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Dual monitors & GTX 590 or GTX 580/570 SLI

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Hello Fellow Enthusiasts,

Basically as you can see in my Sig my rig is called the beast and i have everything except a GPU.

My problem.
I have 2 monitors i keep hearing and reading about if you use SLI then you can only use one monitor when SLI is enabled.
Do i have to enable SLI if I want to play games then disable when I want to code/web browsing/mincrafting/facebooking.

Please explain as I am constantly finding conflicting reports on the interwebz.

And if there is a post already out there. Just a link will do

Thanks in advance
    
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i dont have SLI so dont know for sure but im fairly sure you can use 2 monitors and SLI infact SLI is a requirement for nvidia 2d surround (3 monitors) so i would assume 2 would work as well

i see no reason why you couldn't
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You can use 2 monitors on an Nvidia card just fine. No need to disable SLI. You can set gaming focus to one and have the other open to whatever you want; browsing, temp monitoring, a movie, etc. Be aware that this will keep your card running a tad hotter at idle due to running higher clocks to keep the 2nd display from flickering during voltage changes.

SLI can run 1, 2, and 4 independant displays. 3 displays are for Nvidia Surround and they must be the same resolution and refresh rate.
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