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In the not so distant future i plan on buying a new AMD motherboard that supports SLI, and i was wondering (since i have never had any experience with SLI) if you could have one monitor on one card and another on the other?

Thanks in advance!
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Yes, It's called nVidia Surround, and when enabled, you can play your game stretched over both screens
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Yes, It's called nVidia Surround, and when enabled, you can play your game stretched over both screens
Holy smokes, thanks GlockZoR! +rep for quick response...
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I'm not sure surround works with 2 screens, but you can either have them both off one card, which will use spare power on the second card to run the main display in SLI mode, or one on each card and not run SLI.
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I'm not sure surround works with 2 screens, but you can either have them both off one card, which will use spare power on the second card to run the main display in SLI mode, or one on each card and not run SLI.
could i do what you said, but just disable sli while not in-game?
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Are you referring to the time when running multiple monitor setups in SLi was a no-no?

That time is behind us, you can safely run SLi on two monitors.
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Are you referring to the time when running multiple monitor setups in SLi was a no-no?

That time is behind us, you can safely run SLi on two monitors.
Could i possibly have a monitor on each card or does that not work?
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has anything changed in the past year that i don't know about that would allow SLI to be supported on any new AMD chipsets?

SLI isn't natively supported on AMD chipset motherboards. Last i knew AMD chipsets were CF only.

Only option would be to use an SLI hack, but who knows how far driver support will go with that.
    
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heads up on your monitor setup. if you plan to have more than 1 monitor setup then you'll notice your idle temps will be a lot higher because the gpu clocks does not downclock unlike in single displays. nvidia seems to have done this intentionally to avoid screen flickering on the additional screens which is stupid because even at lower clocks there's no screen flickering. you can also find the fix here. gimme a sec I might find it for you

EDIT

this is the fix http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7562...peratures.html

I pasted the shortcut on my startup folder that's why it starts up automatically. saves you the trouble of clicking on it everytime you reboot
Edited by jprovido - 2/28/11 at 9:24am
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has anything changed in the past year that i don't know about that would allow SLI to be supported on any new AMD chipsets?

SLI isn't natively supported on AMD chipset motherboards. Last i knew AMD chipsets were CF only.

Only option would be to use an SLI hack, but who knows how far driver support will go with that.
This one does,

ASUS M4N98TD EVO - motherboard - ATX - nForce 980a SLI - Socket AM3
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