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How to use Multiple GPU2 clients using VGA dummy plugs

post #1 of 18
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...or "VGA Terminators."

I have been troubled for some time as to how I was going to get all of these 4 GTS' I recently purchased to work without buying a new monitor or super expensive KVM (Kernal based Virtual Machine) and cables. I came across this:

a VGA dummy plug.

I surprised myself...it actually works.

All thats needed:
15 pin VGA D-sub connector: $.99 @ Radioshack
(3x) 75 ohms resistors: $1.99 (10 pack) @ Frys
Soldering Gun: $10-$20 @ Radioshack (I did not have one already)

Result:


Extend to the new monitor before you engage your second GPU2 client:



A guide can be found here.
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post #2 of 18
Nice job Gollie, it's always nice to see members come up with solutions to our folding problems. rep+
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post #3 of 18
Do they have to be in the whole time? I'm guessing yes.

Awesome fix btw.... +rep for the find.
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post #4 of 18
Ditto to the REP!!!

Got a SLI board on it's way along with another 8800GT & this will do me wonders!

Thanks Bro!
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post #5 of 18
Great idea. +rep for you sir.
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post #6 of 18
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These work great! I'm using 8 of these currently in different GPU's.
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post #7 of 18
Can you get a different view of them. Im not sure of the exact pinout
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post #8 of 18
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Use this guide: http://tvtool.info/go.htm?http://tvt...sh/dummy_e.htm

It shows a diagram for where you need to solder the pins.
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post #9 of 18
Haha! What an ingenious idea for such a perplexing (software-wise) problem!
    
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Are these necessary only because the cards are not connected in sli/cf?
    
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