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ive played farcry on a 32" dell frames sucked why not sli slapped in my buddys 7950 gt with mine and boom sexyness at max setting almost no lags and almost maxed settings (considering when my rig was watercooled) if u were to use ur 6800le (just one) and throw it up againts a 27" mostlikly it will stress very hard my boss has a 19" with a 6600 gt powering it and he plays rainbowsix vegas wich is very hard to play due to the fact he lag at high resolutions. NOW if he dropped the resolution to 800*600 no problem i think a fx5200 could maybe play with everything on MIN settings (could be wrong ) point being sli is an extra boots in performance but mainly for when u go for higher res (sorry for the punctuation lol im all into this one ).
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SLI was kinda a pain the ass....you can't do dual monitors...
i agree and i think my dying card was the cause of most probs i had. like when i enabled sli sometimetimes my screen would go blank and the light on my monitor would turn orange and when i restarted i gotnothing after the xp logo.. but whatever i rma'd it so hopefully everything goes through fine and they wont know that i did pull off the stock fan to see what was wrong. ohh well.. !
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ive played farcry on a 32" dell frames sucked why not sli slapped in my buddys 7950 gt with mine and boom sexyness at max setting almost no lags and almost maxed settings (considering when my rig was watercooled) if u were to use ur 6800le (just one) and throw it up againts a 27" mostlikly it will stress very hard my boss has a 19" with a 6600 gt powering it and he plays rainbowsix vegas wich is very hard to play due to the fact he lag at high resolutions. NOW if he dropped the resolution to 800*600 no problem i think a fx5200 could maybe play with everything on MIN settings (could be wrong ) point being sli is an extra boots in performance but mainly for when u go for higher res (sorry for the punctuation lol im all into this one ).
your talking GPU power. It doesn't matter if it comes from dual GPU's a a single more powerful unit. When you stick a second GPU and go SLI all you've done is increase the amount of triangles you're making in a given time. And you're right, it is for when you go higher res, not bigger screen.

Oh, as for the standby mode of your monitor, probably driver updates or you've increased your res beyond what your monitor was capable of. Just because you have a graphics card that can produce 1600x1200 doesn't mean your monitor can display it, check the specks on both, you can only go as high as either is capable of.
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I wish ppl would stop talking about high resolutions with regard to SLI

Less = More
 
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Make sure you have the monitor plugged into the correct GPU, only one of them will be outputting. On mine its the top one, but on my Dell it was the bottom, so....
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I wish ppl would stop talking about high resolutions with regard to SLI

Less = More
The max resolution of a card is stated in it's specs. If you go SLI with another of the same type of card, it changes nothing with regards to resolution. Because you have more processing power with the second card you will have better refresh rates.

ManDown, I would run a benchmark on the setup you have to make certain your actually getting the extra from the SLI. I had a similar problem, but when I switched ports I only got the single GPU and although it stated it was in SLI, there was no performance boost.
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Lets not turn this into an argument about SLI. I will say SLI is foolish in the longevity of your CPU. You use SLI to get better results out of your dated videocard. Guess what, now you have two dated video cards. Whoopy!
Instead of flaming people like you've started on, let him be happy. Yes, they're outdated, but what if it fulfills his purposes.

And why is SLi foolish through your CPU?
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nice, working is good
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lucky you
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Now that I'm thinking of your SLI move, you should of sold your 7600gt and bought a 8800gts :x
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