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    Is this possible?

    I'm hoping you guys can tell me if this is possible!

    I have my pc in the bedroom with two monitors attached to my ATI 7950 by dvi and mini DP I dvi. I also have a hdmi cable running through the wall in my flat to the lounge and plugged in to my HDTV.

    I have a creative xfi fata1ity pro sound card in my PC and I have seen the pin out diagram to link it to my graphics card.

    My GPU only allows two monitors to be used for the desktop (not sure why as you can use 3 to game??). Currently I have to disable a monitor and enable the tv to game then disable the tv and enable the monitor when I'm doing work.

    Is there a way to have the sound go through the hdmi cable when I'm gaming then through either optical or phono when I'm working? I have a little stereo in the bedroom I can link the PC to for listening to music and general PC sounds.

    Is this possible or is it one sound output no matter what??

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    Re: Is this possible?

    If you right-click the volume control in the taskbar, it will provide the option "playback devices". You'll see all your options here, and should be able to change between them on the fly, by clicking one and making it the default.

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    Re: Is this possible?

    Oh and single graphics cards can only power two monitors, amd got round it with eyefinity by treating the multiple monitors as one single big monitor not 3 separate monitors, which is why all monitors under eyefinity have to be run at the same resolution.

    So you could run all three monitors via eyefinity but 1/3 of your desktop or game will be run in a different room.

    yes some matrox cards can support more than two monitors but is done so via additional hardware on the card and driver support which makes them highly expensive.

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    Re: Is this possible?

    Thanks for the help. Had my dad staying so getting on the PC to play about has been hard.. Roll on Sunday night!!

    I thought ivy bridge supported three monitors? Seen my card reduced to £150 on amazon so ordered while I decide on if I should go crossfire or not..

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    Re: Is this possible?

    Ivy bridge can only if the motherboard can support it, it does it via a cleaver hack where one of the monitors is actually stretched across two screens and a 2nd separate monitor to make a total of 3
    And that's just for the ondie gpu btw

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    Re: Is this possible?

    Well that was easy! the audio just worked through hdmi and I can click on the sound icon and choose my output source as suggested above (thanks),. Didn't think it would be that easy!

    Ah, that is clever! I don't really need the 3 monitors at once so its not really a problem. Might look into command line, see if there's a shortcut to swap them I could click to swap them like the power off and reset I had to do for win8!

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