel to detect my 3rd screen but to no avail there is nothing showing on it

I am running a xfx 8800gt Sli setup and i do have my Sli disabled. I would like some help on how to get my videocard to recognize my 3rd screen


The previous problem has been solved via update of drivers. However i have encountered a new set of challenges that i need help on.

Here's a Pic of my current setup

Left to right
Monitor 1 2 3

NVidia Control panel Software recognizes it as
Monitor 1 2 3

HOwever... the monitor order that the image is outpputting is
Monitor 2 1 3

What this means is that the farleft monitor thinks its the middle and my middle monitor think its the farright and my far right monitor thinks it's the farleft. (confusing huh)
I cant find the way to change the image order in the new version of Nvidia control panel.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 181735 MB; D: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 73329 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 287763 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
I'm having a little problem with the setup of my video card. According to ASUS, the EAH5450 will support and run 3 monitors at the same time. However, I can only get it to work with 2. The card has 3 outputs, 1 VGA, 1 DVI and 1 HDMI. Is it possible to actually make all 3 ports work at the same time? I have an LG 1752TX on analog, an LG 1952TX on the DVI and an RCA 32" LED TV on the HDMI. Right now, the only way I can get the HDMI to work is to disconnect the VGA cable from either the video card or the monitor.

I know that the 3 monitors is a bit extreme. Due to health problems, I can't sit in a chair with my feet on the floor for very long. I have to have my feet elevated. I watch all my TV online. I can't see the monitors from either the couch or the recliner so I bought a 32" TV so I can recline and keep my feet up. Any time I want to watch the TV, I have to shut down my system, disconnect the VGA and reboot. This is a real pain. Does anyone know ... Read more

A:Solved: Triple Monitor Setup

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I'm in the market for a new Video card, have an extra LCD monitor sitting around in addition to the 2 new ones I just picked up. Am looking to pick up the 512MB GeForce 7900 GTX.

Does anyone know of a quick-and-easy (and preferrably inexpensive) solution to setup Triple Monitors? I've seen the Matrox adapter, but wasn't altogether sure I needed to spend $300 on something to acheive it.

I'm a web designer and gamer, so would be my dream setup to have that much screen area.



Running Windows XP Pro

A:Triple Monitor Setup with a GeForce 7900 GTX

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I've just picked up a Dell Ultrasharp U2410 monitor, and am planning a hardware upgrade to expand this to a triple monitor setup. My requirement is as follows.

- I will be using the monitor for two purposes.
- First is web design / graphic design / music production and coding, for which I will use the multimonitor setup.
- The Dell will be my primary workspace monitor (1920x1200), and I will be buying two other 17-19" monitors (1920x1080) to be placed on either side to use with additional reference documents, images and organizing my photoshop / flash / cubase panels.
- The second use is that I will be connecting my PS3 to the HDMI port of the Dell monitor to use when gaming. I will not be gaming much on my computer, and even when I do, I do not wish to have multimonitor gaming - I will use only the Dell monitor.

My question is this - what is the best solution for graphics cards keeping my requirements in mind. I was thinking of using a GTX 4XX series card as my primary display card connected to the Dell, and using any GTX 2XX series card to the remaining two monitors. I am not interested in SLI, so I dont need to have identical cards, but will this solution work? Can I use both PCIe slots this way? In case I do game on the PC, will I be able to use only the graphics card connected to the Dell while the other two monitors are not used (that is, they continue to display whatever it is they had on while the game continues in the main display)?

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A:Triple monitor setup hardware question

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Hey All,

So I'm running 2xR9 290X (crossfire) with 3xQnix Qx2710 monitors. One of the qnix monitors was purchased with HDMI/DisplayPort connectors along with the usual DVI connector (normally these monitors only come with the D-DVI input)

I had a 2 monitor (with just the two DVI-only monitors) setup for a while that was working fine.

Since installing the third monitor I'm experiencing several weird things:

- On boot, until the Windows login screen comes up (Windows 8.1), there is nothing on the non-primary DVI monitor (so my setup is my primary monitor is one of the two DVI monitors, and then the left and right monitors is another DVI-only and the DP monitor).

- If the monitors go to sleep, or I put the computer to sleep and wake it up, any windows that were on the non-primary DVI monitor are moved over to the primary DVI monitor. Windows on the DP monitor do not move in this configuration.

- WIthin CCC, after sleep / monitors off, I have to restart CCC's control of the color settings for the non-primary DVI monitor. (I'm forgetting what the actual button says, but it's the button under the Display color controls settings where you can manipulate the R/G/B channels - I have to use the GPU for color matching since the monitors don't have any inherent ways to change R/G/B levels
If I only connect the two DVI monitors this is not an issue.

If I connect one DVI and the DP monitor, after sleep/wake any windows that were on the DP monitor are moved over to the prima... Read more

A:Having issues w/ Triple Monitor Setup (DisplayPort issue?)

I run a triple monitor setup on my desktop PC. 2 DVI and one HDMI on my GT 640. The one using HDMI goes as follows Mini HDMI on video card to normal HDMI to HDMI to DVI adapter. What I notice is regardless of which monitor is set as primary my BIOS POST screen and the initial Windows Boot screen always shows on the same monitor on one of the DVI ports. The video card determines what monitor the POST screen shows on. For me it depends on how many monitors I have plugged in and what ports they use. I have never seen it where it didn't show. The logon screen then shows on my Primary monitor. I don't use sleep or hibernate so I can't help you with that. Why you don't see your POST screen I don't know, I have seen other people report the same thing though. I don't remember if they found out why though.

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Hi there. It may be because there are 3 DVI ports on the one card but Win 7 does not recognise all 3 monitors, only 2.

On the contrary the Nvidia control panel recognises all 3 monitors and I am able to configure all 3 screens with a res of 5760 / 1080. All is fine until I reboot and then nothing. All monitors blank. I can only assume that it's because of a conflict with the Nvidia driver (latest) and windows.

My question is, is it possible to force windows to recognise all 3 monitors? I think then my problems will be over.

ASUS SKT-1366 P6T Deluxe V2
Windows 7 64 bit
i7 975 Extreme OC to 4.2GHZ
6gb of 1866mhz Dominator DDR3
1TB Samsung F1 SATA II
Nvidia GeForce 590 GTX
Acer 3D 27 inch X 3
3D Vision Surround.

A:Geforce GTX 590 in conflict with windows during triple monitor setup.

All fixed now. 3D Surround gaming, at last, at a resolution of 5760 / 1080.

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Hey guys,

I'm needing some information that is extremely hard to come by.

The 740m in the HP Envy 17t-j000, does anyone know, or does anyone know WHERE to look (Google failed me, or I failed Google!) to find out whether it needs ACTIVE displayport -> HDMI adapters?

I question this because I know the 57xx series from ATI required active. The card only supported 1 RAMDAC signal (or something?) and the Nvidia's tech seems different. According to HP support, passive will work fine. I need to have the adapters ordered ASAP, but I do not want to order the incorrect ones.

Any assistance is appreciated.

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It appears as though there are two DVI and one HDMI port.
I am unable to confirm whether all three can be used simultaneously.

A:Does the GeForce GT 750Ti from Dell support a triple monitor (1080p) setup?

Does Not Support this.

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My son has an Alienware 17 R3 and he wants to set up dual monitors to have them act as 1 big screen. How can we accomplish this if there is only 1 HDMI port on the computer? We tried purchasing a USB to HDMI adapter but the computer doesnt detect the second monitor. Help!

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I already have a desktop computer (specs are below) with Windows 7 installed in it and I was interested in upgrading it to a "Triple Monitor Gaming Setup" with a powerful "Graphic Video Card" (E.g: AMD Radeon R9 Series or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti) so that I'm able to play any recent Games on it! The sizes of PC Monitors I want to get are 27 inches!

Now, I have a few questions, here they're:
#1) With the Desktop Computer that I have at the moment, what "parts" do I need to upgrade in order to have a "Triple Monitor Gaming Setup"?
#2) What Monitor brand do you suggest?
#3)Concerning the Monitor, can you please explained to me what the "ms" mean and is it really important? (For example, some led TV are 5Ms and other are 2Ms!!)
#4) I have been told that with a "Triple Monitor Setup", it's not worth buying three monitors that have a higher resolution than 1080p (E.g: 2560x1440) due to the simple fact that most PC Games don't support such a high resolution! Is it actually true?
Thanks in advance and I would appreciate any suggestion,
Yannik; )

Here Are Some Upgrade Parts I Think I Will Need:
- Graphic Video Card:
AMD RADEON: (E.g: R9 SERIES: [R9 295X2], [R9 290X], [R9 280X] and [R9 270X])
- Triple Monitors Mount Stand - Up to 27" or 28"
- Three Monitors 27" or 28": Any Brand (Ac... Read more

A:Questions related to Building A "Triple Monitor Setup"?

1) Just your GPU unless you have something like a 500w PSU
2) Asus gets my vote every day of the week
3) Ms refers to the response time in terms of milliseconds. The lower the number the better.
4) Going higher than 1080p may cause you to run into the limitations of the GPU as it has to render 3 images at 1920x1080 for all intensive purposes thats the best part of 6k! But a 780ti 4gb will handle this fine, a 3gb version may struggle on the more demanding titles that are very Vram intensive.

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Hi I want to run triple screen surround but my stock Alienware x51 graphics card won't support it. I believe I have the gt545 in it right now. What graphics card would I be able to just drop into it so I can run triple screen surround. I would really only like to change the graphics card but if needed what else would I need to buy to be able to run it?

A:What graphics card for alienware x51 to run triple screen?

This appears to be a continuation of this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1097631-how-can-i-run-triple.html

I posted a link to the nVidia website which lists all the compatible cards.

Since this would be considered a duplicate thread, I'm going to close this thread and you can continue with the previous thread.

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I have just finished moving my OS from a 3TB hard drive to an SSD. I now have 2 matching drives that I would like to set up as a RAID array. A couple of questions:

1. Do I need to backup the data that will be on the RAID before setting it up and then move it back once it has been setup?

2. Do I format them before I go into the RAID setup utility or does that utility do it for me?

3. Will the RAID just appear as a single drive letter on my system?

4. Evidently I have the choice between RAID0 (for performance) and RAID1 (for redundancy). I hhave an extensive back up scheme in place so is there any reason not to use RAID0?

I know that I enable the RAID in the BIOS and then there is a place in the boot sequence to get into the RAID setup.

A:RAID Setup - Alienware - A few setup questions?

What are you hoping to get out of a RAID0 setup? If you have User data on the hard drive, such as movies, music, documents, pics, etc....there is no need for RAID0. Hard drives are more than fast enough for that kind of data.

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One of my PC's has Dual Onboard LAN, I have two Windows7 machines connected, fine. I want the computer with the Dual Onboard LAN to have it's second connection from Windows7 to Windows Vista, does anyone know how I would go about this without fudging up my connection between two Windows7 computers ?

A:Triple Network Setup

Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff

One of my PC's has Dual Onboard LAN, I have two Windows7 machines connected, fine. I want the computer with the Dual Onboard LAN to have it's second connection from Windows7 to Windows Vista, does anyone know how I would go about this without fudging up my connection between two Windows7 computers ?

Just set everything for Workgroup (as opposed to Homegroup) sharing with account names and passwords for shares... XP style.

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I have dualscreen at the moment, by plugging both monitors to the GFX, but I'm wondering if it would conflict if you plugged a 3rd monitor onto the mobo?

Also would it be limited by the graphics capabilities of my mobo?

A:Triple Screen Setup.

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Can this be done? A triple HDTV monitor setup? I have a 22" Polaroid, 24" Samsung, and a 24" Sanyo HDMI TV's. I tried it once before and made screens say "No Signal" Or "Mode Not Supported" I am using NVidia. 22" Pol and 24" San are HDMI and 24" Sam is using DVI-I to VGA adapter. If someone has done this before, or can give me some tips, anything will do!

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I hope I am not posting this topic in the wrong section

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I purchased a MSI K7T266 Pro2 version 2.0 Socket A Motherboard DDR KT266. I had an AMD 1900 Palomino in another computer, so I know it is fine. I finally put everything together but I cannot access anything in the Hardware Monitor setup to change the CPU FSB from 100 to 133. The whole right side has nothing on it, i.e., arrows, up/down, etc.. And once I am in it, I have to reboot to get out of it; escape will not get me out of there. So now I am only running at 1200mhz with the 100mhz FSB. According to the manual "Monitor functions available only if there is harware monitor mechanism onboard". Whatever that means. But the specs on this board supports the AMD palomino 1900.
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...UID=320&kind=1. So something is amiss. Any ideas? thanks

A:Unable to access Hardware Monitor setup in BIOS to change FSB- MSI K7T266

Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same problem. Same MoBo, AMD 1800 Palomino, can't reset FSB from 100 to 133 because the Hardware Monitor freezes when I try to access.

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I have a dual boot 7 with 32bit and 64bit, and unknowingly installed the 32 first and 64 thereafter (on 2 partitions of SSD). I realise now that I want to delete 32bit and cannot format this partition.

I ask because I have a Win 10 partition on my HDD that I eventually want to clone to the SSD and thereafter only have 2 partitions with 64bit 7 & 10, and format the space left on the HDD as a backup location.

Attached are screenshots from disk management.

Can anybody help please?

A:Moving and deleting OS on triple-boot setup

You cannot delete D because it`s the Active partition and has the system files on it.

And if you wiped out D you wouldn`t be able to boot from C because it`s on an extended partition, it must be a primary partition, set Active and contain the system files.

You`d have to wipe out C and D in order to reinstall W7 64 bit, and I`m not sure you can do that as C and H are both part of an extended partition.

Why is there a gap between C and H, please post an unedited shot of Disk Management.

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After all of the recent posts I've put out here let me tell you what I would like to do. I know it sounds crazy, but what I want is W98SE, W2K Pro, and Linux all on my laptop (Dell 7500) with the option to boot into any one of them, of course. I have to have W98 on it for work. I've decided to go with W2K because I'm sure it will be easier to setup on the laptop then NT4 Workstation AND because it would be a good opportunity to learn something about it. And I want Linux on there to learn it, too.

So, now that I have that out of the way here are my specs. I have a Dell 7500, 700 Mhz, 192 MB RAM, ATI Rage Mobility Pro 8 MB Video RAM, 12 gig hard drive, DVD ROM, LT Win Modem, and 3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card, and at work I'll be on a LAN that uses DHCP and on my home LAN I'm looking at ICS w/W98SE. I have no doubts about W98 and W2K on this laptop. My biggest doubt comes with trying to install Linux on this bad boy. I'm going with Red Hat Linux 7.1. One reason is because I did read that it was installed successfully on a Dell 7500.

I thought I'd partition the drive like this.

2 gig - W98 (Fat32)
2 gig - W2K (Fat32)
2 gig - Linux
200 MB - Linux swap
5.8 gig - Data drive for W98 and W2K apps and data (Fat32).

I have no idea what apps I would install for Linux to use so maybe I should make the Linux partition bigger or create one more partition (is this getting out of hand???) for Linux stuff. I don't know. I've never do... Read more

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I just read a good "article" on multiple OS installations and it said something that I'm wondering about w/Linux 7.1 (or 7.0) from RedHat. They used Linux 6.1 from RedHat and said that on their system if they installed W2K before Linux they couldn't figure out a way to install Linux. Here's the link to the article - http://www.maximumpc.com/reprint/quad_boot/index.html -
I liked everything about the article but I'm just curious if anyone knows about installing in a particular order and whether or not it makes a difference. Also, I want to use Boot Magic from Partition Magic 5.0 for my boot management. Anyone know if I should install that before beginning my multiple OS journey or after all of the OS's are installed? I'm installing W2K Pro and Linux 7.1 (or maybe 7.0) from RedHat on my PC to use with W98SE which is already installed. Any help with these questions would be great and very much appreciated.

A:Installation order of OS's in triple boot setup...

Well, I can answer one of your questions. It does make a difference in the order you load the different operating systems. It has to do with the boot loader that comes with the system. For example, Win2k's boot loader will recognize other OS's already installed and automatically add reference to them in the Master Boot Record of your hard drive. It wll also set up a boot menu for you so you can choose. Not all OS's provide that capability and will rewrite the MBR, wiping out any references to other OS's.

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OK, so here's the story. I have dual-monitors working for about 9 months and decide to make the jump to a triple-screen setup. I have a motherboard with an ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (with 256Mb of shared system memory), plus an ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512Mb PCI-Express graphics card.

I plug my third monitor into my motherboard and finally get three monitors working. But no Aero . The setup is this:

Left: 15" TFT @ 1024x768 (running from X200)
Centre: 17" TFT @ 1280x1024 (running from X1600 Primary)
Right: 17" TFT @ 1280x1024 (running from X1600 Secondary)

If I disable my right monitor (so my left and cenre are still running) I can get aero. As soon as I enable the monitor again, it disappears. It seems as soon as I decrease the number of monitors to two (regardless of the monitors I choose), Aero works.

Because of this, I know that the X200 will support Aero, so that's out of the question. The result is the same whether I use ATI's Catalyst Conrol Center or the Vista display manager.

Any ideas?? It's highly annoying to be so close to a fully working triple-screen setup.


A:Solved: Triple Screen Setup with Aero - Not Working!

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I am using Windows 7 in 5040x1050 resolution using Matrox TripleHead2Go.

The problem is that taskbar live previews appear to be automatically disabled at this resolution (only windows titles are shown). When I am using 5040x1050, they look like this:

When I switch to 1280x800 notebook display, the previews look like this (notice that the thumbnail is shown):

I get live previews in 3360x1050 too. But 5040x1050 doesn't work.

Please help me force Windows to draw live previews with thumbnails at the 5040x1050 resolution. The DWM works at that res just fine - previews are visible in Flip3D and in Alt+Tab switching.

YT, Danila

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Hi all-

First time posting, if I screw it up please don't flame me.

I've been using dual monitors for a while now and love it (ATI Radeon x1600 PRO, Diamond Viper 512MB PCI-Express | Intel core 2 duo | Windows XP). Now I want to go to 3 monitors.

Any opinions on what is the best approach?

Would another video card be a good idea? I've been using both monitor outputs on the card but I know there is also a widget out there that takes one monitor port (which you tell is 3x wider in pixels) and routes it to 3 monitors but I don't know if that would make effective use of the card?

For gaming all I play is EVE online, mostly I'll be using it for professional activities and light image editing.

I have money, although not enough that "money is no object"... a few hundred $$ plus the monitor is about as far as I'm going to go.

Thanks in advance,

-Dark Green

A:Going triple monitor

If you want an extended destop on 3 screens you are going to need to get another video card. I would recommend another Ati card so you can configure your desktop trough the ATI catalyst program. If you decide to go with something else here is a program that may help you.


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Will this video card support three monitors one is a 29 inch acer one other is a 18 inch dell the third will be a 40inch toshiba.
ASUS ENGT440/DI/1GD5 GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

A:Triple monitor set up

Nvidia Surround supported cards

I use a triple monitor setup, and depending on your goals with that setup, you'll need ALOT of video processing horsepower.

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I've been searching the internet for quite some time now, but haven't found anything with my specific problem.

I have a asus P5G41T-M LX mobo and a Nvidia Geforce 6200 TC 128mb Graphics card.
The reason for this older card is it's smaller passive cooling so it doesn't get in the way of another pci slot.

I have two monitors connected to the Nvidia card and one on the IGD.
I set the bios to IGD/PEG dual mode.
The screen on the IGD works but only one screen of the Nvidia works.
Win7 x64 does see the 'third' screen saying it works correctly.
But the screen stays in standby and never turns itself on.

When setting the bios to PEG offcourse the IGD screen doesn't work, but now both screens connected to the nvidia card work fine. So there is nothing wrong with cables and connections.

Does anybody have a clue as what the problem is? Does it have to do with different resolutions or frequencies? Or is there not enough graphics memory? I have no idea

I use win7 x64 basic and it's not connected to the net so it's never been updated. I did however tried with installing the latest intel IGD and Nvidia drivers.

A:Triple monitor IGD+PEG

i gave up
got rid of a pci card so my previous newer video card would fit in.

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Hi there.

Currently I have a dual monitor set-up, with just a 19" and a 17". Doesn't look too smooth and great, with them being different physical sizes yet having the same res, so I'm planning on changing it all round soon and going for a triple monitor set-up. I currently have a 9600GT being used, with a spare 7600GT I can chuck in the spare PCI-E slot of MoBo for the third monitor, so GPU wise, there's no problem.

I can't think of how I want it set up, though.

My ideas are:

17|17|17 (All non-widescreen)

17|19|17 (All non-widescreen)

17|22|17 (17"s are non wide-screen, 22" is widescreen)

This last idea really appeals to me... After doing some BASIC research, it seems the physical sizes of a 17" monitor and a 22" monitor (Height wise) are the same... Do you think this idea could pull off? I would probably have to force a res of 26 pixels less on the 22" monitor, or 26 pixels more on the 17" monitor (As they run 1650 x 1050 and 1280 x 1024, respectively), but I think it could be done...

BUT that would mean I would get a total resolution of 4210 x 1050/1024, which is kind of weird...

Another issue is that this is gonna end up costing more, too. I can get 17" monitors for 60 new (or less, second hand) but just one semi-decent 22" costs double that...

The second idea is kind of gay, but will prove to be the cheapest.

The first idea would mean I could even have my old 19" monitor completely se... Read more

A:Triple Monitor Set-Up help?

welcome to tech support guy,
if you're just looking for dimensions,
then choose monitors & lcd on the left menu
then choose whatever monitors you want the dimensins for

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After considerable tinkering I've managed to properly partition and install three operating systems in my netbook - Linux Mint Debian Edition, which I use normally; Windows 7, which I use when I need some Windows-specific application that is unavailable in Linux; and Windows XP, which I use (disconnected from the Internet) to interface with some old hardware that has no drivers available for 7 and won't work properly in virtualization.

The last round of tinkering resulted in me finally configuring grub2 properly, so I can now select and boot all three partitions. However, while LMDE and 7 run fine, trying to boot XP results in a "NTLDR is missing" error.

How do I fix this while leaving the rest of the boot procedure untouched? I've tried Googling and applied the found solutions, but they all rewrite the MBR. I can then easily restore grub2, but I lose the ability to boot 7. And if I then restore boot ability to 7 (from the install disc) and re-restore grub2, I again lose XP.

A:Triple boot setup (Linux, Win7, WinXP); XP reports NTLDR missing

This is a Windows forum. We pioneered many of the fixes for Win7, which may not apply here since you are asking about GRUB.

In a typical XP-Win7 Dual boot where Win7 is installed second the Win7 installer only updates the boot files on XP to boot Win7. Then to add Linux what works best is here: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

Normally to re-establish a failed Windows boot menu what works best is to Mark Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times. This moves the System flag and boot files to Win7 or its' System Reserved partition so the more modern OS is booting the system, and the multi-faceted repair checks and fixes many other parameters.

You can then install EasyBCD to add XP to a Dual Boot. EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required)

However since you're relying on GRUB it may require a Linux solution and not Windows, unless you want to add the Linux distro per Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7.

Another method is here to Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums whose author may be able to help you better if contacted through the comments section.

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Hi!I daisy chained three monitors (Dell 1920x1080) to the Display Port on the computer. However, I can only get the desktop to display on two of them (in both extended and duplicate modes). And it's on any two of the three. I cannot get all three to work at the same time. It sees all three but after enabling any two it won't allow me to enable the third. The only time all three display something (Windows 7 startup screen on all three) at the same time is before computer boots to the login screen. According to information I found I should be able to use three monitors with this computer. What am I missing? BTW, I installed the latest updates, drivers and BIOS. Here is some info about the computer: Model: M73 TinyOS: Windows 7 x64CPU: i3-4130T with HD4400 GraphicsRAM: 8 GB

A:Triple monitor with M73 Tiny

pendot wrote:
According to information I found I should be able to use three monitors with this computer. What am I missing? BTW, I installed the latest updates, drivers and BIOS.

Tiny's support, with the optional port installed, 3 physical video ports, and 3 monitors.  
Did you find information that says 3 monitors on the same DP are supported? 

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I'm new here, so hi everyone! I'd really appreciate some advice on setting up multiple monitors under W7 and this seems the best place to ask Sorry for the long post.

I'm currently running a dual monitor setup under windows 7 home premium 64-bit using a Radeon HD4770 card (PCI-E). I got hold of a third monitor (so I potentially have a primary 24" widescreen DVI monitor (1920x1080) plus 2 matching 19" VGA side monitors (1280x1024)) and was wondering what the best approach to setting it up would be. I should stress that this is NOT to achieve any triple-monitor gaming, that just isn't realistic on my budget, although I would hope for the best possible gaming performance on just the primary monitor I could get with my hardware. There would be nothing more taxing on the secondary monitors than maybe watching live tv from my standard-def pci tv card, or watching a DVD or video file through media player. I would hope aero stuff would work across all three.

From reading older posts here, and on other forums, there seem to be 3 approaches open to me that may work. All would cost roughly the same here in the UK, around ?50 ($80 ish).

1. Install a PCI graphics card to run the third monitor. Only decent one I can find readily available here is the GeForce 8400GS for around ?45. Would mean mixing ATI and Nvidia display drivers.

2. Replace the 512Mb Radeon HD4770 with a 1Gb Radeon 5670 + passive DisplayPort-VGA adaptor to run all 3 from the same PCI-E card. Overall ... Read more

A:Best triple monitor solution?

My roommate just went the three-monitor route and found it simplest to just add a 5770 to the 4870 she already had. By the time you track down Display Port adapters and whatnot it turned out to be cheaper, too. It was also a lot easier than swapping out a motherboard would have been. There is the added benefit of being to upgrade one video card at a time if there is ever a need for it.

I know some people run mixed drivers (ATi/nVidia) with no problem, but I think that doing that doubles (or maybe squares) your chances of trouble.

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im running build 7100 and after hearing that windows 7 supported heterogeneous graphics cards i was excited to try it out.

ive tried but i can't seem to get it working.

i am using a 8800GT PCIe and a FX5200 PCI.

my first question is, is it not working cos the fx5200 is too old?

A:triple monitor not working

Am I correct in assuming that the two monitors from the 8800GT are working alright?

If you are on x86, download this, extract and then install using the device manager for the FX 5200.


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I have a Samsung T240 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001280) and a HP LA2405x (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...rue&Keywords=(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo).

I like the Samsung in the center. So should I get another HP to make it symmetrical or get a Asus VS24AH-P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236331)?

I'm leaning towards the Asus and if I do choose that one, I'll use it as my center monitor.


HP LA2405x T240 vs. Asus VS24AH-P for third monitor in non-uniform triple screen set up.

A:Monitor for Triple Screen set up

Personal preference and/or price.

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Operating system: Vista
I am running triple monitors on an ATI Radeon HD 5670. The card has an HDMI port, a DVI port, and a Display port. Using a display port to HDMI active adapter I successfully got all three up and running. My issue is that while two monitors are hooked up directly, my third connection is a HDTV ran through a Yamaha receiver. Whenever the receiver is turned on or off or switched between my other devices, the computer recognizes it as new hardware and attempts to incorporate it into my display. This causes all of my monitors to flash and turn on and off until I open display settings to disable the monitor. So when I turn my PS3 on or off, my computer thinks I am trying to incorporate a third monitor. I have updated all the drivers with no success. Is there a program or setting that will force my computer not to alter the display when it detects another monitor?

A:Triple monitor flash

Not that I'm aware. Windows and the drivers aren't written with TV sharing in mind. They expect any device connected to be in use.

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so I bought a new computer recently that came stock with a GTS 250 videocard, and was looking to add another video card for triple monitor display. my only options for expansion are PCI and PCIe x1. what videocards are compatible/would work with this setup?

A:triple monitor with a GeForce GTS 250

Envida FX 5200 will work with the latest vista driver. It's a PCI DX9. $39 Newegg. I just got it going with Win 7 Pro 32 Bit.

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Is anyone out there familiar with triple monitor setups?

Specifically, anyone on here have experience with these or similar products?
Amazon.com: Plugable USB to VGA Video Graphics Adapter for Multiple Displays up to 1920x1080 (Supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and XP): Electronics

Amazon.com: LinkS SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter for Windows: Electronics
I've been thinking about building another computer because what I use has only one VGA port and I want a third monitor.
Then I realized, I really don't have to get another computer. I could just get another monitor and a USB to VGA device.

Who even knew these were a thing?

Any experiences, positive or negative? I don't intend to play games on the third monitor, but I will likely watch videos on it, however I'm not picky about the quality. Everyone I know swears they can tell the difference between 720 and 1080p. I'm not sure that I can, and the better quality doesn't enhance the experience for me any. As long as it's at least broadcast TV clear, and the voices are synced I'm happy.

A:Triple Monitor Q&A - USB to VGA solutions?

I run triple monitors on my desktop PC but they all run off of my dedicated Video card. On my laptop I run dual displays with the second one being a USB 3 display. It uses DisplayLink software. This is the one I have, https://www.asus.com/Monitors/MB168BPlus/ May not be the exact same model but looks identical to the one I have. I've watched videos on it and didn't notice any lag. I don't game on my laptop anyway. I went this route because its nice and compact and will fit it my laptop bag with my laptop. It's the same size as a 15 inch tablet only its a monitor. Just the one cable for power and video. I have no experience with the adapters you posted, sorry.

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I have three monitor setup, sometime i just need only one of the external displays active.

Is there are shortcut or a software to do this.

i don't want to go to screen resolution option every time to disable the monitors.

A:Triple Monitor shortcuts

Charms Bar►Devices►Project?

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I'm new and am looking for advice for setting up my 2 x LG 22" LCD monitors and my 32" Samsung TV. The two LGs will be used as normal monitors on a desktop while the Samsung is used for media; TV shows, movies, bed-browsing etc.

I currently have a dual monitor setup consisting of one of the LGs and the Samsung and have the other LG en route. The graphics card I currently have already has two DVI slots, one of which is being used by the Samsung via a DVI to HDMI connection, the other is using an DVI to VGA adaptor to connect the LG.

I have just ordered a VGA splitter from ebay for ?3 hoping that I could get 3 unique displays that way, but I have since realised I was probably being naive and will need to buy an additional graphics card.

Like the thread title suggests I am newbie when it comes to hardware and graphics cards etc, and have had to goto my device manager to find out what the graphics card is. It is:

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)

I have 2 questions;

1) Will my computer allow me to use 2 graphics at once?
2) Assuming yes to the first question, what is the most basic and cheapest card that I can buy to do the job?

I am of course open to any other suggestions that do not require me purchasing a new card.

I hope someone can help me with this, thanks in advance!

A:Help a noob with his triple monitor set up?!

Hello there, first of all. you need to fill your system specs with your actual computer specs, not your email.. hehe.

Download Speccy - System Information - Free Download and post a screen shot of the summary for us to see the components in your PC.

Additionally, a single Nvidia card can't handle 3 monitors at the same time. but in SLI they're capable.

Post the Speccy screenshot, please

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How would this work out, would it just be one extended screen or do you have different things on each monitor, please lighten me up.


A:Dual/Triple Monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421

How would this work out, would it just be one extended screen or do you have different things on each monitor, please lighten me up.


You can do either one. I have separate things on each one most of the time....my browser on one side, and my media player or whatever else I am doing on the other side. I use DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more....

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