Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd
your motherboard does not support SLI.
Doesn't need to support SLI to use two Nvidia cards for running more than two monitors.
Alaskan57 not sure why it won't work with the old PCI Radeon 7000, only thing I can see is Nvidia and their wonderful little driver detection that disables an ATI card when detected (for more info on this, search ATI/Nvidia/Physx) in the newer drivers.
That 8400GS should work no problems.
They won't end up using the same driver probably, but that shouldn't matter in windows 7 right? 4 Minutes Ago 11:41 AM
Actually yes they will as they are both from the same generation (WDDM 1.1).
Easiest solution for what you want is if you had an ATI card to begin with, then you could have enabled your motherboard's SurroundView option. From the PDF version of the manual (page 23),
Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards, you
can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature.
Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Refer to page 25 and 26 to reverse the direction of ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card.
2. Install the ATI
TM PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2, PCIE3 and PCIE4 slots. Pleas
refer to page 20 for proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
3. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, and connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Then connect other monitor cables to the
corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2, PCIE3
and PCIE4 slots.
4. Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share Memory”
option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] [256MB] or
[512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make sure that the value
you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do not
adjust the BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this motherboard.
5. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install
6. Set up a multi-monitor display.
which I can tell you firsthand works very well; similar motherboard/chipset as yours (780G with HD3200) and a HD 4830.