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How To Set Up 3 Monitors On Gtx 260?


I have a gtx 260, and have a 19" and a 17" monitor and have yet another 17" under my bed. I really love having two monitors and wish i had another one (lol). Ive seen it done but can't figure out how, since i only have 2 dvi outputs on my card, and sli can't even run 2 monitors.

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Gtx 260 - 9800 Gtx Not Putting Monitors Into Sleep

Well, i built a new rig and with my 4850 when i put vista sp1 to sleep the monitor will go into a standby mode (lights turn from blue to orange). However it seems that if i run either a 9800 gtx or a gtx 260 during sleep the monitor would be still on and stuck with "no signal input, check video cable" and stay on. Even if i halt the box the monitors will still have this message and remain on. I have no problem powering both of them off, but it'll be nice to have it done automatically. Anyone know of any solutions?

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I am an employee at compusa, i recently came across a currency trader who wanted to build a custom machine to support multiple monitors and for it to have some decent speed. The whole build was easy for me. But when it came to graphics he wanted to do monitors goin upwards as so:

3 4
1 2

Obviously he wants the ability to scroll up and diagonally to the top two units. I know radeon is the easy way to go, but he has a preference for nvidia, and i am aware almost all nvidia cards only support monitors set up in a linear fashion as

1 2 3 4

But a coworker had mentioned there was a driver update for the 260 gtx's that enabled the monitor set up on top of one another, can anyone confirm me this. Or link the drivers, as i'm goin crazy looking for them and i can't seem to find them. Is anyone doing this or has seen the driver info that could show me a link?


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So last night i bought a hdmi cord to reach my plasma tv so i can play movies and games from my pc. I have a asus board ( http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16813131323) and it has a hdmi onboard. My question is can i draw power from my gtx206 card to make games play better on my tv. Right now when i play games through hdmi on my tv it runs extremely chunky but when i go into my nvidia panel is says i'm linked up sli? I'm new to it all so i'm not even sure if its possible. Os : vista64
Mobo : asus m3n72-d
Gpu: gtx260
Psu:
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I just purchased a new mobo, video card, ram, processor and psu but i'm having a real big problem. Well when i have it hooked up and both 6 pin power connectors in it, after a few minutes of doing anything my pc either locks up or goes to the dreaded blue screen saying irql_not_less_or_equal. I have all of my mobo drivers and video card drivers installed. I got the latest for the gtx 260 straight from nvidias website. Can it be that my psu is faulty and not giving it enough power? The card only takes 500w and i have a 550w. Please if anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it. Also for some reason on my dxdiag tool it says i only have 3294 ram. How is that possible? I have 4 gigs in. Specs. Mother board - asus p5q-em
Processor - intel core 2 duo e7200 2. 53 ghz
Ram - 4 gigs 2x2 patriot memory 900 mhz pc2-7200 viper series
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200gb sata 7200 rpm hd
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My 6 month old evga 260 gtx crashes my computer shortly after launching games on high resolution, max settings (now i'm no genius but i'm pretty sure this card should handle these settings to an extent without crashing, maybe lower fps but thats all i would expect. )

My custom rig is as follows:

Evga 260 gtx
Asus p5q pro
Corsair 750w
Intel core 2 e8400

4 gig ram (i recently upgraded from faulty ram, the problem with gpu was occurring before, so im guessing it has nothing to do with this. )

Wd cav black 640gb

I do have sufficient ventilation in the case itself. 3 120mm fans, so this shouldn't be an issue. I have downloaded the evga precision tool and gpu-z and increased my fan speed from stock 40% to 100%. Doing this will increase my gaming time and steady temps for a bit but my pc still crashes after a while.gpu-z says on idle my card is at running at ~41c, on load during game it was crashing at ~54c with fan at 40% and at 100% it was crashing somewhere around 60c. Any suggestions?


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I just purchased an upgraded video card (nvidia gtx 260) for my custom built system and it has given me nothing but trouble. At first whenever the video card would start rendering some graphics (everything from nvidia logo in the control panel, to warcraft) the computer would blue screen. I had the bright idea that it was my psu since it was just meeting the wattage requirements but not the amps for the 12v rail. Long story short i get my new psu and install it, and to my blood curdling amazement it was still blue screening. So i went after the next culprit my operating system/drivers setup. Xp-64 bit has given me so many driver problems before it is hard to believe that i didn't reach this conclusion first. So i install my windows 7 beta on another hard drive and proceeded accordingly and everything was working just fine. So i decided that i would play some warcraft but i had to re-download the client to this hard drive which takes a few hours. So, i go to bed for the night and when i come back to the computer in the morning the computer is not on and it will not start back up. I thought it was the psu so i plugged in my spare and ruled that out. I swapped the video card with the old one and the computer booted up no problem. So i then put the new video card in and forget to plugin the two required pci-e 6pins and viola it worked. So here is the problem: the nvidia gtx 260 is causing my computer to not boot(the led fans light up for about 1 sec). However, whenever i have the two pci-e 6 pins detached it boots. So is this a problem with my motherboard or with the video card?

I am leaning towards rma'ing the video card and starting from there, i appreciate any advice you can give me.


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I just got all my stuff for my computer build. Everything seems to turn on (cpu, hdd, psu, mobo) except for the video card. I can feel the video card heat up but the fan does not spin. Also, the dvd drive does not open. But when i unplug the dvd drive from the motherboard and still how power going to it, it opens fine. I tried the same thing with the video card but it still did not spin. My other dilemma is that my motherboard does not have an on-board video card. So once the video card gets going, i have no way of getting anything on the screen until i install the video card, correct? Or should i be able to get something without installing the driver?

Here's the specs:

Motherboard: asus p7p55d
Video card: evga nvidia gtx 260
Ram: 8 gb ocz gold
Processor: intel i7 quad
Psu: 750w antec


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Intel core i7 920 @ 2. 67 ghz
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This is the exact specs description of the two cards in two different desktops i'm choosing between, so which would you recommend out of these two cards? (To run games and multimedia work). Radeon hd 5770

* 1 gb memory

* I/o ports: hdmi, displayport connector and 2 dvi (and vga using included dvi-to-vga adapter)

* This card occupies a single pci express x16 slot, and covers the adjacent slot. Or

Nvidia geforce gtx 260 (double bracket)

* 1. 8 gb memory

* I/o ports: hdmi (through dongle only). 2 dvi-i (single-link and dual-link) - (and vga using included dvi-to-vga adapter)

Both are running on pretty much identical setups of:

Core-i7-860 (l) 2. 8 ghz (95w)
Socket lga1156
Chipset: intel h57 express

Motherboard:
Manufacturer: msi
Motherboard name: ms-7613
Hp/compaq motherboard name: iona-gl8e

Power supply
460w
Ram
8gb ddr3

I read the gtx runs faster, but the radeon runs cooler and less power, apparently, and the gtx runs on directx 10 and the radeon is on dx 11, if that makes a difference in the future etc.


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Power Supply For Xfx Nvidia Gtx 260

What power supply should i use for my xfx nvidia gtx 260? My computer is currently a core 2 quad (q8200) @ 2. 33 ghz. I just got a xfx nvidea graphics card gtx 260 for it and i it needs 2 power connectors or something?

So i'm wondering if theres any good power supply with 2 power connectors (i still donno what that is on the power supply specifications table) with it? Also if you could explain how to pick a better power supply in the future for me you'll have my sincere thanks. Notes: i'd prefer not to have a coolmax as i've heard even though they are cheap, that they break easily. I also heard that even if a power supply says 600w or 700w or even 800w (overkills) they not even perform as good as a 500 or even a 550 w power supply because of the 12v rails or something. So if anyone can recommend a (not too cheap but not too expensive) power supply that you know for sure has 2 power connectors or something like that that will fit my gtx 260, i'd be happy.


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Whats a better graphics card? Nvidia geforce gtx 260 " 896mb or ati radeon hd 5770 - 1gb?

Answer:- it depends upon what you mean by "better". The gtx 260 is more powerful and gets higher frame rates in games. It also has physx support for the few games that support it. However it's an older design that doesn't support dx11, and requires more power. In most games, the radeon 5770 is slightly slower than ati's older radeon 4870, while the gtx 260 is slightly faster than the 4870. In call of duty the 5770 actually edges the 4870. However, to run a gtx 260 or radeon 4870 you need at a minimum 550w power supply with two (not just one) pci-e power connectors, while the radeon 5770 only requires a 450w power supply with a single power connector. So a lot of people can use the 5770 without having to upgrade their power supplies. Also, to run those older cards in sli or crossfire requires a psu with 4 power connectors! Also the radeon 5770 has the eyefinity feature for connecting a 3rd monitor. http://www.Bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/10/13/amd-ati-radeon-hd-5770-review/9

http://www.Legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon_hd_5770_crossfire_performance, 5.html

http://www.Techspot.com/review/209-ati-radeon-hd-5770/page8.html

So the gtx 260 wins on pure performance in current games, but for features and future upgrade-ability, the 5770 is a better choice.


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(Ps i dont have any software like antivirus or anything running in the background)

My current system is a:
M2n-sli deluxe (nvidia 570 chipset)
Amd phenom ii x4 940 @ 3. 2
4 gb g. Skill ddr2-800
Windows 7 professional 32bit on vertex 30gb as boot drive
500gb wd caviar blue
Pny gtx 260 (192 shader version)

I built my brother this computer a little over a year ago:

Asus p5q pro
E8400 @ 3. 6
4gb g. Skill ddr2-1066
Vista 32bit home premium
500 gb wd caviar blue
Evga gtx 260 (192 shader version)

We are both running 1680x1050 22" lcds with 60hz refresh.


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http://www.Slizone.com/object/sli_multi_monitor.html#display

It says:

Fullscreen 3d gaming mode
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C: - windows - i'd like to continue to keep this windows separate from everything else so, like now, if windows gets infected or if something screws up and i can't boot up windows, i can just delete c: (either partition or drive, w/e you suggest i get) and reinstall without losing all my programs file saves, preferences, etc. Yah, sure, the programs won't be "connected" to the reinstalled windows anymore, but i will still have any logs or saved games (that weren't auto saved in c and preferences/settings and stuff. This happened to me twice before and i just killed the partition and reinstalled windows and moved the entire d: contents to an "old d" folder and started reinstalling my programs, using the files for any programs i was reinstalling from the "old d" folder and referencing them to set up my reinstalled programs. *Phew*, get it?

D: - programs - should this just be a separate drive from windows? I mean, sure, my programs partition is currently protected from viruses screwing up windows or windows becoming unbootable for some other reason, but what if my windows hdd crashes? Then all partitions are screwed. I would like to solve this possibility before it become a reality. I was thinking either having this partition or drive (you decide which is better) be backed up to a separate hdd as things get added/changed/modified. Isn't that a raid thing?

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C: - windows - separate from everything else. Doesn't have to have a backup. D: - programs - separate from windows installation and constantly backed up to separate drive. E: - misc. - Same as programs.could be apart of the same drive as programs is in, but i wouldn't mind it being a totally separate drive either. So that's what i want. I dunno why. Is this stupid to do it this way? Is the way i'm doing it now stupid? I kinda know how raid works, but i don't know if it affects any read times or speeds or performance in games or anything. So please help me figure out how many hard drives i need and how i should set up my storage system. Your advice is welcome. Btw, i was thinking of having about 1tb for c and e each cuz i have a huge backlog of games and i'm always too lazy to go in and backup game saves and player configs and stuff and then uninstall the games to free up space. And i download a lot of stuff and edit lots too so i'll need lots of space for my misc. Stuff too. 1tb should be enuff for that.


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