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Ok so here's the deal, im running dual monitors (different sizes) and i have dual 8800gt's running in sli. i have one monitor plugged in to the top and one in to the bottom everything works perfectly from there. The question i have is - Is there a way to do things on the second monitor without my games minimizing when clicking on the second one?
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Games that run in Fullscreen have top priority and since it's rendered it have to either switch to window-mode or pause (only single-player).
Diablo II in Window mode with two monitors is really nice, especially if you run the game on the low res monitor since it runs in 800x600.
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post #3 of 10
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Is there a way to do things on the second monitor without messing with the game on the main one?
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post #4 of 10
Only if the game is in windowed mode, like Ecchi said, otherwise when you click on the desktop or another program, it will always minimize/stop the fullscreen game.
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Ah i thought i saw a program or something people were using.. anyways, thanks for the help
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post #6 of 10
here is a question for dual monitors:
Running a dual monitor setup on 1 card. How do you get games from wanting to span across both monitors?

In alot of games im only allowed up to 1024x768 on one monitor after that all other resolutions want to span to both. Only way i can get 1280x1024 is if im only running single display.
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post #7 of 10
i have a similar setup to you with 2x 8800 gt's and 2x 19inch monitors as said in other posts i just run the games in window mode so i can click onto other desktop when ever. also i use Ultramon so i have the extended task bar.

also just a quick question are you able to enable SLI with 2 screens running, i cant
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Kerelm View Post
i have a similar setup to you with 2x 8800 gt's and 2x 19inch monitors as said in other posts i just run the games in window mode so i can click onto other desktop when ever. also i use Ultramon so i have the extended task bar.

also just a quick question are you able to enable SLI with 2 screens running, i cant
Are you sure you're using both screens on the same card?
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Kerelm View Post
also just a quick question are you able to enable SLI with 2 screens running, i cant
You can't have dual monitors with SLI. The newest driver might allow it, but I never heard confirmation on whether or not it worked.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by PGT96AJT View Post
You can't have dual monitors with SLI. The newest driver might allow it, but I never heard confirmation on whether or not it worked.
Heres your conformation..... it works.
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