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Or, you can get that Matrox 3-Head signal splitter, and use it for 2-3 monitors. Let me see if I can find it.

Here' you go.
That's nice, but SwitchSLi is free
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Ah... Must have not read that.
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Anybody know a reason for this?
Probably due to how SLI works. The same monitor data is loaded into both card's frame buffer. Then each card does their own processing on the image and returns it. Managing another set of monitor data and processing it was probably too hard. It is possible to run a second monitor with a NON-nVidia card currently. However, your motherboard must be able to support this function. The reason is nVidia's current drivers can only recognize one type of nVidia card at time.

Nvidia has announced that it is working on running another Nvidia card to power a second monitor. However, the drivers that allow this has not been released yet. In this set up, two SLI cards would run one monitor and another Nvidia card would power the second monitor normally. This is more for DualView or Clone Mode. You need a 680i chipset though and again drivers are not out yet.

www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35594

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post #14 of 31
i have dual monitors withe one pcie card.. hmmmmmm i thought you could
post #15 of 31
it has been done... SLI + Dual Monitor... Just got my 3rd card and after getting my wc figure out Ill post back with my results...

I have seen where some people got it with a cheap pci ati card, and I just found a threat where the guy got it with 3 nvidia card.

http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=14989

thats what im hopping for...
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post #16 of 31
can u use like 3 or 4 screens?
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you can only use 1 screen in SLI mode unless you have a video card not included in the SLI setup
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post #18 of 31
right you going to need another card apart from the 2 identical in sli

and for that saying this extra card will be the one running the extra monitor's... so if that card has 2 dvi plus a s-video you will be able to run your primary monitor "1" + "2" DVI's + "1" S-video (most like a tv) = to "4"
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this threads from 06....
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this threads from 06....
right but that was no solution to it... and I just brought it back as I was looking for that page (i have seen it before, so i was searching it at google) and I saw someone here had the same question...
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