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Windows 7: Setting up 4 Monitors with 8/9 Series Nvidia & Win7 64bit

30 Nov 2010   #1

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Setting up 4 Monitors with 8/9 Series Nvidia & Win7 64bit

I wanted to know if you can help me out regarding the setup i'm trying to achieve. I have a 8600gts and 9600gt cards running windows 7 64bit i recently bought two more monitors in hopes of giving me more space but for some reason the operating system is not recognizing both video cards at the same time. I downloaded the latest drivers (260.99) and made sure SLI is disabled. My 650 corsair psu is working as both cards are powering up when i go to the device manager i only see the card that is in the primary pcie x16 slot. Below is the link to my current MOBO

GA-N650SLI-DS4 (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification

Thank you for your time in advanced.

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30 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

From having a quick look in the manual for your motherboard I found this,

Setting up 4 Monitors with 8/9 Series Nvidia & Win7 64bit-slimode.png

Setting up 4 Monitors with 8/9 Series Nvidia & Win7 64bit-slimode1.png

which says to me that you have to enable SLI mode using the switch module, which should enable the second slot and allow the second card to be seen and used. Just don't use the SLI bridge, not that SLI would work anyway seeing as they are different cards.

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30 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7

That was IT!
Thank you Stormy, took me 5 minutes to flip over the SLI module and the operating system recognized it!
Wow was scratching my head for almost 3 hours
If your ever in Miami, drinks on me!
thank you
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30 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

You're welcome and glad to hear it worked.
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