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Old 04-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Need help with eyefinity

I just got 2 Acer G235h monitors so I could have 3 for eyefinity.

I am running 2X6950's in X-Fire. The monitor I run on mini-display port will not work. On the monitor it says 'Input Not Supported". Undder CCC it show that there is a monitor connected via mini-display.

Does these monitors not support mini-display ports?
If possible should I loose X-Fire and run the 3rd monitor on separate card and will I still get eyefinity.

I am using a Cirago mini to DVI.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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do you have an "active" display port??

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the only review for your adapter

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I tried two of these with 4 monitors and 3 different video cards. They produce a signal that is incorrect for standard resolutions. I bought a Sapphire brand mini displayport to dvi adapter for almost the same price and it has worked flawlessly with the same hardware that these Ciragos did not work with. Do yourself a favor, get the Sapphire. I wish I had from the beginning.
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from amd site

http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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That sucks. Since I am a employee I will not be able to return it without jumping through hoops, so I just lost out. We have one by HIS and XFX which aren't on the list. We do have the Accell.

I was really hoping to get this up tonight, figures I would have bad luck. LOL

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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It could be something else Ive never run eyefinity, about the only thing I do know about it is people are always complaining about this active port thing, and Im not even sure what it is.

but I imagine it would be one place to trouble shoot
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #5
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This is almost definitely an issue with your adapter. You need to make sure you have an active adapter(should require a power source, often USB). You can find some active adapters that do not require additional power but I would not recommend them, they will limit your refresh rate and/or resolutions. Expect to pay $100 for a decent active adapter.

http://store.nvidia.com/store/nvidia...=1334126009183

This was the best adapter I could find and the one I currently use. I had an issue with my first adapter and accell/bizlink support were very helpful in resolving and replacing the adapter.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:26 AM   #6
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I think I paid $30 for mine (active display port thing), has been working fine for many months, will look at brand..dont have time right now, will post later.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:28 AM   #7
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I think I paid $30 for mine (active display port thing), has been working fine for many months, will look at brand..dont have time right now, will post later.
Thanks. I will wait until tomorrow to get another one
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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Hey LUZ, been running eyefinity for some time now. Although I do not use mini-display port, Accell makes adapters that do not need a separate USB power supply. And they did cost about $30 not $100. See my link below my signature to read about my Eyefinity project. Yes, dated BUT you'll have reference to get the right display port adapter. I am not familiar with setting up Eyefinity using Xfire.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:51 PM   #9
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I wish I had read this 6 months ago, I have an Accell Active display port adapter with usb power line that cost me $115 (works fine though, hooked it up and everything worked )
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mine is made by wieson, the bay of e has them. AMD has a list http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/...y-dongles.aspx
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You can buy cheaper adapters but as mentioned they will restrict your refresh rate and/or resolutions. So if you go the cheap route make sure the adapter supports the resolutions you are trying to run.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:04 PM   #12
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The one I got we got a discount on and I got it for $15. Iy has AMD Eyefinity logo on it so I though it would work. LOL. We also have the XFX and HIS but those are not on the list. We do carry one of the Accell models that are on the list so I will get that one tomorrow. I want this bad boy running for BF3. LOL. I was happy with 2 monitors (was using a 23 and 24in) but I want to see how gaming is with eyefinity. I hope it's worth it because my desk is messed up now. I may get a stand later etc.

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Hey LUZ, been running eyefinity for some time now. Although I do not use mini-display port, Accell makes adapters that do not need a separate USB power supply. And they did cost about $30 not $100. See my link below my signature to read about my Eyefinity project. Yes, dated BUT you'll have reference to get the right display port adapter. I am not familiar with setting up Eyefinity using Xfire.
The one you got is the one I am going to buy. We have one left instock so hopefully it's there tomorrow when I get in. I wish I knew if the XFX and HIS were working.

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So I ended up getting a Accell B087B-005B (Display to DVI) and all i well, no issues. I will post pictures later.

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Old 04-21-2012, 03:14 AM   #13
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LUZ... good to hear that all is well, mine has been flawless since I set mine up in Sept. 2010. Now send us some pics of your eyefinity rig
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I have been meaning to take pics. I have Sun and Monday off. I had yesterday off and bought a 830 128GB.

I haven't looked online yet but I am getting around 40fps with eyefinity on BF3 set at ultra.

I spent most of my day off yesterday doing a HAF X build for a friend yesterday with all new fans, cathodes and a small laser light. barely had enough time to switch out my SSD and get a system finished to sell today. Hopefully my camera works, I tried to take pics of that HAF X but my camera wouldn't work. Hopefully the battery just needs to be charged.
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Excellent!

Welcome to the world of peripheral vision.

You may have to play with the games field of view settings...

I use 3-24" monitors and when I first got it working, I experienced a level of vertigo, it took some getting used to. Remember that I am old.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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Excellent!

Welcome to the world of peripheral vision.

You may have to play with the games field of view settings...

I use 3-24" monitors and when I first got it working, I experienced a level of vertigo, it took some getting used to. Remember that I am old.
Yeah, vertigo was definitely there. LOL.

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LUZ... good to hear that all is well, mine has been flawless since I set mine up in Sept. 2010. Now send us some pics of your eyefinity rig
Here is a pic


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Yeah, vertigo was definitely there. LOL.
Glad to hear it isn't just me, somehow reassuring...

Looks sweet!
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