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#1 11 years ago

hi. My system with SLI 8800GTs will be here soon but I am wondering how/if I can run dual monitors. Right now, I can only play games on one but I use the second for extra desktop space, internet windows, itunes,etc. There will be 2 DVI ports on each card but how do I plug the monitors in? (ex. both on one card, one on each,etc.) (btw I just realized that I probably posted in the wrong section)




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#2 11 years ago

All you have to do is plug both monitors into the main card. And, yes you seem to be in the right section.




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#3 11 years ago

almost everything ive seen says that you have to disable SLI to be able to use 2 monitors. Im looking for a way to do it without a reboot.




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#4 11 years ago

Really? I've never heard of that before, but then again I've never looked. EpicLoad is right though, you should be able to plug then both into the main card.




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#5 11 years ago

Apparently I'm wrong. However, I found this site that gives you a script you can right in notepad... SLI- Dual Monitors - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net.

They haven't made drivers to accommodate dual monitors so you have to disable SLI from the control panel. Sorry.




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#6 11 years ago

its not that big of a deal. i dont use the second monitor much anyway...but once my system arrives ill try out the script and see how it goes.




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#7 11 years ago

Yeah, let us know when you try that out. When is it arriving?




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#8 11 years ago

about 1-2 weeks so itll be awhile