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Re: Dell Optiplex 7010: 3 Monitor Setup Help

Hello all,

We just received a shipment of Dell Optiplex 7010s with Core i7 3770s @ 3.10 GHz with 16 gigs of RAM and the Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset.

I am trying to setup 3 monitors, as I had with the old Optiplex 755s and I am having an issue.  All three monitors are detected in Windows and by the Intel configuration utility.  However, when I enable the 3rd display, one of the 3 displays randomly turns off.  As such, I cannot use the 3rd display.

I have 1 Dell E228WFP hooked up via Display Port to DVI, 1 Dell P170S hooked up via Display Port to DVI, and 1 Dell P170S hooked up via VGA.

Has anyone had any luck getting this working?  I have updated to the latest Intel Graphics driver to no luck.

Appreciate any advice you all could give me.



Intel HD 4000 motherboard graphics don't support 3 monitors as far as I know ... only 2


The HD 4000 can do 3 monitors so long as the motherboard supports it. Read this:,3181-3.html

" 5. Display outputs constitute the last domain. You can do three digital outputs on a desktop platform (provided a motherboard vendor enables them), but two have to be DisplayPort connections—one at up to 2560x1600 and one at up to 1920x1200. The third screen can be HDMI (up to 1080p), DVI, VGA, or Display Port at up to 1920x1200. "

I hope this helps. If you find it is all setup like it should be but still doesn't work then just bump this post. I don't know much about your system but others do and will come help you out. I just didn't want you to runaway thinking the HD 4000 didn't support 3 monitors. Good luck 


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