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

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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!
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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.
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Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
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In the DisplayProperties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
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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.
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Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor option. Click Apply or OK
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It was a variation on this answer, but thank you! It cleared up where the extend my desktop setting was. =D
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