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May 12, 2012 1:38:52 AM

Hi.



I need to use 3 monotors.


I have a gtx 260 and a 8300gs spare with a sli mobo

Could i plug in the 8300gs just to show the 3rd screen i dont want a performance increase just the 3rd screen to work but the 8300gs has no sli connector, is this possible or will it no work?




Thanks

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a c 216 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 1:40:16 AM

You can use the 8300gs for the 3rd monitor, but you cannot use SLI. For the purpose of an extended desktop, SLI is not needed.

EDIT: This will work with XP and Win 7, but it will not work with Vista.
May 12, 2012 1:43:19 AM

Thanks for the quick reply! is there any special drivers i need because obviously its a gtx 2*** and gefore 8*** series cards?
a c 164 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 1:55:06 AM

This could work with vista as well, but you need to find a single driver that works with both cards. Otherwise just download from Nvidia's website the driver it suggests for each card and install them.

They won't act like a single monitor like eyefinity setups, but you will have up to four monitors.
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