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post #1 of 22
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Since I'm not much of a gamer, I had no idea that you couldn't run a dual-monitor setup with 2 8800GTs in SLI mode.

Here's the post.

Can somebody clarify this because I'd like to know as well. If you can, what do you have to do to make it work?
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I would say no...

I have been able to get 2 monitors running in Crossfire, but when I launch a game it crashes, and wont stay in crossfire...
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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by By-Tor View Post
I would say no...

I have been able to get 2 monitors running in Crossfire, but when I launch a game it crashes, and wont stay in crossfire...
Crossfire & SLI are 2 different things though. ATI vs. nVidia

And congrats on your next post
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post #4 of 22
I have never used SLi and haven't researched it much... But I was under the impression you could use both outputs on one video card, but both outputs on the other were disabled. Maybe I'm incorrect?
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I remember reading something on tom's hardware about them having a 10 monitor display on sli before, if that helps.
    
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But that would only duplicate the existing screen right? ...

See, that's what I'm trying to find out.
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post #7 of 22
what you could do is run SLI and then a second (third in physical terms) video adaptor for the second and third(?) screens

Someone on here has towo 8800's and an 8500 driving a second monitor, thats exactly what you'd do. it can even be an old junker PCI card..
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post #8 of 22
You can run SLI on ONE output. You can run mutliple-GPU mode on MULTIPLE outputs.

There was talk of newer versions of SLI being able to support more than one screen. Please hold while I find sources.
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post #9 of 22
AFAIK, the answer is no. This is the reason why companies like Matrox have released products that take multiple screens and treat them as one.
post #10 of 22
Could you still do extended display though?
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