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Dual monitor questions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kayne, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. Kayne

    Kayne Thread Starter

    Nov 1, 2005
    i am wanting to connect my 42" hdtv as another monitor, but i had a few questions about how dual monitor works and how to set it all up. i mainly want to do this so i can watch movies and play games on my TV

    1. how would i hook it up? i have 2 nvidia 9500gt cards in sli mode, each with 2 dvi connectors. I plan on getting a dvi-hdmi cable to hook them together i just dont know the correct way to set it up.

    2. i heard that you cant run sli on dual monitors, what if i only need sli on one monitor at a time?

    thats all i can think of right now but im prolly forgetting something
  2. bigbear


    Apr 27, 2004
    In SLI mode you have a primary card and a secondary card, normally the top card
    Both monitors hook up to the primary card.
    There are DVI to HDMI adapters to hook up the HDMI cable
  3. jazz3000


    Apr 19, 2007
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