Solved

How do I get 4 seperate displays to show up using 2 8500GT Video cards?

Posted on 2008-10-14
2
182 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I am working on a customer's PC that has an Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard and two nVidia 8500GT video cards. Each card has a vga and hdmi output. He has 4 monitors and would like each monitor to be able to display it's own desktop. (Not clones, but so that he can put a website on one, maybe the stock market ticker he has on another, etc)

How do I do this?

I've come across sites saying to disable SLI, to leave it enabled, to take the SLI chip off the motherboard, to just use the nvidia utilities to do it, but I can't seem to get it to work. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. He wants it back this afternoon! Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:knowprob
2 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Andres Perales earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
you will have to take the cards out of sli mode,  You should then have two separate video cards, connect one display to the card and the other to the hdmi port.
then

Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
2.
In the DisplayProperties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
3.
Click the Display list and select your external monitor. If you do not see multiple monitors listed, your computer hardware may not support Dualview. You can still use MaxiVista to configure a second computer as an additional display, however.
4.
Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor option. Click Apply or OK
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:knowprob
Comment Utility
It was a variation on this answer, but thank you! It cleared up where the extend my desktop setting was. =D
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Join & Write a Comment

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now