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Help with 3 monitor setup.

#1Edge4o7_Posted 12/22/2013 10:50:57 AM(edited)
I have a radeon hd 6950 as my card, and I used to just run a dual monitor set up. I recently got a TV for my room and I wanted to connect it to watch movies or play single player games on controller. When I connect my PC to my TV via HDMI, I lose picture in my 2 monitors and my TV detects that there's something plugged in to it (and asks me to switch to the correct channel), but I get a black screen there too.

If I restart my computer, I'll get signal in the TV and one of my monitors, or in both monitors but not my TV. Then I can go to my display settings and get signal in whichever 2 screens I want, but only 2 screens.

I'm okay with 2 screens. 3 would be better but I'm not sure if there's anything I can do on that front. My main concern is I have to restart my pc every time I want to use my TV as a display. Is there anything I can do about that? My TV isn't in a great spot, so I can't keep the HDMI cable from tv to pc in all the time.

Edit: My TV is an 42LN5400
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#2Edge4o7_(Topic Creator)Posted 12/22/2013 12:00:58 PM
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#3MC RaZaRPosted 12/22/2013 12:28:00 PM
When you say display settings, do you mean the Windows settings?

Try messing around with Catalyst Control Center instead. Check under Desktop Management and Common Display Tasks. Make sure your drivers are up to date. Catalyst 13.12 WHQL is the latest version.
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#4Termin8rPosted 12/22/2013 12:35:25 PM
You probably are trying to connect 3 legacy monitors without using a DisplayPort adapter, which is something Radeon cards don't like. They can only support 2 monitors at most with this.
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#5datopgamerPosted 12/22/2013 2:51:59 PM
You need an active display port adapter. You can connect 2 devices with dvi then the last monitor must have the adapter.
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