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With the release of nVidia's 3D Vision Surround in the 258.69 beta and 258.96 WHQL Candidate drivers, I thought perhaps it would be worth having a thread here to complement the <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.overclock.net/ati/581981-offical-ati-eyefinity-info-thread.html">ATi EyeFinity</a> thread in the ATi section. This thread is <i>not</i> intended as a contest for "which is better" - both have advantages and disadvantages.<br><br><br>
Personally, I ended up jumping for nVidia Surround as it meant I could use DVI only monitors (no DisplayPort or Adaptors)... but that ended up not mattering as I picked up a DisplayPort capable Dell U2410 up cheap to complement two Dell 2405's I already had. This "different monitor" issue meant no Bezel Correction with ATi EyeFinity, however, so the nVidia route turned out superior for me. As always, individual mileage may vary.<br><br><br>
This thread <i>is</i> intended as a resource/share-point for all those people using nVidia Surround (I will avoid the '3D' portion as I don't have monitors that can do that...)<br><br><br>
nVidia themselves are obviously a primary resource for information about this new technology, as such some of the things I found most interesting on their site are linked to below.<br><br><br>
Hopefully lots more people will join the Surround Gaming club and this will become an "Official" thread... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><a class="bbcode_url H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1008339/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled lightbox-enabled" data-id="1008339" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1008339/width/350/height/115/flags/LL" style="width:350px;height:115px;"><br></a></div>
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<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showforum=210" target="_blank">3D Vision Surround Forum</a><br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dv-system-requirements-surround-technology.html" target="_blank">System Hardware Requirements/Compatibility</a><br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/LO-94912.html" target="_blank">Supported Display Modes</a><br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/LO-94914.html" target="_blank">Supported Games</a><br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/LO-94913.html" target="_blank">Optimising Your Games</a><br><br><br>
Want Taskbar Icons centred? <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20602-taskbar-center-icons.html" target="_blank">Here's how</a>. Props to <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/997384-nvidia-surround-club-23.html#post13923016">_CH_Skyline_</a> for finding it.<br><br><br>
Surround Gaming Review: <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/801683-surround-gaming-nvidia-gtx460-mainstream-card.html">1GB vs 2GB in Surround</a>.<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.overclock.net/benchmarking-software-discussion/1051980-surround-eyefinity-benchmark-comparison-thread.html">Surround/EyeFinity General Benchmark Thead</a>: comparisons between different setups, so you can get an idea of what to expect with setup 'x' in Surround/EyeFinity.<br><br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><i><b>Useful Hints:</b></i></span></div>
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If you want Aero Peek back (Surround breaks it for some reason) either turn off Taskbar icon merging (set to 'Never Combine'), or set the Taskbar to the side of the screen! Right click the Taskbar and select properties to get this menu:<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><a class="bbcode_url H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1008354/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled lightbox-enabled" data-id="1008354" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1008354/width/414/height/461/flags/LL" style="width:414px;height:461px;"><br></a></div>
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Because Windows 7 allows sidebar gadgets to be placed anywhere, you can put them in the centre screen without issues This makes generally keeping an eye on what is going on in your system a lot easier. They also appear to be a lot less system intensive than similar monitoring programs. With the exception of GPU meter, they've become one of the first of the "non essential" things I get running on any new install.<br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://addgadget.com/all_cpu_meter/" target="_blank">Windows Sidebar CPU Usage Meter</a> - requires <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/" target="_blank">CoreTemp</a> to get temperature readings from the CPU.<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://addgadget.com/network_meter/" target="_blank">Windows Sidebar Network Usage Meter</a> - does what it says on the tin. Personally, I like knowing when something is trying to talk to the outside world.<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://addgadget.com/drives_meter/" target="_blank">Windows Sidebar Drive Usage Meter</a> - very interesting to use - gives a great indication of just how hard a HDD/SSD is working when that case light is flickering away. Often it's not very hard!<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://addgadget.com/gpu_meter/" target="_blank">Windows Sidebar GPU Usage Meter</a> - haven't really used this one, as I use MSI Afterburner and my Logitech G15 LCD for keeping tabs on what my GPUs are doing.</span><br><br>
Update: 2012/08/15: Removed since Microsoft killed off Sidebar due to a security hole they couldn't be bothered to fix.<br><br>
Will be updated with Rainmeter info once I can get my skin the way I want it.<br><br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><i><b>Surround Wallpapers:</b></i></span></div>
<div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;">Surround wallpapers can now be found all over the internet (a quick Google Image search for 5760x1080 or 5760x1200 will net you a fair number of results) but some quick (and reasonably sized) examples are shown below:</div>
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<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><i><b>3D Surround Users also welcome!</b></i></span></div>
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<br><i>Paradigm Shifter</i> - Dell 2405|Dell U2410|Dell 2405, GTX670 <b>4GB</b> SLI + <b>Accessory Display!</b><br><i>Defoler</i> - Triple Samsung 2443BW, GTX470 Tri-SLI<br><i>Boulard83</i> - BenQ G2420HD|G2410HD|G2420HD, GTX460 SLI<br><i>wheth4400</i> - Triple Samsung P2570HD, GTX470 SLI<br><i>cy07</i> - Triple Alienware Optx AW2310, GTX480 SLI<br><i>_CH_Skyline_</i> - Triple Hansar 28", GTX580 Tri-SLI<br><i>appleg33k85</i> - Triple Asus 23", GTX580 Tri-SLI<br><i>Rangerscott</i> - Triple LG Flatron W2361VG, GTX465->470 SLI<br><i>Ishinomori</i> - Triple Dell U2311H, GTX580 3GB SLI<br><i>Chobbit</i> - Triple VX2239WM, GTX460 1GB SLI<br><i>Hambone07si</i> - Triple 24" Asus, Tri-SLI GTX480<br><i>num1son</i> - Triple Acer S231HL, GTX570 SLI<br><i>Special K</i> - Triple Acer G235H, GTX590 <b>QUAD</b>-SLI<br><i>matrices</i> - Variable Monitors, GTX560Ti 2GB SLI<br><i>Nytehawk</i> - Triple Acer 22" Portrait, GTX580 3GB SLI<br><i>gerrardo</i> - Triple Dell U2311H, GTX480 SLI<br><i>Canis-X</i> - Triple LGW2453V, GTX590 <b>QUAD</b>-SLI<br><i>FattyBoomba</i> - Triple Dell U2711, GTX580 3GB Tri-SLI<br><i>masterm</i> - Triple Samsung BX2450, GTX580 3GB SLI<br><i>GrandArchitect</i> - Triple Acer 23" LED, GTX580 SLI<br><i>Vlasov_581</i> - Triple Asus 21.5", GTX480 SLI<br><i>Twilex</i> - Triple BenQ XL2410T, GTX590<br><i>Ubeermench</i> - Acer 23", Dell U2311H, Acer 23", Tri-GTX570<br><i>Juggalo23451</i> - Triple Samsung 2343, GTX590 <b>QUAD</b>-SLI<br><i>Reloaded83</i> - Triple Dell 20", GTX560Ti SLI<br><i>icy_cool_quad</i> - Triple Acer S231HL, GTX480 SLI<br><i>kevink82</i> - Triple Dell U2412M, GTX590 <b>QUAD</b> SLI<br><i>TooManyToys NotEnoughTime</i> - Dell 2407FPW|U2410|2407FPW, GTX580 3GB SLI<br><i>wermad</i> - Triple Asus VS229H-P <b>Portrait</b>, GTX560 Ti 448 2.5GB Tri-SLI<br><i>mironccr345</i> - Triple 24" Asus, GTX460 2GB SLI<br><i>Freelancer852</i> - Samsung 245B|2443BW|245B, GTX470 SLI<br><i>yang88she</i> - Triple Dell 3007WFP <b>Portrait</b>, GTX580 3GB Tri-SLI<br><i>d-block</i> - Triple HP 2511, GTX470 SLI<br><i>Xyphyr</i> - Triple BenQ XL2410T, GTX590<br><i>Tipless</i> - Triple 22" Samsung, GTX470 SLI<br><i>MistaDowner</i> - Triple Samsung 245BW <b>Portrait</b>, GTX480 SLI<br><i>donrapello</i> - Triple P236H, GTX680<br><i>pvt.joker</i> - Dell 2408|U2412|2408, GTX470 SLI<br><i>FixedgearIain</i> - Triple Viewsonic VA2431WM, GTX460 1GB SLI<br><i>chaosneo</i> - Triple Samsung 226BW, GTX590<br><i>whipple16 -</i> Asus VH247/VS247/VH247, GTX680<br><i>patrickrussell</i> - Triple Asus 27", GTX480 SLI<br><i>ljason8eg</i> - Triple Dell U2312HM, GTX580 SLI<br><i>Asad_A203</i> - Triple Dell 2209WA, GTX670 OC<br><i>Dannnnn_the_man</i> - Triple Asus VH236H, GTX680<br><i>rivaxstorm</i> - Triple LG W2363D, GTX670<br><i>Sexparty</i> - Triple Dell U2412M <b>Portrait</b>, GTX690<br><i>brdnhigh</i> - Triple Dell 3007WFP, GTX680<br><i>nVIDIASLiRig</i> - Triple Samsung 22" 3D Surround, Unknown GPU (likely GTX600 series)<br><i>Triniboi82</i> - Triple Asus VS247H-P, GTX680<br><i>Descadent</i> - Triple Crossover 27q, GTX670 4GB SLI (<b>7680x1440!</b>)<br><i>Sugi</i> - <b>3x2</b> Asus VW246H, GTX690<br><i>tha d0ctor</i> - Triple Asus VG236H, GTX680 <b>4GB Tri-SLI</b> <b>+ Accessory Display!</b><br><i>kpforce1</i> <i>-</i> Triple AOC e2243Fwk, GTX670 4GB<br><i>xmod</i> - Triple NEC 225WNXM, GTX660 2GB<br><i>EDGERRIES</i> - Triple Samsung (mixed models), GTX670<br><i>SkitzoPhr3nia</i> - Triple LG IPS, GTX680 <b>4GB</b> SLI<br><i>wot</i> - Triple Samsung S23A700D 120Hz, GTX680<br><i>Azefore</i> - Apple 27", dual Crossover 27", GTX670 SLI<br><i>Methos07</i> - Triple Acer GD235HZbid, GTX670 <b>4GB</b> SLI + <b>Accessory Display!</b><br><i>xlur8</i> - Triple Catleap 2b, Unknown GPU (like GTX600 series)<br><i>Levon1983 -</i> Triple Samsung BX2431, GTX470 <b>Tri-SLI</b><br><i>manny1222</i> <i>-</i> Triple Samsung T260, GTX680 <b>4GB</b> FTW+ SLI<br><i>emett</i> - Triple Asus VG278H, GTX680 SLI<br><i>Swolern</i> - Triple ASUS VG278H, GTX670 <b>QUAD</b>-SLI<br><i>Stiltz85</i> - Triple Dell S2330MX, GTX580 SLI<br><i>LayerCakes</i> - Triple LG D2342P, GTX670 DCII SLI + <b>THREE! Accessory Displays!</b><br><i>Harx</i> - Triple Asus VN247H, GTX670 SLI<br><i>thenk83</i> - Triple Asus VS238H-P, GTX680 SLI<br><i>Levon1983</i> - Triple Triplescreen, <b>4GB</b> GTX680 SLI<br><i>malmental</i> - Triple SXGA, GTX560Ti 448 SLI<br><i>ejohnson</i> - Triplescreen, GTX650TI<br><i>Mr. Strawberry</i> - Triple Dell U2312HM, GTX780 SLI<br><i>spidert622</i> - Triple Crossovers (2560x1440), <b>Triple GTX670</b><br><i>Powermonkey500</i> - Triple Hanns-G HL272HPB, GTX690<br><i>zinfinion</i> - Dell U2913WM, GTX670 <b>Honourary Surrounder!</b><br><i>IntialDriveGTR</i> - Mixed monitors, GTX670 - <b>Amazing Custom Surround Stand</b><br><i>Ensamada</i> - Triple Acer G245HQL, GTX 680<br><i>dboythagr8</i> - Triple [Manufacturer] VG236, GTX580 3GB SLI<br><i>TheSurroundGamr</i> - Triple Asus VW266H, GTX670 Tri-SLI<br><i>Gregster</i> - Triple Asus VG278H, <b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;">GTX Titan SLI</span></i></b><br><i>ACMH-K</i> - Triple Acer G235H, GTX660Ti SLI + <b>2 Accessory Displays/GTX550Ti</b><br><i>King4x4</i> - Triple 27" Koreans, GTX680 <b>4GB Tri-SLI</b><br><i>trn</i> - Triple BenQ, GTX Titan SLI<br><i>alancsalt</i> - Triple Dell U2412M, GTX580 <b>Quad-SLI</b><br><i>dpoverlord</i> - Triple Dell 30", GTX Titan<br><i>Draygonn</i> - Alienware AW2310 & 2 Acer GD235HZ, GTX480 SLI<br><i>B3L13V3R</i> - Triple ASUS VG248QE, <b>4GB</b> GTX670 SLI<br><i>erayser</i> - Triple BenQ XL2420T, GTX780 <b>Tri-SLI</b><br><i>Zoide</i> - Triple Asus VH248qe, GTX680 SLI<br><i>Cape Cod</i> - Triple Asus 1080p, GTX670 4GB<br><i>carmal</i> - Triple Philips 23", GTX660Ti <b>Tri-SLI</b><br><i>bbond007</i> - 2x LG 23EA63V-P, DELL SR2320L GTX760 2GB SLI<br><br><i>*StarYoshi edit: I have merged the nVidia surround club thread with this one. 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TFL edit: testing RTE.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Does this work with non 3d monitors?<br><br>
And can this let me play games on two different sized monitors?</div>
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Yes, Nvidia 3D Vision Surround does work without 3D monitors. It would just be 2D, though.<br><br>
Unfortunately, all this requires SLI. And SLI isn't something that everyone has...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, Nvidia 3D Vision Surround does work without 3D monitors. It would just be 2D, though.<br><br>
Unfortunately, all this requires SLI. And SLI isn't something that everyone has...</div>
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But it wont work with only two monitor and 1 card?
 

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I have 3 monitors aswell.<br>
I don't have 3d although.<br><br>
I just shelled out 3 grand for a 55 inch 3d lcd so i cannot afford the 3 computer screens atm XD<br><br><br>
dude above me<br><br>
Two monitors is dual monitor and well, every nvidia card supports that.
 

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you dont want to play games on just 2 monitors, or 4, or 6. Why? Because you wont have a center...where your toon or whatever would be will be 2 big black lines which is the border of the 2 monitors your using
 

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And can this let me play games on two different sized monitors?</div>
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Yes, Surround works perfectly on 2D monitors.<br><br>
As far as I know (although I'd need to test it) as long as the monitors have a common resolution, refresh rate and sync polarity, any size can be used together.<br><br>
This means that you could use one 1920x1080 monitor, one 1920x1200 and one 1680x1050... so long as you ran all of them at 1680x1050.<br><br>
I'll try to test this idea out with two 1920x1200 and one 1680x1050 panels when I get a free moment to do so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I'm using surround vision since the 258 beta drivers. It works great.<br>
The newer drivers works even better.
 

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Yeah, I only really tried the latest WHQL Candidate drivers, and they're very good. Will post pics later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Setup. It's non-ideal at the minute, but it works... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=164804&stc=1&d=1279640525" style="border:0px solid;"><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/3/3b/3b15c18d_vbattach164804.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/3/3b/525x525px-LL-3b15c18d_vbattach164804.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:238px;"></a>
 

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Hmm. one monitor is 21" and one is 17 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick out tounge caps"> I dont think it would work very well considering the smaller ones max resolution is 1024x1280...<br><br>
But would my crosshairs be in between or on the bigger one?
 

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The only question I have is if you do not want 3d do you have to buy any software to run surround? Obviously you need SLI and the three monitors but do you need to buy the little software 3d bundle or does it come with the drivers?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Setup. It's non-ideal at the minute, but it works... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=164804&stc=1&d=1279640525" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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ok, let me get this straight. with the new nvidia beta drivers, i can run three monitors now like eyefinity can? i have 2x 480's.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok, let me get this straight. with the new nvidia beta drivers, i can run three monitors now like eyefinity can? i have 2x 480's.</div>
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Yes, but without the need of Eyefinity's restrictions with DisplayPort <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, but without the need of Eyefinity's restrictions with DisplayPort <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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this is awesome news!<br><br>
next question: will all my games work on three monitors? keep in mind, i do not want the 3d stuff. i just want to play my games in 2d on all 3 monitors.<br><br>
also, does running games like this put a lot of extra strain on my gpu's?
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>VW_TDI_02</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=4b5c745b70a061d0eb4ded62bba41b8f&p=10067321#post10067321"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">The only question I have is if you do not want 3d do you have to buy any software to run surround? Obviously you need SLI and the three monitors but do you need to buy the little software 3d bundle or does it come with the drivers?</div>
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If you don't want 3D, you don't need it. I'm running 60Hz non-3D monitors without any issues whatsoever (beyond those that are part and parcel of gaming on Surround/EyeFinity/TripleHead2Go...) just get the latest nVidia drivers (258.96 as of typing) and a GTX200 or GTX400 series SLI setup.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok, let me get this straight. with the new nvidia beta drivers, i can run three monitors now like eyefinity can? i have 2x 480's.</div>
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Indeed! As Chilly already said, best thing is; no DisplayPort needed either. Also, you can run bezel management <i>without</i> needing identical monitors (EyeFinity needs all three monitors to be "the same" as far as Windows is concerned or it won't allow bezel management...)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">this is awesome news!<br><br>
next question: will all my games work on three monitors? keep in mind, i do not want the 3d stuff. i just want to play my games in 2d on all 3 monitors.<br><br>
also, does running games like this put a lot of extra strain on my gpu's?</div>
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You can run without 3D with no problems. I've not got a video camera, or I'd record something to post.<br><br>
Running games in Surround puts <i>tremendous</i> extra strain on the GPUs. My hotter GTX460 hit 87*C (mostly due to very high ambient) at stock with MSI Kombustor. With Dirt 2 in Surround and DX11, it broke 90*C. If you were getting 80fps in something prior to Surround, you can expect something more like 20-30fps. Just Cause 2 for me went from 75-80fps to 20-25fps - same settings, just resolution jump to Surround (6064x1200 from 1920x1200...)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">How do we download the software?</div>
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Visit nVidia's website and download the latest (258x96) drivers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
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Added very useful resource for multimonitor gaming to OP.
 
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Ok, I currently use three monitors that are exactly the same and then one smaller monitor for monitoring things. Would I be able to choose what monitors to use in Surround vision or does it choose them for me? Like, could I use the three Asus monitors in Surround and then just have my HP still sitting there or will I have to disable the HP and just use the three Asus monitors? My instinct tells me I can't have the HP just sit there, but was just wondering if anyone here knew for sure.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ok, I currently use three monitors that are exactly the same and then one smaller monitor for monitoring things. Would I be able to choose what monitors to use in Surround vision or does it choose them for me? Like, could I use the three Asus monitors in Surround and then just have my HP still sitting there or will I have to disable the HP and just use the three Asus monitors? My instinct tells me I can't have the HP just sit there, but was just wondering if anyone here knew for sure.</div>
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I <i>think</i> you can have the fourth one on the fourth DVI port of the GPUs and keep it seperate. You can pick which monitors are in the Surround array, and where they're positioned. I'll try to get some screenies to demonstrate the control panel. Hang on a tick.<br><br>
edit: Relevant screenies attached.<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/3/33/33069a0f_vbattach164824.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/3/33/525x525px-LL-33069a0f_vbattach164824.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:344px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/0/0f/0fcc9d73_vbattach164825.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/0/0f/525x525px-LL-0fcc9d73_vbattach164825.jpeg" style="width:482px;height:525px;"></a>
 
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Three monitors would be awesome. I did not care for two though. Playing crysis with my crosshair cleft in twain was not fun. It did look awesome at 3840x1200 though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 
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