Multiple Displays

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  1. Gershalom

    Gershalom Newbie

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    Hi all,

    just bought a TV with VGA inputs and im trying to set up a multiple display scenario with my laptop screen and the TV as a secondary extension screen.

    It switches over fine when I am on single display mode, but when I enter the nVidia control panel, there is no option for me to even set up more than one display simultaneously.

    I'm running a 2.33 GHz dual core processor, 2 gb ram, and twin 7950 GTXs in SLi configuration. The driver version is 179.13 and the video bios version is 5.71.22.49.20

    I dont know what the Forceware version is, or how to find it. Any Suggestions???

    thanks,
    Gershalom
     
  2. jujube

    jujube Notebook Deity

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    vista or xp? right click on desktop, click on properties/display - then settings, then you should be able to identify both screens and set them accordingly
     
  3. Gershalom

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    im running xp, but there is no option to make it a two screen wide desktop...
     
  4. jah2323

    jah2323 Notebook Consultant

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    I dont think you can use multiple displays with SLI. at least i can't with my SLI desktop. Choose single GPU option, and then try it. when i do that, i can connect up to 4 monitors with both cards and their dual dvi out.
     
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    oh yeah, that's true. you can't run multiple displays on SLI. switch to single-GPU mode, then it'll work.
     
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