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Galaxy MDT GTX 580 sli- true nvidia surround possible?

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August 7, 2012 4:19:03 AM

Hi guys,

I have 2 of these cards in SLI and I've recently bought 3 monitors.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

These cards are able to power 3 monitors in a single card using their custom mdt software, however I an wondering if they are able to do normal NVidia surround. I have not had any luck with enabling surround thus far with 2 of them in sli. Enabling surround option in NVIDIA control panel is disabled...

Reason why I'd prefer NVidia surround over the mdt solution is because mdt doesn't have bezel correction and only supports 5760x1080 at 50hz.

Any help is appreciated.

Cheers

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August 7, 2012 11:30:54 AM

disolitude said:
Hi guys,

I have 2 of these cards in SLI and I've recently bought 3 monitors.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

These cards are able to power 3 monitors in a single card using their custom mdt software, however I an wondering if they are able to do normal NVidia surround. I have not had any luck with enabling surround thus far with 2 of them in sli. Enabling surround option in NVIDIA control panel is disabled...

Reason why I'd prefer NVidia surround over the mdt solution is because mdt doesn't have bezel correction and only supports 5760x1080 at 50hz.

Any help is appreciated.

Cheers

I understand our plight mate and agree that nVidia Surround would be better than the software mod in cards themselves.
how do you have your monitors configured, all mini HDMI or are you using the display ports.?
also needs to be 2 monitors on top GPU and one on bottom (if this is to work..)

I'll research and then return.
cheers.
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August 7, 2012 2:00:58 PM

verbalizer said:
I understand our plight mate and agree that nVidia Surround would be better than the software mod in cards themselves.
how do you have your monitors configured, all mini HDMI or are you using the display ports.?
also needs to be 2 monitors on top GPU and one on bottom (if this is to work..)

I'll research and then return.
cheers.


Thanks for your help.

I've plugged them in on different cards as specified by Nvidia surround.

monitor 1 is display port on card 1
monitor 2 is mini hdmi on card 1
monitor 3 is display port card 2

The computer sees the 3 monitors however it says that only 2 GPUs are supported when in SLI.
When I select 'Nvidia surround' it tells me to plug the monitors exactly how I've plugged them in in order to continue. Images show 2 monitors to DVI on top card and 1 in to DVI on bottom card.

Few things that may impact my setup:
I am running Windows 8 release preview - not sure if this possibly doesn't support nvidia surround
One of the monitors is different brand from the other 2 - I've read that this may possibly prevent Nvidia Surround from working.

Cheers,
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August 7, 2012 2:02:00 PM

disolitude said:
Thanks for your help.

I've plugged them in on different cards as specified by Nvidia surround.

monitor 1 is display port on card 1
monitor 2 is mini hdmi on card 1
monitor 3 is display port card 2

The computer sees the 3 monitors however it says that only 2 GPUs are supported when in SLI.
When I select 'Nvidia surround' it tells me to plug the monitors exactly how I've plugged them in in order to continue. Images show 2 monitors to DVI on top card and 1 in to DVI on bottom card.

Few things that may impact my setup:
I am running Windows 8 release preview - not sure if this possibly doesn't support nvidia surround
One of the monitors is different brand from the other 2 - I've read that this may possibly prevent Nvidia Surround from working.

Cheers,

bingo, not yet it doesn't...
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August 7, 2012 2:22:14 PM

verbalizer said:
bingo, not yet it doesn't...


Damn. Thanks.

I'll have to restore Windows 7 for the time being...
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August 7, 2012 2:50:23 PM

yep...
I'm not messing with windows 8 anyways..
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