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i may be getting a new monitor soon, and it has hdmi capabilities so i was thinking of using hdmi from my card straight into the monitor.

however i was wondering if i would be able to run dual monitors if i hook up my other monitor with dvi?

thanks for the input
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Originally Posted by jpdaballa;12806204 
i may be getting a new monitor soon, and it has hdmi capabilities so i was thinking of using hdmi from my card straight into the monitor.

however i was wondering if i would be able to run dual monitors if i hook up my other monitor with dvi?

thanks for the input

yes this will work, however do note dual monitors break downclocking of the cards into true 2d power mode when at the desktop

see here for fix + more info ---> http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/964370-fix-info-dual-monitor-downclocking-fix.html
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yeah, i had that problem with my gts 250, and now that theres a fix out i'm excited to have dual monitor set up again.

would i be able to do 3 monitors with the extra left over dvi?
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Originally Posted by jpdaballa;12806504 
yeah, i had that problem with my gts 250, and now that theres a fix out i'm excited to have dual monitor set up again.

would i be able to do 3 monitors with the extra left over dvi?

there is a limitation on nvidia a max of only 2 monitors per card you can do 3 with SLI tho, i believe 1 DVI and the hdmi port are linked instead of being 3 separate outputs so max of 2 monitors per card smile.gif
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Hi jpdaballa. As noob.deagle rightly said, unfortunately you would not be able to connect and run three displays using the three outputs on your graphics card. You will only be able to connect two displays to two of the three outputs.

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