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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

12 Jun 2010   #1
asg

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Dual Monitor Setup w/ Dual ATI 4870x2

What is the best setup for running dual monitors with dual video cards?

Plug one monitor into one card and the other into the second card with Crossfire off, or turn on Crossfire and plug both monitors into the same video card?

Both monitors are the same.


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12 Jun 2010   #2
cloud8521

 

crossfire on, same card
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12 Jun 2010   #3
asg

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just switched both monitors to one card and enabled Crossfire. Everything seems to run the same as it did before.
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12 Jun 2010   #4
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What exactly are you trying to achieve?

zzz2496
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12 Jun 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asg View Post
I just switched both monitors to one card and enabled Crossfire. Everything seems to run the same as it did before.
Except now you can run both monitors with crossfire enabled.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
What exactly are you trying to achieve?

zzz2496
+ 1 ?
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12 Jun 2010   #6
cloud8521

 

im assuming gaming, but you would get about the same result, but the games would make use of both cards instead of just one card at a time.

you cant run a game on both monitors as far as a i am aware though.
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13 Jun 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Correct. Your original response is the best way to have a dual monitor + crossfire enabled.

And yep, the 48xx series do not allow dual/multi monitor gaming.
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13 Jun 2010   #8
asg

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Actually, I don't play games. No time. I do a bit of photo editing and lots of accounting. Just wanted to have everything running at the optimum performance with the hardware I have.
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13 Jun 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Oohhh, connect to any available port then, and disable CrossFire since you don't need it... Any port will do for your apps.

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