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Ok so I managed to get a 2nd 7800GT real cheap and am now running SLI on this rig, pretty impressed with the performance 12783 3dmarks in 05 and 7864 3dmarks in 06, anyways I noticed it disabled my 2nd monitor, is there anyway other than disabling SLI to make it work with dual monitors?
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Wheres the second monitor plugged into? Try the other ports on the second card. Im definitely sure you can use multiple monitors with SLI because iv seen people with 4 monitors lol. Guess you'll just have to play around with the settings and ports then.
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Can't do multiple monitors with SLI enabled.

If you want to use more than one monitor, disable SLI.

I think you can also get a device that 'splits' the monitor signal or so.. not sure
    
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I've plugged it into the 1st card and the 2nd card, it says when SLI is enabled it disables your 2nd display, just wondering if there is a hack or something for the driver.
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Only one monitor can work with SLI...As Chozart said.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Can't do multiple monitors with SLI enabled.

If you want to use more than one monitor, disable SLI.

I think you can also get a device that 'splits' the monitor signal or so.. not sure
yes, it's called a dualhead2go or a triplehead2go (depending on how many monitors you're using) they're made by matrox

they're really expensive though.
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Now how friggin stupid is not allowing 2 monitors on SLI?!?!?!? You have two independent cards to run with twice the power, yet they can't allow you to have one run one monitor and another run the other monitor...***?

It's especially stupid that they'll allow a single card to run dual monitors, but dual cards cant... I don't understand that one bit.
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It's especially stupid that they'll allow a single card to run dual monitors, but dual cards cant... I don't understand that one bit.
yes, they can! If SLi is enabled you can have two monitors plugged into ONE card, but none can be plugged into the other one.

if you disable SLi you can have up to 4 monitors

EDIT - I used to have an SLi setup (2x 6600GT's), so i know its true!
post #9 of 9
Yes, must be plugged into the same card, but you have to fiddle with the stupid bastard driver and/or control panel to get them to both display correctly.

I cant recall if Ive ever heard of a 'fix' or a 'guide' on how to get both monitors working correctly... check out the tweaksrus or guru3d forums for sure ( http://www.tweaksrus.com/forums and http://www.forums.guru3d.com )
    
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