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Since SLI only supports two monitors, is it possible to add a USB to DVI adapter for a third one (NOT FOR SURROUND OR EYEFINITY GIMMICKY GARBAGE)?

I want to be able to get full performance on the main display using SLI, but still be able to view desktop etc on the other two.
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The easiest way would be to just add a second video card. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. A $20 video card will display the desktop, spreadsheets, word processing, and most web sites just fine.
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Since SLI only supports two monitors....
    
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post #4 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
am I retarded? does it support more?

It doesn't let me "activate all displays" while SLI is turned on.

And no I can't add another card simply because all my PCI-E slots are covered by that lovely triple slot cooler card
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post #5 of 11
2 cards should support nvidia surround which is 3 monitors

look through the nvidia control panel and you should see an option for enabling a number of screens
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post #6 of 11
when you sli, they will support 3 monitors (surround, eyefinity gimmicky garbage)
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post #7 of 11
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see thats the thing, I specifically do NOT want to span all three displays. For one, they're different resolutions (one at 1920x1200, the other two at 1920x1080). All I want to do is extend the desktop to the other displays.
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post #8 of 11
connect your main gaming one to card number one, and the other two to number two
    
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post #9 of 11
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yeah, that only works if they're the same res for some reason...
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post #10 of 11
The only way you'll be able to get the benefits of sli on your main monitor and have the other monitors available to use is by getting an additional cheap GPU. I've gone through this before. Even with tri-sli 470's I had to buy another GPU for my third monitor.
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