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Dual monitors on GTS250?

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Hey babes!
Question, if i was to just get a DVI to HDMI Dongle, and hook up a second monitor to my GTS 250 would it work just fine?
Like, would there be restrictions as to what i could do with my second monitor?

I feel like, it would never be that easy.
thanks in advance!
post #2 of 10
Yes it should work just fine. There shouldn't be any reason for it not to work, unless a pin went bad.
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post #3 of 10
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Beautiful!
A little off topic, so if I get warned for this post, sorry!

Whats the difference between doing that, and " eyefinity ? "
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I believe that EyeFinity is what allows for a tri-screen setup on a single video card, while NVIDIA is handicapped to only supporting two monitors on a video card. smile.gif I think that EyeFinity also has a special cable you can use to hook it up the third monitor that is not DVI but I could be wrong.

I think AMD video cards have:

2 DVI Ports
1 EyeFinity Port

This allows one video card to scale across three screens.

Someone else, correct me if I'm wrong. I have never used it before so I don't know 100% how it works but that's my best idea of it. smile.gif
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post #5 of 10
only 400 and 500 series support rending a game on two monitors you can use 2 on a GTS250 but the 2nd will show a windows desktop as far as im aware
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Talon95;13555019 
I think AMD video cards have:

2 DVI Ports
1 EyeFinity Port

This allows one video card to scale across three screens.

Someone else, correct me if I'm wrong. I have never used it before so I don't know 100% how it works but that's my best idea of it. smile.gif

Most AMD cards have 2 DVI ports, 1 HDMI, and 1 DP.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSandman;13558455 
only 400 and 500 series support rending a game on two monitors you can use 2 on a GTS250 but the 2nd will show a windows desktop as far as im aware

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar;13558499 
nope.avi

So incredibly helpful. rolleyes.gif

Eyefinity is an AMD/ATI only feature that allows more than one monitor to be used for 3D applications such as gaming. Usually used with 3 screens. The screens SHOULD be identical, to keep things looking properly. The resolution does have to be the same though.

Nvidia Surround is the same thing as Eyefinity. However, Eyefinity only NEEDS one GPU for it to work, NV Surround requires 2 GPU's to work (in SLI).

And your GTS250 doesn't support NV Surround. You need 2 GTx 4xx series cards in SLI or higher.
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post #9 of 10
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I just kinda wanted the second monitor for, persay. Build orders, while I play starcraft, watching a video while taking notes.etc

is this possible?
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shea2152;13565057 
I just kinda wanted the second monitor for, persay. Build orders, while I play starcraft, watching a video while taking notes.etc

is this possible?

Yeah sure, just no dual screen gaming.
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