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quick question i have on a dual monitor set up. Is it possible/safe to use dual monitors on a single Video Card?

I ask because I watch quite a bit of starcraft 2 streams on twitch and some of them have dual monitors. this seems like something i would like to do in the future to get help and meet some cool people as well, but right now i only have 1 Video Card (installing another one isn't possible due to my mobo, so it would be cost friendly to use just one if possible), the EVGA GTX 560 ti and it has multiple outputs. Would it be push my video cards too much?

thoughts?
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There should be no problem running 2 monitors on that GPU, but you won't be able to game on a 2 monitor resolution with 1 card. I used to run 2 monitors on my 570. wink.gif
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thanks!

yeah i don't plan on gaming using dual monitor. the other monitor would be used for chats if i were to stream. 1 screen would be the main screen i use to game, other screen would be for the chat room or maybe a browser to search stuff in between games or whatever haha.
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What exactly will you be using dual monitors for? For streaming SC2 with the game on one monitor and web on the other? If you want to stream, that card should just barely be enough as long as you turn down a few settings, but streaming takes a lot of processing power and web power as well, so be wary.

If you want to play games on 2 screens, don't. Having the annoying black line in the middle is very irritating and your card would not be able to handle it, plus I don't even think SC2 supports it.
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Yeah, I had the exact same setup. One monitor for gaming, one had my Steam + chat, CPU and GPU monitor, YM, and browser on. Honestly, you can have a GT240 and run 2 monitors still.
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yes i am aware of the CPU power needed. as far as gaming, I dont play on max settings on SC2 due to the fact that it really isn't needed for me. Im somewhat used to broodwar graphics as well so having around medium settings is a big upgrade for me on SC2 lol. The only problem is my internet, i have no where near enough upload speed to stream, but once i move in the future and hopefully can afford a better upload speed then it would give me something to do in the future if i do decide to stream.

and yeah i hear ya on that big black line down the middle of the screen lol i never plan on gaming on more than 1 screen.

thanks for the responses! much appreciated
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