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I guess instead of buying a new card, I could disable SLI and have all three monitors plugged in and then just enable SLI when I come to game and play on my main monitor, right?
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post #22 of 29
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I guess instead of buying a new card, I could disable SLI and have all three monitors plugged in and then just enable SLI when I come to game and play on my main monitor, right?
i tried to do that but it gave weird bugs and nvidia control panel kept crashing and blah blah blah, so i had to switch off, unplug the monitor and then turn on and reenable SLI, which was so annoying, so in the end i just went with 2.
     
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If you go with the 8400GS you could get a low profile card so the airflow is not as resticted to the 8800s.
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i tried to do that but it gave weird bugs and nvidia control panel kept crashing and blah blah blah, so i had to switch off, unplug the monitor and then turn on and reenable SLI, which was so annoying, so in the end i just went with 2.
How long ago was that?

I'm hoping that when I enable SLI it just cuts off the power to the 2nd and 3rd monitors and focus' on my main display.
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How long ago was that?

I'm hoping that when I enable SLI it just cuts off the power to the 2nd and 3rd monitors and focus' on my main display.
last week? maybe the week before. it might do, maybe i just got unlucky. but for me when i attempted to turn on sli, NVCP would just freeze and not do anything then white out. or if sli was on and i plugged in a 3rd monitor while on of off, and then went to NVCP it wuold just freeze and white out.
     
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Yes. Getting a relatively new PCI-e card such as G210 or 8400GS would be better than a century-old TNT2 PCI card lol
This is what I use right now. I have a 8400gs powering my 2x 20 inch monitors while my U3011 is powered by my GTX580.

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last week? maybe the week before. it might do, maybe i just got unlucky. but for me when i attempted to turn on sli, NVCP would just freeze and not do anything then white out. or if sli was on and i plugged in a 3rd monitor while on of off, and then went to NVCP it wuold just freeze and white out.
I just tried it with my two monitors. Having a monitor plugged into both GTS' and then enabling and disabling SLI. With it disabled, I have both monitors, with it enabled, I have only my main monitor. Sweet.
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Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
I just tried it with my two monitors. Having a monitor plugged into both GTS' and then enabling and disabling SLI. With it disabled, I have both monitors, with it enabled, I have only my main monitor. Sweet.
ahh sweeettt good work. i wonder why mine doesnt work that sucks.

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ahh sweeettt good work. i wonder why mine doesnt work that sucks.

and what bike du ride?!
Not sure; do you have the latest drivers?

It's a Giant Faith;
http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb6055048/p4pb6055048.jpg

Do you ride?
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