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I want to run 4 monitors, 2 are for gaming 2 are for other... can I run dual montiors in sli mode... and run run a 3rd card on non sli?

anyone know of any way to do this?
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post #2 of 22
good question...I would run 3 in tri-sli or 3 monitors on the sli and one on the other. But that's just because I would not want a split down the center of my game.
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You need a separate unit to handle it. http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/ is just about the only thing that works. In your case you would need 2 of these. Evga also has something similar, but I forget what it is called.

EDIT: Prepare to drop some hefty cash to be able to do it.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 12/15/08 at 8:53pm
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You need a separate unit to handle it. http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/ is just about the only thing that works. In your case you would need 2 of these. Evga also has something similar, but I forget what it is called.

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EVGA has UV+ which is a USB to DVI adapter. It emulates a video card and runs a single monitor. It is fine for 2D stuff.


Note that there are two models... one supports up to 1400x1050 and the other can do 1600x1200. You also need to confirm 64-bit OSes are supported.
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can I run 4 monitors on sli? cause that would work to

or 4 monitors in tri sli?
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post #7 of 22
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EVGA has UV+ which is a USB to DVI adapter. It emulates a video card and runs a single monitor. It is fine for 2D stuff.
I don't think he would get any sort of quality from this though. What do you think Duckie?
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I dont really want to buy a box or anything of that sort
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SLI no (comming soon apparently), but Crossfire yes I think
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SLI = two monitors on the main video card. The 2nd video card's output is disabled when in SLI

In TRI SLI, all cards in SLI will be combined as one, and you can use two monitors on the primary video card of the TRI SLI set.

To have more than TWO monitors on SLI set, you need another video unit, being it a PCIe x1 or PCI video card - it cannot be a part of the SLI in order to expand from the 2 monitor limit.
    
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