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Hi every one,

First of all, please excuse my limited knowledge..

I have 2 Gtx 285 as SLI, with my UD7 M.b. I am using right now 2 monitors and i am ruining SLI, with no problems..

I just received a new monitor and i want to add it to my currant setup and keep the SLI running, but it seems that i cant use 3 monitors while the SLI is ON.

What should i do here.??

1- Should i add another 3rd Cheep GPU and plug the 3rd Monitor to it.
2- I heard about (nVidia 3d surround), Is that a driver which enable 3 monitors with SLI On? I am not planing to buy the 3D Glasses from nVidia..

My main target for the surround setup is to play FSX at the 3 monitors..

Note: When i am disabling the SLI, i can run the 3 monitors but when i am opining the FSX and extending the window to the 3rd new monitor, i am getting a direct stuck and crash of the FSX.

Please advice me..
And again i am sorry for that question..

Thank you.
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post #2 of 16
I thought surround was for the 400 series upwards.

Could be wrong.
Was Wrong redface.gif
Edited by pyra - 5/7/11 at 10:33am
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post #3 of 16
You can do surround with 2xx series cards in SLI setup.

Check this out: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/07/08/nvidia_gtx_280_sli_3d_surround_experience/
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same monitors?
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post #5 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mannyfc;13418067 
same monitors?

2 are the same exactly, one is diffident... frown.gif
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hey... thats pretty cool... didnt know you could use 2xx cards for surround gaming...

just too bad i dont have all the same monitor.
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gotta have all three the same... for Nvidia surround...
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post #8 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by goldbranch;13417924 
You can do surround with 2xx series cards in SLI setup.

Check this out: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/07/08/nvidia_gtx_280_sli_3d_surround_experience/

This look nice,, i hope it will work.
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Originally Posted by mannyfc;13418127 
gotta have all three the same... for Nvidia surround...

mmm.. is that a MUST, i heard somewhere that it work with different monitors.. Should i give it a try ??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TSXmike;13418120 
hey... thats pretty cool... didnt know you could use 2xx cards for surround gaming...

just too bad i dont have all the same monitor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mannyfc;13418127 
gotta have all three the same... for Nvidia surround...


I just checked out the invidia website here, they mentioned that the monitors should be the same for (3D Vision Projectors), But for (3D Vision LCDs) you should have three DVI connectors and they did not mentioned if it should be the same or match..

Please any one correct me..
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