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i have two graphics cards and two monitors, should i connect both monitors to one graphics card or both?(one monitor per card).
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1 monitor per card would be the ideal thing to do, I believe.

Edit: To be honest, It really depends on what you plan on doing. The way I see it is it's just a good idea to split the workload of the monitors between the two cards.
Edited by Stealth2o - 3/28/11 at 4:41pm
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I'd imagine two monitors to one GPU. I may be wrong though as I don't have much experience with dual cards. As far as I'm aware you connect your monitors to the primary card.
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1 monitor per card would be okay. All of the video will be outputted together which means it would be easier for two monitors per monitor.
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1 monitor per card would be okay. All of the video will be outputted together which means it would be easier for two monitors per monitor.
Do you mean one monitor per card by any chance? lol
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ya, both my monitors are to one card, and i notice one card is significantly hotter. i mostly game, but i only use the 120hz monitor to game, not both, what'll be the effects if i split the monitors to one per card?
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post #7 of 9
Less load on the hotter card.
You just need to think about it. Imagine playing a game with a heavy load, on one monitor, and watching a stream/video on the other monitor, with both monitors connected to one card. If you split it up, as in one monitor connected to one card, and the other connected to the second card, there will be less load on that first card because the second card is taking the load of the video/stream. I hope i explained it well enough, I'm not too good with words, English isn't exactly my first language.
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Less load on the hotter card.
You just need to think about it. Imagine playing a game with a heavy load, on one monitor, and watching a stream/video on the other monitor, with both monitors connected to one card. If you split it up, as in one monitor connected to one card, and the other connected to the second card, there will be less load on that first card because the second card is taking the load of the video/stream. I hope i explained it well enough, I'm not too good with words, English isn't exactly my first language.
i'm sorry i didn't make myself clear, what i mean is will there be like issues... cuz i'm thinking if both cards render a same game but now there's two seperate outputs NOT the same game there might be some problem?
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The only issue will be the card that is connected to your 2nd display will run a tad hotter at idle. This is due to that card running higher clocks to keep the 2nd display from flickering during voltage changes. The cards will handle two outputs fine.
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