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I currently have two monitors, my main connected via HDMI-to-Mini HDMI to one Nvidia GTS 450 in SLI Mode and another monitor connected via DVI to a Nvidia GT 220.
I am trying to have my main monitor playing WoW in Fullscreen, since it is required for SLI, and having the other monitor displaying (specifically TWiT.tv video streaming). I can't do this naturally with my current knowledge as, with WoW in Fullscreen, causes the other monitor to turn black. As of now I can occasionally cause the other monitor to display something other than a black screen by Alt-Tabbing a lot until luck strikes.
post #2 of 9
Have you tried running both displays from a single GPU?
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Just tried both GTS 450's with no avail.
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The only solution is to put WoW in windowed mode but check the maximized option. It's not technically full screen, but it's the closest you can get because the darkening in the second monitor is a limitation of the game and not your hardware.
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post #5 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kodiack of WoW Forums
That's an odd issue. My secondary monitor always displays what I have on it, regardless of whether or not a fullscreen application is in use or not. Try plugging it in through one of the GTS 450s. That might give you a bit more luck.
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post #6 of 9
I honestly can't think of a solution but I know that you're not the only one experiencing this issue, many run into issues where when they run fullscreen apps (applications, I mean, don't sue me Apple) they can't see the contents of their secondary monitor.

I've never ran into it myself. Perhaps it's an option within your Nvidia Control Panel?
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Only option that I noticed in Nvidia Control Panel were the Multi-Display/Mixed-GPU Acceleration settings, which had a Single Display Performance Mode. It did nothing noticeable though .
post #8 of 9
I dotn play WOW, but I think you will have to run WOW in window mode, once it is maximised it looks like fullscreen. You will have to alt tab to access your other monitor on desktop, but it wont go black when your ingame, and should be able to show your stream/chat etc.


Edit: I run sc2 in window mode on my 30", and have a stream going on my side 20" in portait. check out the screen shot from this thread post #79...

http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...-thread-8.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stuiees View Post
I dotn play WOW, but I think you will have to run WOW in window mode, once it is maximised it looks like fullscreen. You will have to alt tab to access your other monitor on desktop, but it wont go black when your ingame, and should be able to show your stream/chat etc.


Edit: I run sc2 in window mode on my 30", and have a stream going on my side 20" in portait. check out the screen shot from this thread post #79...

http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...-thread-8.html
Yes, like I said before, this is the closest you can get to what you want.
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