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I have a 21" Acer, a 23" Samsung, and a 19" Dell.

Running GTS 450 SLi, and also have on-board graphics to work with.

Here is where I think the issue lies: The Samsung is HDMI, the Acer is DVI at the monitor and HDMI at the card, and the Dell is only VGA.

I do game, but don't want to use more than the 23" to game on, and I know surround will not work with different monitors of different sizes/resolutions. I am currently using the 21" for system info while gaming, and movies when not. I would like to have the system info/email on the Dell at all times so I can monitor it all the time, and use the 21" for movies or a second screen to spread my work onto.

I'm running the Samsung as the main, and the Acer as the secondary just fine, but when I try to add the Dell it switches off one of the others.

Any ideas on how to get this working?
post #2 of 6
Even if there are more than two ports on any given card, it will only output to two monitors. You'll need to plug it into your second one.

I had a GTX 275 and a GTX 680 and plugged two into the 680 and one into the 275 and it worked just fine.
post #3 of 6
I'm not sure with the fermi's, but you can run 3 on a single 600 series card. As for running with onboard graphics, you'll have to look at your motherboards manual. I think they work differently, with different manufacturers. I think I can run multi-monitor in conjuction with my onboard graphics, but I've got a more up-to-date system.

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I've tried pretty much all configurations. I can still run two the on-board and one on the 450. But it won't let me run all three for whatever reason.

Any software that might help? I run Actual Multiple Monitors. (Or whatever it's called.) Any settings there I should try?
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I don't believe you can run a HDMI monitor and a VGA monitor at the same time on your particular card. Are you using a VGA to DVI adapter for the Dell?
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Originally Posted by sidewaykill View Post

I don't believe you can run a HDMI monitor and a VGA monitor at the same time on your particular card. Are you using a VGA to DVI adapter for the Dell?

No.
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