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Modus December 27, 2010 02:23 PM

GTX 460 + 4870 for driving three separate monitors?
 
I was wondering if it was possible use a 4870 and a GTX 460 to handle three monitors? this is not for eyeinfinity or 3D vision, i just wanna be able to use my two main monitors along with a 40" HDTV for movies.

so yeah, would this be possible?

jcmaz December 27, 2010 02:30 PM

I don't think it is possible. You must have a Nvidia card with Nvidia card in order to do that.

Arinoth December 27, 2010 02:41 PM

To my knowledge it is not possible

Modus December 27, 2010 03:06 PM

damn, alright thanks for your help.

I was planning on going sli anyways.

_dangtx_ December 27, 2010 03:32 PM

you must set one card to be the main one, than extend desktop to the other monitors...hmm...i usually do it with onboard(ati,intel,nv...) to browse/play movies while the other cards fold etc

usually you got to play with bios settings a bit, like pci first or pci-e 1/peg 1 first and so on

Modus December 27, 2010 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 467468)
you must set one card to be the main one, than extend desktop to the other monitors...hmm...i usually do it with onboard(ati,intel,nv...) to browse/play movies while the other cards fold etc

usually you got to play with bios settings a bit, like pci first or pci-e 1/peg 1 first and so on


wait so it is possible?

_dangtx_ December 27, 2010 04:55 PM

in theory,yup. like i said i mainly do it with onboard gpu, some will debate that but its still a gpu :D

with intel graphics its more of a pain, best luck i had is with amd ones.

Modus December 27, 2010 05:34 PM

I can now confirm it works! didn't have do anything difficult either. just installed and bam, detected.

S.C.C December 27, 2010 05:45 PM

I think it might work. However for me same as other people, I only tested that using the onboard video. I think as long as you install the secondary video card as just a video output that should be fine. Just a little time for the right settings.

_dangtx_ December 27, 2010 05:57 PM

now the hard part might be switching between them when one or both are working. if the drivers not up to it itll freeze and youll get a reboot and or freeze and you manually reboot :)


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