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    SLi & 3 or 4 monitors

    Hi all,

    IIRC its not possible to run > 2 monitors with SLi straight out of the box, but is there a registry hack or new drivers which will allow this?

    How about Crossfire - anyone know if that'll allow all 4 heads on you're 2 lubbly X850s to run in sync?

    TIA!

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    Bum. i thought i was in Graphics & Monitors. Can a kindly mod please move this. Ta muchly

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    It is possible to run 4, you need some special software to get it to work I think.

    I know ultramon supports it (saw a kid at a LAN with 3 19" TFTs playing D3 across em )


    You need to disable to SLi to get 4 monitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    I know ultramon supports it (saw a kid at a LAN with 3 19" TFTs playing D3 across em )

    Man never bring two or more LCD's to a LAN party... (i know it wasn't you, jus general advice to everyone). I ended up bringing one for my computer, and one for a PS2+Gamecube, but it wasn't played on all that much as the previous LAN, so then people was *hinting* that they would like to use a 2005FPW. Basically it gives a kind of bad impression as people with CRTs would like to use it, others are envious in the way you don't like, and the screens are one thing I would let no one else use away from me.

    As well as that, they were kinda useless, as I didn't have the time and energy to find out how to stretch games across them both, and to be honest you would get half a crosshair on each screen which is plain retarded. I ended up using the other 2005FPW as a slideshow between adriana lima pictures and such while fragging on UT2004 ;D

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    Crossfire can run 3 x Monitors in Crossfire mode (2 x DVI connections are taken up by the external connection between the cards).

    Sli cannot be enabled to run more than one monitor - then you can run four
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    He used the 3 tFts as one for playing d3, so you had the left of the normal view on the laft monitor, middle/midle and right/right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    He used the 3 tFts as one for playing d3, so you had the left of the normal view on the laft monitor, middle/midle and right/right
    matrox is prolly the only manufacture who still makes the desktop stretch accross all the displays you have connected..

    all other manufactures treat each display as a single entity..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    He used the 3 tFts as one for playing d3, so you had the left of the normal view on the laft monitor, middle/midle and right/right
    Me knows, lol. I was referring to teh crosshair suck in my case, not his

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