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post #1 of 15
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Does anyone know how to run a dual monitor setup while still having Crossfire enabled?

I managed to get two monitors running with my setup, but in order to do so I HAD to disable crossfire mode, which I don't particularly like.

And ideas?
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post #2 of 15
Yeah. You can't.
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post #3 of 15
you can't. It's basically impossible with Crossfire or SLI...that's why I upgraded to the 7900GT in the first place...but then I got a big ass screen anyways...and can't afford a second..lol
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post #4 of 15
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ugh, that's retarded. Sometimes I regret going crossfire.
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post #5 of 15
'"ugh, that's retarded. Sometimes I regret going crossfire.'"

or regret getting 2 screens?
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I'll take the master off your hands.
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post #7 of 15
Can't do it with either Crossfire nor SLI.

Disabling it is not that big a deal...
    
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post #8 of 15
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yea I know its not...its just annoying. Its an extra step before playing a game...
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozen-Liquid
'"ugh, that's retarded. Sometimes I regret going crossfire.'"

or regret getting 2 screens?
Well I just upgraded to a 20.1. I just have an extra 17" kickin around now that I thought I could put to good use.
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post #10 of 15
It can be done Crossfire on one and a third PCI slot card for the second.
The only way you can run your Crossfire with dual monitors is buy a cheap nvidia PCI card, it has to be a nivida card if your using ATI or it won't work.
Same goes for SLI you have to use a ATI PCI card for the second monitor.

How to:
1. Buy a PCI videocard which isn't made by ATI (so the nVidia driver cannot take control of it and disable its outputs while Crossfire is enabled). :New egg has alot of PCI cards if you can't find one
for free most of them are cheap.
2. Shutdown.
3. Install the card into a free PCI slot.
4. Restart (make sure you choose to boot with the PCIE videocard instead of the PCI in bios).
5. Install the drivers, If you purchased an Nvidia, (use the newest drivers for your card)
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