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post #11 of 16
When you get a newer monitor to test with. And if for some reason it still doesnt work. Then switch the connections around on the VGA card. Left to right and right to left on DVI ports.

Let me give you an example, i have had a dual monitor set up for ever; a 19" Acer 4:3 and a Samsung 24" 16:9. In the past,when ever i had GTX 8xxx, GTX9xxx, GTX 4xx and GTX 5xx cards, i would always get a boot screen and BIOS on my main 24" Samsung monitor. But after installing a 660Ti, BIOS Boot screen is now on the 19" screen.

Like i said, im thinking out loud and going through a process of elimination.

Switch cables around, switch plugs and VGA to DVI adapters if you are using one. Mix it around if you have to to make it work. Be creative. Plug VGA/DVI cables in to A card then in to B card, or plug one monitor in to A and other in to B, then switch it around.

I know buddy, its a pain the ass....lol

Start mix and matching, and keep track on a piece of paper. I know, it should be simple, programing a VCR was a nightmare back in the good old days....lol



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Edited by KGB7 - 12/5/12 at 3:17am
post #12 of 16
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Fixed! I have MSI Afterburner installed and running to keep my cards at about 60-70C all the time. Normally my PC is quiet, but while gaming it gets a little loud. Anyway, I restarted my computer and was asked by that friendly and always helpful Windows UAC if I'd allow MSI Afterburner to run. I agreed, and suddenly the fans kicked on to high.

Looks like my video driver crashed, wouldn't allow Afterburner to run, nVidia Control Panel to disable or change SLI, and caused a few other issues. Upon restarting and having everything work, I still had the weird issue. To solve it, I shut off SLI, enabled the other monitor, and enabled SLI. No restarting needed during. Both monitors work, and all three cards are nice and cool at 44, 50, and 60C...
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Originally Posted by KGB7 View Post

Start mix and matching, and keep track on a piece of paper. I know, it should be simple, programing a VCR was a nightmare back in the good old days....lol.
Programming dual TV's on a VCR... mad.gif I don't want to imagine it past the infancy of the thought.
post #13 of 16
ROFL... you joking... right?....right?

/facepalm

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Thats all i have to say.

Not your fault dude. Computers should be more user friendly, but it seems we are gong backwards since Windows 95.


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Edited by KGB7 - 12/5/12 at 4:16am
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
In a sense, I couldn't have with as much determination fixed this without Mactox's recollection of his experience. I would have been still stuck and plugging in different monitors even after the restart with freshly re-enabled drivers. I've found a definitive solution to a problem that shouldn't really exist, so it makes sense.

K-dawg7, your help and resolve are greatly appreciated. We would have knocked this out of the park, though not as soon. No pressure.
post #15 of 16
Happy to see you got it solved wink.gif
I was puzzled as well when I had problems with the SLI, took me some time to realize it was the SLI setting (first time I actually did a complete reinstallation of my OS to get normal display again rolleyes.gif)
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Wow, what a fix. At least you got it working! thumb.gif Definitely better luck next time.
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