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Enabling multiple monitor support on ThinkCentre Edge 71, Edge 72, Edge 91, Edge 92, E73 SFF/Tower, M71e, M81, M82, M83/p SFF/Tower, M91, M91p, M92/p, M93/p SFF/Tower, and ThinkStation E30, E31, E32, P300

Symptom

Unable to configure more than two displays while three or more are attached to the system using a PCI-Express video adapter graphics card and the Intel HD Graphics.

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Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre M71e, M81, M82, M83/p (Small Form Factor) SFF/Tower, M91, M91p SFF/Tower, M92/p, M93/p SFF/Tower, E73 SFF/Tower
  • ThinkCentre Edge 71, Edge 72, Edge 91, Edge 92
  • ThinkStation E30/E31/E32
  • ThinkStation P300

The system is configured with:

  • PCI-Express video adapter graphics card.
Note: ThinkCentre M91/p Eco Ultra-Small Form Factor (USFF) and M92/p Tiny systems do not support PCI-Express video adapter graphic cards.

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1

 

Solution
  1. Default BIOS setting for the Video Devices is [AUTO] and must be changed to [IGD] as shown below. Enable Multi-Monitor Support in BIOS Setup as shown in the picture below and then press F10 Save and Exit.
    The following BIOS settings are required:

                      Select Active Video = IGD

                      Multi-Monitor Support = Enabled

  2. Install the latest Intel Graphics driver for the applicable system.
  3. Install the latest PCIe Video Card drivers for the applicable NVIDIA or AMD video card installed
sf11_d0067a

  • Alias ID: SF11-D0067
  • Document ID: HT062228
  • Last Updated :8/27/2014
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