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Ok, I cannot seem to get Surround working.

I have 3 30" monitors, a dell 3008wfp, a Dell U3011, and a Doublesight DS-305w

The message I get when I go to configure it says "Dell Digital Display -Replace with a different display. All surround displays must support a common resolution, refresh rate, and sync polarity.

when I first started it, it was saying this with both the DS-305w, and the 3008wfp, now just the 3008. I found the specs on the dells, and they are exactly the same at the resolution.

http://support.euro.dell.com/support...n/ug/about.htm

http://support.euro.dell.com/support...n/ug/about.htm

I cannot find the sync polarity for the DS-305 though.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Really hoping I can get the 7680*1600 going.
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post #2 of 9
I couldn't fine the full specs of the all your monitors except one of the dells, which is 60mhz.

I suggest you connect each monitor seperately, and check what refresh rates they all have. It matters.

Nvidia surround requires that all monitors have the exact resolution and refresh rate in order to work. If one of your monitors is 59mhz, you can't use 2d surround.

Try to start with that.

I don't know if contrast or monitor response time matters, but if they are all 8ms, it should work as long as the resolution and rates are the same.
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surround won't work unless the monitors are the exact same res and refresh rates. You'd be best off selling the off 2 of them and getting 2 more of the other monitor. Won't work with different ones.
 
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They all are 2560x1600@60hz. I think it has something to do with polarity
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It's probably the sync polarity. The #1 issue with surround


Try to find the sync polarity of each of the monitors online, you might find it and they won't match.
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Yes, in the links above, I have the dell ones, and they ate the same, but I can't find the doublesights one anywhere. BTW, if its the polarity for eyefinity require the same polarity also?
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Originally Posted by microterf View Post
Yes, in the links above, I have the dell ones, and they ate the same, but I can't find the doublesights one anywhere. BTW, if its the polarity for eyefinity require the same polarity also?
BASICALLY eyefinity doesn't require the same sync polarity BUT There are issues that arise from different sync polarities.

For example, when I used 3 different monitors in eyefinity, 1 of the monitors had this line scanning over it slooowly... Like screen tearing but constant.
EF is not perfect either but it works always... But the thing I said above might happen....


Can't you sell few of the monitors and trade them for others like them?
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Are you using identical connectors?

(3 DVI) HDMI to DVI converters gave me that error...went away when I used 3 identical DVI cables.
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I don't have identical connectors. I mean they are are all 3 dual link dvi. But different brands.
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