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I am trying to run 3 monitors and seem to have alot of trouble.. I am looking to extend the desktop to all monitors.
I only want my main monitor to be the focus display.

I have 2 480's in sli and a 260. I connect 2 of the monitors in the 1st 480 and a 3rd into the 260.

This setup seems to cause alot of conflict with any of my steam games. ( they wont start ) Also my TV card will stop responding when started.

Should 2 monitors be connected to the 260? And just the main display to the 480 ?

latest drivers installed...
Edited by jmcu - 2/27/11 at 6:54am
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post #2 of 6
Why are you connecting anything into your 260.

what are you using your 260 for? dedicated Physx? Everything should be into your GTX480's for a triple screen setup if that's the case

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If you want 2 side displays to have other stuff on while gaming, then run them from the 260. If you want triple screen gaming, then run all three from the 480s.
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The 260 I use for folding.. When 3 monitors are in the 480's it says only 2 monitors are supported in SLI.. ( they are not the same )
Edited by jmcu - 2/27/11 at 7:16am
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If you want 2 side displays to have other stuff on while gaming, then run them from the 260. If you want triple screen gaming, then run all three from the 480s.
Thanks I will give that a try.. I am not looking for triple screen gaming..
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As an alternative, you can run all 3 from the 480s, and go into the Nvidia control panel, to the SLI config section, and change the mode to "Activate all displays" You won't get all the benefits of the SLI setup, but you'll get some of it. That assumes you're using similar drivers to me (258 whql) or another with the same options.
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