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Old March 30, 2010, 05:08 AM
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Default Why can't I create Eyefinity display group????? PLEASE HELP

I'm running a 5850 (10.3a preview drivers) on Windows 7. I just got my DP->VGA adapter but eyefinity isn't working. I have two 23" inch monitor (Acer X233H via DP->VGA adapter and H233H via DVI) on the sides of a 32" LCD TV (1360x768, via DVI->VGA adapter).
so 23" (DVI) - 32" (DVI->VGA) - 23" (DP->VGA)

I got all 3 screens to run 1360x768. However when I go to create a display group, and select the 3x1 option and press ok the displays begin to blink, then it ends up being all 3 monitors in clone mode with a res of 640x480. Now under "Desktops and Display", if I right click on the one display that's there and select property, it says the Desktop Type is "Eyefinity Duplicate", however I can only select 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 as resolution...

All 3 monitors are capable of running 1360x768, why won't Eyefinity work? Any pointer is much appreciated.
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Old March 30, 2010, 05:34 AM
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I think it has to do with the fact all monitors will get defaulted to the lowest common res. I don't have eyefinity just a guess.
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Old March 30, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Which adapter (VGA-> DP) are you using exactly? There are many adapter out there that will work in clone mode, but not in eyefinity mode. In clone mode a passive DP->VGA adapter will share/split off one of the other connections to create its clock, but when you run eyefinity each one has to run separately - meaning that your DP->VGA adapter must be active and capable or creating its own clock signal for eyefinity to work. Hope that helps clear it up some...
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Old March 30, 2010, 07:15 AM
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i'm pretty sure eyefinity currently only works with monitors of the same resolution
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Old March 30, 2010, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by thorn View Post
i'm pretty sure eyefinity currently only works with monitors of the same resolution
All monitors need the capability to display the resolution, so they'd don't actually need to be native to that resolution. The setup will revert to the lowest resolution, or 1360x768 as the original poster said.
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