Today, my third monitor came in, so went to the store, and purchased this:
I tested the passive VGA setup, and it DOES for sure work. I had 3 displays at once. Only problem was, the adapter was kind of...well....fat. My other adapters and cables were basically falling out of their sockets trying to stay in. I figured since I dropped $50 on that, and people were seeing black screens with that setup; I will just got drop the money and get the active display port adapter. (I am not broke, just cheap) I took the passive adapter back to Frys, mind you this is a 15 - 20 mile drive, and picked up the active adapter.
I get home, and try to get this thing to work, and I can't. No combination that I have tried will work. Honestly, I think this is probably the last time I buy an ATi graphics card. What is the purpose of making a 3 out GPU if you can't simply hook 3 monitors to it, and everything works? Even when I buy what they tell me too, it still doesn't work. I am not concerned with getting this eyefinity crap working, but to just extend my desktop across 3 monitors. Can someone please help me with a combination that may work with what I have to work with?
Cables & Adapters:
1. VGA > VGA Cable
2. VGA > VGA Cable
3. DVI-D > DVI-D Cable
4. DVI-D > DVI-D Cable
5. DVI-D > DVI-D Cable
6. DVI-D > HDMI Cable
7. HDMI > HDMI Cable
8. DisplayPort > HDMI Cable
9. DisplayPort Male > DVI-D Female Dual-Link Adapter (Active Display Port)
10. DVI-A Male > VGA Female Adapter
11. DVI-A/D/I Female > HDMI Male Adapter