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post #11 of 25
I could get 2 monitors to work in crossfire fine for everyday computing. But as soon as I loaded up a game it would turn off the slave monitor.
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post #12 of 25
Im assuming yes. I have the next 2 days off so im gonna test this with 2 8800GT and a 8400 gs
post #13 of 25
well if a third card is needed , then this isnt really that much of a breakthrough...it is known on XP at least that a third card is needed to do this...maybe it was previously impossible to do on Vista.
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I do have 2 extra 7800GTXs, I supposed I can use 1
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post #15 of 25
but the question of whether or not a third card is needed has not been clearly answered yet. i want to know if its possible to have a game running in SLI on one monitor , and my desktop running on another simultaniously using only 2 Nvidia cards...thats what i thought this post was explaining.
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post #16 of 25
From my interpretation, it seems in order to run two monitors in SLI, you follow his steps, and only two cards are needed. But based on what By-Tor said about Crossfire, I think if you want to have the Desktop AND a game on two monitors, it may take a third card. So if all you want is a primary and slave monitor, say for like video editing and stuff (which, not always, but usually is what people want two monitors for), THEN you'll need a third card. Am I right?
post #17 of 25
I am a bit confused myself.... I see in Everest that their is GPU1, 2, and 3. How many GPUs are you running? If this is just running 2xSLI + another video card... this isn't new...

If this is 2xSLI cards support two monitors... then this is interesting.
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post #18 of 25
Quote:
First, I have only tested this on the 9800GX2, so I don't know if it will work on discrete SLI'ed cards (although others report it does). Second, the obvious requirement is for an auxiliary card and a driver compatible with the SLI'ed card(s) AND the auxiliary card.

Looks cut and dry to me.
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Looks cut and dry to me.
Ah.... yeah, this is old news.... like years old. In some cases, it is plug and play. Under Vista, I have heard users getting it working about a year ago.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Ah.... yeah, this is old news.... like years old. In some cases, it is plug and play. Under Vista, I have heard users getting it working about a year ago.
What's the issue anyway, SLI and Multi monitors.
Why is it P&P with ATI, not Nvidia?
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