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post #1 of 9
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i just started to work this summer and was thinking about picking up a second monitor, but then I realized i have SLI. is there any way to use dual monitors with SLI? thx.
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post #2 of 9
i think so, just plug one monitor to each card.
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post #3 of 9
why not go quad
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
i thought you couldnt use dual monitors if you had SLI.
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post #5 of 9
NO.

Just so everyone knows, this is not possible. I'm not guessing either...I've tried. It does not work.
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post #6 of 9
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darn. i heard rumors SLI 2.0 would allow for dual monitors. anyone know?
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post #7 of 9
WHAT? dual display doesnt work with SLI? thats retarded..... spend an extra 500+ on video card and lose dual monitor support? thats stupid.... first most MB vendors are dropping pci slots, for pci-x (even though THERE ARNT any pci-x cards that do anything) other than video cards, then this? and most , if not all high end 600+ dollar pci-x cards have no vivo support. progress is going backwards lately. it used to be youd run a 500 mgz cpu, with and agp card with 128 megs ram and have decent games with decent frame rates. now everything is sick. 768 mb ddr3 with dual gpu's , a card worth 800 buks to play one new game..... i wish hardware developers would think about what there doing, or not doing before changing everything so drastically. the truth of the matter is, ive seen pc's speed/ram/vid tech #'s climb 10 fold and software not do the same, i believe all the faster hardware is prompting code writers to develop bloat-ware, instead of writing clean, tight working code, there getting sloppy, relying on the hardware to pick up the slack.... look at vista. what a piece of crap. ;-)

i mean geez, look at the processors/graphics cards/ram were using now. and now there talking physics cards, what a money grab. all for not!

sorry for getting off topic, but i had to vent. i just cant belive after potentially spending 1200$ on graphics cards, one would lose his dual display support.....
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post #8 of 9
Dual monitors not working with SLI? LOL WUT? Thats all I have to say.

You can hook 4 monitors up with SLI... I've done it myself...

Plug both monitors into the same card (The top one) and it works for me.

If you are having troubles here is a nice program:
http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
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post #9 of 9
It is doable, but you need extra software. Hell, 7900's are good by themselves. Why not go quad? Sep up a nice panoramic console.
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