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any suggestion for budget monitors? i can only but dell, asus, samsung and phillips here...so i don't have that much choice... rolleyes.gif
Depends on the budget.

Probably the cheapest monitor I'd be content to recommend would be the Dell U2311H...
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Sorry about late reply - been away from internet connection.
I tried various different things to force the EDID, and with all of them I couldn't get Surround working. But as I'm running mixed monitors, I'm not sure whether it's because of that or not. Out of curiosity, I also tried mixed DVI/VGA connections; no dice there either.
I half thought the Microsoft regedit method was going to work, as I actually had the option to enable Surround... but it refused, just dumping me back at triple screen extended? Maybe I did something wrong... to be honest, I'm more than a little confused with its behaviour. frown.gif Various papers on DVI/EDID aren't terribly enlightening, either.

Thanks, I've found similar issues. It would "attempt" to put them in Surround but kick it back at the last second. Even though I have three FW900's and the same .inf's loaded for each, it wouldn't work. I noticed after the Surround attempt, it would kick back one of the FW900's (second card connection) to a standard VGA monitor. Only connecting all three with EDID VGA cables (which I don't want, worse quality versus BNC-5) would allow Surround to work. I might have to make my own custom cables to get this to work with BNC-5 and EDID. mad.gif
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450

450

My gtx480s arrived today. Will do some fps testing on bf3 after finals and post results compared to sli 460s. Also, still no luck with getting sc2 to work, will try to reinstall.
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450
450
My gtx480s arrived today. Will do some fps testing on bf3 after finals and post results compared to sli 460s. Also, still no luck with getting sc2 to work, will try to reinstall.

People can say what they want about the 480's but they are some beastly lookers and perform even beastlier. You'll enjoy the upgrade biggrin.gif
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Anybody else having issues with both the latest drivers? 295.73 and 296.1 cause insane performance problems for me. GPU usage is just up down up down. It's completely unplayable.
 
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Anybody else having issues with both the latest drivers? 295.73 and 296.1 cause insane performance problems for me. GPU usage is just up down up down. It's completely unplayable.

295.73 were pretty bad for me but I've got 296.10 running now since release without an issue, I get some performance gains too but I have noticed my GPU 1 would loose like 6-10% usage every couple of seconds where the second GPU is holding at 97-99% usage constantly, although I don't notice any stuttering because of it.
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295.73 were pretty bad for me but I've got 296.10 running now since release without an issue, I get some performance gains too but I have noticed my GPU 1 would loose like 6-10% usage every couple of seconds where the second GPU is holding at 97-99% usage constantly, although I don't notice any stuttering because of it.

Aww that makes me sad. O'well not like I'm not able to play anything just stuck with an older driver.
 
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Aww that makes me sad. O'well not like I'm not able to play anything just stuck with an older driver.

The first round of a new set of drivers typically isn't the greatest. In fact, it was so bad I still use 290.53.
   
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Aww that makes me sad. O'well not like I'm not able to play anything just stuck with an older driver.
The first round of a new set of drivers typically isn't the greatest. In fact, it was so bad I still use 290.53.

Yeah I think that is the one I'm using.
 
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People can say what they want about the 480's but they are some beastly lookers and perform even beastlier. You'll enjoy the upgrade biggrin.gif
EVGA GTX480s are £180 on Scan at the minute... I'm going to wait for Kepler (hopefully a 4GB card) but I'm so, so tempted to get a pair (or even three, but that'd mean a new PSU as well) of 480s to 'play' with. biggrin.gif
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Anybody else having issues with both the latest drivers? 295.73 and 296.1 cause insane performance problems for me. GPU usage is just up down up down. It's completely unplayable.
Yup, they've been nothing but trouble for me. I ended up going back to 285.79, because at least those work without issue.
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The first round of a new set of drivers typically isn't the greatest. In fact, it was so bad I still use 290.53.
Aye. nVidia really haven't been doing well for me in the driver department recently. I'm quite slow with driver updates if my systems are happy - will basically only update if/when a game comes out that has issues for me, or I reinstall, or a new feature is included in a new driver... or I get bored and decide to do it for the hell of it. Basically, the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' system. wink.gif

...

The Kepler leaks (and the MSI website info) looks promising for us Surround Gamers. I'd love to have a 680 (or two) on release day, but at present that is just impossible. frown.gif
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