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Asus R9 280x triple monitor not working, even with active adapter

Question asked by derechtelade on May 10, 2020
Latest reply on May 11, 2020 by elstaci

I know that this has been asked numerous times, but I can't seem to find a solution.


I've been trying to set up a triple monitor setup (two monitors and one TV specifically) with my R9 280x. As I've already learned, this only works when the third monitor is connected through an active DP to HDMI/VGA converter. I have bought this adapter, which specifically says in the description to be active. Then I connected my first monitor (HP 24fw) via HDMI and the second (Asus VH242) via DVI-D. The TV was connected via DisplayPort to HDMI with said active adapter, but as soon as I plug it in, the HP monitor doesn't receive a signal anymore. I have tried numerous ways of disconnecting and reconnecting the monitors in order, but it always had the same result.

How can I fix this? Is this an indication of a broken adapter, although it outputs a picture? Or is my software potentially misconfigured?


Thanks in advance for your help.


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA H97 D3H

CPU: Intel i5 4570 @ 3.20 GHz

Memory: 16GB DDR3


VBIOS: 113-AD47800-101

Driver: Adrenaline 2020 Edition 20.2.2

OS: Windows 10 64 bit