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Gaming on two monitors GTX 260 How to?

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  1. 20mmrain

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    So my friend owns a GTX 260 by XFX. He also owns two 24 inch monitors of the exact same make and model.
    My question is for you guys is..... how do you set up his configuration for gaming on two monitors. We have accomplished extending his desktop but we can not get it to translate to his games.

    His card does support two DVI ports and his monitors support VGA/DVI/HDMI.

    Is it possible can it be done?

    Or can someone direct me to a good thread about setting this up?

    Thanks
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    Edit on something.....

    The card he has is the GTX 260 he gave me miss information.... but the manufacturer is still XFX

    this card actually....

    XFX GTX260 Core edition
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    nVidia surround supports 3 monitors or more if I recall correctly.

    Besides, you wouldn't want to spread one game over two monitors, as the bezels would be directly in the center of the screen.
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    What he wants is nVidia Surround, that is what makes the two monitors appear as one, which is what games need.

    Unfortunately, I don't believe nVidia Surround works on anything below the 400 series, but I could be wrong.

    Edit: I am wrong, apparently the GTX200 is supported for nVidia Surround. You'll want to enable it under the nVidia Control Panel.
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    A GTX260 will handle gaming on 2 monitors tho?
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    It's going to be a struggle to game with that card on that big of a resolution with modern games. Basically all the eye candy is going to have to be disabled. Things like AA, AF. High level details, view distances, basically most game going to run bare bones to get close to acceptable frame rates.

    Maybe if you run some LN2 cooling on the card and OC the crud out of it.
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    I have seen people using 1 video card to do gaming across two monitors. I have seen this on system before the GTX 400 series. The GTX 400 series introduced Nvidia Surround. But Video cards from before that allowed gaming on two monitors as one screen.So any other thoughts????
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    Ya the 4xx series is much much more powerful then a 260.

    I'm not sure what else you need, use nvidia surround. It should work, although itll likely run and look like shit.
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    No what I mean is that yeah... I know Nvidia Surround came out during the GTX 400 series era. But from my understanding....the GTX 200 series and below were still capable of using two monitors to game on. No more then two monitors. I am jsut looking for comfirmation that this was possible and if so how to set it up.
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    GeForce GTX 285 / 280
    / 275 / 260 2-way SLI Y Supports any three digital or analog connectors Y 3D Vision LCDs – requires three DVI connectors
    3D Vision projectors2 - requires three matching connectors
    3-way SLI Y Supports any three digital or analog connectors Y 3D Vision LCDs – requires three DVI connectors

    3D Vision projectors2 - requires three matching connectors

    It's possible, plug the DVI in and GAME
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    the games need to support it. thats all.


    you can run in windowed mode and stretch them, but if the game wont do it, the game wont do it. Nvidia surround and Eyefinity are vendor specific methods to force games to support it.
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    No it's to slow unless you like low settings or if the monitors or both 480P.
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    I think all nvidia cards since the 8xxx series and maybe even earlier can run in dual monitor mode but as one other poster said there's really no point as the game will look and play like shit on a low performance GTX 260 even on a single monitor.

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