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HP Compaq dc5750 and dc5850 Desktop PC Series - Enabling ATI Integrated Graphics to Work Along with ATI PCI Express Graphics Card for Connecting Four or More Monitors on AMD-Based PCs
SurroundView is the ATI technology that provides multi-graphics controller display capability for both the ATI PCIe-based graphics card, and the ATI integrated graphics processor (IGP). The display mode of each output is controlled independently by the graphics controller connected to it.
Up to four displays can be connected to an ATI Integrated Graphics system with a single DH PCIe graphics card and SurroundView enabled. More than four displays are possible using additional PCI graphics controllers. The PCI graphics controllers may or may not be ATI-based.
HP Compaq dc5750 and dc5850 Desktop PCs have integrated ATI graphics controller providing on-board VGA and DVI-D connectors. Hence, up to two displays can be supported using the motherboard's VGA and DVI-D connectors.
If the customer wants to connect more than two monitors with an additional graphics card, it is necessary to use an external ATI PCI Express Graphics Card. By enabling the SurroundView option in F10 setup, ATI integrated graphics controller's VGA and DVI-D connectors are also available. Hence, using integrated and external ATI PCIe graphics, the customer can connect up to four monitors.
Currently, the following ATI PCIe graphics cards are available:
To enable SurroundView in F10 setup, complete the following steps:
1. Install the ATI PCI Express graphics card and its drivers. Ensure that the display is working fine.
2. Reboot the PC, and press F10 on the system startup to enter into the F10 setup utility.
3. Go to the Advanced menu, then Device Options, and enable the SurroundView option.
This enables the ATI SurroundView option that allows the integrated graphics controller and an ATI PCI Express graphics card to work at the same time for multi-monitor support.