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7950GX2 Dual Screen problems solved!!!

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For those of you who have experienced similar problems as me (see other thread), I have found the solution to get the dual-screen output (one desktop over two screens) from the problem-prone 7950GX2.

Ready for step-by-step instructions? The let me begin.

Open nVidia Control Panel
Select the Set Multi-GPU Configuation page.
Click on the Multi-GPU Mode radio button
Go back to the main nVidia Control Panel page
Now select Display
Then Multi Display
Select Change Display Configuration
Choose Horizontal Span radio button.
Save and Close.

Job done.
 
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The dual monitor thing is a stop-gap solution anyway because, as I mentioned on the linked thread, in a few months we'll be buying a hoooge LCD HD screen to replace the two TFTs.

We'll re-enable SLi and sit back and laugh at your X1900XTX. :D
 
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tbh, i don't care anymore.

It's not my machine. I didn't pay for it. The end users are happy. I'm happy. It works on two monitors at the moment and it will work on one large tft. It doesn't need super graphics all the time. It'll do the job.

So what if the card isn't being used at it's full capacity right now. It'll be adequate for the purpose and will do it's job for the 8 years the machine will be installed for.

End Thread.
 
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or you could be like me, waiting for someone to release a goddam Conroe board that will support Dual 7950.. I mean wtf.. I think Intel get pwned by AMD on this one..


It cant be that hard to do if AMD can do it...
 
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i have a gigbyte DQ6, although dual pcie slots, it wont support dual card.. But that was over a month ago, now it seems there is an ASUS one.. Woot..

Anyway, if u run dual 7950 with dual monitors but *1 monitor per card* then u will get the equivelent output of 1 7950 per monitor, or if u wanna switch it to 1 monitor then u get quadcore.
 
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[Duff]Chef said:
i have a gigbyte DQ6, although dual pcie slots, it wont support dual card.. But that was over a month ago, now it seems there is an ASUS one.. Woot..

Anyway, if u run dual 7950 with dual monitors but *1 monitor per card* then u will get the equivelent output of 1 7950 per monitor, or if u wanna switch it to 1 monitor then u get quadcore.

You can do that. But as soon as you enable SLI, you lose one display. Multi monitor is not supported while SLI is enabled.

And theres a few Asus SLI boards. Plus theres hacked drivers that allow SLI on any chipset, persumably that includes yours
 
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MeatLoaf said:
Erm, theres a few SLI conroe boards at OcUk. Go have a look


One to be precise, infact, if we're talking dual 7950s, officially, it's none. ;)

On the Intel side of the fence, the Asus/Nvidia combination has been quite disastrous.
 
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rofl, i think u are missing the point... at the end of the day, dual 7950 for 2 monitors is better than anything else..


We are not talking price or anything else, jst the simple basics of the facts.,
 
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Seems the ATI fanboys have a chip on there shoulder coz they lost the dx9 performance war and will look for any excuse to have a dig at the best card out there which on this occassion happens to be an Nvidia one:rolleyes:

Why the big issue about SLI on a dual desktop? I challenge anyone to see a difference between a 7900GT or a 7950GX2 for displaying desktop material. Gaming of course is another matter and thats where GPU power counts, this is where the 7950GX2 leads the way. I hope ATI get back on top with DX10 as its never good for consumers having one manufacturer leading the way all the time...I just hope they do a better job next time than they did with the 1950XT :p

@ wickedy

Usefull to know and thanks for sharing :)
 
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There's been a lot of reference to "fanboys" on this thread, which posts in particular are you referring to? Not my own I do sincerely hope!

My frustrations have been provoked entirely by the steadfast reluctance of two major companies to clarify even the simplest of questions, for instance:

"Does the P5N32 SE support Quad SLI? :p
 
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