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SLI and multiple monitors help

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why cant i add another monitor every time i try to add it ,it wont enable and is there a way around this cuz i got 2 monitors i want to add
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with sli the only way to get multiple monitors is thru a signal splitter, i believe
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Kind of like crossfire, you're going to need another video card...what a pain right?

I'm pretty certain you will need another card with two outputs to run multiple monitors on SLI

One monitor will run via SLI, while the other monitors will run off of the other video card.
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nVidia never released a driver that will support multiple monitors and sli at the same time. The easiest thing to do is just use the desktop icon for nVidia and disable multiple monitors when you need them. Sorry!
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An inexpensive PCI-E or PCI video card will do the trick though!
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did u read my system specs? i got 2 8600GTs in sli right now
the problem is i cant enable the 2nd or 3rd monitor i click on it and it unchecks it self after i hit apply
post #7 of 9
I KNOW!

You cannot run multiple monitors using SLI or crossfire. You must disable SLI in order to run more than one monitor, OR buy a cheap PCI or PCI-E video card to compliment your existing cards if you want to keep then in SLI.

***EDIT

I guess you could run a splitter, but I dont know how that would go over with the computer recognizing the arrangement. I could only find VGA splitters anyways (1 PC to 2 Monitors)
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post #8 of 9
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so what u are saying is that i can use 3 gpus and there will be no conflict with the sli and a ATI card i got in mind?
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never mix nvidia and ati...driver conflict will send you to a fresh reformat!
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