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[SOLVED]Getting 3D Surround to work on 3 different monitors.

post #1 of 11
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Hello OCN. I'm seriously hoping someone here can help me with this issue. I've tried the nvidia forums to no avail, and the staff there seem to ignore you as much as possible. I recently bought 3 ASUS monitors from newegg. I attempted to enable 3D Surround and started up Trine 2 to test it out. 2 monitors show 3D perfectly, while the right monitor shows the game image in 2D.

When I opened nvidia control panel to troubleshoot I noticed that 1 of the monitors is showing as VG278H, while the other two show as VG278HR. I ordered specifically the VG278H from Newegg but apparently the H model was discontinued and replaced by the HR, leaving me with 3D Surround issues.

I tried replacing the monitor.inf with the one I'm using on the other two. It changed in display settings, but when enabling surround in the control panel, it still shows it as the VG278H and refuses to enable 3D with the other 2 monitors all the same. frown.gif Has anyone found a workaround for this issue? Surely others have ran into this same problem and gotten around it without spending another 500 bucks just to get the "R" added to the end of their VG278H's.
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Shameless bump. I need help OCN!
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It's only slightly related to that post. However, I need to find a way to fool the nvidia control panel into thinking either A) My VG278H is an HR or vice versa for the other 2 HR's, or B) buy another monitor to replace this perfectly good one I have now to make it work.

I know there must be someone out there with experience in modification of monitor drivers or hacking this to make it work! biggrin.gif
post #5 of 11
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Bump! Anyone know how to get this to work?
post #6 of 11
Go here, you might find someone to help you: http://www.overclock.net/t/467682/official-nvidia-3d-vision-3d-surround-club/2420, or try here : http://120hz.net/ post in the right forums and they might help. Also could be this: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/369991-33-vg278h-surround-working, and go here: http://3dvision-blog.com/8094-mixing-different-3d-monitors-for-a-3d-vision-surround-setup/
But i do think you´ll need to get all three monitors to be the same model
just my 2 cents...

Cheers

Ed
Edited by OccamRazor - 3/16/13 at 2:12pm
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OccamRazor View Post

Go here, you might find someone to help you: http://www.overclock.net/t/467682/official-nvidia-3d-vision-3d-surround-club/2420, or try here : http://120hz.net/ post in the right forums and they might help. Also could be this: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/369991-33-vg278h-surround-working, and go here: http://3dvision-blog.com/8094-mixing-different-3d-monitors-for-a-3d-vision-surround-setup/
But i do think you´ll need to get all three monitors to be the same model
just my 2 cents...

Cheers

Ed

Thanks, OccamRazor. I did a lot of googling and couldn't find anything helpful. I see that NVIDIA made it so that monitors that were only slightly different could still utilize the 3D Surround but nothing definitive about the combination I'm using. I'll try the fix that worked for someone by swapping the cables to the second card from the first card and see if that fixes it. smile.gif
post #8 of 11
Good luck on trying to fix this and don't keep us in the dark! I'm interested in hearing your opinion in 120Hz and 3D Surround set up!
post #9 of 11
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Well ladies and gentlemen... I've finally fixed it.

In order to get this to work you must do the following:

1) Download the appropriate monitor.inf file for the monitors you'd like to fix. They can be found a number of places, but the best place I've found to get them is here: http://3dvision-blog.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2025

***Thank you Bloody from 3D Vision Blog!!!***



2) Go to the NVIDIA control panel and select the "Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX" on the left side.

3) Change the setting to "Activate all displays" This part is important!



4) After that, apply settings. Close NVIDIA control panel.

5) Open your Windows control panel and navigate to your device manager.



6) Find "Monitors". Select to show your three monitors that are connected. If you only see 1 monitor to choose, you didn't do step 3!



7) For each monitor you must change the driver.
  • If it says "Generic PnP Display/Monitor", then you must right-click it, go to properties>driver tab>Update driver.
  • From here, in the dialog box, select "Browse my computer for driver software."
  • Then select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
  • Click "Have Disk..." in lower right corner.
  • Click "Browse" again, and select the folder you saved the file that you previously downloaded in step 1.
  • Click "OK".
  • Select the driver under Model, ignore the message that the driver is not digitally signed (of course it won't be, you're fooling the monitor and windows into thinking they're a model that it isn't!)
  • and click "Next".


8) After doing this for all monitors, you should have the ability to re-enable Surround under the Configure SLI menu in the NVIDIA control panel, and play your game of choice in 3D Surround! thumb.gif

I really hope others find this helpful. No one that has spent the time and hard-earned money to play a game in 3D Surround should be hindered by something so silly and minuscule.
Edited by Renholdt - 3/17/13 at 5:26pm
post #10 of 11
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Could this be stickied? I found tons of questions about this issue that never got resolved through googling.
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