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okay so I have 3 X 24" 1920X1080 monitors.

I have been running them on a GTX 670 quite well, but i acquired a second GTX 670 for Christmas.

Now i have 2 monitors plugged into the DVI on the first card, and the 3rd monitor plugged into the DVI on the 2nd card




Now my problem is when i run a game in fullscreen, or even youtube, or anything fullscreen, my side monitors go black / disabled.

please explain how i can configure the nvidia control to enable SLI for the cards to work together, but not disable the side in fullscreen?

thank you
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Did you follow this?

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/3dvision-surround/system-requirements
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yes, as I said, i have 2 monitors plugged into the first card's DVI's, and the third monitor plugged into the 2nd card DVI.




I'm not trying to do Surround where they are all 1 monitor BS. I just want more FPS in games and w/e else. nothing else affected (main, and 2 extended monitors). how do i set that up

When i go to the nvidia control panel, i get:
Activate all displays
Span displays with surround
Maximize 3D performance


but when i click activate all displays, it says SLI disabled,
and when i click maximize 3D performance, it disables my 2nd card slots,
and the only other option is surround, so W T F do I do?

please help a noob
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might have to set your other monitor as accosory monitor if you want to do it the way you're talking about

http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/how-to-correctly-configure-geforce-gtx-680-surround#3
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If you are not using Surround mode, you will have to connect all monitors to your GPU1. Meaning you will have to get a DVI>HDMI(or DisplayPort) adapter if your 3rd monitor doesn't have HDMI/DP.
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