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Just wondering if its possible to use SLI on my two GTX 460 while using 3 monitors.

Basically i have my TV and second Monitor cloned as an extended display and use my single monitor for gaming and other stuff. Just wondering if its possible to have SLI enabled and still use my TV and my second monitor as an extended desktop.
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Afraid that no, you can't.

When you enable SLI, the second card turns into a slave card, and does not give any output.
Meaning you will be able to use only 2 monitors.

Only in surround you can run 3 monitors, but as not all your monitors are the same, it won't work as well (surround demands same monitors to work).

One option, if you have enough room, is get some cheap ass GPU, stick it on the motherboard, and connect the two extended monitors to it.
That way your SLI is free to play on 1 monitor, while the rest are free from bothering the SLI setup.
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Yeah...I had to install a third card to make my other monitors work. I have my two 1080p monitors on my first 480 and my other two are on my 9600gt. You may need to spend some coin on a videocard. A cheap $40 video card would suffice to keep them running at all times. Works great for netflix + WoW. ^____^
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